Ex-CNNer Jon Klein, Ex-NBC News Chief Steve Capus Reportedly Among Fin

May 6th, 2013 12:58 PM
Former CNN president Jon Klein and former NBC News president Steve Capus are reportedly among the finalists to take the helm of Al Jazeera America. "One of the biggest jobs in media is a new position and a high-risk opportunity: running Al Jazeera America," Sharon Waxman of TheWrap.com reported this morning (emphasis mine):

NBC News President Calls Obama and Romney 'Lazy', Will Andrea Mitchell

October 10th, 2012 10:46 AM
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell last week was so shocked that John Sununu called President Obama "lazy," she actually asked him to take it back. Poynter.org reported moments ago that Mitchell's boss, NBC News President Steve Capus, called both presidential candidates "lazy" on Monday (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

NBC News President: Network Should 'Probably' Apologize On-Air for Rep

April 23rd, 2012 8:50 PM

It's been several weeks since NBC disgraced itself by repeatedly airing doctored audio of George Zimmerman talking to a 9-1-1 dispatcher but the network has yet to apologize on the air, hoping instead that its paltry efforts of firing a lone producer and conducting an investigation into the matter but not releasing a report to the public would be sufficient. Incredibly, it was a New York Times…

NBC News President Insists Zimmerman Edit 'Not a Deliberate Act to Mis

April 8th, 2012 2:12 AM
Following a series of anonymous leaks, NBC has released its first on-the-record statements regarding the internal investigation into its misleading audio clip of George Zimmerman's 9-1-1 call. According to NBC, the controversial clip, which appeared during its "Today" morning news show, was edited deliberately by the producer to fit within time constraints and not for some other reason.…

David Zurawik: NBC Hiring Chelsea Clinton a 'Journalistically Bankrupt

December 18th, 2011 4:19 PM
Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik on Sunday called NBC hiring Chelsea Clinton a "journalistically-bankrupt decision." Talking to CNN's Howard Kurtz about Clinton's debut, Zurawik said if she's been preparing for this all her life "it's been a largely wasted life" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NBC News to Hire Embattled Former NPR Chief Vivian Schiller

June 1st, 2011 6:00 PM
Former National Public Radio president Vivian Schiller, who was at the center of a pair of controversies that roiled NPR in recent months, has reportedly taken a position with NBC News. Schiller resigned from her post at NPR after footage surfaced showing two of NPR's senior fundraising executives making offensive comments towards conservatives. Though Schiller was not in the video, she…

Kurtz: Olbermann and NBC in Civil War Over His Campaign Contributions

November 15th, 2010 9:28 AM
Keith Olbermann and the heads of NBC - including former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw - are apparently  in the middle of a civil war over the "Countdown" host's recent campaign contributions that resulted in his brief suspension. According to the Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz, the deepening sense of anger and frustration with Olbermann's behavior could lead to his eventual departure from MSNBC:

NBC News Prez Whines That Fox News Is 'Trying to Brand Us' As Liberals

September 20th, 2010 11:32 AM
Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz wrote this howler today in a story on how MSNBC's leftishness rubs off on the mothership: "No one is suggesting Brian Williams's newscast had suddenly become biased." That's right. Brian's show has been biased for a long time. But there's more comedy in how NBC News chief Steve Capus tries to suggest it's unfair to see NBC as liberal because of the ever…

Olbermann Bashed Bush Administration for Criticizing NBC in

October 22nd, 2009 6:16 PM
Keith Olbermann's recent cheerleading for the Obama adminstration's attacks on Fox News is in stark contrast to how the "Countdown" host felt about the Bush White House criticizing NBC last year for questionable editing done in a "Today" show report.As NewsBusters' Geoffrey Dickens reported on May 19, 2008, NBC aired a piece that morning which "seemed to blame all of the Middle East's problems on…

NBC Refuses to Revise Claim Israelis Shot Boy, Accuses Critics of 'Che

July 31st, 2009 4:10 AM
NewsBusters previously documented a claim made by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel on the June 22 Countdown show on MSNBC that the apparent murder of 27-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan during a crackdown by Iranian government forces, and the possibility that she will become the visual symbol for her country’s pro-democracy movement, was reminiscent of the Mohammed al-Dura video of September 2000…

McCain Campaign Protests to NBC Over Mitchell's Cheating Claim

August 18th, 2008 12:54 AM
The McCain campaign isn't taking Andrea Mitchell's cheating claim made on Sunday's "Meet the Press" lying down. Politico reported moments ago that campaign manager Rick Davis has sent a strongly-worded letter to Steve Capus, president of NBC News, sharply criticizing Mitchell's suggestion that the Arizona senator had somehow cheated at Saturday's Saddleback Civil Forum.In it, Davis expressed…

NBC News President Capus: Olbermann 'Speaks Truth to Power

June 25th, 2008 9:41 AM
Peter Boyer's profile of Keith Olbermann in the June 23 New Yorker magazine, “One Angry Man,” contained a bunch of noteworthy revelations, such as: ♦ Olbermann wanted to be more vulgar in his “shut the hell up” insult of President Bush than TV allows. Boyer on Olbermann's May 14 “Special Comment” rant: “Phil Griffin, the senior vice-president in charge of MSNBC raised the matter of tone. Why did…

White House Hits NBC for Misleading Editing in Bush/Engel Interview

May 19th, 2008 6:20 PM

David Shuster's Suspension Has An End: February

February 14th, 2008 5:10 PM