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NBC Asks Booker: Are Police Budgets Across the Country ‘Too Large’?

June 10th, 2020 12:20 PM

During a softball interview with Democratic Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday, 3rd Hour Today show co-host Craig Melvin gently pushed from the left when he touted the effort to defund police departments across the country, even wondering if law enforcement budgets in major cities were “too large.”

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MSNBC Fears GOP ‘Seized Upon’ Defund Police Push to ‘Demonize’ Dems

June 8th, 2020 4:28 PM

Over the course of the day on Monday, MSNBC repeatedly warned that Republicans may “seize” on left-wing calls to defund police departments across the country in an effort to “demonize” Democrats. There was less concern that the radical policy proposal was outside of the mainstream and could endanger public safety.

 

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Nets Outraged by 'Controversial' Pro-Flag Comments From NFL Player

June 4th, 2020 11:44 AM

NFL Quarterback for the New Orleans’ Saints Drew Brees came under immediate backlash from other athletes and the media yesterday after saying in an interview that players shouldn’t “disrespect” the American flag by protesting during the National Anthem. This statement was treated like heresy by the networks this morning, who hyped how “controversial” “tone-deaf” his comments were and hyped…

Column: Biden's Safe Space in the Liberal Media

June 3rd, 2020 6:12 AM

CNN mocked the governor of Florida under the headline "Stuck in his safe space: DeSantis hides on Fox. This kind of shaming fails to address that the entire rest of the national media are a "safe space" for Democrats like Joe Biden. In a round of interviews with PBS, CNN, and MSNBC, Biden found a safe space for tender questions and anchors who found him "fascinating," and a "delight" to hear…

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Nuts: Nets Ask Bishop to Trash Trump, Not Antifa, After Church Visit

June 2nd, 2020 11:05 AM

The networks spent this morning crying outrage at President Trump for visiting the historic St. John’s Church on Monday to show his support, after Antifa broke windows and tried to burn it down the night before. On Good Morning America, White House correspondent Cecilia Vega was more upset at President Trump taking photos in front of the church, than she was of the rioters who…

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Nets Insists Protests, 'Mostly Peaceful' 'Largely Peaceful'

June 1st, 2020 11:10 AM

The networks went out of their way to protect violent left wing mobs like Antifa rioting and looting this past weekend, by insisting they were the outlier in demonstrations that happened across the country, protesting the death of George Floyd. While showcasing…

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In Front of Burning Building, Velshi Refuses to Label Riots 'Unruly'

May 29th, 2020 1:00 PM
As he reported from an out-of-control protest in Minneapolis that had morphed into a full-blown riot Thursday night, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi stood in front of a burning building. In spite of the dramatic scene unfolding behind him, Velshi rejected the description of the riot as “unruly.”
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NBC’s Melvin Urges Dem Whitmer to Arrest Michigan Protesters

May 5th, 2020 2:55 PM
During a softball interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show co-host Craig Melvin urged the Democrat to arrest protesters objecting to her strict coronavirus stay-at-home order in the state. He even compared the peaceful demonstrators to violent rioters in Ferguson, Missouri after the Michael Brown shooting in 2014.
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MSNBC’s Melvin Reveals Pastor’s On-Air Prayer Was ‘Unscripted'

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April 17th, 2020 2:20 PM
There’s a saying that goes “there are no atheists in foxholes.” Not even for lefty MSNBC hosts facing a global pandemic. MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin surprised many of his network’s viewers when, during a live news broadcast on March 30, he asked Bishop T.D. Jakes to pray for the world as it entered the storm of the coronavirus pandemic
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NBC Lobs Softballs, Chats VP Slot as Whitmer Defends Draconian Decrees

April 15th, 2020 4:21 PM
During a Wednesday morning interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show, co-host Craig Melvin made sure to tread softly while asking about the Democrat’s highly controversial and draconian measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Once that was out of the way, he was free to chat with her about speculation that she might be Joe Biden’s…
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NBC Seeks Biden’s COVID-19 Advice – Who Derided China Travel Ban

April 7th, 2020 1:00 PM
During an interview with likely Democratic nominee Joe Biden, conducted on Monday and aired Tuesday morning on NBC’s 3rd Hour Today show, co-host Craig Melvin teed up the 2020 presidential candidate to criticize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Missing from the softball exchange was any mention of Biden attacking the President’s China travel ban…
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‘In Christ’s Name; MSNBC Host Asks Pastor to Lead Viewers in PRAYER

March 30th, 2020 3:42 PM
Yes, what bizarre times we’re living in, NewsBusters readers. One new example arose during Monday morning’s MSNBC Live when 11:00 a.m. Eastern host Craig Melvin ended a segment with Dallas, Texas-area pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes by having him lead viewers in prayer to “our Father and our God” and Jesus Christ for peace and safety amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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NBC to Buttigieg: ‘You Could Run for President Ten More Times’

March 9th, 2020 12:02 PM
In a friendly sit-down with former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday, Today show co-host Craig Melvin gushed that the 38-year-old former Sound Bend mayor “could run for president ten more times.” The NBC anchor went on to promote Buttigieg preparing to play late-night host, set to  fill in for Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday.
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NBC Asks Biden About Bernie: ‘Some Seem Keen on a Revolution’

February 27th, 2020 1:49 PM
During an otherwise softball interview with former Vice President Joe Biden aired on Thursday, NBC’s Today show co-host Craig Melvin started off by pressing the 2020 Democratic candidate on the support for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, who “has been able to convince so many people, especially so many young people, that he’s their guy.”