NBC's Vieira Mouths Left-Wing Line on Bush-Era Consumer Protection
The NBC morning anchor interviewed Commisioner Tenenbaum just after the beginning of the 7 am Eastern hour on the CPSC’s recall of 2.1 million drop-side baby cribs on November 23. Vieira tied-in the concerns of new parents about the safety of the cribs as she included the left-wing criticism of the government agency during the Bush era in her last question to the Obama appointee: “Under President Bush, the Consumer Products Safety Commission was criticized for being too cozy with business- essentially, toothless. How do you assure the American public, particularly parents out there that are worried, that that’s no longer the case?”
Tenenbaum gave a very generic answer to Vieira’s question: “Well, what we’re going to do is enforce every law that Congress has passed. And last year, it passed a sweeping new law called the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. We’re enforcing that law firmly but fairly.”
Earlier in 2009, Vieira acted as a liberal apologist during an interview of Fox News contributor Dick Morris. She touted another of the left’s sound bites when she proclaimed how “President Obama [was] lashing out at Wall Street and clamping down on corporate fat cats” during a Today show segment in February. She even went so far to share her “emotional” reaction to Obama’s inauguration (she specified that she was feeling “blissful’ that day).