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

Posted by: ST on October 4, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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.

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


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    NBC is whistling past the graveyard thinking firing three low-level employees over this incident will get them off the hook. At this point it would be poetic justice for them to have to finance Zimmerman’s retirement; even better if his criminal case is dismissed or he wins. But it still remains an outrage DOJ did not prosecute the NBPP over those “Wanted Dead or Alive” (solicitation of murder) posters.

  2. dmoseylou says:

    NBC should be scared to death that they are going to be buried alive in that graveyard! This lawsuit is a no-brainer. It will never see the inside of a court room. A very quiet settlement with a confidentiality clause—and the head of the snake is cut off! The others will quickly and quietly also capitulate.

    Brilliant legal strategy—start at the top and the rest will fall.

  3. Jim McDonald says:

    Put me on the jury, and Brother George will get enough to buy his own Island.