NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in T

August 30th, 2011 9:06 AM

On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader."


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." On Thursday, Gangel also appeared on the NBC morning show to promote the interview, with co-host Ann Curry proclaiming…


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." Turning to correspondent Jamie Gangel, who conducted the interview, Curry noted: "I understand that you…

MSNBC's Schultz Derides NewsBusters, Urges: 'We Ought to Rip Out' Chen

February 25th, 2010 9:21 PM

A Tuesday night NewsBusters post, “Ed Schultz Uses Cheney's Heart Attack to Push Healthcare Reform,” riled Ed Schultz, the Radio Equalizer noticed. On his Wednesday radio show, a laughing Schultz mocked NewsBusters (“I just want all of you to know that I get my entertainment through NewsBusters”) and derided “some little weasel” at NewsBusters before he graphically reaffirmed using Cheney's…

Ed Schultz Uses Cheney's Heart Attack To Push Healthcare Reform

February 23rd, 2010 9:55 PM

MSNBC's Ed Schultz said Tuesday that former Vice President Dick Cheney is now a poster child for healthcare as a result of his recent heart attack. "I wish the former Vice President a speedy recovery because he is now the poster child for healthcare in this country," said Schultz to the Huffington Post's Sekoff."I mean, five deferments and five heart attacks," Schultz continued. "That's a hell…

Olbermann Names Dem 'Worse Person' Without Saying He's Dem

June 28th, 2008 2:20 PM