Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Gone but Not Forgotten
My latest piece for the Daily Banter is up. It deals with NBC's decision to fire a producer in the wake of the George Zimmerman 911 call edit debacle.
Here's the opening:
"It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that somebody at NBC was going to lose a job over the galactic fuck-up that led to a severely edited 911 call from Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman making air. Well, late last week NBC — after undertaking what it called a painstaking internal investigation — canned a Miami-based producer, specifically the producer who edited the call. For those who haven’t been paying close attention, the Today show ran the clip, which featured George Zimmerman seeming to suggest, without prompting, that Trayvon Martin was suspicious because he was black: 'This guy looks like he’s up to no good; he looks black,' Zimmerman said in the recording. The problem is that the dispatcher asked Zimmerman for a description of Martin, leading to his statement that the teenager looked black — only that part inexplicably got cut from the tape. It took all of about ten seconds for the Breitbart empire of non-journalistic shit and pencil-neck twerp Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center to pounce on NBC for what they believed was a willful attempt by the network to inflame racial tension and further besmirch the good name of George Zimmerman."
Read the Rest at the Daily Banter