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  • Report: Lester Holt May Pull a Candy Crowley at First Presidential Debate

    09/25/2016 11:42:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 135 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 25 Sep 2016
    CNN’s Brian Stelter says Lester Holt is signaling to his NBC colleagues that he may enter the fray in Monday night’s presidential debate as a participant rather than a moderator — thanks to intense left-wing backlash over Matt Lauer’s performance at the “Commander in Chief Forum” weeks ago.
  • Where is Lester Holt? (Satire)

    09/25/2016 3:02:09 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 17 replies
    9/25/16 | RetiredTexasVet
    Where is Lester Holt? He has been missing from the NBC Evening News for over a week. Savanah Guppie has been ordered to fill in for the nightly news cast in his absence. Guppie fearfully stated that Holt was at home writing questions for the debate. Guppie would not elaborate because she was fearful that any unapproved response might subject her to the same PC crucifixion that had been visited upon her co-host Matt Liar. Alt-Right investigative reporters have learned from a source within the Clinton campaign staff that Holt is being covertly driven to the Clinton compound daily. The...
  • Heading into first debate, Clinton with 6 point lead over Trump: New NBC-WSJ poll

    09/21/2016 3:16:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 21, 2016 | John Harwood
    Hillary Clinton heads toward the first general election debate in strong position against Donald Trump in their battle for the presidency, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows. Among likely voters, Clinton draws 43 percent support to 37 percent for Trump, 10 percent for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, and 3 percent for Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Respondents "revealed a hardening of personal dislike and professional uncertainty about Donald Trump," said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducts the NBC/WSJ survey.
  • Poll: Clinton Leads Trump Ahead of First Debate

    09/21/2016 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Donglalinger · 55 replies
    NBC"News" ^ | 9/21/2016 | Mark Murray
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by six points among likely voters heading into the first presidential debate on Monday, according to a brand-new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The survey - which was conducted after Clinton's return to the campaign trail following her bout with pneumonia - shows a bigger advantage for the secretary of state than did polls taken during the heightened scrutiny of her health.
  • (NBC News) Hillary Clinton's Health Scare: 9 Unanswered Questions

    09/12/2016 3:34:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 12, 2016
    As Hillary Clinton's health moves from the fringes to the center of the 2016 presidential campaign, there's a lot we still don't know about her scare this weekend. [Snip] Here are nine big questions we still have: Why hide the pneumonia diagnosis? Has Clinton been otherwise ill in recent days? Who made the call not to go to the hospital and when? What is the campaign's position on the protective press pool? Will Clinton allow a true protective pool if elected president? Does Clinton accept the obligation to inform the public about her health? How will this change her schedule...
  • Hillary Bombed on NBC with Matt Lauer and Democrats Are

    09/09/2016 5:34:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 9, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats are nervous as they can be about the upcoming debates. After Hillary bombed in the presidential forum with Matt Lauer the other night, they are paranoid. And the Hillary campaign is demanding that Chris Wallace be pulled. The Hillary campaign is demanding Chris Wallace of Fox News be yanked as a debate moderator. Now, you gotta understand how these people went into this. Ostensibly the Democrats believe that Trump is an absolute buffoon, the election is thus over, Trump doesn't have a prayer. Hillary is owed this. This is her coronation. They have the power...
  • NBC News Tweets Attacks On Donald Trump While He Is Speaking At Their Forum

    09/08/2016 3:00:02 PM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | September 7, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The first opportunity for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to get in front of voters on television during the same prime time program has come and gone. Any rational observer will admit that Trump did a much better job than Hillary in that forum. Sure, Trump wasn’t perfect, but Hillary was a disaster. You could tell that NBC was not happy with how Hillary did because during the forum they did everything they could to push back against Trump. Including sending out these ridiculous tweets while he spoke. Here's why Russians like Donald Trump https://t.co/9S8cM0G2U0 pic.twitter.com/p9JTnIzE9L — NBC News (@NBCNews)...
  • Behind scenes, NBC execs concede Matt Lauer forum performance was "disaster"

