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  • Why Jon Stewart Is Bad For America

    12/08/2014 9:33:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Ramon Lopez
    The Daily Show comedian Jon Stewart negatively affects public discourse. Jon Stewarts impact on the media and politics is undeniable. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has noted that, when he presents a news story Jons always in the back of my mind, and that Stewarts The Daily Show hold[s] people to account, for errors and sloppinessits healthy. Stewart is often seen in this lightas a comedic check on the excesses of hypocritical politicians and the press that enables them. Stewart is a channel for the frustration many feel against those in power, and a voice for those without. But...
  • As Democratic infighting intensifies, Hagel allies fire back at the White House

    11/30/2014 3:41:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Among Democrats, fighting is breaking out all over. The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is hurling criticisms toward the White House over Barack Obama’s handling of the recession and his myopic and politically ruinous obsession with reforming the nation’s health care system amid that economic downturn.In response, the White House took what Reuters called the “unusual step” of publicly pledging to veto an overdue plan to reform the nation’s tax code which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been in the process of negotiating with House Republicans. When Obama announced his intention to extend legal status to...
  • Time to Stop the Moderator Masochism

    11/26/2014 7:30:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On an interview tour for his new book on President Obama, NBC's Chuck Todd told Larry King that his conversations with Obama are "very nourishing." Even after six or seven years of adoration, reporters still sound like then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan admitting in 2008 that being assigned to the Obama campaign made his "knees quake." He wondered if "he could do the campaign justice," since it was "truly historic." With conservatism on the ascent again and Obama's legacy in tatters, it doesn't take psychic powers to guess the 2016 presidential cycle is going to be another brutal campaign for GOP...
  • What They Saw: Ferguson Witnesses Gave Conflicting Accounts

    11/25/2014 11:27:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | November 25th 2014 | Tracy Connor, Monica Alba, Aliza Nadi, Mark Schone, Lindsay Perez and Tom Winter
    The grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown heard from more than 60 witnesses including some who saw the confrontation from their cars, homes or the street. The documents show the jurors who ultimately decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson had to sift through accounts that often conflicted with each other. Here are some excerpts from the police interviews and testimony:
  • NBC/Cosby question

    11/23/2014 3:09:41 PM PST · by airedale · 32 replies
    vanity
    Since a portion of the sexual encounters occured at an NBC facility per the London papers and it was an NBC show the questiosn that aren't being asked but should be are: What did NBC know, when did they know it, who at NBC knew, what did they do. Is this like the Saville case in England with the BBC? Of course the MSM isn't going to ask that question because they also may have someone who worked for them who might have rumors of the same kind of behivior The same questions need to be asked about the producers,...
  • Giuliani vs. Michael Eric Dyson: "White Officers Won't Be There If You Weren't Killing Each Other"

    11/23/2014 11:10:32 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 45 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 23, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    (with video) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson had a heated argument on Ferugson on Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press. Giuliani confronted Dyson over the fact that blacks don't have mass protests when blacks kill other blacks. "But the fact is, I find it very disappointing that you're not discussing the fact that 93% of blacks in America are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said to Dyson.
  • SNL Snubs Obama, Mocks Executive Order

    11/23/2014 10:58:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    PJTatler ^ | November 23, 2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    IJReview picked up on one of the funniest SNL sketches in recent (a.k.a. post-original cast) history. It was a Schoolhouse Rock! parody that aired last night, mocking Obama’s latest immigration-related executive order and complete disregard for the constitutional process: It starts out with the familiar boy climbing the steps of Capitol Hill and asking what kind of bill is on the Hill with him. The bill responds with a jingle that he is an “immigration bill” and that he hopes he can be passed into law someday. Cue the President shoving the bill down the stairs before inviting his buddy,...
  • ABC, NBC Nightly Newscasts Now 10 Days into Ignoring Gruber Scandal

    11/20/2014 8:27:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/20/2014 | Joe Concha
    America loves streaks. For our parents and grandparents, it was witnessing (via radio or the morning paper) Joe DiMaggios 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a record that will likely never be broken. For later generations, it was Cal Ripken playing in 2,632 consecutive games another record that wont be touched. There are streaks in broadcasting as well. The most notable being broken two years ago after ABCs Good Morning America finally beat NBCs Today Show after an astounding 852 consecutive weeks at the top, a streak spanning over 16 years. But then there are dubious streaks as well, like...
  • Obama Immigration Speech: CBS, Fox, NBC & ABC Not Airing

