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  • NBC Reporter to Rick Perry: "Are You Smart Enough To Be President?" (vid)

    12/11/2014 10:27:47 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 71 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 11, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    KASIE HUNT, MSNBC: And are you smart enough to be president of the United States?"
  • Politico vs NBC News: A Tale of Two Grubers

    12/10/2014 4:01:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It was the best of Grubers, it was the worst of Grubers. It was a Gruber shamed before Congress, it was a Gruber unshaken before Congress. Okay, so which Jonathan Gruber appeared before Congress because it seems as if NBC Nightly News and Politico were watching two entirely different Grubers. First the NBC News Gruber in which reporter Kelly O'Donnell describes his public shaming:
  • NBC Legal Analyst: Ambiguous Words Like "Charging" Are Racist

    11/25/2014 1:43:21 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 103 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 25, 2014 | Real Clear Politics
    LISA BLOOM, NBC LEGAL ANALYST: Now, this issue about charging, which I find to be a racially-tinged offensive word in and of itself, but I would have asked him, what exactly does that mean? Because at one point he says Mike Brown took a step forward. Another time he says, he took a hop, as he was about to run and then he began running. So running is inconsistent with one step forward. So which is it, Mr. Wilson? I mean, you really have to get to the bottom of it. You can't let an ambiguous word like 'charged' get...
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • Ebola No Match for Dr. Nancy 'Soups' Snyderman

    10/15/2014 12:16:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 15, 2014 | John Kass
    If you were just dying for soup -- and you were NBC medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman, bent on breaking an Ebola quarantine that you figured didn't really apply to you because you're so special -- what soup would it be? Ginger sweet potato? Cream of tomato? White beans & escarole? Thai hot & sour with shrimp? Split pea? Roasted eggplant, fennel & leek? These are just some of the famed delicious soups sold at The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., a place known for its fabulous soups. But owner Michelle Klein told me she would not comment on Snyderman's...
  • A Bowla Ebola Idiocy

    10/15/2014 5:51:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | 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...
  • NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr.Nancy Snyderman To Be Monitored For Ebola

    10/06/2014 8:58:01 AM PDT · by wtd · 36 replies ^ | 10/06/2014 | Linda Arntzenius
    I'm not familiar with this source, but it popped up as Breaking NEws: BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Snyderman To Be Monitored For Ebola Princeton resident and NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman is to be flown back from Liberia where she has been reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia. A cameraman on her team has tested positive for the disease, the fourth American to have contracted Ebola in Liberia. According to NBC News President Deborah Turness, “he will be flown back to the United States for treatment at a medical center that is equipped to handle...
  • 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 1030’s 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...
  • NBC News Freelancer in Africa Diagnosed with Ebola

    10/02/2014 5:33:01 PM PDT · by knak · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/2/14 | nbc
    An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. The infected freelancer was hired Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. Snyderman is with three other NBC News employees on assignment in Monrovia, reporting on the Ebola outbreak. The freelancer came down with symptoms on Wednesday, feeling tired and achy. As part of a routine temperature check, he discovered he was running a slight fever. He immediately quarantined himself and sought medical advice....
  • Me The Press? No 'Meet' in New MTP

    09/14/2014 3:34:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    MEEEEEEE!!!!! Okay, we get it, Chuck Todd. You are the new host of Meet The Press but does that mean you will now hog every interview? After all, the president of NBC News, Deborah Turness, promised a return to the original format of MTP in which the guests would be interviewed by a panel, not just the host. Therefore your humble correspondent was disappointed when he watched Chuck interview the guests solo today while the panel merely chit chatted among themselves. Here is the unkept promise of a MTP format change made by Turness:
  • Gregory got $4M to quietly leave NBC [Hush Money]

    08/18/2014 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 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.
  • David Gregory’s flight to nowhere

    08/17/2014 6:38:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/17/14 | DYLAN BYERS
    David Gregory wasn’t supposed to host “Meet the Press” on Sunday. He was on a planned vacation in Nantucket, where, the night before, he had hosted a special presentation of the Boston Pops, sponsored by Coastal Living and Real Simple. Midway through the week, however, Gregory changed his mind. His fate at “Meet the Press” had been the subject of numerous press reports. Page Six and others had declared him dead in the water come November. Several NBC personalities were already vying to replace him. Gregory was chartered back to Washington for Sunday’s program, having concluded, one NBC source said,...
  • Ouch! Politico Kicks David Gregory as He Exits NBC

