NBC Apologizes for Trayvon Martin Report TheWrap
NBC has apologized for a report in the Trayvon Martin shooting death, reports TheWrap.com. Specifically, the network apologized for its editing of a 911 call from the shooter, George Zimmerman, the story reports.
"During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret," NBC said in a statement. "We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers."
As previously reported, a "Today" show report included an edited version of the 911 call placed by Zimmerman on the night he killed Florida teen Martin. The editing made it sound as if Zimmerman was using racial profiling.
In the report, Zimmerman was heard to say, "This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black."
The actual call included this exchange:
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."
911 Operator: "OK. And this guy, is he white, black or Hispanic?"
Zimmerman: "He looks black."
The "Today" segment aired March 27 and has come under fire from critics who say it inflamed racial tensions.