    09/08/2016 10:37:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 118 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 9-8-2016 | Brian Stelter
    NBC News knows the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" was not Matt Lauer's finest hour. One executive, speaking anonymously, was blunt about it: "Disaster." The morning after Lauer's back-to-back interviews of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, several high ranking sources at the network said they hear the criticism and agree with at least some of it. Lauer was widely criticized for failing to fact-check or follow up when Trump falsely claimed that he was opposed to the Iraq war when it started. Some viewers thought Lauer held Clinton to a higher standard than Trump. Several people who were sitting in the audience told...
  • Matt Lauer’s Pathetic Interview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Is the Scariest Thing (trunc)

    09/08/2016 5:31:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 88 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Sept. 8, 2016 | Jonathan Chait
    Full title: "Matt Lauer’s Pathetic Interview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Is the Scariest Thing I’ve Seen in This Campaign" I had not taken seriously the possibility that Donald Trump could win the presidency until I saw Matt Lauer host an hour-long interview with the two major party candidates. Lauer’s performance was not merely a failure, it was horrifying and shocking. The shock, for me, was the realization that most Americans inhabit a very different news environment than professional journalists. I not only consume a lot of news, since it’s my job, I also tend to focus on elite...
  • Coin toss: Clinton up first at NBC forum (Trump won toss and chose 2nd - Live 8pm ET on NBC & MSNBC)

    09/07/2016 8:29:36 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 346 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 06, 2016, 08:32 pm | Joe Concha
    A coin toss has determined that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will go first during Wednesday evening's Commander in Chief forum, hosted by the IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) and airing on NBC and MSNBC. Clinton will take questions from moderator Matt Lauer and members of the audience -- which will largely be comprised of veterans and active service members -- for 30 minutes before Donald Trump takes the stage. Both candidates stated a preference to be the second candidate to appear. Dafna Linzer, managing editor for NBC News and MSNBC, performed the coin toss. The event --...
  • Great, Now NBC Is Covering Hillary Clinton’s Health

    09/06/2016 3:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Slate ^ | September 6, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    There is a far-right conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is sick and on the verge of dying. Donald Trump and his surrogates have encouraged this baseless idea, which has generally gotten little coverage in the non-insane press because of its baselessness and because the ESTABLISHMENT is in the tank for Big Clinton. Or is it? On Labor Day, Hillary Clinton coughed for a little bit during a campaign appearance in Ohio, and NBC News wrote an article about it: The former secretary of state has suffered from coughing fits at times throughout the Democratic presidential primary. However the frog in...
  • CAUGHT: NBC Deletes Report Proving Trump Gun Violence Claims (EXCLUSIVE)

    08/28/2016 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    Regated ^ | 08-28-2016 | M D Anderson
    During the live broadcast of the NBC Nightly News, the network aired a report from Morgan Radford that detailed the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, first cousin of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, in Chicago. Radford’s report painted a grim picture of the gun violence epidemic in the windy city.
  • VANITY: NBC News segment says Team USA women winning in Rio & neglects to mention Thrasher & Rhode!

    08/19/2016 11:04:24 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 6 replies
    Self ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | n/a
    Watched NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt last night (Thursday, August 18th). Lester's last segment was on how the USA women were winning more medals than the men in Rio 2016. They showed a variety of photos of different women who have won medals - but I noticed that they didn't include Ginny Thrasher and Kim Rhode, air rifle and skeet shooter respectively, in the segment. They've won medals too -- Gold Medal for Thrasher and 4 or 5 career Olympic medals for Rhode, including one in Rio. The NBC Nightly News website shows last night broadcast, but it does...
  • Brian Williams Will Receive Evening Show on MSNBC [UPDATED]

