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NBC Nightly News PANICS As Biden Support Fades Among Black Voters

January 9th, 2024 9:59 AM

The media panic over the unraveling of the 2020 Biden coalition and the disgust of each of its constituent member groups continues apace. NBC News has now taken notice of Biden’s declining support among the black community, and contrasted it with yesterday’s speech at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Nets: ‘Conservative Attacks,’ Plagiarism ‘Claims’ Wounded Claudine Gay

January 3rd, 2024 5:02 PM

The “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC gave full stories Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to the long-delayed resignation of Harvard University President Claudine Gay following her infamous congressional testimony refusing to condemn rampant anti-Semitism on her campus and a growing list of examples of plagiarism.

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Huh? NBC's Holt Injects Domestic Frame Into Report On Prague Shooting

December 22nd, 2023 1:55 AM

From watching Lester Holt’s framing of NBC’s report on the mass shooting at a Prague college campus, you’d be forgiven for thinking the shooting happened in the United States, given his unwarranted insertion of domestic narrative points into the story. 

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Network Newscasts Unsure About How To Cover Biden-Maduro Prison Swap

December 21st, 2023 12:17 AM

The network evening newscasts were unsure whether to hail, cover neutrally, or condemn the latest U.S. prisoner swap with an authoritarian regime. In this case, the exchange with Venezuela’s Maduro dictatorial regime, which returned his notorious bagman, Alex Saab, in exchange for fugitive “Fat Leonard” and 10 additional hostages.

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Network Newscasts Hype Colorado Ruling Taking Trump Off Primary Ballot

December 20th, 2023 6:17 AM

The evening network newscasts delivered their breaking news reports on the Colorado Supreme Court decision disqualifying former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot with little substance, but plenty of emotional impact. 

 

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NBC Oversells Pope Francis’ Decision To Bless Same-Sex Couples

December 19th, 2023 5:00 AM

The Peacock Network is doing quite the bit of peacocking over Pope Francis’ decision to bless same-sex couples. There is no change in doctrine, but NBC cheers the change in perception and speculates that it may lead to a change in doctrine down the road.

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NBC Is The Only Nightly Newscast To Cover Philly Antisemitic Protest

December 4th, 2023 11:45 PM

A violent, antisemitic protest in a major city would often be enough to warrant major coverage on the nation’s network evening newscasts. But that wasn’t the case with the disgusting protest outside of the Goldie falafel shop in Philadelphia, where the virulent mob accused the restaurant’s owners of genocide. Only NBC saw fit to cover this disgusting protest.

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'UNFILTERED': NBC Nightly News' Disjointed Hit Against Elon Musk

December 1st, 2023 12:06 AM

NBC Nightly News presented an oddly cobbled together news item on Elon Musk that, more than anything, seemed intent on extending the controversy over a recent post and further instigating an ad war against X.

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PROPAGANDA AT THE PUMP: NBC Hypes Gas Prices As Inflation Relief

November 29th, 2023 11:05 PM

The pro-Biden media is doing its level best to mitigate the effects of inflation on the everyday finances of the American public: case in point, this weird report on the national gas price average.

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​ABC, CBS OMIT Arrest of Suspect In Death Of Pro-Israel Protester

November 16th, 2023 9:50 PM

The death of Paul Kessler, killed for holding a pro-Israel sign on a Los Angeles street corner, has been the subject of sparse, weirdly omissive media coverage, of which we’ve taken note here at the MRC. The announcement of an arrest in the matter is no exception, as it drew sparse coverage on one major network newscast and none at all on the others.

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NBC Omits Mention of Suspect Arrested In Hockey Slashing Death

November 14th, 2023 10:20 PM

In a bizarre throwaway report, the kind that is used as a timestuffer towards the end of a newscast, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt goes through the trouble of mentioning the arrest of a suspect in the gruesome death of an American hockey player, but has a most difficult time identifying the suspect.

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CITATION NEEDED: Journalists Cite Hamas in 66% of Evening Newscasts

November 13th, 2023 11:29 AM

The American news media have been catching a lot of flack for uncritically quoting Hamas as a source for much of their on-the-ground coverage in Gaza. In the month following the terror organization’s horrific October 7 attack on Israeli civilians, exactly two thirds of the evening newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC have cited either Hamas itself or Hamas-controlled entities when reporting on the…

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Lester Holt Smugly Editorializes on Gas Prices, Promptly Gets SCHOOLED

November 8th, 2023 11:07 PM

As history has shown, moderators have a very hard time suppressing the urge to insert themselves into a debate. During tonight’s GOP presidential primary debate, NBC’s Lester Holt did just that, when asking Sen. Tim Scott a question on the economy.

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ABC/CBS/NBC Spend 59 Seconds on Weiss Testimony, 15 Minutes on Pandas

November 8th, 2023 2:26 PM

The only network (ABC,CBS,NBC) mention of the David Weiss testimony came in a 59-second brief aired on the November 7 edition of NBC Nightly News. None of the network morning shows (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, NBC’s Today/NBC’s Today 3rd Hour) on Wednesday mentioned Weiss’ appearance before Congress. However, all three of the morning…