Report: Zimmerman to sue NBC over biased edit job on 911 call about #Trayvon

Via the NY Post’s Page Six:

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is suing NBC over the network’s botched editing of his 911 tape, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

We hear Zimmerman’s attorneys are about to file a complaint against NBC and its top executives, naming news president Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, who was the reporter on the scene for the broadcast on “Today” on March 27. He also remained the reporter for the story on “NBC Nightly News.”

A source tells us, “The suit will be filed imminently against NBC and its news executives. The network’s legal department has put everybody in the news department involved with this incident on notice, telling them not to comment.”

NBC launched an internal probe after producers misleadingly edited the 911 call placed by Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager. The edit made it appear that Zimmerman had immediately told police that Martin was black, when the full tape reveals the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Combined sections from two different parts of the tape gave the false impression that Zimmerman had said: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.”

My advice for Zimmerman’s legal team: Nail the b*stards.

Creative Loafing CLT honors ST w/ backhanded compliment in Best of 2012 issue :)

Most of this has already been said about me before, but never quite so – er, artfully:

    MEDIA

BEST LOCAL TWITTER HANDLE EVEN THOUGH WE’RE AWARE THAT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING SHE TWEETS AND RE-TWEETS IS PURE, UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT

Sister Toldjah

She’s bold, that’s for sure. Her handle is a play on Sista Souljah, an African-American rapper and radical political activist of the ’90s who couldn’t be any more different from Ms. Toldjah, who is a blonde, self-described “genuine conservative Southern belle born in the wrong era.” We don’t know exactly what era the Sister thinks she should have been born in, but we suspect it must be the era of Watergate, white-only country clubs, closeted gays and Betty Crocker housewives. Her tweets are defiantly, self-righteously and mean-spiritedly anti-women, anti-gay, anti-science, anti-liberal — and yet she benefits from the landmark work all of those groups have done to make her and her country stronger. Oh, but she’s pro-liar (see her link to Breitbart.com). A typical Toldjah tweet: “[Feminists] are a disgrace to classy yet passionate debate.” You, uh … go, girl. No, really. Go.

Aww, shucks – I am so feeling the love from that one, CL. Thank you. Thank you very much. :)

And a photo, just for preservation purposes:

Thanks, Creative Loafing!

I should note for out of state peeps that Creative Loafing Charlotte, a supporter of the Occupy movement, is the top “alternative/independent” newspaper in the Charlotte area and – naturally – being “alternative” and “independent” it swings wildly to the left, because to mags like CL, reliably liberal local newspapers like the Charlotte Observer just aren’t left-wing enough to suit their tastes …

It’s funny. In my younger days when I was a liberal I’d walk into a restaurant and see that they had posted their “Best of Creative Loafing” awards prominently for patrons to see, and I’d think to myself “I’d love to have something like that posted in my (future) place of business.” It was (and still is) a badge of honor for local businesses to receive their stamp of approval (CL makes their picks, and then their readers get to make their picks as well). On the flip side, when you get a backhanded “compliment” from them – such as the case it was with me – it can still be an honor.

Their “best of” honorable mention of me is one I accept without hesitation. If they’d actually praised me, I’d be worried – and you would be, too.

Will this be framed and posted in my home office? You betcha! It will serve as a reminder to me everyday of just how much I get under the left’s skin, and just how much so many of them despise actual independent thought, and just how wrong liberals are when it comes to who they think I “owe” my freedoms to as a woman. Newsflash: It’s not radical “feminists” aka current-day far left “womyn” who think with their girlie parts and who hypocritically preach hate against men. It’s with the First Wave feminists of old who fought for the right to vote, equal pay, a voice at the table – the right to be judged by who we are as human beings, not based solely on our sex. These women would be ashamed of modern-day “feminists”, their despicable “all about ME!!” narcissism and their attempts at defining women by stupidly dressing up as vaginas, and/or calling themselves “sluts.” Today’s feminists are an affront to real feminism everywhere, and as long as the Lord allows me to continue to breathe and to continue to have a functioning brain, I will fight this harmful, dangerous, irresponsible, backwards, toxic form of feminism every.single.day.of.the.week.

You can count on it. You can also count on me standing shoulder to shoulder with conservative black people, gays, and other conservative minorities who REFUSE to view themselves as “victims of society.” If you think I receive a lot of hate and flack for what I say, you should see what they have to put up with as “traitors” to their race/sexual orientation, etc. It is awful. INTOLERANT. Not “big tent liberalism” in any way, shape, form, or fashion.

