FLASHBACK: Lauer’s ‘Kiss’ Obsession With Gore a Little Weirder Now
Given what we now know about Matt Lauer and his creepy office with an automatic door lock, his August 21, 2000 Today interview with Al Gore looks weirder in retrospect. It was 22 years ago this week that the now-disgraced ex-NBC host obsessed over “the kiss” between the then-Vice President and his then-wife Tipper Gore at the 2000 Democratic National Convention: “You really planted…
Just How WRONG Were ABC and NBC’s Climate Predictions?
Two wildly wrong climate predictions have anniversaries in June. And since ABC and NBC don’t like to be embarrassed by explaining away their botched global warming prognosticating, we’ll do it for them.
Nets Weren’t as Excited for Historic Condi, Warned of 'Hard-Right'
All three networks on Friday praised the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first female African American on the Supreme Court, as “history made” and “an inspiration for everybody in this country.” And while all Americans should rightly be proud of another racial barrier falling, liberal journalists were not as excited when Condoleeza Rice became the first female African American…
Last Time Russia Invaded, NBC Whined That Trump Called Obama ‘Weak'
Things don’t really change when it comes to protecting Democratic presidents. At least not on NBC. This week saw Russia invade Ukraine just over a month after Joe Biden gave the green light by saying a “minor incursion” was no big deal. In 2014, Russia invade Crimea and the not-yet-disgraced Matt Lauer chided private citizen Donald Trump for calling the President weak.
Super Softballs: The History of Big Game Fawning to Obama and Biden
With Joe Biden’s popularity cratering, the White House finally announced on Tuesday that the President will submit to a pre-Super Bowl interview, talking to Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. The confirmation came late, just five days before the world-wide event.
NBC Hits Disgraced Zucker for Hiring Trump, Forgets He Hired Lauer
NBC on Thursday discovered the most disgraceful thing that ex-Today show producer Jeff Zucker did, now that he’s resigned from CNN after a sex scandal: Zucker hired Donald Trump back in the ‘90s. The fact that Zucker also secured the career success of alleged sex abuser Matt Lauer went unmentioned by the Today show.
70th Anniversary of NBC’s Today: Where In the World is Matt Lauer?
On Friday, the hosts of NBC’s Today show celebrated the network broadcast’s 70th anniversary by highlighting significant moments in the morning show’s history and it’s past hosts. However, one glaring omission was any mention of disgraced former co-host Matt Lauer – despite a handful of fleeting images of the serial sexual harasser during a lengthy montage looking back at the past…
Guthrie to Couric: RBG Cover-Up ‘Violates Cardinal Rule of Journalism’
During a Tuesday interview with former Today show co-host Katie Couric, current NBC morning show host Savannah Guthrie scolded her predecessor for censoring comments made by late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a 2016 Yahoo News interview. Guthrie told Couric that the decision to edit out those remarks “violates a cardinal rule of journalism.”
King Impressed By ‘Thoughtful’ Portrayal of Harassing Morning Host
During a Friday interview with actress Reese Witherspoon about season two of AppleTV+’s The Morning Show, real-life CBS Mornings host Gayle King was impressed with the “thoughtful” and “very interesting” way the fictional series dealt with the all-too-real topic of a network news anchor being fired for sexually harassing co-workers. Without mentioning her disgraced former co-…
15 Years After Lauer’s BOTCHED Prediction: ‘Countdown to Doomsday'
One way in which journalists try and terrify viewers into endorsing every expensive environmental prescription is to constantly – and wrongly – predict the apocalypse is just around the corner. Fifteen years ago this week, the not-yet-disgraced Matt Lauer did exactly that with a two hour special outsourced to the SyFy Channel: “Countdown to Doomsday.”
Despite Hailing Liz, NBC Doubted Dick Cheney Deserved a Heart
While NBC’s Today show was eager to hail Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney for bashing fellow Republicans during an exclusive interview on Thursday, back in 2012, the broadcast questioned whether her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, deserved a life-saving heart transplant. That was just one of a number of instances where the network morning show trashed him as “one of the…
FLASHBACK: In 2016, Celebs Rejected Election Results, Media Hyped
While journalists in 2020 are now telling America that it’s time to unify and accept Joe Biden’s victory, it was a very different story in 2016. In December of 2016, celebrities, as well as reporters at ABC, CBS and NBC pushed the “last ditch” attempt by Hillary Clinton supporters to get the electoral college to reject Donald Trump.
Flashback: The Media LOVE Using Bob Woodward to Bash GOP Presidents
A Bob Woodward book with so-called embarrassing details about a Republican president is like catnip for the DC/NY media crowd. Even before its official release, liberal hosts and reporters were lapping up the leaks from Rage.