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  • Chelsea Clinton Reported to Have Acted as Prima Donna at NBC News

    05/18/2015 5:27:59 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 91 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Know your place, peon! You may not approach Chelsea Clinton. If you need to contact her, you can only do so indirectly through a producer. Never face to face which is for ordinary people. Those were the instructions for Chelsea's co-workers at not only NBC News but also at the management consulting firm at McKinsey where she briefly worked. Apparently Chelsea's attitude is so toxic that even dedicated liberals at the Clinton Foundation have split rather than having to deal with Chelsea according to a New York Post report:
  • How the Clintons worked Haiti

    05/15/2015 2:39:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    [I]n the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Obama administration and Congress gave Bill Clinton carte blanche in handling hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing to Haiti for recovery and reconstruction. This translated into enormous political power for the former president in the poorest country in the hemisphere, making him a de facto cacique. Mr. Clinton loves to paint himself as a third-world redeemer, as he did in an interview in Africa with an NBC reporter that aired last week. The reporter asked about charges that the Clinton Foundation’s practice...
  • NEWMAX GIVES OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION

    05/16/2015 4:38:17 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN, TARINI PARTI, HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS
    NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show....The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:....$1,000,000-$5,000,000 Carlos Slim Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder James Murdoch Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox Newsmax Media Florida-based conservative media network
  • In Stunning U-Turn, NBC Retracts Story That Obama Lied About bin Laden

    05/14/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It would appear someone at NBC News got a rather large tap on the shoulder. In what is a stunning reversal of their confirmation that President Obama lied and lying about the killing of bin Laden, NBC News has updated their original story - that "two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a 'walk in' asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding" - to this - "Sources say that while the asset provided information vital to the hunt...
  • Black Journalist Warns NBC Brass: Keep Lester Holt or 'It's Going to Get Ugly'

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.” It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • SASSY Carly Fiorina Has A Unique Way Of Dealing With Chuck Todd

    05/10/2015 1:41:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/15 | BETSY ROTHSTEIN
    SASSY Carly Fiorina Has a Unique Way of Dealing with Chuck Todd. The link takes you to the DC home page where the piece is proceeded by the super title "SASSY" while the article itself doesn't include that reference. I just find it interesting choice of words. Sassy? Has Ted Cruz been Sassy? I bet bitchy and hysterical will be used too at some point. I know it was meant lovingly but others might not see that way.
  • ‘Chuck Todd just got jacked up': Carly Fiorina is throwing ‘domaingate’ right back at the media

    05/10/2015 10:49:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Carly Fiorina is clearly not worried about the mocking from the media over fake web domains. After she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning, she let Chuck Todd know he has a domain of his own out there.
  • U.S. presidential candidate Fiorina spins web around interviewer

    05/10/2015 12:36:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently has learned something about registering website domain names. Shortly after the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive announced her campaign last week, she found out that a cybersquatter had bought the rights to carlyfiorina.org and was using it to criticize her record. Chuck Todd of NBC News brought up the issue while interviewing Fiorina on "Meet the Press" and showed the website, which features row after row of frowny-face emoticons representing 30,000 people laid off during her Hewlett-Packard tenure from 1999 to 2005.
  • Detroit TV Anchor Angers Local Muslim Community with ISIS Comments

    05/09/2015 8:56:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | May 8, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    A Detroit-based local news anchor found herself in hot water this week after making a comment connecting Michigan’s large Muslim community to potential ISIS threats. During a Wednesday broadcast on NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV Local 4, anchor Carmen Harlan discussed a possible ISIS-connected threat in the state. “Given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East, I guess this should not come as a real surprise,” she said. Seeing as the state has a substantial Muslim population, several organizations spoke out against Harlan, calling upon her and the network to officially apologize, the Lebanese Examiner reported.
  • Detroit Reporter Tells Truth About Muslims in Michigan: Forced to Apologize

