NBC's Williams Inaugurates 'Post-Newtown Era' of Gun Restrictions

January 11th, 2013 5:27 PM
For three consecutive nights on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams proclaimed the country to now be in the "post-Newtown era," as he and reporters promoted how "the White House prepares its battle plan" to push for more gun control following the school shooting. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] On Tuesday,…

MSNBC Hits Brewer on Hispanics While Hispanic Governor Speaks

August 29th, 2012 11:14 PM
At about 9:15 p.m. during MSNBC's live coverage of the Republican National Convention, NBC correspondent Ron Mott omitted the word "illegal" as he pressed Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on whether her "hardline stance on immigration" had hurt her politically with Hispanic voters.

NBC Blitz: Romney 'Under Intense Pressure' to Release Tax Returns, Iss

August 17th, 2012 3:06 PM
On Thursday and Friday, NBC launched an all out assault on Mitt Romney, urging him to release more tax returns. Opening Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams scrambled to resurrect the worn-out line of attack: "Talking taxes. Under intense pressure, Mitt Romney talks about what he has paid." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Introducing the…

Parting Shot: NBC Includes Liberal Hit Piece on Romney's Wealth at End

July 5th, 2012 1:46 PM
In a parting shot at Mitt Romney, NBC's Ron Mott pointed to liberal rag Vanity Fair's hit piece on the candidate's wealth at they very end of Mott's report on the presidential campaign. The very mention of the article was out of place in a report mostly about campaign messaging. After mentioning Romney's new web video "The Best of America," Mott added that…

NBC Recalls Complaints of Fmr Israeli PM Shamir 'Increasing Tensions

July 4th, 2012 6:57 PM
On Sunday's Today show, as he read a brief item on the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, NBC's Ron Mott recounted criticism painting the conservative Israeli leader as "increasing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians" by expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Mott:

NBC's Parting Shot to Santorum: 'A Campaign Filled With Highly-Publici

April 11th, 2012 12:04 PM
Reporting on Rick Santorum leaving the Republican presidential race on Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, correspondent Ron Mott proclaimed: "It was a campaign filled with highly-publicized gaffes....From calling President Obama out on education, to President Kennedy's famed speech on the separation of church and state....Just two of a number of comments he eventually walked back or was…

NBC Piles on Santorum, Claims He Wants to 'Reignite the Culture Wars i

February 20th, 2012 1:12 PM
On Sunday, NBC's David Gregory spent much of Meet the Press blasting Rick Santorum for criticizing President Obama's "phony theology" of liberalism. Earlier that morning, he appeared on the Today show to wonder if the GOP was "comfortable" with that line of criticism and warned: "Does it want to reignite culture wars in America over these kinds of issues?…

ABC Touts Teachers Blaming Standardized Tests for Atlanta Cheating Sca

July 7th, 2011 2:10 AM
 As the broadcast network evening newscasts filed reports this week on the teacher cheating scandal in Atlanta, Georgia, ABC’s World News on its Wednesday show went furthest in seeming to sympathize with the teachers who cheated as correspondent Steve Osunami highlighted complaints about No Child Left Behind’s emphasis on standardized tests to judge teacher performance. After…

NBC News Notes Malfunctioning ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Machines

February 17th, 2010 2:15 AM

NBC Highlights Downbeat 'State of Black America' Report

March 26th, 2009 2:04 AM
Wednesday's NBC Nightly News highlighted the downbeat “State of Black America 2009” report, but failed to identify the group behind it, the National Urban League, as liberal nor note the left-wing policy prescriptions recommended in the report. Though NBC anchor Brian Williams acknowledged Barack Obama's election “was a reminder of the great strides this nation has made in race relations,” he…

NBC Profiles Vietnamese Republican Who Beat Corrupt Dem Rep Jefferson

January 6th, 2009 10:54 PM
On Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News, correspondent Ron Mott filed a report featuring incoming Republican Congressman Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American elected to Congress, and the man who defeated corrupt former Democratic Congressman William Jefferson in heavily Democratic New Orleans. Brian Williams introduced Mott’s piece: "There was new ground broken on Capitol Hill today, where the…

NBC's Ron Mott Boasts Texas 'Surprisingly Competitive' for Obama

October 28th, 2008 1:02 PM
Well the media has officially gotten cocky when they start predicting that the reddest of red states could be in play for Barack Obama, and that's precisely what NBC's Ron Mott did on Tuesday's "Today" show, when he cheered that Texas, "May be surprisingly competitive." [audio excerpt available here]In a report on early voting, Mott noted the long lines for those willing to…