NBC Reporter Responds to NewsBusters Item

Back on Monday, I blogged about an NBC Nightly News story by Kevin Corke that raised the idea that the President could be called “a political opportunist” for his hands-on approach to Hurricane Rita. On Wednesday, Mr. Corke posted a comment right here on NewsBusters, disagreeing with my take on his report. I was out of the office yesterday, but I have since replied to his reply here, in case anyone is interested.

Even though we’re probably going to continue to disagree, I would like to thank Mr. Corke for his comment. It’s not one of those flip “we’re never biased” retorts that you might get from some in the media elite, but a detailed, point-by-point explanation of his story. As I said in my reply, the discussion of media bias is much improved when reporters take criticism seriously and respond as he did.

Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes
Rich Noyes is the Senior Editor for Newsbusters