    08/14/2014 5:05:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Gregory is now the poster boy warning for that old adage: be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down. And now that Gregory is on the down career escalator because of his quick removal today from both Meet The Press and NBC News as you can read here at Newsbusters, Dylan Byers at Politico has given him a swift kick on his way out the door. Apparently Gregory was not very nice to the folks who worked at NBC News as you can see below. Perhaps Gregory can take this as...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 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...
  • NBC Reportedly Paid Chelsea Clinton a Whopping $600K Salary

    06/13/2014 11:20:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 Jun 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Chelsea Clinton once earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News, POLITICO‘s Dylan Byers and Maggie Haberman revealed on Friday via sources with knowledge. Their report reads: Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011, was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary, runs for president. [...] As special correspondent, Clinton worked on service-related feature assignments for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” until the show’s...
  • SHOCK: NBC Reporter: Taliban Has Been More Forthcoming About Bergdahl Than U.S. Government (vid)

    06/04/2014 6:06:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 4, 2014 | Real
    NBC's Richard Engel says the Taliban is giving the media much more information about the Bergdahl swap than the U.S. government. Engel reports the U.S. government is updating journalists with written statements on the health of rescued POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "The Taliban, however, have been very forthcoming with information," Engel said. "We're kind of dependent on press releases and whatever the White House and others decide to give us," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said. "This is tough to cover and to get the story." "We've actually been getting more information today from the Taliban than we have from spokespersons here...
  • MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

    05/06/2014 11:54:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NBC News Uncritically Swallows HHS Obamacare 'Surge' Number

    03/18/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ooooh! Let's throw a Brosurance keg party!!! The March Obamacare numbers are surging! Yes, in just the first two weeks of March, the number of "enrollees" has surged 800,000 from 4.2 million to 5 million. How do I know this? Because the Department of Health and Human Services told me so and the most "transparent" administration in history would never fib, would they? If you think that your humble correspondent is incredibly naive for blindly swallowing the HHS Obamacare numbers, I am just reflecting the attitude of a report at NBC News written by senior health writer Maggie Fox acting...
  • NBC’s Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall

    02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/14
    Arsenio Hall is one of the most enduring names in late night history, and so he was more than a little P.O.ed that his name was excluded in an NBC report on the late night wars and Jimmy Fallon‘s ascendancy. Hall called out Brian Williams for his exclusion, and Williams apologized on the air tonight for the oversight. One key objection of Hall’s was the following graphic showing nine of the big names in late night that he wasn’t included in.
  • Tom Brokaw has cancer, NBC News announces

    02/11/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/11/2014
    <p>NBC News Special Correspondent and former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, the network announced Tuesday night.</p> <p>Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, at the Mayo Clinic in August.</p>
  • Al Roker on going to first lady’s 50th: ‘Literally a house party' at the White House

    01/20/2014 5:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NBC's Today Show ^ | January 20, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There was a not-so-super-secret dance party going on at the most recognizable mansion in the nation’s capital Saturday night. A birthday party to celebrate Michelle Obama's 50th birthday took place at the White House, and it was studded with celebrities, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight and Herbie Hancock. Guests were treated to performances by Beyoncé and John Legend. Among the 500 guests were TODAY's own Al Roker and his wife, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts. Speaking to the TODAY team by phone Monday morning, Roker described the event as "literally a...
  • 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...
  • NBC Blames Bush for Al Qaeda Takeover of Fallujah in 2014

    01/08/2014 7:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently we’re on George W. Bush’s fourth term. And here I’ve been making a fool of myself criticizing some Illinois senator for messing up the country. If only NBC News had told me this piece of breaking news sooner. Introducing a report on Monday’s NBC Nightly News about Al-Qaeda forces seizing control of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, anchor Brian Williams went out of his way to blame the President George W. Bush for the deteriorating security situation: “U.S. fighting forces are gone from Iraq. But as so many predicted when President Bush chose to go to war there after...
  • Workers at auto dealership come face to face with Obamacare trade-offs

