Sunday, April 08, 2012

Why would anybody in their right mind work for NBC News? 

NBC News is claiming that their editing of the Zimmerman 911 call was an honest mistake:

NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according to the president of the network's news division.
And, yet, the network fired the producer it says is responsible for the "mistake." Either, an honest editing mistake can get you fired at NBC News (notwithstanding the layers of editors, lawyers, and fact-checkers described in the story, who missed the error), or NBC News is just lying, plainly and simply. It is hard to know what the third alternative would be. Regardless, who in their right mind would work for such people?

MORE: Tom Maguire rather convincingly demonstrates that NBC's claim that "time constraints" drove the editing is, well, hogwash.


By Anonymous Jim - PRS, at Sun Apr 08, 09:26:00 PM:

Brian Williams, David Gregory....feh!  

By Blogger W.LindsayWheeler, at Mon Apr 09, 08:55:00 AM:

Journalism is nothing but demogoguery. Journalism 'seeks' to motivate the masses to action. That is demogoguery.

As the Spartans said, "There is no soothfast art in speech".

Journalism knows it has the power, the power to "move", "to activate" exactly what Marxism seeks to do. It is about stirring and riling things up. It is never about the Truth. It is about inflaming passions for its core beliefs of anti-racism and bringing whitey down. It is about destroying the dominant class. Journalism is the art of demogoguery.

A democracy is nothing more than ochlocracy, mob action and so demogoguery must accompany ochlocracy/democracy.  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Mon Apr 09, 09:06:00 AM:

Reading between the lines of the Reuters (and NYT) articles, it appears that NBC News President, Steve Capus, only insists that NBC's editing was an error; neither reporting quotes Capus as saying a "Miami-based producer," or anyone else, was fired. All we have on any firing is what various manufactured--oops, that should be unnamed--sources are cited as saying. Moreover, others are only being disciplined, according to those "sources;" apparently not including, for instance, any senior broadcast producer for oversight or any of the script editors, who passed on the "erroneous" editing and authorized it to be put on the air. This may be just more NBC smoke; there's no indication that any actual additional discipline is occurring, other than chastising involved personnel for the sloppiness that led to NBC having gotten caught.

Indeed, all Capus was quoted about was that various NBC News sub-MFWICs were holding meetings about the editing...faux pas.

Separately, I wonder whether the OP question might proceed from a false premise.

Eric Hines  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Mon Apr 09, 09:19:00 AM:

Journalism is nothing but demogoguery. Journalism 'seeks' to motivate the masses to action. That is demogoguery.

So, I suppose The Independent Journal and The New York Packet, which published The Federalist series, and The Boston Gazette and Country Journal or the Maryland Gazette which, among others, published various of the Anti-Federalist papers side of the debate, were only engaging in demagoguery, presaging your Marxists.

Interesting theory.

Eric Hines  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Apr 09, 09:40:00 AM:

Anon Attorney says that Zimmerman has a strong case against NBC for libel, slander, and defamation of character, and I hope his attorneys pursue it with gusto. My guess is that the editor NBC fired will be a friendly witness for Zimmerman.

Anyone else notice his father's name is Robert Zimmerman? Put's a different light on Only a Pawn in the Game . . .  

By Blogger W.LindsayWheeler, at Mon Apr 09, 09:46:00 AM:

Mr. Hines, one only needs to read Paul A. Rahe's Against Throne and Altar, Machiavelli and Political Theory Under the English Republic. This so-called 'English Republic' was pseudo-republicanism which was developed by Machiavelli in contradistinction to classical republican structure and format. Machiavelli, an Atheist, turned classical ideas upside down. This is what so-called English pseudo-republicanism is.

Then, Paul A. Rahe talks of Needham Marchmont who he calls the "first journalist". What Needham Marchmont was, was an Atheist bent on the destruction of Throne and Altar then reigning in England. He fomented the English Civil Wars thus causing much harm and death. This is what a journalist/demogogue is. Needham Marchmont did the exact same thing the demogogues of ancient Athens engaged in, riling up the underclass to destroy the upper echlons of society. Athens since was ever so riled up with faction and disturbances.

It was English Pamphleters, American pamphleters and French Pampleters, who stirred up revolution and destruction.

The American Revolution is a carry over from the English Civil wars. The American Revolution was called by the Loyalists "The Presbyterian War" for good cause because it was a continuation of those circumstances. Thomas Paine, also an atheist, was a demogogue. The passions were inflamed in both the English and American revolutions by demogoguery, i.e. journalism. The Power of the Pen to incite.

Journalists are motivated by sophistry and not by philosophy, a love of wisdom. America was and ever has been grounded on demogoguery for it is a 'democracy'. The American form of goverment is modern republicansim which is not true classical republicanism. Modern republicanism is faux republicanism or pseudo-republicanism. Also, as a Christian, modern republicanism was the vehicle for anti-clericalism and an attack upon The Church. It was so in the English Civil Wars as much was it was in the Spanish and Greek Civil wars. The de-establishement clause of the US Constitution establishes anti-clericalism. So, don't mind me if I reject, as an orthodox traditional Christian, all aspects of judeo-Masonic Americanism. I am not a party to revolution or destruction of the Old Order.  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Mon Apr 09, 11:32:00 AM:

WLW, I couldn't have made my point any clearer than you just did.

Thank you.

Eric Hines  

By Anonymous Ignoramus, at Mon Apr 09, 08:51:00 PM:

"Anyone else notice his father's name is Robert Zimmerman?"

