Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,784
25%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: nbc

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • What the Networks Aren't Telling You About the Nevada Cattle Battle

    04/17/2014 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 17, 2014 | Rich Noyes
    The showdown between federal authorities and rancher Cliven Bundy, his family and supporters in Nevada is one of those rare topics from the libertarian-conservative news agenda that actually made its way into the establishment media. Between last Thursday and Monday, ABC, CBS and NBC gave the story a total of nearly 16 minutes of coverage on their morning and evening newscasts. Network journalists have consistently framed the case as one of a rancher failing to pay the requested fees for his use of government land. But they have failed to use the case to tell the larger story of how...
  • NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Spent Own $$ for Anti-Gun Push-After Saying Too Much $$ in Politics

    04/17/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 16, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Original Title:NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Using Fortune for Anti-Gun Push...After Fretting Over Too Much Money in Politics In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: "You're putting $50 million into the effort....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook. The NRA has been very successful in frightening lawmakers who oppose them....You're quoted in the New York Times this morning saying, 'We have to make them afraid of us.'" [Listen to the audio] Only two weeks earlier, NBC...
  • NBC Predicts: All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant In 2017 Per Obamacare!

    04/15/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you don’t obey! A number of states like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this.
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Cruz: Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’

    04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/cruz-senate-democrats-demanded-kathleen-sebelius-head/
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.“Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,” Cruz told NBC News. “And I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.”Cruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats “demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ head.”“They are running scared because every one of...
  • Boston Marathon victim storms off Meet the Press set after interview ambush

    04/11/2014 3:36:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Douglas Ernst
    Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis allegedly walked out of the set of Meet the Press with David Gregory. A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing stormed off the set of NBC’s Meet the Press in tears on Friday after being asked to comment on Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev — after she was allegedly promised their names would not be mentioned. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost part of one leg during the attack, tweeted after the taping: I feel so disrespected @meetthepress I asked politely yesterday and you said yes. Now you choose to use the name instead.
  • Sharpton turned mob rat to dodge drug sting: report

    04/10/2014 6:53:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/9/14 | Kevin Fasick, Bruce Golding and Geoff Earle
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may claim he wore a wire for the feds because he had been threatened by the mob — but a new report says he turned rat to save himself after a federal drug sting. The FBI “flipped” the bombastic reverend after agents confronted him with a surveillance video showing him discussing cocaine with an ­undercover agent, The Smoking Gun Web site said Wednesday. During that March 1983 conversation, Sharpton wore a cowboy-like hat that was garish by even the rabble-rousing preacher’s 1980s standards. He later showed up at a Manhattan apartment for another meeting that June...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

    04/08/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8 Apr 14 | James Hibberd
    Got an idea for a sitcom? NBC wants to hear from you. The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas. “We are taking a bold, alternative approach in what we hope will uncover original comedy minds who are looking for a way to get into the television business,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke. The initiative, dubbed “NBC Comedy Playground,” pledges to reach beyond the traditional talent labs of film schools and comedy...
  • Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

    04/08/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Roseanne Colletti
    An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday. Jonathan Fleming, now 51 years old, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family Tuesday after his conviction was thrown out by a judge. "I feel like the time I felt when he was born and the nurse bring him to me," said Patricia Fleming, the mother of the wrongly jailed man. "That's how happy I was." From the start, Fleming proclaimed his innocence...
  • NBC leans forward toward union-busting, NLRB says

    04/08/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Sean Higgins
    National Labor Relations Board members ruled Monday that NBC Universal, the parent company of the namesake TV network and the cable news channel MSNBC, was illegally refusing to deal with its employees' union, the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. It ordered the company to "cease and desist" avoiding the union. "[T]he Respondent has been failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith with the exclusive collective-bargaining representative of its unit employees and has engaged in unfair labor practices," ruled a three-member NLRB majority. The announcement is ironic given that MSNBC has remade itself as a liberal...
  • Ready to Smirk: How Comcast bought the Democratic Party

    04/05/2014 7:27:41 AM PDT · by cutty · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | April 4, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    Comcast, which employs more than 100 lobbyists, spent almost $19 million last year on lobbying activities. Its president and CEO, Brian L. Roberts, is a golf buddy of President Obama’s, and a Democratic donor who has contributed thousands of dollars not only to the president’s campaigns, but also to the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the DNC Services Corporation, and to Steny Hoyer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Bob Casey. Roberts’ executive vice president, David Cohen, is a former aide to Democratic bigwig Ed Rendell. Cohen skirts lobbying regulations through loopholes, has raised more than $2 million for...
  • Jimmy Fallon’s high ratings pushed David Letterman to retire, source says

