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  • Scrubbed: NBC Journalist 'Witnessed' Israeli Attack Against Gaza Hospital

    07/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | John Nolte
    According to Twitter and Google, an NBC journalist reported that he or she had personally witnessed an Israeli drone attack and fire on a hospital in Gaza. The eye witness report was at first included in this NBC News article, and read, "a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone." Since that report was published, though, the accusation has been scrubbed entirely from the article. The only evidence of the NBC journalist's "eyewitness" accusation is the apparent insertion of this sentence:
  • ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

    07/25/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported that: “Today's report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month,...
  • PTC: With 'Fifty Shades' Trailer, 'Today' is Helping to Promote Mommy Porn

    07/24/2014 3:16:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 2:19 PM PST 07/24/2014 | Hilary Lewis
    The Parents Television Council is slamming NBC's Today for airing the first trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey during its 8 a.m. hour. ... "We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel [in the Fifty Shades of Grey book]. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as mommy porn. That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude towards their audience." ... The Parents Television Council is not the only organization...
  • Time Running Out for David Gregory on “Meet the Press”

    07/23/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Irvine
    The New York Post’s Page Six reports today that David Gregory could be replaced as moderator of Meet the Press shortly after the November election. Rumors have been swirling for months about Gregory’s future at Meet the Press, as the ratings have sunk by 45 percent since he took over from the late Tim Russert in 2008. Gregory has turned Russert’s decade-long run at number one into a perennial third-place finish among Sunday morning talk shows. The Post reported that while NBC News President Deborah Turness is publicly supportive of Gregory, she is seriously concerned about the ratings problems. The...
  • Page Six Reports David Gregory to Leave MTP Soon After Midterms

    07/23/2014 9:51:43 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    "We regret to report that David Gregory will be leaving Meet The Press in order to spend more time with his family." Or perhaps it will be, "David Gregory is leaving Meet The Press in order to pursue other projects." Those are a couple of  polite corporate ways to announce the firing of the Meet The Press host with the terrible ratings. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the replacement of David Gregory could be happening right after the midterm elections. No surprise there given the fact that under Gregory, Meet The Press has fallen to last place...
  • NBC Dateline - GUILTY of STEALING My Videos

    07/23/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | TAOFLEDERMAUS
    "An old rat trap video of mine became a subject of a murder investigation and was presented on NBC Dateline. The only problem was they never got my permission to use my copyrighted content."
  • NBC's Chelsea Clinton Gets $75,000 Per Speech From Clinton Foundation

    07/11/2014 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/11/4 | Kyle Drennen |
    Following the stunning revelation last month that NBC News had paid special correspondent Chelsea Clinton a starting annual salary of $600,000, on Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the former first daughter was also getting paid $75,000 per appearance by the Clinton Foundation. Conflict of interest anyone? Clinton spokesman Kamyl Bazbaz assured the Times that "100 percent of the fees are remitted directly to the foundation." So the money goes back into the foundation run by her and her family. A calculation by Business Insider concluded that given Chelsea's limited air time on NBC, she made over $26,000 per...
  • NBC Promotes Twitter Handle for Illegal Immigrants: #RefugeeRiders (Twitter Revolt)

    07/02/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Wednesday morning, NBC’s Today went beyond avoiding using the term “illegal” to describe the immigrants being bussed from Texas into California. The Peacock network has created a Twitter handle to show its support for the illegal immigrants. Following a report by NBC’s Miguel Almaguer, Today anchor Matt Lauer triumphantly declared: “We want you to weigh in on this. Share your comments using the #RefugeeRiders.” On Tuesday, July 1, the CBS Evening News was the only network to use the term “illegal” when describing the protests in Murrieta, California where the residents have objected to immigrants being bused into their...
  • George Zimmerman, Media Malpractice, and NBC

    07/02/2014 7:53:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Life in modern America does not get more cruelly perverse than this: one major reason Judge Debra Nelson threw out George Zimmerman’s libel suit against NBC on Monday was because of Zimmerman’s public pursuit of racial justice. Yes, that George Zimmerman, the same “child killer” who shot black teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in February 2012. In the way of background, Zimmerman had sued NBC for manipulating the substance of his famous call to a police dispatcher to make him sound like a racist. In firing two employees and apologizing publicly, NBC all but admitted its guilt. What saved...
  • Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    06/30/2014 8:55:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/30/2014 | By Rene Stutzman
    <p>A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.</p> <p>Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.</p> <p>She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.</p>
  • Judge Rules in Favor of NBC in George Zimmerman's Defamation Lawsuit

    06/30/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    News 13 Orlando ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014
    SANFORD -- Judge Debra Nelson has ruled in favor of NBC in a defamation lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman filed the lawsuit in December 2012, saying NBC aired an edited version of the call he made to 911 right before his confrontation with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. SNIPPDF file of judge's ruling.
  • Are These The Reasons Jay Leno Is Gone From NBC?

