NBC Apologizes For Editing George Zimmerman's 911 Call on Today Show

NBC today apologized for an editing "error" in the dialogue in George Zimmerman's taped 911 call during a segment on the Today Show.

The "error" referred to was a segment of Zimmerman's 911 call that made it seem as if he was voluntarily racial profiling Trayvon Martin. On Today, the conversation with the dispatcher ran as follows:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black.

Many, including Eric Wemple over at the Washington Post, noticed that on the actual 911 tape, the dispatcher had prompted Zimmerman to identify Martin's race:

Zimmerman: This guy looks like he's up to no good. Or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about.

Dispatcher: OK, and this guy - is he black, white or Hispanic?

Zimmerman: He looks black.

"During our investigation it became evident that there was an error made in the production process that we deeply regret," reads NBC's statement. "We will be taking the necessary steps to prevent this from happening in the future and apologize to our viewers."

[WaPo, Hollywood Reporter]