NBC ‘Nightly News’ Rare Media Outlet to Report Businesses Cutting
August 14th, 2013 2:44 PM
Economists, business owners and employees are worried that the Affordable Care Act is resulting in fewer hours for workers.
The networks had been ignoring this shift toward part-time work and its relationship to Obamacare earlier this year, but NBC has let the cat out of the bag. On the Aug. 13, “Nightly News” Lisa Myers reported on an NBC News investigation into the issue.
NBC's 'Today' Ignores ObamaCare Failures, Touts Downfall of Obama-Mock
August 14th, 2013 1:23 PM
While NBC's senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers did a full report on Tuesday's Nightly News about ObamaCare causing cutbacks in worker hours across the country, Wednesday's Today couldn't find time to even mention the damage the law was inflicting. Instead, the morning show updated viewers on a rodeo clown that mocked President Obama at a state fair finally facing…
NBC: NSA Leaks Show Private Contractors 'Don't Have A Sense of Patriot
June 12th, 2013 5:26 PM
While a series of Obama administration scandals have left many Americans questioning the trustworthiness of government officials and bureaucrats, NBC News decided to use the recent National Security Agency leaks by Booz Allen contractor Edward Snowden to bash the role of the private sector in assisting with intelligence gathering. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
Lisa Myers: 'For a Year the IRS Essentially Knowingly Lied to Congress
May 23rd, 2013 10:46 AM
NBC News senior investigative reporter Lisa Myers had some harsh words for the Obama administration Thursday.
Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Myers said, "For a year the IRS essentially knowingly lied to Congress and no one came forward" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Benghazi Whistleblower's Attorney Claims NBC Spiked Him Being a Democr
May 12th, 2013 1:56 PM
If you were a journalist reporting on Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, wouldn't you find it interesting that he was a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama twice?
Someone at NBC News didn't according to Hicks's attorney Victoria Toensing who disclosed the spike job to NewsMax host Steve Malzberg on WMAL radio Saturday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Morning Shows Binge on Tabloid Criminal Trials: 56 Minutes vs. 7 for B
May 9th, 2013 12:29 PM
The network morning shows on Thursday went into tabloid overdrive for the Jodi Arias verdict and an abduction case in Ohio, offering a staggering 56 minutes of coverage. In contrast, NBC, CBS and ABC allowed just under seven minutes combined to hearings on the 2012 terrorist murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. This is a disparity of eight-to-one.…
NBC's Williams Hypes Airport 'Traffic Jams,' Hopes Americans 'Take Fur
April 23rd, 2013 1:07 PM
At the top of Monday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams eagerly parroted Obama administration talking points when it came to blaming the sequester for sporadic flight delays: "The traffic jam starting to build up at our airports. Flight delays just beginning to emerge today as those budget cuts in Washington begin to hit home." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after…
ABC's GMA, NBC's Today Fail to Report Susan Rice's Now-Disputed Claims
September 27th, 2012 4:11 PM
ABC's Good Morning America hasn't once reported on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's claim on the September 16, 2012 edition of This Week that the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was "a spontaneous - not a pre-meditated - response to what had transpired in Cairo." Even worse, the morning show hasn't reported on the subsequent developments on the…
NBC: 'Soiled' Komen Foundation Trying to 'Restore Faith' After Planned
August 10th, 2012 12:28 PM
On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams eagerly touted ongoing trouble for the nation's largest breast cancer charity: "...the controversy involving the Susan G. Komen Foundation has soiled one of the great names and best-known brand names in all of charity....it was the symbol of the fight against breast cancer until controversy came along and Komen cut funds for…
NBC: Most See Prosecution of John Edwards As 'Waste of Taxpayer Money
April 12th, 2012 12:17 PM
Adding to past reports defending disgraced former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards against charges of violating campaign finance laws, on Thursday's NBC Today, correspondent Lisa Myers proclaimed: "Now, for all the dislike of Edwards, the public does seem to have serious doubts about the merits of this case. Most surveyed say they believe this prosecution is a waste of…
What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas: NBC's Today Skips Govt. Waste i
April 6th, 2012 12:24 PM
The Today show on Friday continued to ignore an embarrassing example of government waste during Barack Obama's tenure. ABC, CBS and NBC's Nightly News, however, have all highlighted the extravagant $823,000 spent for a General Services Administration conference in Las Vegas in 2010.
On Friday's Good Morning America, Jake Tapper pointed out that "one year after President…
Networks Freak Out Over All Male Golf Club; Katie Couric Lectures: 'Ge
April 5th, 2012 11:32 AM
ABC and NBC could barely contain their contempt while covering the controversy over the all-male Augusta golf club. Katie Couric, guest anchoring Good Morning America on Thursday, lectured the organization hosting the Masters tournament to allow a woman in: "I mean, really. Get with the program. Seriously?"
Reporter Josh Elliott lamented that Augusta has remained "cloistered,…
NBC: 'Growing Demands' Komen Foundation 'Clean House' After 'Mistakes
March 23rd, 2012 11:04 AM
On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams touted the handiwork of Planned Parenthood's vicious attacks against the Susan G. Komen foundation: "The nation's largest breast cancer charity remains in turmoil tonight after a controversial attempt to cut off its funding of Planned Parenthood. Donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation are down sharply in many areas.…
Nets Hype Social Media 'Torrent' in Komen Reversal, Keep Slant Toward
February 6th, 2012 5:45 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the Komen foundation's about-face on funding Planned Parenthood on their Friday evening newscasts, and played up the apparent role of social media in getting the charity to reverse its earlier decision. On World News, ABC's Diane Sawyer trumpeted the "dramatic day for people power," while on Nightly News, NBC's Lester Holt concluded, "…