    06/28/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 64 replies
    email from a friend | June 28, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    News is leaking out from Hollywood executives in-the-know that the Obama White House had been leaning on, pressuring executives at NBC for the last two years to replace Jay Leno because the comedian was criticizing President Obama every night. Obama didn't like it and considered it a racist attack on him.
  • Sorry, NBC: You Owe George Zimmerman Millions

    06/27/2014 7:29:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2014 | A.J. Delgado
    NBC should be held liable for the editing of George Zimmerman’s 911 call in ways that made Zimmerman appear to be a racist. In a grotesque and apparently malicious act of misreporting, NBC, in multiple broadcasts, aired doctored, heavily edited versions of the 911 call, misleadingly moving around Zimmerman’s words like a Rubik’s Cube. The result gave a false impression of the tragic incident in which Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and it exposed Zimmerman to the hatred, scorn and contempt of millions of viewers. Zimmerman is suing NBC and the network is fighting back. But the network’s...
  • Lena Dunham Puts Heat on NBC Over Abortion Trailer

    06/24/2014 2:36:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/14 | Ian Mohr
    After NBC refused to air an ad for new movie “Obvious Child” because it included the word “abortion,” the network is facing heat from Planned Parenthood and Lena Dunham. The “Girls” star tweeted, “NBC refuses to air the trailer for Obvious Child because it mentions abortion and that’s not okay. #StoptheStigma.”
  • Judge throws out part of Zimmerman libel case against NBC

    06/19/2014 10:49:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6-19-14 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner
    SANFORD – A judge this morning threw out part of George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal and held out the prospect that she may throw out the whole thing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson tossed the allegations related to one of five broadcasts and said she needs to do more homework before deciding about the others. Zimmerman is suing the media company, alleging that it falsely portrayed him as a racist.
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • It Looks Like Chelsea Clinton Made $26,724 For Each Minute She Appeared On NBC

    06/14/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/13/14 | Hunter Walker
    On Friday morning, Politico published on the previously unknown and "closely held" details of former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton's contract with NBC News. According to the story, Clinton was given an annual salary of $600,000 when she joined NBC News as a "special correspondent" in November 2011. Based on these figures, Clinton has earned about $26,724 for each minute she subsequently appeared on air.
  • Chelsea: The Poorest Clinton; Mere $600K Salary Suggests Aversion to Capitalism

    06/13/2014 11:44:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Today, we learned that Chelsea Clinton has been taking home an annual salary of $600,000 for her work as a “special correspondent” for NBC News. In case you had no idea NBC News was employing the Clinton scion, here is an example of her “work”:(Video at source.) On the one hand, $600,000 seems like a fair salary for an only child who has to support her struggling parents. On the other, Chelsea’s annual income is equivalent to what Hillary Clinton receives for three hours of work on the public speaking circuit. It also pales in comparison to Bill Clinton’s nine-figure...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 Annual Salary For Occasional Work

    06/13/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/13/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Hillary Clinton may have left the White House "dead broke" in her own words over a decade ago, but the same can hardly be said about her daughter, Chelsea, who as Politico revealed today, was being paid an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year.As a reminder, the younger Clinton, who previously worked as an analyst at $12 billion hedge fund Avenue Capital in a quid-pro-quo which its owner Marc Lasry, a close friend of Bill Clinton, had hoped would bring him a fast track appointment to the French ambassador...
  • Chuck Todd (NBC): Children Flooding the Border Ousted Cantor

    06/10/2014 8:51:56 PM PDT · by I still care · 41 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 10, 2014 | Breitbart
    NBC's chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd pointed to a story originally broken Breitbart Texas abut the U.S.-Mexican border being flooded with illegal immigrant children as the main reason behind the "perfect storm" that caused House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to loss the GOP primary to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. Todd credited the grassroots anti immigration movement reaction to the story.
  • NBC's Gregory to Ben Carson: 'Very Highly Charged' to Demand Gov't Follow Constitution

    06/04/2014 8:37:20 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 47 replies
    MRC ^ | 6/3/2014 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with Dr. Ben Carson for Meet the Press's web-based feature Press Pass, NBC host David Gregory dismissed Carson's call for "a government that placed the Constitution of the United States at the highest level": "There are some people who say that. That's a very highly charged thing to say. Where is the Constitution not placed in the right level today?" [Listen to the audio] Carson gave Gregory a dose of reality: "Because it helps to define what the role of the government is. It doesn't include being in every aspect of our lives....when you take people who...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • Bigoted Hate Group Saves NBC's Ann Curry

