Report: George Zimmerman to sue NBC over botched edit of 911 call

New York Post
Accused Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman is preparing a lawsuit against NBC, NBC News President Steve Capus and correspondent Ron Allen, the New York Post’s Page Six reports.

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.”

Poynter has confirmed that NBC is not commenting in this matter.

NBC broadcast three reports using audio edited to make it appear Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” The first report was produced by WTVJ in Miami, which fired reporter Jeff Burnside, who was involved in editing it. “Today” broadcast a report apparently influenced by WTVJ’s that edited the audio the same way; reporter Lilia Luciano lost her job with the network after that. The Allen report was broadcast after those two, and apparently used the same audio track as the second.

Correction: NBC’s Miami affiliate is WTVJ not WTVR as this post originally stated.

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  • Akil Harvey

    If the head is split, you MUST ACQUIT!
    .
    I wonder why whites werent out in the streets threatening violence like the old black panthers? cuz they are the raicst and we are not (they are the race haters and we are in fovro of the justice system running its course despite its shortcomings).
    .
    I cant wait for the lying puppateers of this massive charade to lose their licenses to practice law, like beny crump, d parks, nataLIE jackson, angela nifong corey, bdlr (the guy who led witness dd through her lying testimony).
    .
    this is a case about racism just like the duke lacrosse and twanna brawlety cases were about black raicsm and their eagerneesss for vigilante justice agaisnt anyone they percieve to be white

  • Akil Harvey

    If the head is split, you MUST ACQUIT!
    .
    I wonder why whites werent out in the streets threatening violence like the old black panthers? cuz they are the raicst and we are not (they are the race haters and we are in fovro of the justice system running its course despite its shortcomings).
    .
    I cant wait for the lying puppateers of this massive charade to lose their licenses to practice law, like beny crump, d parks, nataLIE jackson, angela nifong corey, bdlr (the guy who led witness dd through her lying testimony).
    .
    this is a case about racism just like the duke lacrosse and twanna brawlety cases were about black raicsm and their eagerneesss for vigilante justice agaisnt anyone they percieve to be white

  • Akil Harvey

    is that where the lying scum bag frances robles makes up most of her lies about this case?

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  • SkillSets

    NBC owned Miami station call letters are W-T-V-J. Got it?