    05/09/2015 11:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2015 | Rick Moran
    A reporter for a Detroit TV station got in hot water earlier this week when she mentioned that, given the substantial Muslim population in the state, “it should not come as a real surprise” if there was a Michigan connection to Islamic State.The reporter was roundly criticized. Not for stating the obvious, but because she said the words “Muslim” and “ISIS” in the same sentence.Mediaite: During a Wednesday broadcast on NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV Local 4, anchor Carmen Harlan discussed a possible ISIS-connected threat in the state. “Given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle...
  • Kohlmann: Geller's Actions Like Lighting Fire And Complaining You Got Burned

    05/08/2015 3:43:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 8,2015 | Ian Hanchett
    NBC Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann compared the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest and Pamela Geller’s actions to hate crimes, “lighting the Reichstag on fire and then complaining that your fingers got singed,” and accused her of infringing on other people’s free speech rights on Wednesday’s “Hardball.”
  • NBC News Reporter Ayman Mohyeldin Wants Islam Protected From Satire

    05/05/2015 8:44:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Nolte
    Ayman Mohyeldin is advertised by NBC News as an objective reporter. This objective reporter became infamous earlier this year for lying about and smearing a decorated veteran sniper, the late Chris Kyle, as a “racist” who went on anti-Muslim “killing sprees” in Iraq.
  • NBC: Mohammed Drawing Event Attackers Were "Nutcases"; Christians "Have Done The Exact Same Thing"

    05/05/2015 7:14:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies
    In an appearance on Monday's broadcast of MSNBC's Hardball NBC terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann berated Pamela Geller and those who hosted a contest to draw the prophet Mohammed in Garland, Texas on Sunday night. The event ended tragically when two gunmen, at least one being a Muslim, shot a security guard before they were shot dead by police. Kohlmann said that while everyone has the right to freedom of speech, the coordinators of this event were "standing by the principle of hatred for other people." However, Kohlmann did admit that the response to contest was "predictable." "Everyone has the right...
  • Brian Williams Knows He’s Dead

    05/01/2015 2:06:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | April 30, 2015 | JACK SHAFER
    At this point, Brian Williams knows he’s dead: He’s simply negotiating the terms of his burial. For a brief moment earlier this week, it looked as though Williams might have found a champion in Andrew Lack, the newly returned chief of NBC News. According to a blind-sourced story in the Daily News, Lack was hoping to reseat his old friend Williams in the network’s anchor chair. But whoever launched that trial balloon—presumably a Williams loyalist—must have been ducking for cover the next day when the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post sent high-velocity rounds through the Daily News item...
  • University Chair Makes Pretty Convincing Argument Against Constitutionality Of Birthright

    05/01/2015 4:17:31 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 30 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 4/30/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    American citizenship as a birthright has recently become a prominent issue in the ongoing immigration debate, and congressional leaders sought answers during a hearing Wednesday. The House Judiciary Committee called upon legal experts to discuss whether the U.S. Constitution actually allows children born in the United States to be citizens, even if their parents are illegal immigrants. Under the Citizenship Clause, which falls under the Fourteenth Amendment, people born within the country or its territories are automatically granted citizenship
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

    04/29/2015 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 28, 2015 | Claire Atkinson
    This time, Brian Williams may not be exaggerating. Talks between the exiled anchor and NBCUniversal have recently become tense — with the 55-year-old newsman saying he will not have his “NBC Nightly News” job taken away without a battle, The Post has learned. “Brian is saying he’s not going down without a fight and [is] threatening to make it really ugly — worse than Ann Curry,” a source close to NBC told The Post. [Snip] Without a doubt, there is an increasing urgency within NBCUniversal management ranks to bring the prickly situation to an end. [Snip] As talks between Williams...
  • NBC Sending Message to Brian Williams: 'You're Dead'

