NBC’s Today Skips PP Videos, Clinton Scandals in Year in Revew
December 31st, 2015 12:01 PM
With New Year’s Eve upon us, NBC’s Today dedicated a segment in its 9:00 a.m. hour on Thursday to looking back at the year in news, politics, and entertainment. Not surprisingly, the liberal network made no mention of the Planned Parenthood baby parts video scandal, Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, the Clinton Foundation scandal, and Benghazi to name just a few.
Daly: Was Important to Get Married ‘to Have the Sacrament of Marriage’
December 30th, 2015 7:37 PM
Discussing his marriage to longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter while guest-hosting Wednesday’s Today, Carson Daly offered a rather surprising reason for finally getting married to Pinter after having been together for the past decade. Speaking of how tying the knot over Christmas has already changed his life, he explained he feels that being married has affected him “in a more profound way” due to “…
Nets Hype 'Outraged’ Obama ‘Slamming’ GOP Opposition to Refugees
November 18th, 2015 11:22 AM
All three network morning shows on Wednesday hyped Barack Obama’s “outrage” at Republican governors and presidential candidates, “slamming” them for opposition to Syrian refugees coming to America. On Good Morning America, Jon Karl parroted, “Overnight in Manila, President Obama expressed outrage at Republican calls to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States.”
ABC, NBC Hype SNL Mocking ‘America’s Love Affair With Guns’
October 12th, 2015 12:22 PM
ABC, NBC and CNN on Sunday and Monday couldn’t get enough of Saturday Night Live mocking “America’s love affair with guns.” NBC’s Today replayed the entire sketch on Sunday and then hyped it again on Monday. On Monday’s Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts enthused that comedian/gun control activist Amy Schumer was “all over social media this weekend!”
Networks Slam 'Controversial,’ ‘Beyond Insensitive’ Ben Carson
October 7th, 2015 11:51 AM
The outraged journalists at NBC, ABC and CBS on Wednesday slammed the “controversial,” “beyond insensitive” Ben Carson for his comments about last week’s mass shooting in Oregon. Their anger provides a strong contrast to controversial statements by Hillary Clinton in recent days. Carson urged people in mass shooting to attack the gunman, prompting Today co-host Natalie Morales to rage, “It's…
NBC on GOP Debate: ‘Real Housewives,’ Not Presidential, ‘High School'
September 17th, 2015 11:27 AM
At the top of the 9 a.m. ET hour on NBC’s Today, co-host Tamron Hall slammed the Republican presidential debate as being like a bad reality show: “...a friend of mine said it was like The Real Housewives with Andy Cohen, because they were just pitted against each other.”
CBS, NBC Tout Obama’s Climate Change Speech In Alaska
September 1st, 2015 11:14 AM
On Tuesday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today acted as unofficial White House spokesmen and eagerly promoted President Obama’s visit to Alaska in which he pushed his climate change agenda. ABC’s Good Morning America, however, did not cover President Obama’s climate change speech. CBS’s Gayle King touted how Obama “gets a firsthand look at the effects of climate change on his three-day visit to…
CBS, NBC Minimize Coverage of New Mexico Church Bombings
August 3rd, 2015 3:48 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning and NBC's Today both devoted a minimal amount of coverage to the Sunday bombings of two churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The two Big Three morning newscasts devoted 58 seconds to news briefs on the explosions at a Baptist church and a Catholic parish. By contrast, the programs set aide 12 minutes and 22 seconds of air time to segments related to the outcry over the…
CENSORED: ABC, CBS Ignore Horrific Planned Parenthood Video
July 15th, 2015 11:48 AM
A taxpayer-funded organization reportedly selling baby hearts and livers should be a huge story. Not so, say the broadcast networks, which have devoted just 39 seconds to the story, out of the 9 hours and 30 minutes of news shows they’ve aired since it broke.
The broadcast networks censored an undercover video of Planned Parenthood senior director of medical services Dr. Deborah Nucatola…
Nets Tout ‘Encouraging Progress’ in Iran Nuclear Talks
July 13th, 2015 3:01 PM
On Monday, all three network morning shows eagerly touted the Obama administration’s long-delayed effort to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. On NBC’s Today, news anchor Natalie Morales announced: “Negotiators from six world powers are finally making some encouraging progress with Iran on a deal over its nuclear program.”
NBC and ABC Hit George W. Bush Over Speaking Fee
July 9th, 2015 12:42 PM
On Thursday’s NBC Today, news anchor Natalie Morales seized on criticism of former President George W. Bush giving a paid speech to a veterans charity: “This morning some veterans are criticizing former President George W. Bush for charging a veteran's charity a six-figure fee to speak at a fundraising dinner....NBC News has confirmed the former president accepted $100,000 from them back in 2012…
ABC, NBC Ignore Downside of Obama’s Wage ‘Boost’ Proposal
June 30th, 2015 10:19 AM
On Tuesday, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) networks all highlighted President Obama’s plan to increase the income threshold for salaried workers who earn overtime pay but only CBS This Morning acknowledged the potential harm such a policy change could have on businesses.
CBS, NBC Punt on Covering Impending SCOTUS Rulings
June 25th, 2015 9:42 AM
On Thursday, the “Big Three” (ABC, CBS, and NBC) network morning shows all touted President Obama confronting an LGBT activist who heckled him at a White House event on Wednesday but only ABC’s Good Morning America was the only network morning show to cover the highly anticipated Supreme Court cases regarding ObamaCare and gay marriage.
NBC, ABC Morning Shows: Forget G7 Foreign Policy, Look at This Photo!
June 9th, 2015 12:09 PM
Despite President Obama making the stunning admission at the G7 Summit on Monday that the U.S. still lacks a “complete strategy” to combat ISIS, NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the news on Tuesday. Instead, both network morning shows promoted a social media meme about a photo of Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.