The good deacon used to work for CBS News and knows whereof he speaks. Charity believeth all things, and so you want to attribute this to stupidity rather than malice. But come on. Whoever edited that tape *has* to have known the effect the edit would have. And 30 minutes after it was broadcast was the time to have published a retraction and apology for making Zimmerman look like a racist. That they are only getting around to it now suggests that what happened is that some eager beavers like Brent Bozell caught these bomb throwing despicable liars with their pants down last Thursday and now they are trying to save face.
Heads should roll over this. And after the clowns who edited and broadcast this piece of napalm are gone, they should send an interdepartmental memo over to MSNBC and finally ax that vile grifter Al Sharpton.
Meanwhile, this also provides further proof for my brand new theory about using things like “evidence” and “witnesses” in some sort of legal setting so that matters like this can be sorted out dispassionately and not only on the basis of millions of ignorant people who were not there making snap judgments based on edited crap fed them by a media looking to gin up controversy in order to sell beer and shampoo.