NBC apologizes for editing 911 tape (updated)

NBC apologized for what it termed its "error" in selectively editing a 911 tape that made Trayvon Martin's killer sound like he had racial motivations for the shooting. Here's the relevant part of the recording. First, what NBC edited and aired: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black. And here is the full transcript of that exchange: 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. NBC's 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. An "error in the production process?" Is that the way to describe an outright lie? What exactly was the error? Who made it? It is impossible to imagine...(Read Full Post)