You don't need a weatherman.
To know which way the wind blows.

Does anyone doubt that if George Zimmerman was instead named Hector Gonzalez this story wouldn't have gotten the time of day.

The initial lede implied that a Jew killed a tween in a gated Florida community for eating skittles while black. And that Florida's Stand Your Ground law gave the shooter a license to kill.  

By Blogger W.LindsayWheeler, at Mon Apr 09, 09:29:00 PM:

Lawerence Auster on his site, View from the Right (VFR), has linked to another faux pax of American Media by linking to another author TownHall columnist Doug Giles.

The title of the article
"Blacks Can Murder Whites, and It Won’t Make National News". He writes: Yep. Tyrone Woodfork, a black male who — much like Trayvon Martin — looks like Obama’s son, allegedly killed Nancy Strait and broke her husband Bob’s jaw, several ribs and shot him in the face with a BB gun last month in Tulsa. 20-year-old Tyrone also raped the nearly blind 97-pound Mrs. Strait, a great-great-grandmother, before he murdered her.

Did the above monstrous crime make the national news? Are you kidding me? Why, hell no. Of course not, silly!

See, all of us were taught back in the 60s and 70s that the "Press" is a defense of our liberties. That the "Press" is a defender of the constitution. That the "Press" is a pillar of our society.

That can not be further from the truth. In the beginning of America, newspapers were beholden to special interests that financed printing. The same goes in our more modern times. Journalists, the Media, are demogogues. Not interested in Truth but in demogoguing their special ax to grind.

Journalism's beginning in the Western World began with pampleteers who sought to demogogue their sophistry into political reality.

Contrary to what we have been told,
"There is no soothfast art in speech".  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Apr 10, 01:00:00 AM:

"Did the above monstrous crime make the national news? Are you kidding me? Why, hell no. Of course not, silly!"

It didn't make the news because the bad guy was caught, case closed. There is not going to be a "national debate" [where's the rolling eyes emoticon when I need it?] about it.

One thing I like about WLW's posts is that I learn new words.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Tue Apr 10, 01:03:00 AM:

"don't mind me if I reject, as an orthodox traditional Christian, all aspects of judeo-Masonic Americanism"

No wonder wheezer decries the Founding Fathers as nihilists. Just a bunch of judeo-Masonic Americans.  

By Blogger W.LindsayWheeler, at Tue Apr 10, 05:23:00 PM:

In the Tulsa shootings our fabulous media are calling the perpetrators "Two White Men". Funny, but the main perpetrator is a Cherokee Indian. When did the American Indian become White?

This is how sick our media is. Zimmerman is hispanic but he was labelled white and this guy is Cherokee, but he is also labelled white?

The animus of the Liberal Jew controlled media is so great, that every person that anywhere assaults a black man must be white! The guilt-tripping never ends. The tearing down of once European America does not quit.

Not only that the Media persist in using a five year old picture of Trayvon as a sweet innocent kid! The media nohwere has ever used an update photo of Trayvon or use the picture that he himself posted on the web using hood lingo!

It is the Media that is fanning the flames. It is the Media that is painting a picture of Europeans as constantly evil! The media is engaging in a Hate campaign.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Tue Apr 10, 10:58:00 PM:

"The initial lede implied that a Jew killed a tween."

Psst, Ig, don't tell wheezer. He'll be out there demonstrating alongside Sharpton, Farrakhan and Jackson.  

By Anonymous Radak, at Wed Apr 11, 03:44:00 AM:

The incessant whining and paranoia of Christians like Wheeler is pathetic. He sees Jews and freemasons under his bed.  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Wed Apr 11, 08:43:00 AM:

The incessant whining and paranoia of...Wheeler is pathetic.

But he is getting your attention, which is his goal.


Eric Hines  

By Blogger W.LindsayWheeler, at Wed Apr 11, 09:44:00 PM:

Do we remember the Rodney King incident?

The Police Officers were first Acquited!

But all the media played was the short 7 seconds and that is all they played! The media never never played the whole of the video showing the start with Rodney King being on PCP. The narrative is that Whites are evil. Blacks are innocent lambs.

This case will be a replay of Rodney King. George Zimmerman will be railroaded. The Media will skew the facts and cover up exonerating evidence! Just like the Rodney King video, they will skewer the facts and the reality to fit their paradigm of guilt-tripping Whites and finding them to blame.

The Media is NOT to be trusted.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Thu Apr 12, 02:48:00 AM:

"incessant whining and paranoia of Christians like Wheeler"

I guess "Radak" is too dense to figure out he's doing exactly what wheezer is doing.  

By Anonymous WLW, at Wed Apr 18, 04:02:00 PM:

Here's something that will turn your stomach:

Media censored seven Hate Crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids Michigan

I live in Michigan. Didn't here this! Not only does the media engage in demogoguery but also in dynamic silence. The Media is a violin played by these people to control what goes out. Only when blacks get attacked does the media do anything. But the other way around, the media does everything possible to bury it!

This is not the country I grew up in. This is not something I will defend anymore. My attitude is sour on anything America anymore. I'm beginning to hate this place more and more everyday.  

By Blogger Gary Rosen, at Sat Apr 21, 02:14:00 AM:

"This is not the country I grew up in."

So what? You didn't even *want* to grow up in this country with its "nihilistic" Founding Fathers you blathering douchebag.  

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