    04/28/2015 9:57:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Newser ^ | Apr 26, 2015 3:03 PM CDT | Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – Details about NBC's Brian Williams investigation are leaking out—for example, news broke that he may have told Jon Stewart a tall tale, and yesterday sources told the Washington Post that the investigation found at least 11 examples of Williams' publicly embellishing a story. Those leaks are likely quite intentional, "longtime broadcast executives" tell Politico Playbook. The network is probably trying to force Williams to resign, sending him the message, "You're dead. Now negotiate," the sources say. That's because it would be more trouble—and possibly more money—to have to fire him, though some NBC insiders say Williams could still...
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times (MASSIVE internal investigation)

    04/25/2015 9:59:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/25/15 | Paul Farhi
    A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe. NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire. His account was challenged by soldiers who were on the flight, leading to a furor that prompted NBC to suspend Williams for six...
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • Hometown Residents Want Tribute to Brian Williams Torn Down (Elmira NY)

    04/12/2015 7:06:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Apr 2015 | John Nolte
    The indignities heaped upon suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams just keep piling up, and by extension, almost certainly ensure he will not return to the anchor chair after his six months in purgatory are complete. The latest was reported Friday by the New York Post: Dozens of residents from Williams’ home town are demanding a tribute sign to their former favorite son be torn down. Thus far, Mayor Sue Skidmore is balking. The town’s welcome sign, which also honors a half-dozen other hometown notables (including Mark Twain), would be too expensive to replace, she says. …
  • Brian Williams 'started lying because he felt insecure following Tom Brokaw...'

    04/07/2015 12:55:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-7-15 | Lydia WArren
    Williams was suspended from NBC in February after it emerged he'd lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003 A new report in Vanity Fair claims Williams lied because he felt insecure taking over from beloved anchor Tom Brokaw at the Nightly News While some execs saw his lying as 'quirks' of his personality, the tales left Brokaw 'incensed' and he ultimately didn't support Williams in February After he was accused of lying, Williams wondered if he had a brain tumor But other NBC employees said Williams had always been out of his depth...
  • "American Odyssey" on NBC - spoilers

    04/06/2015 1:23:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    Watched it | 5/6/15
    OK. In a season during which NBC has put-on its big boy pants -- or the one dirty word a minute standard -- in order to compete with cable, we have several new shows. Among them is the new "American Odyssey," which premiered last night. The bad news is that the show offers nothing new. Big business is pure evil, secretly funding Islamic terrorism and sending its own private army to kill American soldiers who may embarrass BIG EVIL BUSINESS, which operates like the Klingon Empire except that the Klingons are more honorable and gentle. In "Odyssey," corporations also kill...
  • MSNBC Ratings Fall 40%: Countdown to Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews Firings

    04/02/2015 7:45:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/02/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    CNN and FOX News have stepped up their game. CNN has gone full infotainment under Jeff Zucker and is eating MSNBC’s lunch. Meanwhile MSNBC has the same cast of social justice warriors with occasional interruptions from idiots like Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews offering the same predigested pablum that MSNBC’s younger audience gets in mock form from the Daily Show.The collapse is hitting fast and hard. MSNBC’s demo ratings, the 25-54 adult audience, has fallen anywhere from 39% to 45% (I’ve seen three numbers quoted across Variety, Deadline and Mediaite, 39%, 40% and 45%). For Q1 2015, MSNBC’s weekday primetime...
  • NBC's Ann Curry Compares Iranian "Hardliners" to American Conservatives

    03/31/2015 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March, 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is last night on NBC Nightly News, grab sound bite number five. This is just more of the same here, more this left wing hate for conservatives. Like this Bureau of Labor Statistics babe, Ashack, is out there saying that Christians vote for Christians and end up being Nazis and so forth on her Twitter account. She claims she was hacked. Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Lester Holt filling in for the paragon of truth, Brian Williams, had Ann Curry in there to talk about the Iran nuclear talks. He said, "What's the latest on the...
  • Ted Cruz's team says this is the proof that he can run for US president despite his Canadian roots

