Brzezinski Publicly Backed Brokaw, Apologized to Accuser in Private

October 4th, 2019 6:36 PM
The #MeToo scandal that began in 2017 is still producing ripples, not just to the men who have been accused of sexual harassment, but also some of the women who went public with their stories. One of those instances pitted Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski against former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester, who accused NBC anchor Tom Brokaw of sexual impropriety.
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NBC’s Brokaw & Mitchell ‘Surprised’ By ‘Presidential’ Trump

June 6th, 2019 1:05 PM
Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning, just hours after President Trump delivered his address in Normandy marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell both expressed their “surprise” that Trump was “presidential” in his speech.
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Brokaw Claims GOPers Tell Him They’re Not Fans of ‘Brown Grandbabies’

January 27th, 2019 1:37 PM
In another iteration of the liberal media’s suggestion that support for the border wall was driven primarily by racism, longtime NBC newsman Tom Brokaw appeared on Sunday’s Meet the Press and claimed Republicans have told him they’re not enthusiastic about the idea of having “brown grandbabies”.
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Brokaw Blasts New, Leftist House Dems 'Running through Halls'

January 22nd, 2019 8:45 AM
Saying that he blames the Democrats as much as the Republicans for the current DC disarray, Tom Brokaw, appearing on today's Morning Joe, said, "you've got the young people running through the halls, who are the new members of Congress, who are conducting pep rallies every day." Brokaw described the Dems as being "driven hard by the left."
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Tom Brokaw Hopes Trump ‘Learning’ From Watergate

December 18th, 2018 4:03 PM
On Tuesday, after concluding a full report for NBC’s Today show marking 50 years since the election of Richard Nixon, Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw expressed his hope that the country, and particularly President Trump, would be “learning” a lesson from the White House scandal.
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Jenna Bush Hager Scolds Newsweek ‘Wimp’ Cover: ‘He Was Our Hero’

December 5th, 2018 12:03 PM
During an interview with President George H.W. Bush’s granddaughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, on Wednesday’s Today show, co-host Savannah Guthrie observed: “Even as little kids, Jenna and Barbara were painfully aware of the criticism their grandfather faced, but still, they knew the man behind the presidency.”
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Year After Lauer Firing, Vester Warns of ‘Alleged Predators at NBC'

November 29th, 2018 5:46 PM
Appearing on Fox News Wednesday night to mark one year since Today show anchor Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News, former NBC correspondent Linda Vester demanded that parent company Comcast’s board of directors launch a complete investigation into the scandal, not just involving Lauer, but “all of the alleged predators at NBC News.”

Kelly Appears Likely to Be Fired by NBC; Reid, Williams Still Employed

October 25th, 2018 4:27 PM
On both Wednesday and Thursday, reports and rumors swirled that Megyn Kelly would either depart or be fired by NBC News following controversial remarks about wearing blackface (even though she apologized). Throw in the fact that Kelly changed agents and it’s been a less-than-stellar week for the former Fox News Channel host, who’s stood out from her liberal colleagues and even called out NBC on…
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Brokaw Warns Press Not to Assume Trump Guilt, Notes Lack of Evidence

October 19th, 2018 1:10 PM
Following a report on Friday’s Today show designed to draw “parallels” between the current Russian investigation of the Trump administration and the Watergate scandal under President Nixon, NBC Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw actually seemed to caution his media colleagues against making too many comparisons. The veteran journalist noted the lack of evidence against President Trump and warned…
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Stephanopoulos to Brokaw Accuser: You ‘Angered’ a Colleague I Admired

May 10th, 2018 5:26 PM
George Stephanopoulos is still working hard to defend powerful men accused of sexually harassing women. The former Bill Clinton operative turned journalist on Thursday interrogated Linda Vester, the woman who accused Brokaw of unwanted sexual advances and groping. Stephanopoulos, who stood by Clinton as numerous women accused him, lectured Vester: “Tom Brokaw is pretty angry.”

CNN’s Stelter Silent on NBC Pressuring Female Reporters to Back Brokaw

May 2nd, 2018 2:04 AM
Early last month, CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter was apoplectic that Sinclair Broadcasting Group dared to have anchors on its network of local television outlets read a scripted corporate statement railing against fake news and promising to remain factual in their reporting. Flash forward to Tuesday, May 1, and the latest instance of a media corporation pressuring its journalists…
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HLN’s Cupp Rips NBC Women for Backing Brokaw in Company-Forced Letter

May 1st, 2018 9:47 PM
Just two days after entertainment magazine Variety published former NBC correspondent Linda Vester’s sexual harassment allegations against NBC legend Tom Brokaw, more than 60 women from the network signed their names to a letter defending his character. But on Tuesday, it was revealed that NBC had put tremendous pressure on the women to sign the letter. On Unfiltered that evening, host S.E. Cupp…
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Megyn Kelly to Brokaw Supporters: ‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’

May 1st, 2018 8:07 AM
During Monday morning’s edition of NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today program, the host led an extensive discussion regarding the charges of sexual harassment against Tom Brokaw and had some words of advice for the many women who have signed a letter supporting the former NBC Nightly News anchor. Referring to her experience with the late Roger Ailes, who was the chief executive officer for Fox News until he…
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FLASHBACK: Brokaw’s Now-Awkward Takes on Sexual Harassment

April 27th, 2018 6:04 PM
Ex-NBC reporter Linda Vester’s allegations that she was sexually harassed by Tom Brokaw makes the former NBC Nightly News anchors past reporting on sexual assault cases (on Bill Clinton, Al Franken and Arnold Schwarzenegger) rather awkward to say the least. The following now-awkward Brokaw moments were culled from MRC’s archives: