This will be swept awy by the Special Prosecutor's press conference scheduled for 6PM, but here we go:
If NBC's non-investigation of five appearances of the bogus Zimmerman 911 edit isn't enough, let's poke at this mystery - what "enhanced" police video did MSNBC air last month, what did it really show, and where is it now?
Last Thursday afternoon, MSNBC played videotape of Zimmerman’s apparent injuries which was much more “enhanced,” much more clear. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 3/30/12.
Martin Bashir referred to this tape as “an extended and newly released surveillance video” which showed “new angles, never seen before, of George Zimmerman being brought into the Sanford police station.” This suggested that MSNBC had received a second tape from the Sanford police video system—that this was not the same old tape others had aired before.
Bashir's tape did provide a much clearer look at the back of Zimmerman’s head. It seemed to show a rather large goose-egg style bump on the back of his head, with a rather clear abrasion atop it.
This tape is much more “enhanced” than the ABC tape. And it has now disappeared.
He linked to a March 30 post which included this:
Most strikingly, this new video showed close-ups of the back of Zimmerman’s head—footage which hadn’t been shown Wednesday night. Rather clearly, these close-ups seemed to show a fairly substantial goose-egg style lump on the back of Zimmerman’s head, with a fairly clear abrasion at its crown.
You too can watch this “extended and newly released surveillance video,” with its “new angles, never seen before.” To do so, just click here. The new close-ups are shown four times, starting at 2:45.
As you watch these close-up shots, you will hear [Martin] Bashir and his guest, Joy-Ann Reid, as they keep stating the party line: There is no sign of injury to Zimmerman on these tapes! In fairness to Reid, and this is important: Reid wasn’t present in the studio. We would assume that she wasn’t able to see this new videotape.
Why did Bashir say the things he did? Go ahead! You explain!
I have followed the links, listened to the Kafka-esque dialogue, and saved the screen shot above which appeared during the 'no apparent injury' discussion.
Where is the video now? Was it authentic and buried? Was it fake, and if so, why run it? Or, why ask why?
By way of comparison, Al Sharpton of MSNBC recently presented without comment a different video. Back to Bob:
As usual, Sharpton, Coffey and Padowitz were echoing each others’ views. To watch the full segment, click here.
For us, a rather shocking moment occurs around 11:45 on this tape.
At that point, without comment from Sharpton, new videotape of Zimmerman appears. It offers a very large close-up of the back of his head as he arrives at the Sanford police station on the night of the killing.
This close-up isn’t grainy. And wow! In this close-up image, the back of Zimmerman’s head seems to be completely pristine. There isn’t the slightest sign of any blemish or injury.
There isn’t a stub of a hair out of place. There is no sign of any injury. To judge from this new close-up view, Zimmerman didn’t suffer the slightest wound or abrasion on the night of the killing—just exactly as we libs have been told. (See the second comment to Drum, above.)
Does that close-up represent an accurate picture of Zimmerman’s head on the night of the killing? We have no idea. But this close-up photo is impossible to reconcile with two earlier close-up shots, including one close-up which was aired by MSNBC on March 29. That close-up seemed to show an obvious goose-egg on the back of Zimmerman’s head, crowned with an obvious abrasion.
Mr. Sharpton doesn't say "no sign of injury", nor does he explain whether the video is enhanced or not; ABC News exhausted that topic.
What videos does NBC have in its archives, and which are authentic? Inquiring minds want to know.