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  • SNL Was Once Funny --- And More Than A Little Prophetic!

    06/11/2019 8:16:11 PM PDT · by budj · 14 replies
    Satueday Night Live ^ | Sep 25, 2013 | SNL
    Years before she showed up, SNL was already making fun of her.
  • President Trump is 'interfering in British politics,' risks...: NBC's Chuck Todd

    06/03/2019 9:56:58 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 42 replies
    fox ^ | 06/03/2019 | Anna Hopkins
    President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom has the potential to interfere with British politics at a time when the country is particularly divided, according to NBC's Chuck Todd.
  • More House Democrats grow ready to impeach Trump, making Pelosi's job tougher

    06/01/2019 5:45:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/31/19 | Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi likes to talk about the numbers to defend her go-slow approach to launching a formal impeachment process against President Donald Trump. "I think it's like 35 of them out of 238, maybe its 38 out of 238, have said they wanted to be outspoken on impeachment and many of them are reflecting their views as well as those of their constituents," Pelosi said at a Commonwealth Club of California Wednesday. "Yes, there are some, and the press makes more of a fuss about the 38 than the 200." But there are strong signs that the...
  • The US-China rivalry could become dangerous, Asian leaders and experts warn

    05/30/2019 11:42:21 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/30/2019 | Kelly Olsen
    “We are now entering into a period of great power rivalry. The outcome is unclear, but it is critical that we stabilize the system.” That was the warning on Thursday from Singapore’s Heng Swee Keat, the man set to be the city-state’s next prime minister. China’s rapid ascent over the past decade, he said, has caused a clear shift in global politics, and those changes need to be addressed. The Singaporean deputy prime minister’s sentiment was echoed by other political figures and experts gathered in Tokyo for a conference on the future of the region. At the event, which was...
  • NBC Edits Out Alex Trebek Crediting Prayers With Helping His Cancer Battle

    05/30/2019 9:23:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 5/29/2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an interview with People magazine out Wednesday, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek credited the prayers of millions of his fans for helping him in his fight against stage-four pancreatic cancer, now in “near remission.” Yet, while ABC’s World News Tonight touted Trebek’s praise, the CBS Evening News ignored that part of Trebek’s comments and NBC Nightly News edited it out of the quotes read and video clips they aired. Before we can examine what was missing, let’s look at what should have been reported. ABC anchor David Muir recalled how Trebek “vowed to fight it” by playing a soundbite of...
  • ESPN President: ‘Our Fans Do Not Want Us to Cover Politics’

    05/21/2019 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    0,2019Natiuonal Review ^ | Ma 2 | Jim Geraghty
    Does it seem you hear a little bit less about political controversies in the sports world than you did a year or two ago? Do you find yourself grumbling at your television, “I just want to enjoy watching the game” less frequently? Today’s Los Angeles Times profiles ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, who took over running the network in March 2018. Deep in the article: Pitaro has also satisfied ESPN’s more traditional fans by steering commentators away from political discussions on-air and on social media, which heightened during President Trump’s criticism of NFL player protests against social injustice during the playing...
  • Pelosi Accuses Trump Of Posting 'Doctored' Video Of Her Stammering, NBC Instantly Exposes Her Lie

    05/24/2019 10:43:56 AM PDT · by montag813 · 82 replies
    24News ^ | 05-24-2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies are enraged at President Trump, after he tweeted a video with this caption: “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE,” with a video clip from the FoxBusiness Channel. Take a look. The video quickly racked up nearly 4 million views. But it didn’t take long for Pelosi’s camp and Democrats to allege that the video was altered -- a new tactic Democrats have used in recent months when embarrassing footage emerges. “Hours before the posting of this doctored video, @washingtonpost reports that doctored Pelosi videos are multiplying across social media,” Pelosi’s...
  • NBC: Strong Economy a ‘Myth’ to Hungry and Homeless College Students

    05/21/2019 2:18:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies ^ | 5/21/2019 | Kyle Drennan
    On Tuesday, NBC’s Today show seized on a highly questionable survey claiming that many college students across the U.S. were being forced to choose between “tuition or food.” Correspondent Jacob Soboroff even went so far as to claim that “The strong U.S. economy is a myth to many American college students.” “Eating or education? Jacob Soboroff with an eye-opening look at the cost of college and its toll,” co-host Savannah Guthrie teased late in the 7:00 a.m. ET half hour. Just minutes prior to the segment, fellow co-host Craig Melvin repeated the melodramatic sentiment: “Tuition or food? How the rising...
  • Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

    05/20/2019 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/20/2019 | Benjy Sarlin
    From reparations to "baby bonds," Democratic candidates are proposing big ideas to confront inequality. If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago. Far from a niche concern, candidates have incorporated it into their signature proposals. They've addressed it in speeches not just to black churches in South...
  • Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

    05/17/2019 3:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: "Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?" Perhaps the more pertinent question is, "Who else do you represent?" Because on the same day Rep. Rashida Tlaib was complaining (via her 500,000-follower Twitter account) that powerful forces were "trying to silence" her, the freshman representative also appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Tlaib's presence on "Late Night" is unsurprising, as the show has become something of a safe haven for unaccomplished freshman reps with very specific opinions about...
  • All Has Been Forgiven For Brian Williams At NBC: Back in the Saddle