    11/19/2014 3:55:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | Dominic Patten
    President Barack Obama will finally be making public tomorrow night what his plan is to overhaul immigration. However, while his primetime speech will postpone part of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, it will not be covered by most of the Big 4 if any of them. The administration announced today that POTUS will be speaking live from the White House at 8 PM ET on Thursday. ABC has the fall finale for Greys Anatomy on at that time while CBS has ratings powerhouse The Big Bang Theory, NBC has reality show The Biggest Loser and Fox has Bones. As...
  • Netflix pulls Cosby special as rape allegations mount against comedian; NBC Cancels Sitcom

    11/19/2014 11:57:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    He’s been a cultural icon for decades, but a number of women have spent nearly that long accusing Bill Cosby of being something entirely more sinister. Although allegations against Cosby of sexual assault have been public for decades, a confluence of accusers coming forward has pushed the story to the top of the news — and into boardrooms as well. Netflix announced that it would postpone the launch of a comedy special involving Cosby, presumably in response to the allegations, although Netflix refused to elaborate: Netflix won’t air a new Bill Cosby special after three women slammed the comedian...
  • NBCs Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isnt Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/19/2014 5:24:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC havent covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but Meet The Press host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] Its a political story, said Todd on Grubers comments. Network news, in general, hasnt be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately."
  • Former CNBC reporter: Network silenced me when I criticized ObamaCare

    11/15/2014 10:50:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “I’m not someone who goes around crying ‘bias’ in a crowded theater,” Howard Kurtz later tells Melissa Francis, “but there really is no other explanation here.” Francis and Kurtz are discussing the stunning lack of coverage from most other news organizations — especially the broadcast networks — of the remarks made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber about the deception, lies, and trickery used to sell the bill four years ago. Francis, who worked for NBC News subsidiary CNBC during the initial ObamaCare debate in Congress, revealed yesterday that her reports about the math not adding up in the ACA...
  • Jimmy Fallon thinks Mia Love can be black or Republican, not both

    11/07/2014 11:08:36 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 37 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    jimmy fallon @jimmyfallon Utah made history by electing Mia Love to Congress. She is a black female Republican Mormon. Even Unicorns said "Not buying it." #FallonMono
  • Election Night Ratings: Fox News Annihilates Everyone, Including Broadcast Nets

    11/06/2014 2:27:48 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | John Nolte
    Fox News obliterated its cable news competition during Tuesday night's election coverage, and did so by humiliating margins. However, co-hosts Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier not only vanquished CNN and MSNBC into oblivion, the dynamic duo also beat their broadcast network competition -- in both total viewers and the all-important 25-54 age demo: According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News Channel beat CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC's coverage in both total viewers and in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. Co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, the channel's election coverage averaged 6.3 million viewers during prime time. CNN was the second...
  • Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama's Unpopularity on Racism

    10/31/2014 2:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. Let me be very, very honest with you," said Landrieu. "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Landrieu added: It has not always been a good place for women, to be...
  • Poehler to Create New Church-Centered Sit-Com for NBC

    10/28/2014 8:38:02 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 28 replies
    mrc NewsBusters ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tianna DiMartino
    Oh good. A Hollywood liberal is doing a sitcom about a church. What could go wrong? With NBCs popular comedic sit-com Parks and Recreation heading into its seventh and final season, lead actress Amy Poehlers next project is one conservative Christians probably wont welcome. Deadline Hollywood broke the news October 17 that Poehler and Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Aisha Muharrar are re-teaming together to co-write a new series for NBC. The currently untitled new series will be centered around a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community....
  • USA Todays Susan Page: Obama administration most dangerous to media in history

    10/27/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Erik Wemple
    At some point, a compendium of condemnations against the Obama administrations record of media transparency (actually, opacity) must be assembled. Notable quotations in this vein come from former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who said, It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering; New York Times reporter James Risen, who said, I think Obama hates the press; and CBS Newss Bob Schieffer, who said, This administration exercises more control than George W. Bushs did, and his before that. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page has added a sharper edge to...
  • NBC: Its All About Gridlock!

