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ABC contracted an enhancement of their video - but just of the wound.

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Where's this supposed broken nose? hmm

The police report notes both the bleeding from his nose and the back of his head and the family says they have documentation. They are under no obligation to share that documentation unless he's charged and it becomes discoverable.

I'm working on the facial area, but it's tough going because his head is canted down a bit and the camera angle is high. My neural nets image analysis routines (honed by looking at way too many diagnostic images) tell me there is a mark or bruise there, but bringing it out it in a single frame is difficult. It would be easier if he'd stopped for a second and I could stack a few frames and then process them, but no such luck.

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A little bit on media vigilantism.....

http://www.nymag.com...call.html?imw=Y

NBC to Internally Investigate Misleading Segment on Zimmerman 911 Call

NBC disclosed today that it will be launching an internal investigation into a segment about the Trayvon Martin case that appeared on the Today show, in which a call between George Zimmerman and a 911 dispatcher prior to Martin's death was edited in such a way that it portrays Zimmerman as a racial profiler. The editorial decision under review involves the removal of the dispatcher's inquiry about the race of the person Zimmerman was following ? Martin. Absent that question, Zimmerman's comments get strung together as if he said, in sequence, "This guy looks like he?s up to no good. He looks black."

The Washington Post provides the full transcript of that part of the call:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he?s up to no good. Or he?s on drugs or something. It?s raining and he?s just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy ? is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

Of course Zimmerman goes on to follow Martin against the advice of the dispatcher, but in this version of the call, it doesn't appear that he's awkwardly offering the information or in effect, profiling. Zimmerman still might have been, but the truncated call left much less doubt.

The Post's Erik Wemple writes that in a case where few facts are undisputed, it was particularly egregious to misrepresent one of them, the phone call. "To portray that exchange in a way that wrongs Zimmerman is high editorial malpractice well worthy of the investigation that NBC is now mounting."

Meanwhile New York Times media czar David Carr wrote a column today titled "A Shooting, And Instant Polarization," in which he similarly impugned some media coverage of this controversial case.

That the public is rendering its verdict immediately and firmly may be routine, but choosing sides takes on a deeper, more dangerous meaning when race is at the heart of the story. Race as an explosive issue is nothing new, but it?s been staggering to see it simmer and boil over in our hyperdivided media environment where nonstop coverage on the Web and cable television creates a rush to judgment every day.

Partisan politics and far-flung conflicts fit nicely into that world ? who?s ahead, who?s behind, should we stay or go? ? but racial conflict? Not so much.

That hasn?t stopped many in the media from displaying the same reflexive vigilantism that some are attributing to George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon. All over the Internet and on cable TV, posses are forming, positions are hardening and misinformation is flourishing. Instead of debating how we as a culture are going to proceed, an increasingly partisan system of news and social media has factionalized and curdled.

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Too little too late NBC. That's like saying someone should have called the fire department after the house has been burned down for a week, Enough dummies are out in full force trying the case outside the courts all thanks to the way NBC and others initially portrayed Zimmerman.

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That is someone I can respect.

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ZING....!!!!

Spot on Alfonzo Rachel! Hit the situation right between the eyes.

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Maye if the media cause people to riot over this, their offices wil be the first to get torched.

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Start with MSNBC since they're the ones giving Al Sharpton a platform to spew his trash talk.

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A little bit on media vigilantism.....

http://www.nymag.com...call.html?imw=Y

NBC to Internally Investigate Misleading Segment on Zimmerman 911 Call

investigation complete and reveals egg on face :laugh:

NBC issues apology for edited Zimmerman 911 call

NBC News issued an apology Tuesday for the way it handled the broadcasting of the 911 conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher in the Trayvon Martin case.

Following reports that NBC aired audio of the call was edited in a way that implied Zimmerman was racist, the network launched an internal investigation.

"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," the network said in a statement cited by The Washington Post.

NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher, seeming to show Zimmerman saying, "This guy looks like he's up to no good ? he looks black."

A transcript of the complete 911 call shows that Zimmerman said, "This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."

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wow, I totally like this dude.

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stand your ground is a great law as is the castle doctrine. Was it misapplied in this case? Probably. But the idea behind it is fundamentally correct.

I agree with you. I understand that Stand Your Ground can be a useful Law, but there must be more restrictions in place and maybe should be re-evaluated/re-considered. I am not saying this because I am against it, but because now the government of Florida is going to be heavily scrutinized by the media and public until something can be resolved.

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Michigan's has a good balance - there is an initial assumption of justification, but a mandatory full review by the county prosecutor - not the city's - and they can call in the State Police crime lab if they need extra forensic resources

ABC has been caught editing too - this time of the video upthread.. Seems they cut out >3 minutes (the full version is ~6 minutes) showing the cops examining the wounds on Zimmerman's head. No apology from them, yet, even though their reporters said they couldn't see wounds since the start.

Oopsie....

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CNN has enhanced the audio even more and isolated the supposed racial slur. It doesn't sound anything like the slur to me and it sounds like is is saying it's "f*** cold". Listen and decide for yourself.

http://www.theblaze....cial-slur-used/

I wonder if al sharpton is smelling some DUKE! :rofl:

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True words !!!

Also, people should be brought to the court are the media also. They are playing with people life for their own benefits.

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True words !!!

Also, people should be brought to the court are the media also. They are playing with people life for their own benefits.

I completely disagree. The line between manipulation and lying in the media is grey and the last thing I want is the government fining or suing the media for stories it claims are untrue. This is what leads to government controlled media, which is far worse than corporate controlled media even though both are not generally objective.

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That is what libel and defammation laws are for. If Zimmerman is cleared in the investigation, then he could file a civil suit against the media and others for threatening his safety and destroying his reputation.

It wouldn't be the first time. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Bombings, the primary suspect was later cleared and he won a case against the media for hyping it so much.

The real problem for Zimmerman though is that a kid is dead so for him to try and go for a civil suit would probably paint a bigger target on his back as people will not like that. He especially should not go after the family. Now, a way around that is if he set up a special fund and signs off on any winnings from the suit to go the family and charity, that could help him.

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Yup. This has the smell of Olympic Bombing / Richard Jewell fiasco all over it.

If Zimmerman is cleared he has options as to how to sue the media: he coulf file a civil case in Florida; he could file a criminal lible case in Florida (Florida Statutes ? 836.01-836.11); or he could file in the state(s) where each entity is headquartered - in many cases NY which only has the civil option.

Not certain if he could go to federal court.

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If only the democrats that pulled stunts on tv like the congressman that wore the hoodie and Obama for his little "If I had a son..." line could be included in a defamation and libel suit. They were every bit as responsible for the almost public lynching of Zimmerman as the media is.

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