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About: sandusky lawyers may use nbc tape error in appeal| reuters

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In the Sandusky interview with NBC, Costas asks, "Are you sexually attracted to young boys, to underage boys?" according to an NBC News transcript.

Sandusky responded, "Am I sexually attracted to underage boys?"

But in the "Today" version, which was played for jurors and is still available on YouTube (here), the exchange was repeated.

The interview was originally aired correctly on NBC News' new magazine show, ‘Rock Center' on November 14. The erroneous version that repeated the exchange aired the following morning on ‘Today.'

In a statement, NBC's Lynn said: "Under subpoena, NBC News turned over three versions of the Costas interview to prosecutors, including the 'Today' version with the error in it. Prosecutors used the 'Today' version, not realizing it included a technical glitch, and played it for the jury.

My question of the hour is how much false editing of broadcast media is enough to loose a license to broadcast?


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Mark de LA says
seth 2012-06-26 14:20:58 16066
Well i don't hear any "gotcha" to be had in a duplication of the Costas's question.  It sounds just like a technical error in editing the tape.   Is there any evidence at all about the intention of the editor here?
Apparently Sandusky's lawyer can hear it & has said he may use it in an appeal.  That is good enough for me in this case.  It is one out of three wierd edits NBC has done recently (already mentioned).

Mark de LA says
seth 2012-06-25 15:38:53 16066

Well ... come on ... here is a link to the exact part of the video ... the editing is obvious and doesn't appear to me to be designed to intentionally mislead ... it is just a sloppy splice.  If they throw out the case for such a reason that would be a travesty of justice indeed.

Regardless of which side you come down on the actual case the editing is done to put a gotcha in the film at 11 segment.  Same way with the Trayvon Martin case & recently with Romney. Spin all you like, but these guys are jerks otherwise they wouldn't have been fired.