    10/25/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Neutral Story Line That Isnt: Looks like NBC has its midterm election line set: Its all about gridlock and polarization! (Video clip, featuring Chuck Toddd, here.) You can understand the appeal of this angle to Turness & Co.. It at least seems to be a Neutral Story Line of the sort traditionally favored by big cautious MSM entities worried about appearing partisan Is This Anyway to Elect a President? and Nasty,Politics are two other hardy NSL choices. (SNIP) If Republicans win, well, voters just saw that as the way to break gridlock! If Democrats win, voters were tired of Republican...
  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M

    10/25/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    StarNewsOnline ^ | 10/24/2014 | StarNewsOnline
    NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by unpaid interns who worked on "Saturday Night Live" and other shows who claim they are owed wages, according to court documents. The interns claim NBCUniversal wrongly classified them as non-employees in an effort to avoid labor laws.
  • A Bowla Ebola Idiocy

    10/15/2014 5:51:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, The Daily Mail reported that NBC's chief medical correspondent, Nancy Snyderman, had a hankering for a bowl of soup from Peasant Grill in Hopewell Boro, New Jersey. So she hopped in her car with one of her crewmembers and headed over to the Grill. When she got to the restaurant, she had her crewmember run inside, grab the soup, and run back out. There was only one problem: Both Snyderman and her crewmember were under mandatory quarantine for 21 days. That quarantine was a result of their journey to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak, a journey during...
  • Quarantines Are for the Little People: NBC's Nancy Snyderman Breaks Ebola Confinement to Get Soup

    10/14/2014 4:12:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Of course there's also news the NBC chief medical correspondent, not to be confused with Engel, this is Nancy Snyderman, good friends of Hillary, there's a reason for that. They share anatomical features. But, nevertheless, they're big buds. And Nancy Snyderman has been accused of violating the Ebola quarantine to visit her favorite soup restaurant, and this has forced the entire crew into manned isolation. "The NBC News crew exposed to Ebola were forced into mandatory quarantine after chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman violated their voluntary isolation to visit her favorite soup restaurant." Ms. Snyderman is a medical doctor....
  • NBCs Dr. Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine To Make Takeout Run

    10/14/2014 1:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    Its all about priorities, people. Sure, a quarantine means cutting off all contact with the outside world. But what if you just dont feel like it anymore? What if youre on TV? What if youve really got the munchies? Jason Molinet, NYDN: The New Jersey Health Department turned into soup Nazis when it learned NBC News reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated a voluntary quarantine placed on her and her crew after one member contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, 62, NBCs chief medical editor, was spotted sitting in her car outside of The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., Thursday...
  • NBC chief medical correspondent accused of violating Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/14 | Mia De Graaf
    Nancy Snyderman and crew ordered into mandatory isolation on Friday All seven had worked with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who has Ebola Order came after a member of the team 'violated their voluntary quarantine' It has emerged Snyderman 'was seen at soup restaurant on Thursday
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/12/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The isolation deal was made with the CDC, state and local health officials. Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22, the spokeswoman for the New Jersey Health Department told the Associated Press.
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • NBC chief medical correspondent's crew ordered into quarantine over Ebola fears

    10/11/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Belinda Robinson
    An NBC news crew that was exposed to a cameraman with the deadly Ebola virus has been forced to undergo a mandatory quarantine. The group, which includes chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman had been asked to isolate itself for 21 days after their colleague Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola this month. But someone in the NBC crew violated the voluntary agreement forcing New Jersey officials to step in and issue a mandatory quarantine order on Friday night.
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT · by Hoboken · 45 replies
    planet princeton ^ | Krystal Knapp
    The New Jersey Health Department has issued a mandatory quarantine order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the other members of an NBC crew who were exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The mandatory order was issued after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. A spokeswoman for the state health department told the The Associated Press that Snyderman and her crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community. Citing privacy concerns, the spokeswoman would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned...
  • Now relatives say Dallas virus victim Eric Thomas Duncan received 'unfair' treatment

    10/09/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 9 October 2014 | Josh Gardner and Michael Zennie and Laura Collins
    The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are venting their outrage that the late Liberian may not have received the same quality of care leading up to his death Wednesday morning as the other patients treated in the U.S. for the dreaded virus. 'No one has died of Ebola in the U.S. before. This is the first time,' Duncan's furious nephew Joe Weeks told ABC. Weeks and others in Duncan's family are calling his treatment 'unfair,' after seeing other patients pulled from the brink of death in government-funded evacuation planes and using life-saving blood transfusions and cutting edge drugs....
  • NBC News softens report on ISIS-inspired terror plot preempted by Canadian officials

    10/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2014 | Noah Rothman
    For the first time in years, the issue of terrorism is again near forefront of the minds of voters most likely to head to the polls in November. The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the statements of American officials who warn that the nation is less safe today than at any time since 9/11 have made for an anxious electorate. The party in power, however, will not benefit from this increased apprehension polls indicate that Republicans are most trusted to handle matters relating to foreign affairs and national security. This is perhaps why...
  • NBC Wanted to Hire Jon Stewart As Host of Meet the Press

