NBC Fires Producer Who Edited Tape of Zimmerman 911 Call

Since NBC News was publicly embarrassed for releasing an altered (and misleading) version of George Zimmerman’s 911 call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin, the network has taken several steps to try to rectify their lost credibility. The most recent casualty of such behavior has been the producer responsible for doctoring the tape, according to the New York Times:

NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment.[…]

The people with direct knowledge of the firing characterized the misleading edit as a mistake, not a purposeful act.

The producer’s name has yet to surface. Because of this, Newsbusters, who originally caught the misleading edit, has made it quite clear that NBC is still on the short list of networks not to be trusted:

While NBC has taken a good first step toward rectifying the situation, until the network releases the name of the person and explains its theory that the edit was not deliberate, its credibility is still under question.

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