Steve Capus,president of NBC News apologized for a mistake. What mistake? It would be the height of naivety to believe that such careful altering of the tape was a mistake and not a deliberate act.
A respectable news agency will have zero tolerance for dishonesty of this sort. Steve Capus is the captain of the ship; he is the one who should go, not just some anonymous producer who got caught exposing the extent of bias that appears to exist throughout the network. At an upright news outlet a producer would know he was risking his job if he doctored a tape in a way to give an allusion opposite to the truth.
NBC is becoming MSNBC lite.
An aside. False apologies are common place. When an apology takes the form “I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings” it is not an apology at all. It’s an expression of regret that the offended person doesn’t agree with the offender. A: You are an ugly pig. B: You owe me an apology. A: I apologize because you were offended when I pointed it out.