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Sunday, April 8, 2012

NBC fire’s no names please Miami-based producer for Zimmerman tape screw up.



 Is this ‘no named, seasoned producer’ also going to be held accountable for the ‘horrific, random hate crimes, that have taken place all in the name of  ’Trayvon Martin’  against innocent defenseless  whites now?  One 50-year-old white man in their
own home beaten with a hammer on life support  by two black teens  and the other a bunch of punks 11 years old to 17; both black and white beating a defenseless 78-year- old man.  
78-year-old Dallas Watts
I wonder if the First Amendment can save him or her for causing a ‘panic’, which led to riotous actions all over the editing of Zimmerman “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” and by doing that resulted in harm or injury towards innocent WHITES!  If this so called seasoned producer isn’t held accountable I think that NBC should be.  shera~
The phrase refers to a quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s opinion in the case Schenck v. United States, 249 US 47 (1919), a Supreme Court case that explored the limits of First Amendment protection of free speech.
The exact quote is: “The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”
Holmes point was that there is no absolute right of free speech, because there are always circumstances in which unregulated expression can create problematic or dangerous situations. The need for safeguarding the public (or, in the case of Schenck, the government) against certain forms of speech creates exceptions that are not protected by the First Amendment. “Falsely shouting fire in a theatre” is an example illustrating Holmes’ point.
Another quote from Schenck that further clarifies the Court’s position: “Words which, ordinarily and in many places, would be within the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment may become subject to prohibition when of such a nature and used in such circumstances a to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils which Congress has a right to prevent. The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.”
The “clear and present danger” test became the standard against which exercise of certain First Amendment rights were measured. The Court later relaxed these restrictions in a series of cases that culminated in current restriction, defined in
Bradenburg v. Ohio, 395 US 444 (1969). In Bradenburg, the Court held a person could not be punished for using offensive or infammatory language, but only by inciting “imminent lawless action,” with “lawlessness” being a likely outcome of the speech.
Criminal syndicalism is a doctrine which advocates crime, sabotage, violence or other unlawful methods of terrorism as a means of accomplishing industrial or political reform. The advocates of this doctrine believe that unions should run the nation’s economy.  Criminal syndicalism is associated with a radical labor organization known as the Industrial Workers of the World. Half the states passed criminal syndicalism laws just after World War I. Their target was the Industrial Workers of the World.

NEW YORK — NBC News has fired a producer for editing a recording of George Zimmerman’s call to police the night he shot Trayvon Martin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Saturday.
The person was not authorized to talk about the situation publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The identity of the producer was not disclosed.
An NBC spokeswoman declined to comment.
The producer’s dismissal followed an internal investigation that led to NBC apologizing for having aired the misleading audio.
NBC’s “Today” show first aired the edited version of Zimmerman’s call on March 27. The recording viewers heard was trimmed to suggest that Zimmerman volunteered to police, with no prompting, that Martin was black: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
But the portion of the tape that was deleted had the 911 dispatcher asking Zimmerman if the person who had raised his suspicion was “black, white or Hispanic,” to which Zimmerman responded, “He looks black.”
Later that night of Feb. 26, the 17-year-old Martin was fatally shot by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. Though Martin was unarmed, Zimmerman told police he fired in self-defense after Martin attacked him.

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