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NBC News Fires Producer Over Edited 911 Trayvon Martin Call

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It was announced today that NBC news has fired the producer responsible for editing the 911 call that George Zimmerman made the night that Treyvon Martin died. The 911 call that was played on air on “Today” made it seem as though Zimmerman acted out of racial prejudice. The recording had him saying: ‘This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”

In reality this is what took place: “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,” Zimmerman said. The officer speaking to Zimmerman then asked, “OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?” To which Zimmerman responded, “He looks black.”

“During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret,” the network said in a statement provided to TheWrap at the time. “We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.”

NBC news will not release the name of the producer, which has people speculating that he is black. This is smart on NBS’s part because the last thing this country needs is more racial problems.

Here is the full tape of the 911 call that Zimmerman made:

This Treyvon Martin case has been about the thousandth indictment of the mainstream media. ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, its time to flush.(image) 2 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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NBC News Fires Producer Over Edited 911 Trayvon Martin Call
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  • 333maxwell

    I’m just an audio guy.. I make no claims to anything else.

    I took the 911 call with the most audio informatiion regarding screams, pulled down some of the louder noises (the actual shot and a few times the woman caller gets a bit loud) so they don’t hurt you while listening to the softer noises… Then ran it at a slower speed and pitch corrected it 100 percent true. Anyone with an ear for music can tell not a note has been changed.. Digital affords you this luxury. In the analog days we had to physically slow the tape/medium down and you lose pitch and clarity.

    THIS AUDIO IS NOT ENHANCED per sey.. not like enhancing a photo.. the only enhancing has been to adust volume levels so you don’t hurt your ear listening to everything at relative volume levels.

    There are a few swirling artifacts in this copy because I had to compres the wav file to a 128 kbps mp3 to fit on my page so you had a player to hear it on.. These artifacts are slight and will not distract.

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11548279

    This exercise is just a way to access the call and hear things you would not of as easily (but every bit of audio information from the original is still there) just listening to the raw recording. Akin to slowing down video without the frame per second limitations.

  • http://HTML rose

    I believe everyone should of seen this coming. Zimmerman had no business over stepping his boundaries of his job duties. Look up and see what they are. They aren’t to chase after, nor are they to use racial slurs, nor are they to become angry because they see a hoodie and become suspicious. The number one fact of Zimmerman is he comment those ass***** always get away with it. Angered had started to bre in his mind because of the burgularies in the neighborhood. His anger and racial slurs and those assholes were a provoking matter. I feel Trayvon was trying to get home.It looked to me like he was headed in the right direction. Zimmerman was full of hate by the time he reached Teayvon with the adrenaline rush the kid was dead no matter what. If something isn’t done something more is going to happen. It won’t be pretty

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/richard-stalker Richard Stalker

      What racial slur? you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. #1 not one time was a racial slur blurted out. #2 this guy is neighborhood watch. It is his job to watch the neighborhood. Treyvon Martin was a punk. Sucker punched a bus driver the week earlier. I would bet you money that Treyvon noticed that Zimmerman was following and jumped the guy not expecting him to either have a gun or have the guts to use it.

      No one knows who was screaming help, and in fact the only eye witnesses say that it was Zimmerman saying help because he didn’t want to have to kill the kid.

      Lay down your reverse Racism and look at this logically. Should he have been following the kid? Maybe not, but is following someone a crime? does that give Treyvon the right to attack Zimmerman? No it doesn’t. The neighborhood had a history of recent break ins and Zimmerman saw someone he didn’t recognize, acting suspiciously.

      Read all of the facts, then open your uneducated mouth.

  • http://Newsfireproduceroveredited911 Brian

    Well obviosly ur white ,no offence”im biracial for the record”if a black man or a mexican or even awhite man were following u at night looking like god noes wat.wat would u have done to protect urself after u p;;;d ur pants…..just saying sir..

  • michael

    I’m also white, Brian. If I were a 17-yr-old, 6 ft, 180 lbs (not sure of the stats and no desire to look them up. They’re close enough)and I thought I was being followed by an overweight late 30′s black male, I’d feel pretty good about my chances. Trayvon, I think felt the same, and instead of withdrawing became the aggressor. The evidence supports this theory, sir. Just saying…

    • http://Newsfireproduceroveredited911 Brian

      How do u know he became the aggressor.were you there.?im not trying to say anything about wat happen but ifi was walking at night and a MAN was folliwing me I would be scared straight. Big tall little small old young and I honestly believe u wiuld b also.

  • michael

    folks, trying to view everything thru a racial prism is exactly what the media wants. think about it. abc, cbs, etc depend on sponsors willing to pay millions for a 1o sec. commercial during prime time. So cbs, nbc, et.al., need to be provocative. They must attract viewers. Therefore, they are not to be trusted. Shame on NBC for it’s dis-information re. the Zimmermen phone call

  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/richard-stalker Richard Stalker

    Because Treyvon has a pattern of aggression. He had, in the previous week, boasted that he sucker punched a bus driver.

    The kid was a punk, a “thug,” all the pictures you see of him are 2 years old, he had gold teeth and bragged about drugs and girls on his Twitter page.

    But you are right, none of us knows what happened, but many of us have been in a situation with someone like this and a lot of us know what someone like Trevon would do. He wanted to protect his ‘street cred.” and he got killed whilst doing it.

    • http://Newsfireproduceroveredited911 Brian

      Like mike toldme earlier if it did happen ur way.
      “he was protecting his street cred.”key word” protecting”.im finished zim was wrong n if hes not its plenty of people n florida locked up for murder right now claiming selfdef.off of a altercation; a fight.y dont,we set all of them free.whaeva man u .dusrespectful dude have some r espect for that kid family .dis aint wats up.im out. N im trevon martin.

  • concernedcitizen

    I find it interesting that most of the News Stations posted pictures of Treyvon from years ago when he was a little kid, verses now when he looks like he thinks he’s a tough guy. If he’s such a model citizen why was he suspended from school for 10 days and why was he bragging about sucker punching a bus driver. How am I supposed to tell a gang member from a good honest kid if they both dress the same? By the time I find out it’s toooo late! Pull your damn pants up, quit hiding your face with a hoodie, and stop believing all the B.S. these rap stars are telling you about how great the gangster life is because most gangsters are either dead or in prison before they turn 25! We need to help our nation’s young people find a purpose and a passion so they aren’t roaming the streets all hours of the night, getting in trouble. Alot of these kids just need to know that someone cares about them and wants them around…

  • Brian Smith

    This whole case is sad. Regardless what Treyvon was wearing or looked like, Treyvon would be alive if Zimmerman would have follewed the dispacthers instuctions to not follow him. True, to follow someone is not a crime, but look at the end result. Zimmerman didn’t like the fact someone suspicious (which is an opinion) was walking in his neighborhood. Zimmerman did the right thing as neighborhood watch and notified the police. Where things went wrong is when Zimmerman decided to act on his suspicion (opinion). Zimmerman’s decision to act PROVOKED Treyvon’s decision to act…from what the facts show right now. Treyvon doesn’t have a squeeky clean past and neither does Zimmerman. Hopefully all the facts will allow justice to be served. For now I think when people post comments on any website we should have some compassion for the family who suffered the loss of their 17 yr old.

  • http://Cnn Jay

    Its funny that only one news organization mentioned once and only once that the victim was 6’1″!

  • Concerned Buckeye

    It seems that NBC continues to air only damaging bits and pieces about George Zimmerman. Why can they not just air the whole truth about both of the victims.