MSNBC Apologizes Over George Zimmerman Trial Coverage Deadline
MSNBC offered an apology in connection with its live coverage of opening arguments in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel apologized for airing live F-bombs during the coverage.
Zimmerman is being tried in connection with the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
The NBCUniversal cable network had vowed to go live "as news warrants," the story notes. No delay was in place when prosecutor John Guy began with a quote from Zimmerman, saying, "F---ing punks. These assholes always get away.”
Chuck Todd, host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," immediately apologized and said the network would use a delay going forward.