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By Noel Sheppard | August 12, 2013 | 1:24 AM EDT

In March 2012, NewsBusters reported NBC’s Today show deceptively edited George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it appear he was a racist.

On Sunday, HBO actually had one of its primary characters on the series The Newsroom deceptively edit that call exactly the way NBC News did it (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 10:28 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, CNN's Don Lemon has been taking a lot of heat from black media members as a result of his opinions concerning race relations in America.

On Saturday, in a very lengthy segment on CNN Newsroom, Lemon once again addressed his detractors doing so in a fashion that folks on both sides of this debate should be extremely proud of (video follows with commentary and full transcript at end of post):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 8:30 PM EDT

Media mogul Mort Zuckerman wins this weekend’s funniest line on a political talk show.

Asked by the host of PBS's McLaughlin Group why successful billionaires would invest in a dying business such as newspapers, Zuckerman replied, “Because they no longer wish to be billionaires” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 7:50 PM EDT

NBC's Meet the Press did something Sunday that should insult people on both sides of the aisle.

The show's producers invited Congressman Steve King (R-Ia.) on to have host David Gregory, so-called Republican strategist Ana Navarro, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (D) attack him for his immigration views (videos follow with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 5:52 PM EDT

CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday discussed Alec Baldwin supposedly getting his own show on MSNBC.

For some reason, guest host Brian Stelter of the New York Times as well as his panelists chose not to mention Baldwin's recent homophobic rant despite it occurring just six weeks ago (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 2:53 PM EDT

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday scolded CNN’s Candy Crowley for echoing White House talking points.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Priebus told his host, “The fact that it's on the Republican Party I just think is spin from the Democratic Party that you ought not be adopting. I don't know why you're adopting that spin” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 1:24 PM EDT

Ted Koppel made a fascinating observation about terrorism and the recent embassy evacuations that certainly won't please President Obama or his supporters in the media.

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Koppel said, "With a conference call, Al Qaeda has effectively shut down 20 U.S. embassies around north Africa and the Middle East...The terrorists have achieved more with one phone call than we have achieved with all our response" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 12:01 PM EDT

Former newspaper publisher Conrad Black made some interesting observations about the media Sunday.

After telling CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, “I don't think the majority of Americans would be quite as enthused about this administration as you are,” he proceeded to offer his opinion as to "why Rush Limbaugh has 30 million listeners and the network newscasts have declined” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 11, 2013 | 10:45 AM EDT

Senator John McCain made an interesting observation Sunday about National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, McCain said, “There's a young generation that believe that he is some kind of Jason Bourne.”

By Noel Sheppard | August 10, 2013 | 12:27 PM EDT

After throwing nothing but softballs at Barack Obama Tuesday, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno got back to humorously attacking the President Friday.

“President Obama talking to prime minister of Greece about the economy," Leno said during his opening monologue. "It's the blind leading the blind.”

By Noel Sheppard | August 10, 2013 | 11:42 AM EDT

Keith Olbermann on Friday was booed for making fun of Al Gore.

Potentially even funnier, this happened moments after CBS’s Craig Ferguson mocked Olbermann for owning “a little dog that fits in your purse as you go around to your outspoken liberal meetings” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | August 9, 2013 | 5:30 PM EDT

Joy Behar used her final appearance as co-host of ABC’s The View Friday to actually drop an F-bomb.

Such was directed at the late ABC News anchor Harry Reasoner and for the benefit of co-host Barbara Walters (video follows with transcript and commentary):