As an interesting side note, not quite a year ago I received an email from a CL Editor who had seen my Occupy Charlotte commentary, was impressed, and wanted me to write for Creative Loafing. I never responded. Guess I’ve fallen out of favor with them jut a bit since then, hmm? ;;)

Related: Very kind words from fellow Charlotte blogger Savvanah.

Mexico arrests two in Arizona Border Patrol killing

**Posted by Phineas

No word on whether any weapons were recovered or, if there were, if they’ve been tied to Fast and Furious, but it’s nice to see some suspects brought in quickly:

Mexican troops have arrested two suspects in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the wounding of a second officer in Arizona, Mexican security officials said on Wednesday. [T]he two suspects were detained in a Mexican military operation in the city of Agua Prieta, in Mexico’s northern Sonora state, a few miles from the spot where Nicholas Ivie was shot dead early on Tuesday while responding to a tripped ground sensor, a Mexican Army officer, who declined to be named.

Ivie was among three agents who were patrolling on foot about five miles north of the international border when gunfire erupted. A second agent was also wounded while the third, a woman, was unharmed.

The agents had been patrolling in an area near the border town of Naco, well-known as a corridor for smuggling, and the Cochise County Sheriff’s department has said that tracks were found heading south after the shooting.

Ivie was a 30-year-old father of two, he had been an agent for four years.

A Mexican police official in Naco, across the border from the Arizona town of the same name, confirmed the arrests, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

(Link added)

US officials have had no comment on the arrests. If I were a cynic, I might think that’s because they’re desperately looking for an OF&F connection they can bury.

But we all know I’m not a cynic, right?

Meanwhile, thanks and congratulations to the Mexican Army for quick work. It will be interesting to see what stories these suspects have to tell.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

(Video) “Out of Time”

**Posted by Phineas

Last night’s debate between Governor Romney and President Obama provides almost endless material for the Romney campaign and its allies, as well as many, many moments the President and his team wish they could forget — and make voters forget.

Here’s one of the first results, from the American Future Fund:

That’ll leave a mark.

RELATED: My blog-buddy ST has a great post on the debate. I think she was pleased; I could see her smile from across the country.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Debate: Obama was “that guy at the meeting surreptitiously checking his email”

That’s probably the best way to describe the poor debate performance of our celebrity President last night, and the description comes courtesy of one of his hometown papers the Chicago Tribune. Ouch. Nobody wants to be that guy, especially not on national TV.

Slate.com has a nice round-up of reactions from the MSM and punditocracy, and really none of them are good for the guy who wants you to trust him with the keys to the White House for another four years. Obama was so tripped up by Romney that he didn’t even mention the 47% remark, nor did the words “Bain Capital” even come up once in the debate.

My main thought throughout the debate was the fact that Romney came off as the clear adult in this race, the one who had a strong command of the issues, who could get things up and rolling again. He looked like he was passionately schooling a teenaged-smart a** who just graduated from high school who thinks he knows everything.

It was brutal. At times I almost felt sorry for the President. Almost.

Ok, well, not really. ;)

Romney wouldn’t let Obama distort his record and wouldn’t let moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS fame plump the President’s pillow in any way. This was about as close to a non-moderated Presidential debate as we will ever see in our respective lifetimes, and it was a perfect style of debate for Romney to come out swinging, to give voters who haven’t paid much attention to the race so far a chance to know who he is, while at the same time defining his opponent as someone who was clearly out of his depth who should never have been voted in as President in the first place, especially during a near-catastrophic economic downturn.

Focus group polling for undecideds on both Fox and CNN showed Romney to be the clear winner. MSNBC’s commentary crew looked like they needed to be put on suicide watch, especially Chris “Tingles” Matthews. Democrat strategist Joe Trippi said on Fox that Obama “looked sour.” And he did. As I noted yesterday, this President has a big time disdain for the debate process and, in fact, really does not like to be questioned at all. And let’s face it, for the last four years he has not been challenged much at all by the mainstream press, partly because most of them are in the tank for him, and partly because he holds so few pressers with the WH press corps in the first place.

Clearly, President Obama’s debate prep on “The View” did not help him at all last night. Aww.

All that being said, this race is not over. We have one more brutal month to go, two more Presidential debates, and one VP debate (next Thursday). O’Biden and their band of merry liars will regroup, and things are going to get much uglier. Romney just re-established himself last night as a viable contender for the Oval Office who will not wave the white flag when it looks like the polls are turning against him. More importantly, Mitt Romney demonstrated to the American people that he is not only passionate about undoing the damage from four years of Barack Obama’s disastrous economic policies, but also that he has the knowledge and experience to actually do it.

Isn’t that just what America needs?