NBC's Lee Cowan Highlights Palin Map As Possible Rationale for Attack

January 10th, 2011 4:13 PM
On Monday's Today show, NBC's Lee Cowan, inspired by Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik's blaming political rhetoric for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, highlighted Sarah Palin's Web site map featuring crosshairs on Giffords' district, as he scolded: "Not since Timothy McVeigh attacked the federal building in Oklahoma City has a crime sparked so much attention on anti-…

NBC Reporter Warns Global Warming Now Endangering the Walrus

September 20th, 2010 4:51 PM
It seems like every few years there's a new mascot for Team Global Warming. First it was the polar bear, then the Arctic fox and now it's the walrus's turn. On Monday's Today show, Lee Cowan traveled to Point Lay, Alaska to report on how shrinking ice sheets are leaving walruses stranded, in between their feedings, adding: "Much like the polar bear, they can't swim forever." In fact it…

ABC Heralds 'Relief Replaced Dread, Hope Replaced Fear' While NBC Fear

July 28th, 2010 9:00 PM
“In a matter of minutes, relief replaced dread, hope replaced fear,” ABC's Barbara Pinto trumpeted in framing a Wednesday night look, at reaction to a federal judge's ruling barring implementation of key provisions of Arizona's immigration enforcement laws, around those pleased by it. NBC's Lee Cowan relayed how the ruling “certainly came as welcome news” for illegals, “but while some were…

Media Reality Check: Networks Protest Arizona's Immigration Law With C

July 28th, 2010 1:43 PM
The TV networks have aggressively demonstrated their dislike of Arizona’s state law “cracking down on illegal immigrants,” a law that “pits neighbor against neighbor.” An MRC review of morning and evening news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC from April 23 to July 25 found the networks have aired 120 stories with an almost ten-to-one tilt against the Arizona law (77 negative, 35 neutral, 8…

As AZ Immigration Law Looms, ABC Touts Harm to Small Businesses

July 26th, 2010 3:41 PM
ABC's "World News" on Sunday caught up to CBS and NBC in fretting about the potential problems caused by illegal immigrants who may be leaving Arizona before the state's new law takes effect on Thursday. Correspondent Barbara Pinto devoted her entire piece to lamenting the possible damage to small businesses whose customers are presumably now leaving the state, but offered less than a…

NBC Reporter Discovers New Immigration Law Causing Illegals to Leave A

July 9th, 2010 2:17 PM
NBC's Lee Cowan, on Thursday's NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, discovered a stunning result of Arizona's new immigration policies - illegal immigrants are now leaving the state. Cowan opened his piece noting a long line now "stretches around the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix every day" but noticed a twist, as the line was full of "immigrants trying to figure out not how to…

Shiny Happy Talk: NBC's Today Insisted Gore Split Was 'Brave' and Prov

June 4th, 2010 11:36 PM
NBC's Today crew tried to put a heavy spin on the Gore split on Wednesday morning. The audience was told that the Gores' 40-year marriage wasn't a failure, it was a success, several times over. Matt Lauer even insisted their divorce was "brave" -- as if all the other old married people would do the same if they weren't cowards. It's fine if the liberals at NBC don't want to think less…

NBC Becomes New Gay Advocate

April 14th, 2010 1:53 PM
If anyone at NBC News has a sense of irony, they hide it well. Ironic is about the best you can say about a supposedly reputable, unbiased news organization taking up with a magazine called The Advocate. But there was NBC last month, announcing with a straight face (pardon the pun) a new partnership with The Advocate, a gay-oriented magazine. According to Media Bistro, "The magazine's…

Networks Praise New Fuel Standards, Call Them 'Nothing Short of Histor

April 3rd, 2010 9:32 AM
New fuel standards make both the left and the media happy. It's easy to tell. There wasn't a single voice of opposition criticizing the latest act of Big Government on major prime-time news outlets ABC, CBS or NBC. "Environmentalists are hailing the move as nothing short of historic," NBC's Lee Cowan said of the federal government's new fuel efficiency standards. The networks did much…

On NBC, Boy Scout Scandal Merits Story, But Club's 100th Anniversary D

April 1st, 2010 9:32 PM
When it comes to socially-conservative groups media outlets like to cover the scandals instead of the celebrations. That's exactly what NBC did to the Boy Scouts of America which had its 100th anniversary Jan. 25. NBC "Nightly News" completely ignored the anniversary, but did remember to cover Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day during that broadcast. But NBC will find time for scandal. On…

Today Show Goes Gaga For Michelle Obama's Shorts

August 21st, 2009 3:13 PM
Are you tired of all the focus on what Michelle Obama wears?Well, the good folks at the "Today" show certainly aren't, for they spent a lot of time this week discussing whether or not the First Lady was dressed appropriately when she got off Air Force One Sunday on her way to the Grand Canyon.As the nation grapples with such important issues as the ongoing recession and healthcare…

NBC: Homosexuals the Only Ones ‘Willing to Fight’ for the Obsolete

June 22nd, 2009 3:16 PM
Over a video montage of frivolous novelty weddings (drive-through, undersea, and "Elvis as pastor" nuptials) NBC's Lee Cowan asserted that that the institution of marriage is going down hill in a hurry.  In the "Today" show's "Today's Relationships" segment on June 22, Cowan did find one bright spot. The only people standing for a responsible, serious understanding…

NBC's Lee Cowan Glows Over Obama Frosh Photos: 'Humble Beginnings

May 28th, 2009 12:23 PM
NBC's Lee Cowan, on Thursday's "Today" show, giddily highlighted new found photos taken of Barack Obama when he was a freshman at Occidental College and even cooed at a shot of him sitting on an old Goodwill couch, "Humble beginnings!" Cowan interviewed Obama's old college classmate Lisa Jack who took the photographs, because she claimed she was told to get pictures of the…

Chrysler Closes 789 Dealerships, Yet ABC, CBS and NBC All Feature Same

May 15th, 2009 10:54 AM
File under: “Insular world of the news media.” Chrysler announced plans to eliminate 789 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealerships across the nation, yet on Thursday night ABC, CBS and NBC all showcased the very same upset Long Island dealer, Jim Anderer of Island Jeep in Lindenhurst, New York, while two other dealers also on the closing list were each featured on two of the three…