They are going to do an "internal investigation". Their idea of an investigation is probably high fives all around... This MSNBC garbage should call for a special place in hell. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...gment/2012/03/31/gIQAc4HhnS_blog.html?hpid=z6 NBC to do âinternal investigationâ on Zimmerman segment By Erik Wemple NBC told this blog today that it would investigate its handling of a piece on the âTodayâ show that ham-handedly abridged the conversation between George Zimmerman and a dispatcher in the moments before the death of Trayvon Martin. A statement from NBC: âWe have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story.â Great news right there. As exposed by Fox News and media watchdog site NewsBusters, the âTodayâ segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call: Zimmerman: This guy looks like heâs up to no good. He looks black. Hereâs how the actual conversation went down: Zimmerman: This guy looks like heâs up to no good. Or heâs on drugs or something. Itâs raining and heâs just walking around, looking about. Dispatcher: OK, and this guy â is he black, white or Hispanic? Zimmerman: He looks black. The difference between what âTodayâ put on its air and the actual tape? Complete: In the âTodayâ version, Zimmerman volunteered that this person âlooks black,â a sequence of events that would more readily paint Zimmerman as a racial profiler. In realityâs version, Zimmerman simply answered a question about the race of the person whom he was reporting to the police. Nothing prejudicial at all in responding to such an inquiry. In an appearance on Fox Newsâs âHannity,â Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, called this elision on the part of âTodayâ an âall-out falsehoodâ â not just a distortion or misrepresentation. And itâs a falsehood with repercussions. Much of the public discussion over the past week has settled on how conflicting facts and interpretations call into question whether Zimmerman acted justifiably or criminally. Thatâs a process thatâll continue. But one set of facts in the is ironclad, and thatâs the back-and-forth between Zimmerman and the dispatcher. To portray that exchange in a way that wrongs Zimmerman is high editorial malpractice well worthy of the investigation that NBC is now mounting.