Worst to NBC News for airing a misleadingly edited clip of George Zimmerman’s 911 call. The clip makes it sound like Zimmerman is volunteering the “he looks black” description of Trayvon Martin. Instead, he was answering a question from the dispatcher about Trayvon’s race. The NBC version:
“This guy looks like he’s up to no good … he looks black.”
The actual 911 transcript:
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.”
And NBC gets “Best Person”, too, for launching an internal investigation to determine how and why the tape was edited.
Look, there’s enough damning evidence in this case, no one needs to be making stuff up and giving the opposition an opening to attack.