March 27, 2012

Reason #6492 MSNBC is a sad joke

It's bad enough that its anchors are going beyond reporting and even opinion but into advocacy; they're also doctoring quotes so as to make you agree with them:

Jake caught MSNBC Dowdifying the 911 call in the George Zimmerman/Martin Trayvon shooting. Here’s what MSNBC has George Zimmerman saying on the 911 call: "This guy looks like he's up to no good ... he looks black ..." Zimmerman told a police dispatcher from his car.

But here's how the call actually went:

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.

911 DISPATCHER: Okay, is this guy, is he white, black, or Hispanic?

ZIMMERMAN: He looks black.

Just a little different now, isn't it? The MSNBC version paints Zimmerman as a racist for offering up the "he looks black" comment on his own. But, in actuality, he only did so in response to the 911 dispatcher's query.

Posted by Hube at March 27, 2012 12:12 PM | TrackBack

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