    04/04/2014 8:32:54 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04-04-2014 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – David Letterman, 66, rattled the entertainment industry on Thursday when it was revealed that after more than 32 years and almost 6,000 episodes in the late-night arena, he will retire in 2015 when his CBS contract expires. According to a source closely connected to the “Late Show” host, newly appointed “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon – his direct competition – inadvertently gave Letterman the final nudge. “David is older now; he had heart surgery some time ago and sees both Jimmy Kimmel [of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”] as well as the more formidable Jimmy Fallon now gaining...
  • Saturday Night Live - Black Jeopardy (video)

    03/30/2014 12:32:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2014
    Contestants answer questions in categories like That Girl, Had That Been Me and It's Been A Minute.
  • The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters – From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    The Wrap ^ | 03/29/2014 | By Tony Maglio
    You will be shocked at what some Americans actually believe. For example, close to 90 percent of us believe that we are eating a healthy diet, and yet more than third of the population is officially obese. 65 percent of all Americans say that they are dissatisfied with the government, and yet nearly a third of us would be willing to submit to a "TSA body cavity search" in order to get on an airplane. As you will see below, Americans are angrier and more frustrated with government and with their lives than ever before, but we also exhibit almost...
  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    During coverage of President's Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief's sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "The Pope, enormously popular....Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: "I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot...
  • NBC’s ‘Today’ Compares Michelle Obama to China’s Communist First Wife: ‘Hip Fashion Icon’

    03/23/2014 11:28:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/23/14 | Jeffrey Meyer
    First Lady Michelle Obama is wrapping up her tour of China today and even though the American press was shut out from her trip, the First Lady has received glowing coverage of her taxpayer-funded visit. Despite the already over-the-top praise, NBC’s “Today” had a unique take on the trip. Appearing on Sunday, March 23, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon commented that both Mrs. Obama and the wife of the communist president of China were a “hip fashion icon from a small town who happens to be married to a very powerful man who’s running a country.” The segment itself was fairly brief,...
  • NBC's 'Today' Finds It 'Surprising' Obama Not On List of Greatest Leaders

    03/20/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 3-20-2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted an exclusive preview of Fortune magazine's list of the world's 50 greatest leaders and wondered about one name that was absent from the ranking: "Bill Clinton comes in at number five and makes the cover. There are a lot of other notable names here. Tell you what, though, there may be some talk about one leader who did not make the list, the leader of the free world, President Obama. Fortune tells us he was not overlooked, he just did not make the cut." [Listen to the audio or watch the video...
  • The Top Ten “Birther” arguments against Ted Cruz, and why they are completely wrong

    03/13/2014 8:34:40 PM PDT · by mandrews222 · 83 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 3/13/13 | Greg Contario & Patrick Colliano
    Are you confused about the claim that Ted Cruz is not a natural-born citizen, with all its attendant disinformation? Well, here is your answer. We have gathered together the top arguments of those who challenge Senator Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president, along with exhaustive research and links to original sources, and condensed it all into one, bite-sized yet authoritative piece. We have done all the work for you, assembling a definitive reference you can use any time you hear someone say that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for and serve as president. So without any further ado, here...
  • NBC News Prez to meet with David Gregory (To Be Replaced on Meet The Press by Ronan Farrow?)

    03/12/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | DYLAN BYERS
    NBC News President Deborah Turness is in Washington, D.C., this week and will meet with "Meet the Press" host David Gregory and executive producer Rob Yarin to discuss changes to the format of the show, network sources said Monday.The meeting, which will take place on Thursday, is part of Turness's ongoing effort to improve "Meet the Press," which has suffered in recent years and came in third place behind ABC's "This Week" and CBS's "Face the Nation" last quarter.
  • Jimmy Fallon agrees to Rahm Emanuel Polar Plunge [Tonight Show Is Pure Democrat Party]

    03/01/2014 4:59:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/24/14 | Tal Kopan
    “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will be swimming with the fishes of Lake Michigan thanks to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: The comedian has agreed to participate in the city’s Polar Plunge fundraiser this weekend. The former White House chief of staff and mayor had initially challenged Fallon to participate in the annual jump into the lake’s frigid waters in response to what Fallon had described to the media as an open invitation for the mayor to appear on...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • The Battle Of The Selfies

    02/25/2014 8:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-25-2014 | MOTUS
    Did you know that yesterday was “No Makeup Monday?” It appears to have something to do with “loving your selfie” although going in front of a camera lens without a stitch of makeup on and expecting to love the result seems rather counter intuitive to me. I, for one, think I look much better with a bit of lipstick.And maybe even a touch of blusher:Butt back to “NMM,” the entire staff of the Today Show bravely went where no hi-def TV team has ever gone before: Makeup free! To say it wasn’t pretty is a bit of an understatement. And...
  • Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

