Breitbart News reported on Friday that George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., has weighed in on the resignation of NBC president Steve Capus, the man reponsible for slandering George Zimmerman as a racist. Robert Zimmerman expressed 'relief' over the resignation and hopes that this will mark a change where now "media outlets are going to report with a greater measure of responsibility."
It was in the midst of an intense and hotly-contested presidential campaign that the Treyvon Martin-George Zimmerman scandal was foisted upon the American people as evidence of continued racial tensions in the country - a very peculiar development, considering that the man running for re-election was, himself, a "minority" vying for the "minority" vote in America.
With the help of a tampered 9-11 phone conversation between George Zimmrman and the 9-11 dispatcher, NBC ran with the story, portraying George Zimmerman as a racist intent on hunting down and killing an innocent, black, young man.
As we all know by now, the country was set ablaze with this story, with very strong words of condemnation raining down on George Zimmerman, daily. Everybody, it seems, had something to say...and everybody, it seems, was an expert on the case, expressing their views about the incident with the certainty of a direct eye-witness.
People were lead by the media to jump to conclusions without the benefit of a complete investigation. In the court of public opinion, thanks to the butchered NBC tapes of the 9-11 phone call, the verdict was in: George Zimmerman is a racist and he's guilty of murder!
The nation was deeply divided. President Barack Hussein Obama, the "minority" running for re-election, of course, did not let this story go by. He felt compelled to step in and say something about the incident in a brief public announcement. (video link):
"My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin....[pause]...You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."
What message, exactly, President Barack Hussein Obama intended to send wth those words is something still worth pondering about.
The fact is, as Robert Zimmerman Jr. told Breitbart News, the distortion of facts has enormous consequences:
"There are very real consequences to what media outlets report. In the case of NBC, when there was no racial inflection in any of George’s actions or words, they went as far as to fabricate it, as the lawsuit alleges. So going forward again, there needs to be a different way not just that this story is covered, but any story where race is alleged to be a factor or possibly be a factor, because if the media’s not more careful, their actions and their reporting ends up dividing us instead of bringing us together around the truth."
Who would disagree with this statement? America was, in deed, greatly divided by this distorted story; and it was greatly divided just in time for the presidential elections.
Breitbart News also published a report, highlighting Steve Capus' "Scandal-Plagued" tenure as president of NBC. Breitbart describes Capus' time at NBC as one marked by "ongoing scandals and instances of editorial fraud".
Among those scandals listed is, of course, the Geroge Zimmerman tape scandal:
"In April of last year, the 'Today Show' was caught editing audio of a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look racist."
But, other notable examples are also included:
- "Just this week, NBC News maliciously edited video of a town council meeting to make it look as though Second Amendment civil rights activists heckled a parent who lost his son in Newtown."
- "During last year's presidential election, Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed."
- "During last year's GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him look racist."
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