    05/15/2019 8:07:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Is Brian Williams on his way back to the big chair he surrendered to Lester Holt on Nightly News? It’s starting to look that way. After his awkward departure from his anchor duties nearly four years ago, it looked as if his career was basically over. He’d been shuffled off to the network’s equivalent of the kiddy table at MSNBC after it was discovered he’d been “embellishing” his own role in news stories over the years. But as the New York Post reports, Williams was recently seen on stage at a high-profile event for advertisers, alongside some of the...
  • Buttigieg calls out Democrats for playing 'identity politics'

    05/13/2019 9:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 12, 2019 | Josh Lederman
    Pete Buttigieg sought to diffuse weeks of fraught questions about white privilege and his struggles attracting minorities to his campaign by calling out fellow Democrats on Saturday for playing “identity politics” and pitting one group’s grievances against another’s. In a risky speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, Buttigieg warned of a “crisis of belonging in this country,” arguing it was exacerbated by “so-called identity politics” that emphasize how one person hasn’t walked in another’s shoes — “something that is true, but it doesn’t get us very far.”
  • China is raising tariffs on $60 billion of US goods starting June 1

    05/13/2019 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-13-2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Key Points China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administration’s latest decision to increase duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products. U.S. stock indexes fall about 2% as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies escalates. ================================================================ China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods, the Chinese Finance Ministry said Monday. Beijing will increase tariffs on more than 5,000 products to as high as 25%. Duties on some other goods will increase to 20%. Those...
  • The Liberal Hypocrites Who Want to Be Our Moral Betters

    05/09/2019 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | May 9, 2019 | Mick O'Rourke
    Watching the recent and laughably hypocritical social media authorities' crackdown on "hate speech" (which means "speech that we don't like"), one is reminded strikingly of a confrontation recorded in the Gospels between Jesus Christ and the Pharisees.  Christ directed attention to the longstanding Pharisaical pretension to be just and holy men, although He in His omniscience saw them privately indulging in the very vices they publicly condemned: Blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.  Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are...
  • Covington teenager sues NBC for $275M, lawyer says

    05/01/2019 8:56:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/19 | Aris Folley
    An attorney representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann said Wednesday that he filed a $275 million defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal on Sandmann's behalf. “Today, @LLinWood and I filed a $275,000,000 lawsuit against NBCUniversal on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann. The facts of the suit show the anti-Trump narrative NBC pushed so hard,” attorney Todd V. McMurtry wrote in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. The tweet included a link to the 179-page complaint filed by McMurtry and L. Lin Wood, another attorney representing Sandmann, that accused the network of publishing “false and defamatory accusation” against Sandmann in its coverage of...
  • Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann sues NBC for $275 million

    05/01/2019 2:33:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Attorneys for Nicholas Sandmann filed a $275 million lawsuit Wednesday against NBCUniversal over its coverage of the Kentucky teen, accusing the network of creating a “false narrative” driven by its “anti-Trump agenda.” The lawsuit, the third filed by the Sandmann attorneys against major media outlets, alleged that NBC targeted the Covington Catholic High School student in its reporting on his Jan. 18 encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial. “NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas,” said the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
  • Star Trek: The Last Voyage - SNL (John Belushi)

    04/25/2019 3:21:42 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    YouTube and SNL ^ | 1978-ish | Lorne Michaels and John Belushi
    Star Trek: The Last Voyage - SNL
  • Mom who threatened to blow up church was NBC producer

    04/25/2019 7:35:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/25/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    A woman “claiming to be the Messiah” who threatened to blow up a California church on Easter Sunday while carrying her baby and a gun is a former digital producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in San Diego. Anna Conkey, 31, was tackled by her fellow churchgoers during the April 21 incident at the Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont area of San Diego. NBC 7 says Conkey is also a former intern at the station, as well as a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of San Diego State University. Her Linkedin profile indicates Conkey was “a Navy mass communication specialist for...
  • Mitt Romney poses a major headache for Trump on Fed appointments

    04/24/2019 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 23, 2019 | Jeff Cox
    President Donald Trump’s effort to stack the Federal Reserve with ideological allies has run into a familiar foe: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who’s likely to continue to act as a bulwark against the central bank becoming a target for political appointees. Herman Cain’s decision Monday to withdraw his name from consideration as a Fed governor was largely academic. Romney and three other GOP senators already were poised to torpedo the former Kansas City Fed president and pizza CEO’s nomination if it was brought to a vote.
  • Mom Who Threatened Church On Easter Sunday Identified As Freelance Journalist, US Navy Member

    04/23/2019 5:39:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    A woman carrying her infant daughter and a gun who walked into a Southern California church Easter Sunday and made threats about blowing it up has been identified as a former member of the U.S. Navy and freelance digital journalist for an NBC News affiliate. Anna Conkey, 31, was arrested Sunday following the incident at Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont area of San Diego, according to police. Investigators say Conkey walked into the auditorium after the non-denominational church service started and began making threats and waving a handgun. Several members of the church managed to disarm and subdue Conkey until...