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After an internal investigation, NBC apologized this week for an "error" by a producer who has now been dismissed.
After apologizing for doctoring a 911 recording of George Zimmerman the night he shot and killed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, NBC has reportedly fired the producer responsible, according to media reports.
Prior to fatally shooting Martin, 17, on Feb 26, Zimmerman had called police to say he found the teenager to be suspicious. On March 27, NBC aired a recording of the call in which Zimmerman appeared to volunteer the information that Martin “looks black.”
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However, on the full recording an emergency dispatcher is heard to ask Zimmerman for the apparent race of the individual who would later be identified as Martin.
The failure of Florida authorities to investigate Zimmerman’s actions in any depth or to prosecute him has sparked a national uproar. And conservative media outlets including Fox News have accused NBC and others seeking to foment discord and strife.
NBC apologized Wednesday for what it called an “error made in the production process that we deeply regret.”
Reuters reports today that the producer, whose identity was not disclosed had been dismissed.
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The unidentified source was unauthorized to speak to the media and an NBC spokeswoman declined to comment, according to Reuters.
The New York Times likewise reported on the dismissal and said the person had been fired on Thursday after an internal investigation
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