    08/17/2016 5:09:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    Despite his fall from prominence due to serial lying and removal from the anchor desk of NBC Nightly News, current MSNBC breaking news anchor Brian Williams will be given another chance to rein over a daily news program when, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, MSNBC awards him a half-hour show at 11:00 p.m. at a date to be determined. Stelter reported late Monday night that Williams's program will be slated to run from Labor Day to Election Day and last for only a half-hour "wrapping up the day's campaign news, the sources said." Of course, this brings to mind Williams’s...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NBC Adds ‘Editor’s Note’ to Stealth-Edited Andrea Mitchell Report

    08/03/2016 7:34:44 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 32 replies
    NBC News has added an “editor’s note” to its report in which Andrea Mitchell called Juanita Broaddrick rape claims “discredited,” after revelations that the network deleted that word from its video. The Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday that NBC News had stealth-edited Mitchell’s segment in May to remove the line where Mitchell said Broaddrick’s claim that Bill Clinton raped her had been “discredited.” On Tuesday, the NBC News website made no mention that the video had been altered. “Donald Trump is getting some heat from Hillary Clinton’s campaign after using the term ‘rape’ while talking about a long-denied allegation of...
  • Free Beacon Catches NBC Scrubbing Old Video of Mitchell Saying Juanita Broaddrick Is ‘Discredited’

    08/03/2016 3:12:59 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 21 replies
    In a breaking story posted late Tuesday afternoon by our friends at the Washington Free Beacon, staff writer and former CNS News staff writer Elizabeth Harrington revealed that NBC News has stealth edited a May 19 video of Clinton campaign correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Today denouncing Juanita Broaddrick’s sexual allegations against Bill Clinton as “a discredited and long-denied accusation” to merely being a “long-denied accusation.” Mitchell’s original phrasing was flagged the day that it aired live on NBC by the MRC’s Kyle Drennen and he chronicled the network’s history concerning Broaddrick and Clinton. Since Harrington published her story at 4:48...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Told Chuck Todd Negative Coverage ‘Must Stop’ (Debbie Owns Chuck)

    07/23/2016 8:46:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 61 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 22nd, 2016
    Part of the cache of emails from top DNC officials reveals that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took issue with the negative coverage coming from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, going so far as to email NBC’s Chuck Todd to tell the anchor that it “must stop.” The email was sent on May 18 to Todd with the subject “Chuck, this must stop.” In the email, Wasserman Schultz forwards Todd an article from Breitbart‘s Ian Hanchett glossing the criticism Wasserman Schultz had received from the Morning Joe co-host. Brzenzinski is quoted as saying that Wasserman Schultz “should step down” over her poor...
  • NBC Producer Praises Would-Be Donald Trump Assassin: "A Good Guy With A Gun"

    06/23/2016 5:49:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 82 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Katie Mchugh
    An associate producer for NBCUniversal, Inc. declared that the illegal alien “hoping to assassinate Donald Trump is a good guy with a gun” on Twitter Tuesday.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Trump Supporter Got Egged Because Of Trump's "Egging On" At Rallies

    06/05/2016 2:08:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC anchor, and commentator Andrea Mitchell said, the “awful egging of the Trump supporter in San Jose” can not be separated “from the egging on” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump does at his rallies.
  • NBC Pushes Trump to the Left on Transgender Bathrooms, Abortion, Taxes

    04/21/2016 10:27:35 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 64 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Trump acknowledged that he “had a feeling that question was going to come up” and proceeded toe the liberal line of political correctness: “Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong and they're paying a big price and there's a lot of problems....People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” ... Fellow co-host Savannah Guthrie turned to the subject of abortion: “The Republican platform, every four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. And it makes no exceptions for...
  • NBC Perpetuates The Myth That Planned Parenthood Performs Mammograms

    02/23/2016 6:14:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Mark Finkelstein
    On today’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd helped perpetuate the myth that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. Interviewing Donald Trump, Todd said “Democrats will say the money they give to Planned Parenthood does not go to abortions. That the money they give to Planned Parenthood only goes to other women’s health issues including mammograms and things like that.” Let’s make this absolutely clear: Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. Its own FAQ on the matter makes that clear. Even the Washington Post says “the myth that Planned Parenthood actually offers mammogram X-rays to patients has been long debunked, and needs to...
  • Exclusive — RNC Officially Severs Ties With NBC News For Upcoming GOP Debate

