NBC News President Steve Capus has updated Reuters about that edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin. It was “a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,” Capus maintains. Reuters reports that NBC News brass interviewed more than a dozen staffers during its investigation of the matter, including the Miami-based producer who was fired Thursday. “The producer who edited the call was questioned extensively about motivation, and it was determined that the person had cut the video clip down to meet a maximum time requirement for the length of the segment – a common pressure in morning television – and inadvertently edited the call in a way that proved misleading.” Capus said that NBC News’ broadcast standards department, led by David McCormick, has been holding meetings with various NBC News shows, as well as the network’s specialized units, to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Capus also is holding meetings among the network executives.
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