Last week, we reported that NBC Miami reporter Jeff Burnside became the second NBC producer to be fired over a misleading edit to Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman‘s 911 call that made it into several Today Show broadcasts. According to TV Newser, the internal NBC News investigation that resulted in Burnside’s dismissal also uncovered another edited Zimmerman tape, which has resulted in the firing of Miami-based correspondent Lilia Luciano from the network.
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male.
Dispatcher: Are you following him?
Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that.
From the real 911 tape:
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.
I’m going to call Luciano exactly what she is: “A Liberal lying sack of shit.” This goes for the prosecutor up in Jacksonville also folks. Strong words for people intent on evil acts.