The Damage is Done

Last week it was revealed that MSNBC edited the audio of the Zimmerman 911 call to make him appear racist. After being caught MSNBC has decided to let everybody know that they’re super sorry about the whole thing:

NBC has completed its investigation into the mishandling of the police dispatcher’s conversation with George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. And the process ends with a finding of error, plus an apology. Here is the statement just issued by the network:

During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret. We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers.

That apology addresses the “Today” show’s failure to abridge accurately the conversation between Zimmerman and the dispatcher in this high-profile case.

You know why they’re sorry? Because they were caught trying to boost ratings by fabricating evidence of racial motivation on behalf of Zimmerman. They did get what they wanted, ratings, and it only came at the cost of Zimmerman’s character.

Unfortunately the damage is done. A majority of the people in the United States who are aware of this case have labeled Zimmerman a racist due to the evidence fabricated by MSNBC. As is usual for these cases the accusation of racism was reported numerous times but the apology and admittence of slander will be made one time, at 06:00, on a Saturday or during some other seldom viewed time slot. Racism is similar to pedophilia in the way one is forever guilty of it if they’re merely accused. I would also like to point out that this isn’t the first time a major media outlet has lied about a story, yet that point will be lost when the next major story breaks and everybody begins talking about it.