George Zimmerman sued NBC Thursday over an edited 911 call from the night he shot Trayvon Martin that made him sound like a racist. The suit didn’t name a dollar amount and requested a jury trial.
Details are sketchy. Speculation is rife. And the news cycle never sleeps. The impending trial of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., with an arraignment scheduled for May, has the potential to be another hyped “trial of the century” for news outlets. Media coverage has been intense — and sometimes sloppy.
The producer’s dismissal followed an internal investigation that led to NBC apologizing for having aired the misleading edited audio of George Zimmerman’s call to police thenight he shot Trayvon Martin..
NBC News has apologized for editing the 911 call that Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman made to police on the night of Martin’s death, saying it deeply regrets airing the altered version of the tape.
RTDNA Chairman Kevin Benz: “American journalism risks losing the trust of the very people we work for, the American citizen, if we do not recommit to powerful, ethical reporting and concentrate on the message we are sending.”
NBC says it will investigate its handling of a piece on the Today show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin
For the first time since that fateful night on Feb. 26, the father of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, sat down for a TV interview with the Fox O&O.