Hannity exposes NBC hack-editing of 911 tape in Trayon Martin case, NBC to do internal investigation

Hannity had a great segment on his show Friday night where he and Brent Bozell of the MRC went through the bad coverage of the Trayvon Martin case, and in so doing exposed NBC’s hack-job edit of the original 911 tape. First here’s the segment (via Newsbusters):

The Today show played this edit of the 911 tape:



Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

But the actual conversation on the 911 tape went like this:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

According to the Washington Post, NBC has said it will now conduct an internal investigation:

NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the “Today” show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC:

“We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.”

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