Archive for April 7, 2012

Steve Capus Interview

Posted in MSNBC on April 7, 2012 by icn2

Reuters’ Chris Francescani scores an interview with Steve Capus who gives more detail on what NBC did regarding the Zimmerman 911 edit.

As part of the investigation, 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.

But I am more interested in what Capus says here about MSNBC and Al Sharpton…

“Reverend Sharpton is a talk show host on MSNBC,” Capus said. “We believe there’s a distinction between the role he plays and our front line journalists who are part of NBC’s news gathering and reporting. This is a large news organization that has many people involved in any number of different aspects of coverage and commentary. That’s the distinction we’ve made as a news organization.”

Um…what about when MSNBC covers Sharpton’s activism as news? This gets very circular too easily…

What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…

Posted in What's Hot/What's Not on April 7, 2012 by icn2

Post your nominations for this week’s What’s Hot/What’s Not. I’ll post the finalists Sunday night…


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