FLASHBACK: Todd Whined About Trump Humiliating Clinton With Accusers
October 10th, 2020 12:15 PM
Another week has passed and journalists are again upset with the Trump/Pence 2020 team for how they handled a debate. This time, Chuck Todd hammered Mike Pence for being “evasive” and “deflecting.” Four years ago today, on October 10, 2016, things were exactly the same. NBC’s Todd was horrified when Donald Trump brought Bill Clinton’s sexual accusers to a debate.
Hillary Grants First TV Q&A to Jane Pauley -- Her Soggiest Sob Sister
September 8th, 2017 11:22 AM
CNN’s Tom Kludt reported “the booking is a coup” – CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley will get the first TV interview with Hillary Clinton since her defeat at Trump’s hands in 2016. Then Kludt noted CBS owns Hillary’s publisher Simon & Schuster, so there’s no “coup” there at all.
But the synergy is also strong between Hillary and Jane…
NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Obama Hour Special — All Gush, Censors Scandals
January 16th, 2017 12:58 PM
Friday’s edition of Dateline NBC featured the long-planned hour-long special Reality of Hope dedicated to outgoing President Barack Obama and, naturally, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt stayed clear of all Obama scandals in lieu of gush over his so-called accomplishments.
Behar: Bill Accusers 'Tramps,' But Hillary Knows 'He Did Those Things'
October 14th, 2016 1:35 PM
Much is being made of The View host Joy Behar's outrageous smear earlier this week of three women who have accused Bill Clinton's sexual assault and unwanted sexual advances as "tramps." The blowback is richly deserved, especially because compelling evidence indicates that these women are the victims, not only of Bill Clinton, but of Hillary Clinton's enabling…
AL.com and AP Imply Clinton Vocally 'Denied' 1978 Rape
September 29th, 2016 11:02 AM
In a narrow sense, the item discussed here really shouldn't be newsworthy, because it's based on history which has for all practical purposes long been settled. But now that it's being treated as news, let's look into the can of worms at least two media outlets have chosen to open, perhaps without fully grasping the consequences of their doing so.
Leada Gore, an AL.com…
Holt: Shootings Will 'Be Like Hurricanes' If Gun Violence Doesn't End
June 13th, 2016 11:23 AM
On separate occasions during Sunday’s special edition of NBC’s Dateline on the Orlando terror attack, anchor Lester Holt equated mass shootings to hurricanes in the event guns aren’t corralled and could leave the American people stuck on a “hamster wheel” of violence. Prior to Holt’s first comment, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson (Fl.) was speaking to him…
Dateline: Shootings Are 'Undeniable Part of American Life' Due to Guns
June 13th, 2016 12:34 AM
As if media behavior concerning a motive of Sunday’s Orlando terror attack hadn’t already sunk towards the bottom, NBC’s Dateline vastly accelerated the spin not toward radical Islamists but gun control with correspondent Josh Mankiewicz lecturing the American people that Islam almost never related to mass shootings but “our long history” of people dying are instead.
You’re Hired! How NBC Spent 11 Years Making Trump a Household Name
May 10th, 2016 9:44 AM
Donald Trump’s rise as a presidential candidate has prompted many political observers to blame TV outlets for giving him historic amounts of free air time. While it’s true the media have overwhelmingly focused on Trump in their coverage during the current election cycle, there is another media phenomenon at play. NBC has spent more than a decade building his brand as a successful…
CNN: Bill Clinton's War-on-Women History Is Only 'Alleged'
January 4th, 2016 10:40 AM
Since last night, Matt Drudge has teased his link to CNN's coverage of Hillary Clinton "heckler" Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien with the following headline: "Clinton heckled in NH by rape survivor."
The headline at CNN's story by Dan Merica is quite different: "NH GOP lawmaker heckles Hillary Clinton over Bill Clinton's sex scandals." The headline…
Williams Admits to Falsely Saying He Was Shot Down Over Iraq [UPDATED]
February 4th, 2015 6:50 PM
On Wednesday, Stars and Stripes reported that NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted to not being aboard a helicopter that was shot and had to be rescued following RPG fire during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Williams stated that he “feels terrible” and “was wrong” for not telling viewers that he was instead…
CBS Highlights 'Fast & Furious'; ABC, NBC Place Heads in the Sand
October 4th, 2011 12:22 PM
"CBS Evening News" distinguished itself among the Big Three networks on Monday by devoting an entire segment to the ongoing controversy over the "Fast and Furious" program, where the federal government smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels. NBC hasn't mentioned the story on its news programs since April 17, while the last time ABC covered it was a news brief on June 15…
NBC: Dick Cheney 'A Conservative Hero to His Fans, Darth Vader to His
August 29th, 2011 6:01 PM
Monday's NBC Today featured another preview of the upcoming Dateline interview with Dick Cheney about his new memoir, with correspondent Jamie Gangel declaring the former Vice President to be "A conservative hero to his fans, Darth Vader to his critics." [Audio available here]
On Thursday, Gangel also appeared on the NBC morning show to promote the interview, with co-host Ann…
NBC: Dick Cheney 'One of the Most Controversial Figures of Our Time
August 25th, 2011 1:00 PM
Thursday's NBC Today previewed an upcoming Dateline interview with Dick Cheney about his new memoir and labeled the former Vice President "controversial" three times in less than a minute. Co-host Ann Curry proclaimed him to be "one of the most controversial figures of our time." [Audio available here]
Turning to correspondent Jamie Gangel, who conducted the interview…
Bozell Column: Brian Williams vs. the Tea Party
August 2nd, 2011 8:27 PM
You can tell the liberals are really sweating the politics of the debt-limit talks when NBC puts on a special “Dateline NBC” devoted to politics. This is normally a time slot devoted to “news” topics like Casey Anthony or Lindsey Lohan. But last week, viewers were “treated” to anchorman Brian Williams actually covering a real news topic. It’s just too…