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Squawk of the Day, April 8, 2012

"It is frightening to learn that NBC news edited the Martin/Zimmerman 911 tape to make Zimmerman sound like a racist, yet when called out upon it did not play the two versions on TV and explain what they had done. The mainsteam media has been irresponsible in reporting this case."

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chinaberry25 2 years ago

Now we know why the whites do not like NBC news. Why they did this is an atrocity to the news networks. I would sue their butts and I know Zimmerman will win. What is scary, what have they done in the past and got away with it. Like Vietnam war or the many wars since. They make big money off of this news. That is all this is, money. Keeps folks festering.

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whattheheck 2 years ago

The media of all types his told us what they wanted to us to know for so many years that no one knows what the true story is anymore. News isn't reported--it is concocted and packaged into little snipits suitable for feeding to the masses in support of chosen agendas.

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LuLu 2 years ago

They are also trying to influence an open investigation and spread hate. NBC and the Today show are the ones who made this into a racist thing when it's not. All these rallies and agitation within the black community are a direct result of NBC's lies. Supposedly one producer has been fired, although they haven't released his name, which is nothing more than a cover-up. There are several heads that should roll at NBC.

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Cartman 2 years ago

They helped paint the epiosde as being racially motivated, when there was absolutely no evidence of it. And who jumps right on the bandwagon? Obama. NBC is nothing but a cheerleader for liberals anyways.

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daisymae 2 years ago

This is the perfect example of why so many people hate the news. They edit their story to make them Number One in ratings and it is a terrible shame. The FCC should fine them and I don't mean some penny ante fine, Zimmerman should sue and hit deep enough to put them out of the news business.

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Somebody 2 years ago

But then you have people like coachjohnson42 who believes the NBC news is telling the truth and doing a fantastic job or getting the facts out in the open. Course coach is the same one that will tell you if a black person is charged with a crime, don't convict him until they find evidence he is guilty, but at the same time is ruling Zimmerman guilty without no concrete evidence. A pure example of talking out of both sides of your mouth.

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

The only thing I asked for in both cases was justice....fair justice....fool....its called due process...look it up....fool!

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iko 2 years ago

Shouldn't you be cheating on some CRTC exams, Coach?

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

Oh you are funny....I dont support that cheating crap either. You guys are so full of "do-do".

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

It looks like Zimmerman will be charged soon. A special prosecutor has been assigned to the case and maybe something will get done now. Its funny how Republicans all of a sudden want excuses to wiggle out of this mess. If you notice, the right is now trying to divert attention away from Zimmerman by accusing Blacks of not marching against Black on Black crimes. This is a diversionary tactic used to block a guilty conscious. I dont know why they feel so guilty and feel the need to do this because Zimmerman is not white. See, guiltiness rests on their conscience for years of oppression, mis-treatment, and racism against Blacks. So, now they feel like they need to stand up for Zimmerman even though he is not one of their own.....isn't that funny?

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Somebody 2 years ago

Just saying that blacks should be protesting against all violence, not hand picked when it is convenient to them, such as this zimmerman case. You could have 5000 black on black crimes and hear nothing from the black community, but the minute one incident happens that involves a non black it's a marching we will go, STOP THE VIOLENCE...WE WANT JUSTICE...WE WANT AN END TO THIS MADNESS. It reeks of hypocricy.

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

Black on Black crime is no mystery. Its been around for years. Don't try to bring it up now as a diversionary tactic to stray away from the facts of the Zimmerman case. Sorry, but you are in no position to tell Blacks when to march. The reason this story gets so much attention is because its another case of the police department not doing its job correctly. Blacks have been the victims of such much racial profiling and judicial injustice until they are tired of it. So, Blacks will march as they see fit do so. This was a case where the police department tried to sweep under the rug and got caught red-handed thanks to people standing up for whats right.

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VSU 2 years ago

You're right Coach, Black on Black crime has been going on for centuries, and y'all are not tired of it yet.

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CJ_Fan 2 years ago

Coach Sadly you are not the only mindless follower who believes he is a victim of the Man and claims Blacks unjustly have been the victims of so much racial profiling. And just what profile is that and why is that reputation NOT deserved when it is supported by the Black community?