    10/08/2014 4:51:52 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 29 replies
    New York magazine ^ | 10/8/2014 | Gabriel Sherman
    Probably a 'link only' publication.
  • Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident

    10/06/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | TINA MOORE , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , OREN YANIV , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident he will be indicted. Theres a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein, said one of the attorneys representing the woman, 42, who alleges she was raped by the high-powered lawyer after a birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. Police on Monday removed at least a dozen evidence bags and a mattress from Rubensteins building. But Mayor de Blasio wouldnt speculate how the rape accusations would affect the case of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose family is represented by Rubenstein....
  • Sharpton not taking sides after associate accused of raping exec

    10/06/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Reuven Fenton
    The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the disrespecting of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. I dont care how close we are, if hes wrong, hes wrong, Sharpton said of Rubenstein during his address to a crowd at the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Javits Center.
  • Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says,

    10/06/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | JOHN MARZULLI , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , TINA MOORE , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used in reported assault The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke the next morning and had sex with him again, a source close to the powerhouse attorney told the Daily News. That version of events, in which the pair had consensual sex, conflicted with one presented by a police source, who said the 42-year-old victim awoke from a booze-filled haze to find she was having sex with the 70-year-old lawyer. Its a classic he said, she said. Shes claiming she was...
  • Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape

    10/06/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Jamie Schram, Daniel Prendergast and C.J. Sullivan
    NYPD detectives zeroed in on the Upper East Side apartment of Al Sharpton confidant Sanford Rubenstein Sunday in their hunt for rape evidence, after an attempt to nail the high-powered attorney in a setup meeting with his accuser disintegrated. Investigators spent about an hour and a half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime-scene specialists then moved in and began scouring for evidence.
  • NBC News Cameraman From Providence Diagnosed With Ebola

    10/03/2014 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 42 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 3, 2014 | WBZ NewsRadio 1030s Mark Katic reports
    According to NBC, Mukpo started showing symptoms on Wednesday, when he ran a fever and began feeling tired and achy. He was tested for the virus Thursday and it came back positive just under 12 hours later, the network reported on its website Friday. The other four members of the NBC News team are feeling well and not showing symptoms of the Ebola virus, according to the network. Mukpo is the fifth American infected with Ebola. He is currently being treated at the Doctors Without Borders Clinic in Monrovia. His mother, Diana Mukpo, told WBZ-TV Chris McKinnon Friday her son...
  • NBC cameraman with Ebola flying back to US

    10/03/2014 4:26:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/3/14 | By Chris Perez, Joe Tacopino and Post Wires
    NBC cameraman with Ebola flying back to US By Chris Perez, Joe Tacopino and Post Wires An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. NBC News President Deborah Turness said Thursday the rest of the NBC News crew including medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman will be flown back to the U.S. and placed in quarantine for 21 days in an abundance of caution. The freelance cameraman has been working in Liberia for three years for Vice News...
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of Meet the Press just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as a non-political person: He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, whats interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country' Midterm Elections Description

    09/22/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the upcoming midterm elections can be summarized as Denny's vs Dunkin' Donuts? Does that sound ridiculous to you? Well, it is just as ridiculous as Chuck Todd stretching to raise Meet The Press out of its third place ratings yesterday by describing the midterm elections as Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country as you can see in this video (and below). As a result, Todd who needs respect as the new host of MTP, instead received widespread and well deserved mockery from across the ideological spectrum. The mockery begins with Brian Maloney of the Media Equalizer who...
  • President Barack Obama's Full Interview With NBC's Chuck Todd - 'Meet The Press' 9/7/2014

    09/07/2014 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/7/14 | YouHotNews
    On his debut as NBC 'Meet the Press' host 9/7/2014, Chuck Todd grills President Obama: - Are you preparing the country to go back to war? - You realize you're giving that speech (Wednesday) the day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11. - ISIS is not a JV team. Was that bad intelligence or your misjudgment? - You've ruled out boots on the ground. And I'm curious, have you only ruled them out simply for domestic political reasons? Or is there another reason you've ruled out American boots on the ground? Because your own-- your own guys have said, "You...
  • NBC paying Matt Lauer to take helicopter rides to work?

