NBC Promotes Global Warming Special: 'Did Climate Change Just Hit Home

April 4th, 2014 10:45 AM
Teasing an upcoming special on global warming hosted by Ann Curry, on Friday's NBC Today, news anchor Natalie Morales hyped the danger: "The head of the World Bank is warning that climate change will lead to violent conflict over shortages of food and water. And this Sunday night, NBC's Ann Curry shows us how ordinary people are already witnessing the impact of rising global…

NBC Hypes 'Scathing' U.N. Report Against Catholic Church

February 5th, 2014 11:55 PM
On Tuesday’s Nightly News, NBC hyped a “scathing” United Nations report that ripped the Catholic church for covering up sexual abuse crimes. The report also pressed the church to change its teaching on birth control, abortion, and homosexuality. “Tonight, a scathing report by a United Nations human rights group has slammed the Vatican and the hierarchy of the Catholic…

NBC Applauds Budget Deal Ending 'Harshest Spending Cuts'; Bemoans 'Cri

December 12th, 2013 5:18 PM
On Tuesday's Nightly News, after news broke of a budget deal in Congress, Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell announced: "...the usual Washington dysfunction is on hold tonight." She touted the agreement to anchor Brian Willams by noting: "It would also roll back some of the harshest automatic spending cuts, the sequester for the Pentagon and domestic programs.…

CBS: Those Meddling Conservatives Oppose 'Too-Good-to-Be-True' Deal

December 12th, 2013 3:15 PM
  The journalists at the CBS Evening News on Wednesday portrayed the possible scuttling of a budget compromise as the fault of conservatives opposing a "too-good-to-be-true" deal. Over on NBC's Nightly News, the reporters derided the plan as not spending enough, worrying about extending unemployment benefits. ABC's World News on Wednesday and Good Morning America on…

NBC 'Sounding the Alarm' on Climate Change: 'Industrialized World' Usi

August 21st, 2013 12:25 PM
Hyping a story on global warming for Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: "Sounding the alarm. A leaked report about the danger happening all around us tonight." Introducing the segment, Holt declared that the study "from one of the world's most prestigious groups of scientists...has a lot of people taking notice because of the alarming…

NBC Parrots Iranian Propaganda: New 'Moderate' President 'Promising Sw

August 5th, 2013 4:58 PM
On Monday's NBC Today, correspondent Ann Curry reported from Tehran on the installation of new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, touting how the cleric "promises to change virtually everything Mahmoud Ahmandinejad has done." Moments later, she announced: "...today Iran has a moderate president promising sweeping change." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the…

Today Show Sheds 600,000 Viewers Since Savannah Guthrie Replaced Ann C

July 19th, 2013 6:24 PM
Roughly one year ago, NBC's Today show clumsily replaced Ann Curry with Savannah Guthrie. Fans seem to still be holding it against the Peacock network for the show has not only lost its first-place position to ABC's Good Morning America, it has also shed over 600,000 viewers.

NBC's Curry: U.S. to Blame for 'Toxic Legacy' of Oil Drilling in the A

May 3rd, 2013 2:54 PM
Previewing an upcoming story for NBC's Rock Center on Friday's Today, correspondent Ann Curry warned that tribes of the Amazon rain forest "are sharpening their spears and preparing their blow guns to fight Ecuador's new plan to auction as much as 8 million acres of the rain forest for oil drilling." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] She then cited…

ABC Touts Author of New Book on Morning Show Wars, But Skips NBC's Dis

April 23rd, 2013 5:46 PM
 ABC managed to take a book full of juicy gossip about the morning show wars and ignore all the interesting information. Good Morning America's Dan Harris on Tuesday talked to Brian Stelter, author of Top of the Morning. Yet, Harris spent more time talking about the rise of Stelter, offering such dull questions of the author as "Do you ever sleep?" and "What made you…

Lauer Howler: Media 'Can’t Just Repeat Something Over and Over Until

March 25th, 2013 10:01 AM
NBC Today show host Matt Lauer isn't pleased with the press he got after the network's catastrophic removal of co-host Ann Curry last year. In an interview with New York magazine published online Sunday evening, Lauer laughably whined, "When the media covers something, it’s important to do basic homework. You can’t just repeat something over and over again until it…

TMZ: Matt Lauer ‘Freaked Out’ By People Screaming Bad Things At Hi

December 28th, 2012 8:18 AM
NBC Today show host Matt Lauer is apparently getting harassed for the program’s decision to can former co-host Ann Curry. TMZ reported Thursday that network sources told the gossip website Lauer is “miserable” over people screaming bad things at him on the streets of Manhattan.

At 25th Anniversary Gala, Katie Couric 'Wins' MRC's 'Worst Reporter in

September 28th, 2012 10:00 AM
NewsBusters's parent company the Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that perky Katie Couric is the “winner” of the DisHonor of the Worst Reporter in the History of Man for her outrageously pathetic bias as chronicled by the MRC over the past quarter century. The competition was fierce, but Couric was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included…

ABC's GMA, NBC's Today Fail to Report Susan Rice's Now-Disputed Claims

September 27th, 2012 4:11 PM
ABC's Good Morning America hasn't once reported on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's claim on the September 16, 2012 edition of This Week that the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was "a spontaneous - not a pre-meditated - response to what had transpired in Cairo." Even worse, the morning show hasn't reported on the subsequent developments on the…

Network Morning Shows Completely Skip Report That Obama WH Knew Libya

September 26th, 2012 4:09 PM
In an article published shortly before 5 a.m. EDT on the morning of Sept. 26, The Daily Beast's Eli Lake revealed that three separate U.S. intelligence officials confirmed to him that within 24 hours of the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the Obama administration had strong reason to suspect al Qaeda ties to the deadly violence…