    03/30/2015 4:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 30, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    According to his campaign team, two top lawyers definitively settled the question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is eligible to run for US president with an article published in the Harvard Law Review earlier this month. In an email to Business Insider last week, Cruz's senior adviser Catherine Frazier said the campaign is pointing any reporters who ask about Cruz's eligibility to the March 11 article by Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. "Any coverage on this issue should include the Harvard Law Review article by Katyal and Clement," Frazier wrote. Questions have been raised about Cruz's eligibility as he...
  • Jamie Foxx Under Fire for ‘Transphobic’ Bruce Jenner Jokes

    03/30/2015 10:51:36 AM PDT · by drewh · 55 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:55 am, March 30th, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    Jamie Foxx hosted the IHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday night and has spent much of the next morning taking heat on Twitter for a joke he made at Bruce Jenner’s expense. “We have some groundbreaking performances here too tonight,” Foxx said in his monologue. “Bruce Jenner will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his and her duet all by himself.” “Look, I’m just busting your balls while I still can,” he added to a mixture of groans and applause from the audience, which included Kylie Jenner, the Olympian-turned-reality star’s teenage daughter. The tweet that seems to have set...
  • NBC News Sued For Libel & Slander After Describing Rifle Target Company As Bomb Makers

    03/30/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Bob Owens
    NBC News and a local affiliate have being slapped with a libel and slander lawsuit for March, 23, 2015 report that aired on Today (also known as The Today Show) entitled, “Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell ‘Dangerous Explosives.'”
  • NBC News’ Boss Faces Challenge Fixing MSNBC

    03/29/2015 12:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2015 1:38 PM EDT | David Bauder
    As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work. While he was gone, MSNBC changed from traditional news to a political network with a liberal lens. Now that it is mired in a ratings slump, Lack’s mandate as chairman will be figuring out if MSNBC needs a complete overhaul or a sharpening of its mission. The current picture is seriously ugly. Through early March, Chris Hayes’ viewership at 8 p.m. on weekdays was down 23 percent from...
  • OpEd: Latinos Fit Right In, See Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2015 | BY STEPHEN A. NUŃO
    With the announcement of Ted Cruz's candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and his speech at the convocation of the ultra-conservative Liberty University, the country finds itself jilted to the right on the ideological spectrum. Ted Cruz is quite the curious ideological torchbearer precisely because he is Latino. The general assumption in politics is that growing Hispanic Latino participation in politics will only mean an ideological shift to the left. This makes Ted Cruz' candidacy a welcome reminder that Latino candidates won't, for good or bad, necessarily stray from traditional American politics any time soon. The son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Twitter Is a Cesspool

    03/16/2015 2:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Former NBC News reporter Lisa Myers has done a Sharyl Attkisson of sorts. "In an interview published Wednesday, a former longtime member of the mainstream media took some shots at the mainstream media, contending they do not hold 'the White House or any other part of government accountable.' Lisa Myers, a former investigative correspondent for NBC News who left the network last year to work on '[her] golf game'..." I've played golf with Lisa Myers; she's good. She did a profile of me for one of the shows that was on, NBC Dateline or whatever, and part of the...
  • Dr Nancy Snyderman resigns as NBC's chief medical editor months after she sparked public outcry

    03/12/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03/12/2015 | By Snejana Farberov
    Today Show's veteran chief medical correspondent Dr Nancy Snyderman announced her departure Thursday, months after she sparked a controversy by violating a quarantine upon her return from covering the Ebola epidemic in Africa. In a statement released this morning, Snyderman, 62, said that her decision to leave NBC was partially informed by her desire to return to her medical ‘roots.’ However, she noted that the Ebola scandal also played a role in her resignation.
  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/11/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/15 | New York Post
    NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.” More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • Former network news reporter: My network didn’t want to hold government accountable

    03/11/2015 2:21:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-11-15 | Ed Morissey
    Sharyl Attkisson has bravely spoken out about her experiences with editorial bias at CBS News over the past couple of years, but … it wasn’t Attkisson who spoke to the Des Moines Register’s Courtney Crowder. This time the whistleblower is NBC News’ Lisa Myers, who is currently on the lecture circuit discussing her experiences as a journalist. Myers left NBC a year ago after clashing with Brian Williams over his refusal to air reports that he considered “divisive,” but that Myers considered part of the job of news organizations to keep government accountable. One of Myers’ spiked stories was that...
  • NBC News Whitewashes History on Iran Diplomacy

