Editor's Note: Last week, NBC’s Today show doctored George Zimmerman’s 9-1-1 call so that his motive for shooting Trayvon Martin appeared racial. Over the weekend, NBC reported to The Washington Post that an investigation would be forthcoming after the Media Research Center (MRC) exposed their fraud. It appears NBC’s investigation has been completed.
Last night, NBC issued a two sentence explanation on it. NewsBusters publisher and MRC president Brent Bozell argues that the network's "apology" is as dishonest as the original piece and that Comcast, which owns NBC and MSNBC, needs to clean house at the network:
We reject this fraudulent apology. We're not surprised. After all, NBC "investigated" itself. We again call on Comcast, not NBC, to investigate this matter -- thoroughly, honestly, and professionally.
It is unclear to me if NBC is laughing, or spitting in the face of the public with that "apology." The "investigation" apparently was as thorough and honest as the explanation: two whole sentences of nothing.
NBC just calls it an "error" which was "made in the production process," as if someone hit the wrong key on a machine. Or maybe it's the machine itself that is responsible.
Comcast needs to come clean with the public: Who was responsible for doing this? Who knew about this? Why was this done? What disciplinary measures will be taken? How can the public ever trust this"'news" network again?
That final question is the most important. With this farce of an "apology" NBC has lost its credibility -- completely.
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