NBC News – which was forced to apologize in 2012 for deceptively editing the 911 phone call of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case to make him sound racist – has done it again.
Following the fatal officer-involved shooting of 16-year-old black girl, Ma’Khia Bryant – who was about to stab another black girl in Columbus, Ohio – tensions flared high as a flood of leftist journalists and ‘blue-checks’ on Twitter falsely reported that Bryant was unarmed.
Media vs bodycam pic.twitter.com/IYtlQELyhq
— Peace Promoter Poso (@JackPosobiec) April 21, 2021
Less than a day later, bodycam footage revealed that Bryant was clearly wielding a knife – and about to stab the other black teen when she was shot.
NBC News, however, continued peddling the ‘unarmed’ lie with a deceptive edit of the 911 call to remove a reference to the attempted stabbing, as well as the video – which NBC stops right before it’s apparent the teen is holding a knife.
In stark contrast, CBS Evening News showed the important part of the 911 call. “These grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us,” the caller says.
They also slow down the video and zoom in on the knife in the attacker’s hand. pic.twitter.com/izvXaUH6Ki
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2021
Here’s what NBC News didn’t show:
Why is NBC intentionally trying to inflame racial tension?
I mean I get that a dying televisual media needs to keep boomers glued to the screen according to the only mode of political-emotional discourse they know: all politics has to be a movie. And that we’ve rendered much of the rest of our populace functionally illiterate. But still.
— Matthew J. Peterson (@docMJP) April 21, 2021
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