There were some 2 million people crammed into downtown Toronto on Monday to celebrate the Raptors’ championship victory in the NBA finals, when shots rang out in an area containing roughly 60,000 people. Despite at least four people being shot and luckily no deaths, NBC Nightly News decided they didn’t have time to cover that story. But they did have time to promote Democratic New Jersey Senator and 2020 candidate Cory Booker’s “Big Idea” of baby bonds.
As NewsBusters reported Monday night, NBC News has launched a new report series dedicated to promoting the “big ideas” put forward solely by Democratic 2020 candidates ahead of the debates in a few weeks. Tuesday’s edition followed California Senator Kamala Harris as she campaigned in South Carolina to jack up the death tax to pay for an increase in teacher salaries.
The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator for each four contenders. Let’s review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.
To round out their political coverage Monday evening, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt boasted of the network’s new series “My Big Idea”, which they planned to expand on as the 2020 Democratic primary continued. Holt made it very clear that the series was only open to the “big ideas” that were being put forward by the leftist field. “And tonight, we're launching a series with our Harry Smith to let candidates tell you the idea they say separates them from the vast field of contenders. We're calling it ‘My Big Idea’, and first up, Senator Bernie Sanders.”
Despite decrying President Trump’s threats to impose escalating tariffs on goods from Mexico, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News were forced Thursday to admit the tactic appeared to be working as intended. But that didn’t stop them from continuing to whine anyway.
Both ABC and CBS managed to keep the sacredness of the 75th anniversary of D-Day intact Thursday by keeping divisive domestic politics largely out of their flagship evening newscasts that night. But NBC once again proved that they kept little above exploiting every opportunity to go after President Trump and pushing for his removal from office. NBC Nightly News was particularly excited this time because Politico had reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was looking to put the President in prison once he left office.
For NBC’s Thursday night report on Joe Biden's support for the Hyde Amendment, they treated it as though some dark secret from Biden’s past was revealed for the first time. “Now to a new uproar over abortion erupting today as Democratic candidates for president take aim at the early front runner, former Vice President Joe Biden amid a revelation about Biden's stance,” anchor Lester Holt announced as the network rushed to get Democrats on the record against the Hyde Amendment.
On the eve of D-Day, President Trump joined Queen Elizabeth and other world leaders on the southern shore of England to mark the beginning of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Wednesday event was a somber occasion, with Trump reading from President Roosevelt’s prayer fthat he had read aloud to the nation. But NBC Nightly News seemed to grow bored with the seriousness of the event and shifted gears to bashing the President over his a recent controversies.
At a joint press conference in London on Tuesday, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked President Trump for putting pressure on the NATO members who were not paying what they agreed to and getting results. But instead of the reporting on that praise during their evening newscasts, the liberal broadcast networks chose to hype anti-Trump protesters, including an effigy of him on the toilet, and acted shocked that Trump would complement his hosts.
The liberal media flocked to elevate the some 400-plus pro-abortion protests held Tuesday as they continued to rail against the wave of pro-life legislation designed to protect unborn life. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision took time out of their evening newscasts to praise the protesters plus the 2020 Democrats who attended. CBS was the lone network to cover the rallies ahead of the severe and dangerous storms sweeping the Midwest.
A NewsBusters study out Thursday afternoon showed that the broadcast networks loved slapping the “extreme” label on Alabama’s pro-life law, and the same for the heartbeat bills being enacted around the country, while completely ignoring New York’s extreme abortion protections. Well, NBC Nightly News broke the drought later that evening by completely embracing New York’s barbarism.
Network anchors and reporters are currently freaking out over Georgia, Alabama and Missouri passing laws designed to protect the rights of the unborn, having already devoted almost an hour (59 minutes, 38 seconds) of coverage (May 7-16) to the these new laws. But when New York passed a radical law legalizing late term abortions back in January the networks didn’t care at all - spending zero seconds on the bill signed into law by liberal New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.