This guy is blasting Piers Morgan for not following the same “Standards and Practices,” that NBC aspires to when NBC engaged in selective editing of the 9-11 call?
Since then, the news channel has changed that paragraph of the story on its website so it reads as follows:
This guy looks like he’s up to no good,” Zimmerman said in a 911 call. Asked by a dispatcher if he was white, Hispanic or black, he replied, “He looks black.” (Italics supplied)
However, no one from MSNBC or NBC News has issued an apology regarding the error.
Down the memory hole, right?
While NBC is promising an investigation, I’m not particularly trusting them to do it properly. If I were to be sarcastic, I would suggest that their focus would be on finding out how they got caught.
It has been reported that Zimmerman received some treatment by paramedics at the scene, prior to being taken to the police station. If that is true, that would explain why he might have been “cleaned up.” However, we need verification that it happened, and what the extent of that treatment might have been. Also, any documentation as to any injuries would be great about now.
As the Trayvon Martin controversy splinters into a debate about self-defense, a central question remains: Who was heard crying for help on a 911 call in the moments before the teen was shot?
A leading expert in the field of forensic voice identification sought to answer that question by analyzing the recordings for the Orlando Sentinel.
His result: It was not George Zimmerman who called for help.
Tom Owen, forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and chair emeritus for the American Board of Recorded Evidence, used voice identification software to rule out Zimmerman. Another expert contacted by the Sentinel, utilizing different techniques, came to the same conclusion.
Zimmerman claims self-defense in the shooting and told police he was the one screaming for help. But these experts say the evidence tells a different story.
I would recommend that you take the time to read the entire article.
So, there is more, but this is what I would like to have, in order to make an informed decision…
1. Where did Martin die in relation to the location of Zimmerman’s car, and Martin’s likely path back home?
2. Did Zimmerman’s gun fail to feed the next round?
3. Was there any evidence on Martin’s hands or clothes that would indicate that he was grabbing the gun?
4. Did the angle of the fatal wound indicate where Martin and Zimmerman might have been in relation to one another?
5. What was the nature of the medical treatment that Zimmerman received at the scene, and was it all documented?
That’s all I can think of at the moment. As usual, I’ll try to keep up with the story as it continues to unfold.
H/T: Riehl World View
Note: Post was updated on 4-1-12 @ 5:06 PM to add a link regarding NBC’s internal investigation.