    12/30/2013 10:17:09 AM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 54 replies
    NBC News | 12/29/13 | Lisa Meyers
  • Heretic: NBC Reporter Asks Jay Carney Why Obama was So Wrong on Obamacare

    10/22/2013 5:50:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Chuck Todd, with NBC, did what few reporters seem to do in the White House Press Corp when he injected a moment of honest journalism into the Obama-groupie press corps. Asking Jay Carney a tough question is like playing a frame of “the Charleston” for Fred Astaire: Carney laces up his tap dancing shoes for a series of evasions, accusations, and distractions. NBC’s Chuck Todd asked a simple question: Five days before the launch, the president said it’s a website where you can compare and purchase affordable health care plans, the same way you shop for a plane ticket on...
  • NBC Evening News Lead Just Now- "Shutdown a DISASTER For The GOP"

    10/10/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC Evening News | TCRLAF
    Quoting the NBC/Wall Street Journal Pollster, who says, "This is SHOCKING! You only see this once or twice in a lifetime." They follow with sob stories and fear-mongering, and haven't mentioned that it is OBAMA'S CHOICE that the death benefits are not being paid, and that VA offices are closed. Now, they are fear-mongering "VETERANS WON'T GET PAID!!!". Andrea Mitchell, "15 million people might not get checks!"
  • NBC News Fails to Note 'Bipartisan' Group of Elected Officials That Opened WWII Memorial All GOP

    10/02/2013 9:51:48 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Last night NBC Evening News featured the story about WWII veterans who were denied access to the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. supposedly due to the government shutdown. After being denied entry for about 15 minutes, a group of congressional officials opened the barricades and tape to allow entry of the veterans. To watch this NBC News report you would barely have any idea who lowered the barricades except for a quick innacurate mention of a  "bipartisan" group. The NBC News report with transcript  is below the fold. Since this report is inaccurate in what it leaves out, there is...
  • First CNN, Now NBC Also Canceling Its Planned Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    09/30/2013 6:04:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/30/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Shortly after CNN announced it was axing its Hillary Clinton documentary project, NBC has now released a statement saying its planned miniseries on the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State has been called off. NBC has not provided much in the way of explanation (whether this was due to public pressure or failed talks with production studios) save for this brief statement, according to TVNewser. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series.” NBC had previously hinted they wouldn’t be continuing on with the...
  • Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries ‘a total nightmare for NBC News’

    08/08/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    NBC News political director Chuck Todd on Thursday labeled the new NBC miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton a “total nightmare” for the network’s news division — adding another voice to the increasing backlash against the project. “This is why this miniseries is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We know there’s this giant firewall. We know that we have nothing to do with it. We know that we’d love probably to be as critical or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out.” Todd added, though, that regardless of whether the Clintons...

    08/04/2013 3:29:47 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 3 10:01 PM EDT | By JESSICA GRESKO and FRAZIER MOORE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday after a brief illness at a Washington hospital.
  • George Zimmerman moves to restart libel lawsuit against NBC over edited 911 tape

    07/25/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    iMediaEthics ^ | July 25, 2013 05:00 AM EST | Hanqing Chen
    Days after George Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman’s lawyer in civil court, James Beasley, has confirmed that he will move to resume his client's libel suit against NBC. “We are going to get the libel case restarted,” Beasley wrote in a July 15 email to iMediaEthics. Beasley is currently requesting a lift on the stay on the defamation case, requested by NBC in February while awaiting the outcome of Zimmerman’s criminal case. In December 2012, Zimmerman filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC for misrepresenting the record of his call with a 911 responder when...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-16-13 ("George Zimmerman sues NBC for defamation")

    07/16/2013 11:03:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 16, 2013 | Dummies and PJ-Comix
    The one inconvenient fact that DUmmies and other liberals are reluctant to confront about the Zimmerman case is that NBC News FRAUDULENTLY edited Zimmerman's 911 tape to make him sound like a racist. As a result, Zimmerman is now suing them for defamation. There is no doubt that he will win but the only question is how much will he get. $10 million? $20 million? More? I just hope any settlement (and NBC News will be anxious to settle OUT of court) includes a stipulation that Brian Williams MUST issue an apology to Zimmerman at the top of his...
  • Zimmerman lawyer to move ‘asap’ against NBC News

    07/14/2013 2:09:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    Last night’s not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial will enable the neighborhood-watch volunteer to resume his case against NBC News for the mis-editing of his widely distributed call to police. Back in December, Zimmerman sued NBC Universal Media for defamation over the botched editing, which depicted him as a hardened racial profiler.
  • How Will "Not Guilty" Verdict Affect George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC?