    03/09/2015 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12:11 PM, Mar 9, 2015 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In a tweet this morning, NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray writes: “With GOP Senators’ Iran Move, Politics Goes Beyond the Water’s Edge.” 47 Republican Senators sent to the Supreme Leader of Iran reminding him that Congress is not bound by deals that Congress does not approve. The article Murray links to describes this as “stunning” and “unprecedented” and implies that the letter constitutes a breach of protocol so significant that it ends the long tradition of bipartisan foreign policy. This is utterly preposterous. The only way to reach such a conclusion is to ignore efforts by Democrats to...
  • Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration?

    03/09/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure, temporary so far, of Brian Williams has provided a measure of relief to NBC’s beleaguered news division. With Lester Holt getting good ratings and other stories erupting (notably Hillary Clinton’s scandals at State and the Clinton Foundation), people have paid less attention to efforts to scour Williams’ records for more evidence of fabulism and exaggeration. It’s been almost a month since the last big reveal, and NBC News has been very quiet about its own probe into Williams’ public statements.That doesn’t mean that NBC has righted the ship in its news division, though. New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Clinton Private Email Scandal Lends "Legitimacy" To Re-Open Benghazi Case

    03/06/2015 8:19:10 PM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    On her MSNBC program Friday, NBC's Andrea Mitchell said the Hillary Clinton private e-mail scandal has brought new legitimacy to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. "The Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee was viewed by many as overkill, that it had all been cleared up back two years ago," Mitchell said. "And the fact is that some people, certainly the partisans for Hillary Clinton thought it was a witch hunt. Now, they can say with some legitimacy we didn't have the e-mails and we know it's out there." ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS: The Benghazi investigation by the Select Committee...
  • NBC's Charles Manson Series 'Aquarius' With David Duchovny Set for May

    03/07/2015 8:34:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    NBC has set a May 28th start date for the Charles Manson miniseries Aquarius, which stars David Duchovny as a Los Angeles police officer in pursuit of the Helter Skelter cult leader in the period leading up to the Sharon Tate murder. Game of Thrones actor Gethin Anthony will portray Manson on the 13-episode "event series." Aquarius takes place in 1967 Los Angeles and follows Duchovny's Sgt. Sam Hodiak and a counterculture-infiltrating undercover cop played by Gray Damon as they investigate Manson and his "Family," the Wrap reports.
  • Iran Renews Vow to ‘Annihilate’ Israel, NBC Buries Lede

    03/05/2015 7:24:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, sat down with NBC News this week for an exclusive interview. NBC’s headline and story are: “Iran Foreign Minister: We Believe We Are ‘Very Close’ to Nuke Deal.” But the Times of Israel noted a buried lede–“Zarif: The Netanyahu regime ‘should be annihilated’.” While the American editors focused on boosting prospects for President Barack Obama’s signature diplomatic initiative, their Israeli counterparts focused on the threat that remains.
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Take Issue With Netanyahu Speech [Transformed America?]

    03/01/2015 10:24:20 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    NBC ^ | March 1, 2015 | MARK MURRAY
    Poll: Nearly Half of Americans Take Issue With Netanyahu Speech BY MARK MURRAY Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. By contrast, 30 percent of those polled believe the invitation was fine, and another 22 percent don't know enough to say either way. Not surprisingly, the issue breaks along partisan lines, with 66 percent of Democrats saying Republicans shouldn't have invited Netanyahu without first notifying...
  • Question Ted Cruz should ask: Can a foreign-born American be president?

