Despite acknowledging that the media’s chosen candidate in Georgia’s special congressional election on Tuesday, Democrat Jon Ossoff, had fallen short of the 50% threshold necessary to avoid a runoff, on Wednesday, NBC’s Today touted the failed liberal effort as a near win that would send an “ominous sign” to Republicans.
On Tuesday, the hosts of NBC’s Today were thrilled to have an exclusive live interview with Donald Trump’s “top agitator” and left-wing bomb thrower Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. In addition to inviting her to blast the President over his tax returns and praising her “fight” for “the middle class, the person who doesn’t seem to catch a break,” Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie made it clear they were ready for the Democrat to run for president.
Friday, magazine and website The Hollywood Reporter spoke to news anchors from all of the major networks in a discussion about what the role of the journalist was in today’s day and age. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the most forceful of the group in arguing that it wasn’t the media’s role to share all sides of a story. In fact, he argued, it was the journalist’s job to report “the truth” and to silence viewpoints that didn’t “accept reality.”
While NBC News is usually in lock step with the agenda and talking points of the Democratic Party, on Monday, even the liberal analysts on the Today show were forced to acknowledge that Senate Democrats had “painted themselves in a corner” with their partisan push to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
In the wake of left-wing hysteria over Vice President Mike Pence avoiding going out to eat alone with a woman who is not his wife, NBC’s Today seized on the story during Friday's show and devoted a nearly two-minute-long discussion to the topic, debating whether or not such marital fidelity was a “wise policy.”
On Friday, NBC’s Today invited on Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to attack the Trump administration over investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and even teed her up to push baseless conspiracy theories suggesting the President was being blackmailed by Russia.
Apparently not content with just having all of its hosts and correspondents relentlessly attack the Trump administration and the Republican Party, NBC News decided to hire Barack Obama’s former White House press secretary Josh Earnest as a “political analyst” to join in the network’s savaging of the GOP.
During an interview with Senator John McCain on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer could not contain his enthusiasm for the idea that the politically-charged congressional investigation into supposed ties between the Trump campaign and Russia could somehow bring down Donald Trump’s months-long presidency: “Do you think that when all of those shoes drop, that they may mortally wound this young administration?”
All three major broadcast networks offered Monday morning coverage of the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia and the 2016 election, but it was NBC that swooned over Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff (Calif.) and offered a hilarious slip that the Russians may have prevented their dear Hillary Clinton from winning.
During an interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie employed a rhetorical tactic that was nearly identical to a line socialist Senator Bernie Sanders used to attack Republican health care reform. However, Price immediately called her out for borrowing the liberal talking point.
In the wake of House Republicans unveiling their proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare Monday night, on Tuesday, the network morning shows signaled that the GOP would not be allowed to undo President Obama’s “signature policy” without facing a “grueling battle” in Washington.
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie began an interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer by suggesting that President Trump’s performance during Tuesday night’s address to Congress was all an act: “Before we get to the substance of the speech, and we will, let's talk about this decisive change in the President's tone. To borrow another political phrase, is this a kinder, gentler Donald Trump and do you buy it?”