    07/14/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 86 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | July 14, 2013 | Ted Johnson
    George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict adds a new wrinkle to a separate legal case in the Florida courts: His defamation suit against NBC. In December, Zimmerman sued NBC, reporter Ron Allen and two other news personnel on claims that the network's edits of his 911 call to police were manipulated to make it sound like he was a racist. The Florida judge in Zimmerman's case, Debra Nelson, put the defamation case on hold pending the result of the criminal trial. Jody Armour, professor at USC's Gould School of Law, said that although it is "possible" that Zimmerman's claim against the...
  • NBC Fails to Report Its Own Scoop That AG Holder Approved Investigation of Fox's Rosen

    05/24/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    As of Friday morning, NBC News broadcasts had completely ignored an important scoop from the network's own national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff that Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved the Justice Department's aggressive investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen. Meanwhile, both CBS News and FNC provided on-air coverage of the new development. On Thursday's Nightly News, White House correspondent Peter Alexander passed up the perfect opportunity to mention the breaking news as he wrapped up a report on President Obama's afternoon national security speech: "Also today, on the topic of national security leaks, the President said that he's asked...
  • Luke Russert: 'Smart' Republicans on Ways & Means, Not 'God, Guns & Guts People'

    05/17/2013 5:04:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it Luke Russert's version of "bitter clingers" on steroids . . . In Russert's world, there are apparently two kinds of Republican congressmen. The "smart" ones—to be found on the Ways & Means Committee—and the others, whom he calls the "God, guns and guts people," presumably in reference to this book. Russert made his statement on today's Morning Joe, responding to Joe Scarborough's question as to whether Republicans would overplay their hand over the current scandals. According to Russert, Republicans chose well in holding today's hearing of IRS officials before the Ways & Means Committee because that's where the...
  • NBC's Todd Warns: If GOP Investigates Obama Scandals, 'The Voters Will Punish Them'

    05/16/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 80 replies
    On Thursday's NBC Today, in a desperate attempt to deflect from the scandals engulfing the Obama administration, co-host Savannah Guthrie wondered: "I read a headline yesterday that said Republicans see blood in the water. That they see a president who's very vulnerable politically. Is there a danger that they will overreach?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd agreed with the slanted premise: "There is. I mean, that's what happened to Republicans in 1998 with Bill Clinton. And if all of Congress is focusing on hearings to do scandals, the...
  • Friendly Reminder: CNBC Viewership Plunges To Eight Year Lows

    05/08/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 8, 2013
    Nowhere is [the result of mainstream media bias] more obvious than in the relentless imploding viewership of once financial media titan, CNBC, which lately has become a sad, one-sided caricature of its once informative self, whose only agenda is to get the most marginal Joe Sixpack to dump his hard-earned cash into 100x P/E stocks, and where according to data from Nielsen Media Research, the total and demographic (25-54) viewership during the prime time segment (9:30am - 5:00 pm) just tumbled to 216K and 40K - the lowest recorded viewership since mid 2005 and sliding. So why the relentless collapse...
  • Gosnell trial: List of advertisers for NBC Nightly News

    04/24/2013 7:07:09 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    These are well-known companies that advertised on the NBC Nightly News tonight. Please consider contacting some or all of them to complain about the lack of coverage of the trial. It will make a difference! And if anyone can confirm that NBC didn't mention the Gosnell trial tonight, as there was about 15 seconds that I missed trying to see advertisers on the other networks, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. NBC Nightly News: Fidelity United Healthcare Capital One Xarelto (missed the drug maker) Mass Mutual Alka Seltzer Infiniti Dr. Scholls GE CBS: Miracle Gro ABC: Merck Chrysler/Dodge
  • NBC’s Zimmerman response: Other media outlets highlighted race (Trayvon Martin case)