    02/24/2015 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 210 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Doyle McManus
    Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters.. There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware; his father, a Cuban refugee working in Canada's oil fields. Thanks to his mother, Cruz was a U.S. citizen at birth. But that doesn't clear up a...
  • Ex-NBC Bureau Chief Backs Up O’Reilly’s Account of Falklands War Riot (Sorry David Corn fans)

    Two former CBS reporters have strongly disputed Bill O’Reilly‘s accounts of what happened one night when they covered a riot in Buenos Aires, but on The Factor tonight, O’Reilly brought on a former NBC News bureau chief who backed up his story. Don Browne was the NBC News Miami bureau chief at the time, and he oversaw the network’s Falklands coverage. And Browne told O’Reilly his account was accurate. As opposed to some of the other accounts, which have to some extent downplayed the danger, Browne said the situation “got progressively more intense” and there were demonstrations in Buenos Aires...
  • Brian Williams resigns from board of Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 6:10:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bill Hutchinson
    Disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams has resigned from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s board of directors. In a statement announcing the resignation Thursday, foundation president Ron Rand did not elaborate on Williams’ reason for the decision. Williams, 55, has been on the foundation’s board since 2006. The organization supports the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which presents the country’s highest military award for acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.NBC brass suspended Williams last week for six months without pay after he was caught lying about being on a military helicopter that was hit by...
  • Bill O'Reilly has His Own Brian Williams Problem

    02/20/2015 3:09:59 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 76 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 2/19/2015 | David Corn and Daniel Schulman
    After NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams for erroneously claiming that he was nearly shot down in a helicopter while covering the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly went on a tear. On his television show, the top-rated cable news anchor declared that the American press isn't "half as responsible as the men who forged the nation." He bemoaned the supposed culture of deception within the liberal media, and he proclaimed that the Williams controversy should prompt questioning of other "distortions" by left-leaning outlets. Yet for years, O'Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own...
  • Poll: 71.6% Say Brian Williams Should Resign From NBC

    02/20/2015 11:40:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2015 - 9:35 AM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Seven out of ten Americans say that despite his apology, suspended “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams should resign from NBC for repeatedly lying on national television, according to a nationwide poll conducted last weekend by McLaughlin & Associates. The poll was commissioned by the Media Research Center (MRC), which is the parent company of CNSNews.com. “This poll confirms that the American people no longer trust Brian Williams to report the news,” said MRC president Brent Bozell. “This is no longer about Brian Williams’ reputation. This is about NBC News having any chance of being a credible source of news.” …
  • NBC's Brian Williams resigns from Medal of Honor Foundation

    02/20/2015 8:50:09 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON — Suspended NBC news anchor Brian Williams has resigned his long-time position on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board of directors, the group announced on its website. Williams had since 2006 served in the position on the foundation board, an outreach group formed by Medal of Honor recipients that is designed to perpetuate the award’s legacy, according to an undated statement by co-chairmen Jack Jacobs and Bruce Whitman, as well as President and CEO Ron Rand. The foundation said Thursday it could not immediately provide Stars and Stripes with information on Williams’ reason for the resignation, or when...
  • Live from New York, Sharpton pushes Palin run

    02/16/2015 5:34:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's receiving encouragement to run for president from an unlikely source — Rev. Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host and civil rights leader tweeted that during a meeting on the red carpet at the 40th anniversary episode of Saturday Night Live on Sunday, he encouraged Palin on Twitter to make a bid for the White House — but not with the intention of winning. Reverend Al Sharpton ✔ @TheRevAl I saw Sarah Palin on the red carpet and we talked to Xtra together. I urged her to run in 2016 and help the Democrats out. 9:24...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • SNL Special Mocks Brian Williams

    02/16/2015 4:18:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary show? I didn't, either, when I figured out I hadn't been invited. They wanted me on that show one time, and, boy, I must tell you, I almost did it, and had I done it, it would have been one of the biggest career mistakes I've ever made. Lorne Michaels actually called. This is back in the nineties. They wanted me to come out and play Santa Claus on their Christmas show. I learned later that the whole thing was intended as a setup for Al Franken's book. He was...