Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin apology of sorts

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Whether it is “our” ABC, or their NBC, they all seem to be credit to their profession and to their Goebbels/KGB training.

 NBC has issued a statement:

During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.

That apology addresses the “Today” show’s failure to abridge accurately the conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher in this high-profile case. This is how the program portrayed a segment of that conversation:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

And here is how it actually went down:

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.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

Plenty for Finkelsteins of America to enquire and pontificate about – oops, only joking. The Left is always right. And “our” Australian Broadcasting Commission would not bother with apology, even that feeble. For them, this kind of deceptive reporting is de riguer.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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2 Responses to Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin apology of sorts

  1. Ravenscroft says:

    That’s exactly what one expects from our media. No surprises there. The dishonesty is institutional.

  2. Elizabetian says:

    Excellent post, fascinating reading and to the point. Justice is hardly ever done in PC world.

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