NBC Touts 'Exclusive First Look' At Obama Campaign Propaganda

On Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent Peter Alexander excitedly promoted an upcoming Obama campaign ad disguised as a documentary: "Next week the Obama campaign will release this 17-minute documentary about the President's first term in office. And Today was given an exclusive first look."

In the first clip, actor Tom Hanks narrates: "How do we understand this president and his time in office?" The next clip is of Vice President Joe Biden praising the President's decision to kill Osama Bin Laden: "As he walked out of the room, it dawned on me. He's all alone. This is his decision. Nobody is standing there with him."

Making sure viewers knew the liberal star power behind the campaign video, Alexander remarked: "And by the way, you may recognize a familiar voice, Ann, in that documentary, its narrator is Tom Hanks." Seemingly surprised co-host Ann Curry replied: "Huh, it did sound familiar, Peter Alexander. Thank you so much."


Here is a portion of Alexander's March 8 report:

7:10AM ET

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TOM HANKS [NARRATOR, OBAMA DOCUMENTARY]: How do we understand this president and his time in office?
                                        
ALEXANDER: Meanwhile, next week the Obama campaign will release this 17-minute documentary about the President's first term in office. And Today was given an exclusive first look.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Decision 2012; Campaign Previews Obama Documentary]

JOE BIDEN: The entire national security apparatus was in that room. And now we had to make a decision. Go or not go. As he walked out of the room, it dawned on me. He's all alone. This is his decision. Nobody is standing there with him.

ALEXANDER: That clip is, of course, referencing the President's decision to order the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan last spring. And by the way, you may recognize a familiar voice, Ann, in that documentary, its narrator is Tom Hanks.

ANN CURRY: Huh, it did sound familiar, Peter Alexander. Thank you so much.

Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst for MRC