NBC “Waiting to Explode” – Trayvon Martin edition [Darleen Click]
It was 1992 when Dateline NBC aired its “investigation” of General Motors pickup trucks. It was asserted that poor design of the fuel tank resulted in explosions when the trucks where impacted in accidents. Indeed, Dateline NBC aired dramatic footage of a pickup exploding into a fireball when t-boned.
NBC had rigged the whole thing, including remotely igniting the fuel tank.
It appears that NBC is again, manufacturing “evidence” in an attempt to ignite another kind of explosion
In an NBC segment featuring George Zimmerman’s 911 call on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Zimmerman is heard saying: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds like this:
Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
NBC’s libel just throws fuel on a fire: Al Sharpton is calling for riots, though he euphemistically says “escalation”. A Georgia High school erupts in ugly violence in the name of Trayvon. Twitter refuses to delete the Kill Zimmerman account.
Not like NBC is alone in its making the news rather than reporting it. ABC ran grainy video of Zimmerman at the police station and declared “We don’t see blood or bruises!” Ooooo… smoking gun!
Please disregard that Zimmerman was treated by paramedics at the scene.
Sistertoldjah points out that when MSNBC’s Chris Matthews decided to run the tape on Hardball, yammering how the tape is “showing no damage to this man who claimed to have been brutally beaten,” Matthews is disappointed to find out that a closeup screencap does, indeed, show injury to the back of Zimmerman’s head.
These attempts by “News” media go beyond the usual (and inexcusable) oxymoronic advocacy journalism and into direct participation of making the news.
No one was killed over the GM truck hoax. Will apologies and shuffling of personnel be enough when dead bodies appear over the “No Justice No Peace” riots ignited by media malfeasance?
Tags: george zimmerman, hoax, libel, nbc, police tape, race riots, racism, trayvon martin