The once venerable and respected NBC was exposed by Fox News to have edited the tape of the telephone call between George Zimmerman and the police by eliminating pertinent portions of the conversation to make it appear that the unfortunate killing was race-based ("NBC: 'We deeply regret' edits on Sanford 911 call," April 4).
Then to add insult to injury, NBC, in its apology, called this deliberate act calculated to deceive and mislead its viewers "an error." Where is the outrage from the liberal establishment over this perversion of honest reporting of the news? Where are the pious editorials in The Sun decrying this act by NBC that was obviously calculated to deceive? Where are the demonstrations on college campuses? Where is President Barack Obama calling upon the fourth estate to honestly report the news? Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton organizing a prayer rally before NBC offices in New York calling for journalistic honesty and integrity?
Just imagine the uproar there would have been if NBC had revealed that Fox News had doctored up a tape and broadcast it as news.
Evan Alevizatos Chriss, BaltimoreCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun