NBC Miami Apologizes 2nd Zimmerman Tape Edit, Fires Burnside
by James Denison - 4/28/12 7:26 PM
In an astonishing admission, Miami's NBC6 has acknowledged the
local affiliate made the same questionable edits to George Zimmerman's
call to police that were widely attacked when the network aired a
similarly misleading clip on the Today show last month.
Jeff Burnside, a 13-year veteran of the local WTVJ station, was fired
Friday and two other employees were disciplined. Unlike the Today show, NBC6 aired a correction and apology
during its Wednesday evening newscasts.
A Miami-based network producer was fired for the Today show
gaffe, and several more were disciplined. Glassman declined to name any
of the disciplined local journalists involved in the Today incident, except to say that the person who lost his job at WTVJ was the one who "directed the edits.
Brent Bozell called him a "fall guy.""I don't like fall guys,"
said Bozell, whose Media Research Center publishes newsbusters.org. "If
people were overworked and having a bad menopausal day — I'll buy that
once. I won't buy that twice.