NBC News – which was forced to apologize in 2012 for deceptively editing the 911 phone call of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case to make him sound racist – has done it again.
Following the fatal officer-involved shooting of 16-year-old black girl, Ma’Khia Bryant – who was about to stab another black girl in Columbus, Ohio – tensions flared high as a flood of leftist journalists and ‘blue-checks’ on Twitter falsely reported that Bryant was unarmed.
Media vs bodycam pic.twitter.com/IYtlQELyhq
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 21, 2021
Less than a day later, bodycam footage revealed that Bryant was clearly wielding a knife – and about to stab the other black teen when she was shot.
NBC News, however, continued peddling the ‘unarmed’ lie with a deceptive edit of the 911 call to remove a reference to the attempted stabbing, as well as the video – which NBC stops right before it’s apparent the teen is holding a knife.
In their report on the officer-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio, NBC Nightly News deceptively edited the 911 call to leave out the part where the caller says a girl was "trying to stab us." They also don't show viewers the knife in the attacker's hand just before the shots. pic.twitter.com/r5uXD1qDb1
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2021
Here’s what NBC News didn’t show:
Why is NBC intentionally trying to inflame racial tension?
Call me batshit crazy, but let me gently suggest that circulating a couple of edited and incendiary Rorschach test-style video clips of a few random incidents every summer in a nation of 330 million people may not be the best basis for sound public policy and social commentary.
— Matthew J. Peterson (@docMJP) April 21, 2021