    01/18/2016 12:30:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) officially voted on Monday afternoon to sever its business relationship with NBC News for the previously-scheduled Feb. 26, 2016, GOP presidential primary debate, Breitbart News has learned. The Debate Committee for the RNC met via conference call and after hearing updates from RNC chairman Reince Priebus officially voted to cancel the partnership with NBC, according to sources on the call. The vote was unanimous. After the October debate hosted by NBC partner CNBC—in which co-moderator John Harwood was roundly criticized for a poor performance—the RNC suspended its relationship with NBC News over that upcoming Houston...
  • Watch: Landlord Allows NBC News Cameras Inside San Bernardino Attackers Apartment

    12/04/2015 10:03:56 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/15 | Breitbart.tv
    Friday during MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” NBC News Kerry Sanders gave an on-camera tour of the San Bernardino, CA shooters apartment at the allowance of the property’s landlord. During that tour, several photos were shown on camera. ...(more w/video)...
  • NBC News Election Night 1980 ( 6 Hours)

    11/04/2015 3:38:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    The United States presidential election of 1980 was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 4, 1980. The contest was between incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent, former California Governor Ronald Reagan, as well as Republican Congressman John B. Anderson, who ran as an independent. Reagan, aided by the Iran hostage crisis and a worsening economy at home marked by high unemployment and inflation, won the election in a landslide, receiving the highest number of electoral votes ever won by a non-incumbent presidential candidate.
  • ICE Probes Claims Employee Invited Co-Workers to Swinger Sex Parties

    10/20/2015 6:48:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/20/2015 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON and SHELBY HANSEN
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Tuesday that it is investigating reports that a supervisor used government time to recruit workers for private sex swinger parties at his home. An internal misconduct investigation is looking into the claims centered on workers in San Diego, ICE spokeswoman Lauren Mack told NBC News in a statement. It follows a report by the San Diego Union Tribune that an accusation of gross sexual misconduct was made in a complaint submitted to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security earlier this year. The newspaper said employees at the ICE Enforcement Removal...
  • Ex-NBC anchor Brian Williams returns to TV for Pope visit

    09/10/2015 12:31:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Sep. 10, 2015
    NEW YORK -- Former NBC News anchor Brian Williams will return to the air on Sept. 22 as part of MSNBC's coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. The network pinpointed the date on Thursday. It had been looking toward coverage of the pope's visit as the place to start him in his new job of covering breaking news stories during MSNBC's daylight hours.
  • Gregory: I Don't Miss NBC

    09/10/2015 6:02:27 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 10SEP2015 | CNN
    EXCERPT: Gregory said. "I think it's unfortunate that the leadership of NBC was not capable of dealing with it. I understand Washington and there was blood in the water about me."
  • Do You Trust The liberal CNN/ORC polling outfit? How about Rasmussen, ABC News/WaPo or NBC News/WSJ?

    08/22/2015 12:24:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    8/22/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was wondering why a polling outfit (CNN/ORC) is now all of a sudden trusted by conservatives? If not, then say so. If it is all of a sudden now trusted by conservatives...I thought that CNN is a liberal outfit and not to be trusted? Limbaugh seems to be going after CNN for their Morten Downey Jr. documentary on TV as somehow being used to juxtapose against Trump, and for their interviews of Trump supporters, and wondering if they are going to hand-pick the worst of the worst in those interviews to somehow paint all Trump supporters in a negative...
  • EMAILS REVEAL HILLARY CLINTON FED ‘MEET THE PRESS’ QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE

