Miami’s NBC6 has fired a reporter for making the same edit to the George Zimmerman 911 call that the Today show made.
Jeff Burnside, a 13-year veteran, has been released. The Miami station has issued an apology.
The recording, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black,” omitted that the operator had asked Zimmerman if the person was “black, white, or Hispanic?”
The engineered clip was used to convince viewers that Zimmerman committed a racially motivated, cold-blooded murder.
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