    05/12/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: "Writing in Scouting Magazine, Bryan Wendell says Scouts from Berkeley Heights [New Jersey] encountered Curry on a trail in Harriman State Park in New York. Curry, 57, had broken her ankle. 'We were hiking along, and we came to a trail intersection,' Scouter Rick Jurgens said, 'and a lady was sitting on the ground with her one leg out. "'We didn't think anything of it, but one of the guys asked if everything is OK. She said, 'No, not really. I think I broke my ankle.' She told us to keep going, but the guys refused.' Although Jurgens said...
  • NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Players Come Out

    05/12/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: "The big picture here in terms of the NFL, is this a sea change or is this a one-off? Is this the league moving to the right side of history? Which by the way, they really can't do unless more players come forward."
  • The Newest Benghazi Controversy: Political Fundraising

    05/08/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 8, 2014 | BY LUKE RUSSERT AND CARRIE DANN
    House Speaker John Boehner would not say Thursday if the House GOP’s campaign arm should stop including the Benghazi attacks in fundraising appeals. Asked three times whether the National Republican Congressional Committee should be fundraising based on what they call Democratic obstruction of the Benghazi investigation, Boehner answered only: “Our focus is on getting the answers to those families who lost their loved ones. Period.” An NRCC email sent Wednesday morning included a link to “become a Benghazi watchdog” – which led to a page where supporters can donate cash. A separate website called “BenghaziWatchdogs.com” still contains a link encouraging...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • CBS Gives 30 Seconds to Kerry 'Apartheid' Comments, NBC and ABC Still Ignore (Video)

    04/29/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 29 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Video at Link On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose provided viewers with a mere 30-second news brief on Secretary of State John Kerry sparking a "storm of criticism" by claiming that Israel would become an "apartheid state" if it did not accept a two-state solution with Palestine: "Secretary of State John Kerry's backtracking after controversial comments about Israel....Kerry released a statement last night saying, quote, 'If I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word.' Kerry says he's been a staunch supporter of Israel for years.'" [Listen to the audio] That quick mention of the...
  • Tony Blair Rejects David Gregory's 'Nonsense' That Iraq War to Blame for Terrorism

    04/28/2014 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 28, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory attempted to blame the war in Iraq for ongoing Islamic terrorism by citing the former head of Britain's MI-5 claiming the conflict "increased the terrorist threat by convincing more people that Osama bin Laden's claim that Islam was under attack was correct" and "provided an arena for the jihad for which he had called." In response, Blair blasted the argument: "We've got to liberate ourselves from this, because we're making a huge error when we end up thinking somehow it's our...
  • Issa Demands Answers from Holder on DOJ's Role in IRS Scandal, Networks Do Nothing

    04/24/2014 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 24, 2014 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday Darrell Issa demanded Attorney General Eric Holder answer new questions about the Justice Department’s role in the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups. In a letter sent to Holder, Issa sought answers about a newly released email between former IRS official Lois Lerner and DOJ official Richard Pilger in which Pilger asks Lerner “When you have a moment, will you call me? I’ve been asked to run something by you” and requests who at the IRS “DOJ folks could talk to” about ways to target politically involved non-profit groups. So far none of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC)...
  • Why people hate NBC’s David Gregory

    04/24/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/14 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. -snip- His boorish behavior around DC is legendary, from his juvenile tantrums with the Bush press staff to his drunken radio appearances to his diva snit fits with innocent bystanders while filming news segments. One of the most telling and notorious anecdotes involves Russert himself, who reportedly reprimanded Gregory in 2008 for going ballistic on a poor waitress while the two TV stars dined at a DC restaurant. But “Gregory...
  • Bryan Singer’s Accuser Names Three More Alleged Sex Abusers

    04/21/2014 8:46:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | April 21st, 2014 | Film Reporter Dave McNary
    Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court. “I would not wish on my worst enemies what I went through,” declared plaintiff Michael Egan at a Monday news conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and also served as head of programming for Fox, NBC and the WB. He’s also the head of year-old Quad Media Partners, formed to launch four fully curated linear TV networks, “each built around a modern decade in...
  • NBC Hired 'Psychological Consultant' to Assess 'Meet the Press' Host

    04/21/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 37 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 21, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    NBC has been so alarmed at Meet the Press's decline, the network hired a "psychological consultant" to assess the host, David Gregory. The Washington Post reports: Last year, the network undertook an unusual assessment of the 43-year-old journalist, commissioning a psychological consultant to interview his friends and even his wife. The idea, according to a network spokeswoman, Meghan Pianta, was “to get perspective and insight from people who know him best.”
  • 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 · 15 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,...