    03/08/2013 1:42:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 7, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    NBC doesn’t want to deal with George Zimmerman’s libel suit. In a Feb. 20 filing in the case, NBC Universal Media LLC asks a Florida circuit court to stay the case until the conclusion of Zimmerman’s June trial for second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin. --snip-- To recap Zimmerman’s case against NBC News: On the night that he shot Martin, Zimmerman called 911 and narrated his pursuit of the teenager in his gated community in Sanford, Fla. A March 27 edition of the “Today” show abridged the 911 tape, as follows: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good....
  • With Axelrod At NBC, The Politicos Become The Press

    02/21/2013 3:17:58 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 Feb 2013 | Editorial
    Press: As if media bias weren't troublesome enough, the ascent of President Obama's top strategist to a plum job at NBC creates an even bigger issue: that of the political establishment becoming the press. Where does it end? In a way, the hiring of David Axelrod as "senior political analyst" providing commentary at NBC seems like a fool's errand from a business standpoint. After all, the White House senior adviser has pretty much been giving NBC and other big media outlets commentary for free during the Obama administration, if the slavish pro-Obama media bias, as well as secretive media-political collaborations...
  • NBC News Reporter Stops Returning Carnival Cruise Passenger From Quoting Bible

    02/15/2013 8:19:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    As stranded Carnival Cruise passengers began finally disembarking in Mobile, Alabama, late Thursday evening, MSNBC had NBC News correspondent Mark Potter on the scene to speak with them. One young lady during her over three minute interview tried to cite a Bible verse that helped her get through the ordeal, but Potter pulled his microphone away and quickly ended the discussion (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • A Scandal Too Far: Steve Capus Terminated as NBC News President

    02/02/2013 6:56:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 26 replies ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Nolte/Robert Stacy McCain
    The New York Times spins it this way: The longest-serving president of any of the three network news divisions, Steve Capus of NBC News, stepped down from his position on Friday, six months after Comcast restructured its news units in a way that diminished his authority. Exactly how voluntary was this “stepping down”? John Nolte points to the scandal-plagued tenure of Capus at NBC News: 1. During last year’s presidential election, Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed. 2. During last year’s GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him...
  • Steve Capus Leaves NBC News Worse Off in Ratings and Journalism

    02/01/2013 4:23:46 PM PST · by kristinn · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Friday, February 1, 2013 | David Zurawik
    Ending a tenure marked by the costly decline of the 'Today' show, the failure of the newsmagazine 'Rock Center' and an erosion of journalistic values, Steve Capus Friday resigned as president of NBC News after almost eight years on the job. While NBC once had the number one morning and evening news shows on his watch, the last two years have been a story of failure for Capus and the network's news division. SNIP Capus also spent millions on one of the sorriest excuses of a newsmagazine in TV history, Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which has been a rock solid...
  • Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon 'Slow Jam' Sexually-Charged Attacks on Republicans

    01/29/2013 9:42:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams joined Jimmy Fallon Monday in another "Slow Jam the News" segment on NBC's Late Night. This time the subject was the fight over the debt ceiling with the target of course being Republicans who were repeatedly hit with sexually-charged attacks (video follows with transcript and commentary): BRIAN WILLIAMS: Hello, I'm Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News and host of NBC's Rock Center, and I too, would like to slow jam this news. JIMMY FALLON, HOST: Hit me three times! WILLIAMS: Less than a month after signing a fiscal cliff deal and narrowly averting a...
  • NBC Laments ‘Upper Class Has Just About Won’ Against Unions

    01/25/2013 8:43:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 25, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce. “Total union membership fell by about 400,000 workers to 14.4 million. Teachers unions were among the hardest hit, with the ranks of public school teachers and educators falling sharply,” it noted. The thinning union ranks are blamed on state budget cuts which have resulted job losses for teachers and other government sector employees, found. The AP report did not mention that some teachers are choosing to walk away from their union. But that’s exactly what’s...