    02/23/2014 8:43:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 2/23/2014 | Alec Baldwin
    As told to Joe Hagan. I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice. I wanted to speak with a gay-rights group that I had researched and admired, so I called its local Honolulu branch. The office number turned out to be some guy’s cell phone. I left him a message—I said, “I’m from out of town, I’m visiting Hawaii on business, I’d like to get some information on your group.” After two or three more calls,...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Jimmy Fallon, Democrat Political Asset

    02/21/2014 10:33:01 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 21, 2014 | 11:40 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Now that he's taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon's proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent. Fallon's Obama-friendly sketches and interviews have become immediate "news" grist for the Comcast corps at NBC and MSNBC. The same sensation happens when Fallon is ripping into a Republican. Just as NBC and MSNBC were tearing Gov. Chris Christie apart over "Bridgegate," Fallon joined this political crusade by bringing on liberal rock star Bruce Springsteen for...
  • Given Ukraine, Mika Blasts People Making Money at Olympics—But Omits NBC

    02/21/2014 5:21:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's missing from this list of people Mika Brzezinski blasted on today's Morning Joe for "making a lot of money at the Olympics" while Vladimir Putin's suppression of democracy in the Ukraine unfolds: "the people performing there, the people competing there, the people sponsoring there"? Did you say NBC, Mika's own parent network? You get a gold medal! To whom does Mika think "the people sponsoring there" are paying their millions to promote their products? Has Mika not noticed that regular programming on MSNBC itself has been pre-empted by the Putin Olympics? View the video here.
  • NBC Depicts Married 23-Year-Old Olympian as Living an ‘Alternative Lifestyle’

    02/19/2014 4:56:30 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02.19.14
    Just read this and weep for our future. David Wise is at the top of his sport. He’s always smiling among his friends and competitors, however, he’s not like the rest of the field. He is mature. Not to say the rest of the freestyle skiers of halfpipe are not mature, but Wise is mature far beyond his years. At only twenty-three years old, he has a wife, Alexander, who was waiting patiently in the crowd, and together they have a two-year-old daughter waiting for them to return to their home in Reno, Nevada.At such a young age, Wise has...
  • Jimmy Fallon’s second night as ‘Tonight Show’ host draws more viewers than rivals combined

    02/19/2014 4:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/19/2014 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Jimmy Fallon proved Tuesday he wasn't a one-night wonder. The new "Tonight Show" host — oops, star — drew 7.4 million viewers for his second night, more than the combined total for his rivals, David Letterman on CBS and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Fallon still had, and will have all this week, the benefit of a lead-in from NBC's popular Olympics coverage.
  • Is the left forgetting how evil communism was?

    02/18/2014 7:33:56 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Rare ^ | 2-18-14 | W. James Antle III
    Is communism making a comeback? On its face, the question seems more than a little absurd. The Berlin Wall came down over 24 years ago. We are more than 22 years removed from the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. All that remains are the Stalinist museum pieces of North Korea and Cuba, the former an isolated country known mainly for its absurd dictator and starving population, the latter a beautiful island stuck in a 1950s time warp due to backwards economic and social policies. Even China, the one major power still ruled by...
  • NBC Pushes Too Far in Bringing Bode Miller to Tears

    02/17/2014 5:59:01 AM PST · by tips up · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/17/14 | RICHARD SANDOMIR
    Bode Miller had just tied for a bronze medal in the men’s super-G at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday and it was time to be interviewed. NBC had already established Miller’s quest as an emotional story line, putting a microphone on his wife, Morgan, to hear her reactions to his races, and having the couple sit for an interview with Tom Brokaw. He was being humanized — as the changed man, the family man, the mature 36-year-old whose brother had died last year.
  • NBC White House Producer: #BOWDOWN to Michelle O!

