Anybody else get wind of this? NBC's report on the Trayvon Martin case was just blatantly biased and they haven't gotten called out nearly enough for it. Basically, NBC played a cut version of the audio tape that so distorted the meaning of Zimmerman's 911 call that it couldn't have possibly just been an attempt to fit into allotted time by cutting out extraneous stuff.
Here's what actually happened:
Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he’s up to no good, like he’s on drugs or something. . . ."
911 operator: "Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?" Zimmerman: "Uh, he looks black."
Here's what NBC played:
Zimmerman: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black."
Look, I'm not taking sides in this case, there's hardly anybody on planet who truly knows for sure what exactly happened and if Zimmerman was justified in pulling his gun or not, and I hope investigators can get to the bottom of it, and hope people understand how our justice system works and that there's good reason we have "innocent until PROVEN guilty" and not "guilty if there's a 51% chance or more that he's guilty", but all this is beside the point. This goes beyond "regular" media bias in my opinion, this was flat-out fraudulent report and as much as I'm normally against government regulation/intervention, there should be some sort of repercussion for intentional deception, lies, or falsifications in news reports (ala Dan Rather pulling out potentially fake documents).