    08/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Nolte
    The latest dump of Hillary Clinton’s emails reveals that as Secretary of State, a source within “Meet the Press” was feeding her questions in advance. A July 2009 email to Clinton reads, “I just heard from a friend who is wired at Meet the Press that David Gregory is going to ask you about…” — Heads up -> pic.twitter.com/AOiJw6c5Sz — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 31, 2015 — The mainstream media is notorious when it comes to hitting Republicans with tough questions. It is almost always about dropping them in a rhetorical, no-win box, “How is gay marriage different from segregation?”,...
  • Tweet Suggests Ted Walker Will Announce Presidential Bid Monday

    07/12/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to make a big announcement Monday, but it seems he gave away the surprise last week in a tweet. On Friday, Walker tweeted a black-and-white photo of himself waving on a stage with the words "Scott Walker is running for president," according to Politico. The tweet has since been taken down, but Walker sent a few more presidential-sounding messages afterward, including one showing "the official campaign logo." Walker is set to make the announcement at 5 p.m. Monday in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Campaign aides revealed to the Associated Press in early July...
  • Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True'

    06/18/2015 11:46:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 6/18 | Lisa de Moraes
    Brian Williams: 'I’m Sorry. I Said Things That Weren’t True' by Lisa de Moraes “I’m sorry. I said things that weren’t true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I’m determined to earn back their trust,” Brian Williams said this morning in a stunning apology that accompanied the network’s announcement he is returning to the air but not the NBC Nightly News anchor chair. “I will greatly miss working with the team on Nightly News, but I know the broadcast will be in excellent hands with Lester Holt as anchor. I will support him 100% as he...
  • I Called It In February: NYT Reports Brian Williams Transfers to MSNBC

    06/17/2015 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the discussions. Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role primarily at the cable news network MSNBC, probably in a breaking-news capacity in the beginning, according to one of the people. Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Mr. Williams as anchor, will take on the position permanently, one...
  • Brian Williams out as ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor

    06/17/2015 6:40:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Victor Morton
    Brian Williams has been permanently removed from the anchor chair at “NBC Nightly News,” according to a report Wednesday evening in the New York Post. “Multiple sources confirmed to Page Six that after weeks of complex negotiations NBC is likely to announce Thursday that Lyin’ Brian is out of the anchor chair, but will remain a part of the news division,” wrote Post reporter Emily Smith.
  • Brian Williams Will Likely Lose His Anchor Chair

    06/08/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/7 | Emily Smith
    A decision about Brian Williams’ fate at NBC could come as early as this week — and it looks like the embattled anchor won’t be returning to “NBC Nightly News.” Sources tell Page Six that Williams will likely lose his anchor chair following the lengthy internal investigation into his alleged tall tales. SNIP But it is likely he won’t be back in the ‘Nightly’ anchor chair. A decision could be made as early as this week, if all sides can reach an agreement.” SNIP
  • Chelsea Clinton Reported to Have Acted as Prima Donna at NBC News

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

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

    05/11/2015 1:06:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 76 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 11, 2015 | 12:26 PM EDT | Tim Graham
    All of NBC’s bleeding-heart coverage of tattered American race relations – including the racial struggles of Michelle Obama – might sound awfully tinny if they don’t keep black anchorman Lester Holt in the Nightly News anchor chair. In a new Brian Williams story at the Daily Beast, “a prominent black broadcast journalist who knows Holt” told them: “If Brian does not come back and Lester does not get the job, it’s going to get ugly. You can only imagine.” It would seem odd for them to exile Williams and then turn to Savannah Guthrie or someone else other than Holt,...
  • Bill Clinton: “we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate”

    05/05/2015 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The Western Free Press ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jennifer Glen
    Bill Clinton was interviewed by NBC News, discussing Hillary’s run, their foundation, and the income he makes from speeches. The Clintons have certainly stuck with the narrative of being average people. He defends his half million dollar speaking fees with “I gotta pay our bills,” and “it’s the most independence I can get.” While there in nothing wrong with his right to earn a living by fetching great sums for his appearances, the Clintons really need to stop pretending they are one of the “little people.” And whenever they get caught being rich, they throw in a something about being...
  • Nonperson? Brian Williams' Image Removed From NBC News Podcast