    09/04/2014 7:43:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/4/14 | Various
    Lauer extended his lucrative $20 million-a-year deal with NBC News to remain a Today co-host through 2016, following speculation that he would leave the show in the wake of the storm over the brutal departure of Ann Curry in 2012. As part of the deal, NBC reportedly agreed to pay for Lauer to chopper out to the Hamptons, where he has a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill and a nearby mansion, reportedly worth $15 million, in which he lives year-round with his wife, Annette Roque, and their children.
  • Networks Ignore Report That Obama Was Briefed on ISIS Going Back at Least a Year

    09/03/2014 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 3, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday night, the three major broadcast networks omitted from their coverage on the Islamic group ISIS a report that President Barack Obama has received briefings on the terrorist organization for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer. ABC, CBS, and NBC all led their evening newscasts with multiple segments on the gruesome murder of American journalist Stephen Sotloff at the hands of ISIS in a propaganda video released on Tuesday afternoon. Over on the Fox News Channel (FNC), Special Report with Bret Baier aired three segments on the story, including a...
  • End of an era: Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC

    08/31/2014 7:47:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    There was the retirement of Walter Cronkite from CBS News, the retirement of Tom Brokaw from NBC News … and now this. Can the republic survive? Fittingly, the news broke through that hard-hitting news source, People Magazine: After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look...
  • Chuck Todd: Americans Who Don't Pay Income Tax Fund Gov't More than Rich by Playing Lottery, Slots

    08/30/2014 8:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Chuck Todd, the new host of NBC's Meet The Press, suggested that Americans who do not pay income tax fund public education more than the rich by buying lottery tickets and going to casinos. While interviewing Ben Carson on CSPAN's After Words, which aired on Sunday, Todd said that Americans who don't pay federal income tax go to casinos or buy lottery tickets and are "spending more money funding our schools, whether it's Detroit or other places." Todd said that though "they are not writing a check to the federal government," poorer Americans "are contributing arguably more money to education...
  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    08/29/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 1:18 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. Bill and Hillary Clintons daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.
  • Point of No Return: Democrats Want Definitive Signal from Hillary Clinton

    08/25/2014 6:15:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/25/14 | Mark Murray
    .....In the past few months, Clinton has concluded a big book tour with dozens of news interviews; distanced herself (either in small or substantial ways) from her partys currently unpopular president; and is now heading next month to Iowa, which traditionally holds the first presidential nominating contest. Whats significant about all of this activity, Democrats say, is that the more she walks and talks like a presidential candidate effectively freezing out any other Democrats even contemplating a run the more difficult it becomes to turn around and say no. The longer it goes, the harder it becomes for...
  • Obama Satire? Still Objectionable

    08/22/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter). In 2012, the Center for Media and Public Affairs found network late-night shows told twice as many jokes about Mitt Romney as they told about President Obama. Was it because Obama was more popular than Romney? Or did it make Obama more popular than his opponent? Obama isn't running for office again, so there's no need for satirists to go easy on him at the risk of endangering his electability. The last NBC poll put Obama's...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Longtime 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    08/18/2014 10:20:59 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox News
    Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, best known as the often-heard, rarely-seen constant during 38 seasons of constant change at "Saturday Night Live," died late Monday. He was 96.
  • Gregory got $4M to quietly leave NBC [Hush Money]

    08/18/2014 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 08-18-2014 | By Emily Smith and Stephanie Smith
    Ousted Meet the Press anchor David Gregory was paid $4 million to leave NBC and signed a contract not to speak out against the network, sources told Page Six. Gregory, 43, who moderated the show for six years, was unceremoniously dumped from the political program on Thursday after dismal ratings and months of speculation about his departure. He has been replaced by NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd.
  • Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory as moderator of Meet the Press

    08/15/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2014 | By Ben Terris
    People can finally stop speculating about Meet the Press. NBC News President Deborah Turness announced that David Gregory, who has been hosting for almost six years, will leave the network and Chuck Todd will replace him as moderator beginning on Sept. 7. Andrea Mitchell will serve as moderator of Meet the Press this weekend
  • Here's Chucky! Politico Reports Chuck Todd Likely to Replace David Gregory as MTP Host

    08/11/2014 10:11:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 11, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    No big surprise here but Politico is now reporting that Chuck Todd will probably be replacing David Gregory as host of Meet The Press. It was almost inevitable that NBC News would be ousting Gregory due to the terrible ratings of that Sunday news show while he was hosting. The only question was who was going to replace Gregory and it now seems to be confirmed that the widely acknowledged leading candidate is going to be Todd. The big question now is if Chuck Todd can put aside his liberal reflexes and provide the Meet The Press audience with some...