    02/12/2014 7:17:24 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 69 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 2.11.2014 | Unknown
    On Tuesday, NBC News’ Shawna Thomas, observing First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress at a state dinner, tweeted out her worship for her idol: HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THE FIRST LADY'S DRESS. #BOWDOWN — Shawna Thomas (@ShawnaNBCNews) February 12, 2014 Thomas is NBC News’ White House producer; she moved into that role in July 2011. Before assuming that role, she was a reporter on the hill, covering the House of Representatives. NBC News Bureau Chief Antoine Sanfuentes celebrated her elevation, writing, “On a personal note, I know that her sharp editorial judgment, keen eye for nuance, and straightforward likeability will make...
  • ‘Is Obama stoned?’: President just not that into Bob Costas interview

    02/08/2014 10:25:00 AM PST · by mojito · 48 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/7/2014 | Staff
    Hey, the president’s an athlete too. He’s golfed with Tiger Woods, is an avid skeet shooter and knows a thing or 22 about shooting free throws. Tonight, though, in an interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, President Obama looked like he just wanted to go to sleep....
  • NBC refers to decades of Soviet communism as ‘pivotal experiment’; Spit-takes ensue [video]

    02/08/2014 6:28:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8 Feb 2014
    Earlier today, Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin propaganda. This latest downplay of decades of communism probably won’t make Kasparov change his mind about the network that’s airing the Sochi Olympics. Many viewers of the opening ceremony couldn’t believe their ears when the narrator referred to decades of Soviet-era communism as a “pivotal experiment”:
  • 'The Michael J. Fox Show' canceled by NBC

    02/05/2014 6:13:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    EW ^ | February 5, 2014
    Michael J. Fox’s TV hot streak has ended: NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show has been canceled and replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Night, EW confirmed Wednesday night.
  • NBC: Inviting 'Duck Dynasty' Stars to the State of the Union Not 'Dignified' (Video)

    01/31/2014 8:46:36 PM PST · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-31-2014 | TRN
    Willie and Korie Robertson attended the recent State of the Union speech -- and stole the show, with dozens of members of both parties meeting with and talking to the classy and entrepreneurial couple before the main event.But not everyone was happy with the presence decent country folk in their nasty world of politics. During NBC's live State of the Union coverage Tuesday night, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneered at Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson being Republican guests at the event: "...after the shooting with Gabby Giffords and for a couple of State of the Unions in a...
  • NBC In Miami Calls Republican Party ´Reprehensible´

    01/31/2014 4:00:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/14 | John Nolte
    NBC does it again, this time through a Miami affiliate that broadcast a graphic (see above) that read: "Reprehensible Party of Florida." You have to ask yourself what kind of culture there is at NBC News that makes staffers believe that dehumanizing Republicans in this way is okay. This isn´t a one-off. It is a troubling pattern that just never stops. The full segment is below: Lenny Curry, the Republican Party of Florida Chairman, fired off a letter to the station demanding an apology and floating the idea of legal action: President and General Manager Larry Olevitch WTVJ - NBC...
  • Doh! Miami NBC Calls State GOP "Reprehensive Party." RPOF Wants On-Air Apology

    01/31/2014 10:55:46 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Miami Herald | Friday, January 31, 2014 | Marc A. Caputo
    Doh! Miami NBC calls state GOP "Reprehensive Party." RPOF wants on-air apologyThe Florida GOP demanded Friday that a Miami NBC affiliate issue an on-air apology after the station referred to the party as "the Reprehensive Party of Florida" in a broadcast. The error surfaced when WTVJ aired a segment that featured a Republican Party web ad bashing Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist in an ad that accuses him of politically running away from Florida when the economy went south. Accident or not, the spot needs to be corrected, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry wrote the station's president...
  • NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts

    01/30/2014 5:54:25 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-30-2014 | Paul Bedard
    NBC, MSNBC Sink To Bottom Of Who The Public Trusts By Paul Bedard JANUARY 30, 2014 AT 4:20 PM NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just...
  • Jay Leno leaving ‘Tonight Show’: Why he won't be missed

    01/28/2014 6:08:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | JIM SLOTEK, QMI AGENCY
    Those old enough to remember Johnny Carson will recall copious tears over the course of his two-day Tonight Show goodbye – capped by Bette Midler’s serenade of One For My Baby. That was how people felt about Carson. He’d been a part of a nation’s lives for three decades, the last person besides their spouse many people saw before going to bed. I can’t imagine Jay Leno’s final Tonight show Feb. 6 generating that much emotion. Guest (and heir apparent) Jimmy Fallon will be amiable and polite. Billy Crystal will ladle on Hollywood schmaltz about Jay’s 21 great years (subtracting...
  • Jay Leno: Mr. Nice Guy

    01/28/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person. The circumstances surrounding our first meeting involved a column I wrote 15 years ago in support of his wife's activism on behalf of Afghan women. Jay and Mavis Leno invited my wife and me for a visit. Things progressed from there. Last October when we attended the show, I asked him...
  • Shriver Report Is the New ‘War on Women’ Manifesto

    01/26/2014 8:04:05 AM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 15 January 2014 | Carrie Lukas
    If there was every any question of whether the Left would recycle the “War on Women” campaign effort for 2014, there isn’t now. The release of the Shriver Report – with its the lengthy, anecdote-filled document; catchy website and social-media campaign; day-long events; and presidential pow-wow – shows that the Left is doubling down on the message that women are under siege in America, and only bigger government can save them. The publication ably describes some of the hardship and challenges facing American women, though there is the obligatory use of exaggerated statistics. Beyonce (who is naturally a lead author...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • Maria Schriver's adoring interview of sugardaddy loving gubt. canindate Wendy Davis.