    05/04/2015 9:37:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 4, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In a move amusingly reminiscent of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Russia, NBC News has removed the image of suspended anchor Brian Williams from its Apple iTunes podcast. In the old Soviet Union, when a party member was purged, his photographic images were also sent down the memory hole in the form of being airbrushed out of official pictures. A similar fate appears to be happening to Brian Williams according to a UPI report about Williams being airbrushed out of NBC News history. Despite the fact that Williams' obituary has already been declared, let us not feel too sorry for him. After...
  • Brian Williams Knows He’s Dead

    05/01/2015 2:06:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | April 30, 2015 | JACK SHAFER
    At this point, Brian Williams knows he’s dead: He’s simply negotiating the terms of his burial. For a brief moment earlier this week, it looked as though Williams might have found a champion in Andrew Lack, the newly returned chief of NBC News. According to a blind-sourced story in the Daily News, Lack was hoping to reseat his old friend Williams in the network’s anchor chair. But whoever launched that trial balloon—presumably a Williams loyalist—must have been ducking for cover the next day when the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post sent high-velocity rounds through the Daily News item...
  • Brian Williams won’t go down without a fight

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

    04/25/2015 9:10:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 25, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    NO ROOM SERVICE! That was actually the greatest danger facing Brian Williams as he reported about the Arab Spring protests at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt in February 2011. Williams shortly afterwards told Jon Stewart on the Daily Show (45 second mark of video below) that he made eye contact with the man on the lead horse of a pro-government group on horseback and camels whipping the protesters. Unfortunately for the viability of Brian Williams' fib, the New York Times reported yesterday he was actually reporting in relative safety from a balcony near Tahrir Square.
  • NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times (MASSIVE internal investigation)

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

    04/24/2015 10:33:06 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Farhi
    Journalists in NBC News’s powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network’s news division in February. In a sometimes angry series of comments, the journalists told NBC News President Deborah Turness in the private meeting in Washington that Williams’s embellished statements about his reporting exploits had damaged NBC’s credibility and that he should not be permitted to return to the anchor chair, according to several people who attended the session. The meeting — details of which have not been made public before —...
  • Jack Welch: We Talked about Brian Williams Replacing Jay Leno (Likes Ted Cruz)

    04/15/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Kilmeade
    Former CEO of GM Jack Welch and wife Suzy, authors of “The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career”, talked to Brian on Kilmeade and Friends about why they wrote the book.---snip--- (AUDIO-AT-LINK)On the 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Jack Welch told Brian that he is taking a very interesting and deep look into Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he likes what he stands for, has guts, and does what he says....
  • Brian Williams thought brain tumor may be behind tall tales, report says

    04/07/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Embattled news anchor Brian Williams couldn’t bring himself to admit he lied about coming under fire on a chopper in Iraq — so he instead wondered aloud if he had a brain tumor, a new report claims. Several NBC News insiders told Vanity Fair that the fact-challenged Williams — who was suspended without pay for six months from his “Nightly News” gig — had trouble explaining what had happened. “(He said,) ‘Did something happen to (my) head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head,’” a source told the magazine in its upcoming piece. “He just didn’t...
  • Vanity Fair: Brian Williams Blames Tom Brokaw for His Fall

    04/07/2015 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-7-2015 | John Nolte
    According to a lengthy Vanity Fair piece covering the ongoing credibility implosion at NBC News, disgraced and suspended-NBC Nightly News editor Brian Williams is bitter towards those who he believes could have saved him, including Tom Brokaw: While he has accepted responsibility for his actions, friends say, Williams is bitter, especially at those who he believes might have saved him. “I talked to Brian about this,” says one friend, “and I’ll never forget what he said at the end. He said, ‘Chalk one up for Brokaw.’ ”
  • Twitter Is a Cesspool

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

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

    03/12/2015 7:21:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    If this report is accurate it gives us some insight into the massive ego of Brian Williams. It also demonstrates that the protective walls are now bursting on him since his fellow broadcasters are now less reluctant to give us some insight into the character of the suspended anchor.