“Your reputation precedes you” if you want your reputation changed YOU must work to change it and stop blaming others for you poor reputation.

Once the Black Community starts shining a light on their good side and dims the lights on their bad side then others will also begin to see the good side too. If everyone wants to wear hoodies and support the bad in your community then don’t expect the rest of us to be able to figure out who is good and who is not.

The Stereotype black male was created by black males if you want it changed you should be talking to black males.

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Cartman 2 years ago

You are correct. Zimmerman is not white. That has not stopped some blacks from beating white people in the name of Trayvon. And BTW, Zimmerman is a Democrat. The media has not wanted to fuel a black vs. hispanic conflict during their messiah's election year.

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

Have you noticed that for the past two days the herald has not mentioned anything about the killing of 3 innocent Black people in Tulsa,Ok. by two white men which some are calling a hate crime. This is a National story and somehow the editors failed to post a story about it. If you dont want watch the national news and only read this paper, then you will be left in the dark. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I dont see it......but

Here's a link, copy and paste it....

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/08/us/oklahoma-shootings/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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CJ_Fan 2 years ago

Coach have you noticed the Herald has not posted anything about Julius Bender and Yahaziel Israel either and the national news is ignoring it. Why doesn't Two black thugs attaching a white old man fit into your claims of racism. But it does fuel the Stereotype.

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/deputies-men-beat-another-man-hammer-sanford/nMHW6/

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

Hey ...you know what CJ....good point!!! Those thugs need justice too....I dont support murder by anyone....if they did it, and a jury convicts them....then they need to go down.....But the point is....let the justice system handle it correctly.

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VSU 2 years ago

I agree with you coach on a few things, just like Zimmerman, It does look like he is getting off too easy, but we still don't know the complete facts because of the fact you can't trust the media. I would like to say they need to arrest Zimmerman but I can't because I really don't know who is telling the truth. If without a shadow of a doubt that Zimmerman shot Martin in cold blood, I would say yes, definately have him in jail and have a trial and if guilty be sentenced to death. Everybody needs to just calm down and let the investigation go on and go from there. And if anybody is attacking or killing anybody over this without knowing all the fact, they need to be arrested and charged with hate crimes.

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Amazed2 2 years ago

Exactly why I distrust the News Media in general. A lot of reporters and news networks are in teh business of manufacturing and steering the news. In cases like this as well as elections,etc. This statement does not and is not intended to mean that the Travon Martin shooting does not deserve to be investigated and if warranted procecuted to the maximum. But that is a case for the judicial system to handle and run it course both for Travon and for Zimmerman. That is what this country is founded on. In a lot of high profile cases the news media taints the facts and steers the story to SELL NEWS.

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Amazed2 2 years ago

Gee Coach you scare me it seems we agree!!

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coachjohnson42 2 years ago

I agree mainly with the part about the judicial system handling cases, and the part about the media tainting the facts to sell papers. I had said that before....so, preach on brother....preach on!

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agirl_25 2 years ago

I had written earlier on another Squawk that the news media is going to have a field day when and if this goes to trial........trying to ruin the reputation of both men. I have been reading blogs of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace and already there are negative comments about Trayvon and Zimmerman. They make snide comments about Trayvon's gold grilled teeth and ask if they are Medicaid teeth, and ask about his use of a racially inappropriate user name for his social media accounts, then make fun of Zimmerman for allowing a skinny kid like Trayvon to knock him down and beat him against the pavement and make him cry, etc. and it goes on and on. People love to vent and take their anger out this way. An aggressive defense attorney for Zimmerman is going to try to make Trayvon look like a drug dealing no good punk and make Zimmerman look like an angelic god-fearing do-gooder while a prosecuting attorney is going to try to make Zimmerman look like some wannabe superhero type that watched too many TV shows about tough guys looking out for the neighborhood and protecting them and he went overboard. We will have the news media to thank for the ugliness that comes from the trial and from what I have found so far, let me assure you, it is going to be nasty.

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