    01/22/2014 3:42:23 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    NBC Today Show, YouTube ^ | 1/15/14 | Maria Schriver
    I was bored earlier today and wandered over to Alex Witt's show on MSNBC and about and around 3:55 CST she was grousing about the conservatives "obsession" about Wendy Davis minor discretions. What a hypocrite.
  • NBC’s Maria Shriver Offers Fawning Profile of “Overnight Sensation” Wendy Davis

    01/18/2014 1:10:05 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    Life News ^ | 1-16-14 | Kyle Drennan
    In a glowing profile of Texas state senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis that amounted to a campaign commercial on Wednesday’s NBC Today, correspondent Maria Shriver proclaimed: “Wendy Davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for eleven hours to defeat a Texas abortion bill. Even though the bill eventually passed, Davis became a star. And her story, her personal story, resonated across this country.” [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Following footage of cheering Davis supports, Shriver lobbed this ridiculous softball to the Texas abortion heroine:...
  • NBC Devotes Nearly 11 Minutes to Christie, Only 41 Seconds to Bad ObamaCare Numbers

    01/16/2014 4:55:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2014 | 12:08 | Kyle Drennen
    Between Monday’s Nightly News and Tuesday’s Today, NBC devoted ten minutes and forty-four seconds to coverage of the now six-day-old controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Meanwhile, poor ObamaCare enrollment numbers just released Monday afternoon garnered only forty-one seconds of air time on Today and were completely ignored on Nightly News. On Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams touted investigations into Christie’s “bridge traffic scandal” and hyped “an investigation into how some of the emergency relief money was spent after Hurricane Sandy.” Williams announced: “It is quite clear that for Christie’s political rivals, it has now become something of an...
  • NBC Silent on $7.3 Million from Soros for Special Anchor’s Liberal Report

    01/16/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies
    Business and Media Institute ^ | January 16, 2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver on lib, NBC promoted report. Not only did NBC allow their special anchor Maria Shriver to promote her own report on “Nightly News,” they did it without disclosing that it was made in partnership with a group that liberal billionaire George Soros gave $7.3 million to. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” which was published on Jan. 11, an outspokenly liberal nun, Sister Joan Chittister, took aim at religious attitudes in America that “devalue” and marginalize women. Shriver was invited to the White House on...
  • Saturday Night Lies

    01/13/2014 10:00:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 6, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    In October, shortly after her controversial MTV Video Music Awards act, Miley Cyrus hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live.” She gave audiences another R-rated performance by donning a brown wig to cover her blond Mohawk and grinding to the song, “We Did Stop”—a spoof of her summer hit, “We Can’t Stop.” Who was Cyrus supposed to be? Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), partying with a flamboyant Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), portrayed by cast member Taran Killam. Bachmann (Cyrus) and Boehner (Killiam) were celebrating the successful shutdown of the federal government, thus proving they could “do whatever they want.” Ha. Politically...
  • New report says millions of women at risk of falling into poverty, economic ruin

    01/12/2014 7:22:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/12/14 | Daniel Arkin
    Although in recent decades women have made historic advances in nearly all areas of American public life, a staggering number of women across the country are still teetering on the verge of poverty and economic disaster, a new report released Sunday shows. The report, co-authored by NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, takes a wide-angle snapshot of a national economic crisis — seen through the eyes of women. The key findings paint a portrait of an estimated 42 million women — and 28 million dependent children — saddled with financial hardship. "These are not...
  • NBC Vows It Won't Be PR Tool for Putin During Olympics

    01/09/2014 8:38:17 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    (Via AFP) The National Broadcasting Co., which paid $775 million to cover the Sochi Olympics, insists it won't be used by Russian president Vladimir Putin when the 2014 Winter Games begin February 6. Mark Lazarus, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, said the New York-based broadcasting giant won't shy away from reporting on human rights issues or threats of terror. "We don't know what is going to happen in Sochi. We will cover anything that takes place during the Games," Lazarus told the USA Today newspaper. Putin has championed these Games as a showcase for the modern post-Soviet face of...