NBC’s Today Show is the lastest to be in deep water for what appears to be a deliberate edit of the 911 tapes involving the controversial murder of Trayvon Martin.
The audio clip presented by the show, from the now famous Trayvon Martin case, made it seem that Zimmerman’s primary motive for following Trayvon was because he was black. In fact, however, he only referenced Martin’s race after the 911 dispatcher asked what color he was.
Ultimately the network admitted to altering the clip and launched an internal investigation in order to identify the person responsible. As a result of the investigation, a veteran producer was found responsible and fired.
On The Daily Show, funny man Jon Stewart drew comparison between NBC’s version of the phone call to the game show Jeopardy without Alex Trebek’s answers – making an intelligent player seem dumb. “What is a cul-de-sac.” “Are you kidding me? It’s a dead-end street.” Stewart joked.
Stewart didn’t stop there. When Fox News had the opportunity to take the moral high ground on an issue for a once, Stewart highlights how they managed to screw that up, also.
Watch the funny clip below and sound off in the comments.