One Last Time: Bye-Bye Tom Brokaw!
January 27th, 2021 8:45 AM
On Friday, Tom Brokaw formally retired from NBC News. If you are confused it’s because he already had one retirement when he vacated the NBC Nightly News anchor chair for Brian Williams back in 2004. But like a college professor who awkwardly still hung out with kids decades younger than him he hung around the NBC offices in an Anchor Emeritus role. We here at NewsBusters offer on…
Surprise: NBC’s Brokaw Admits Trump Was ‘Clever’ to Cheerlead on COVID
November 4th, 2020 2:51 AM
Just as he did on 2016, longtime liberal NBC journalist Tom Brokaw chimed in during the peacock network’s 2020 election returns early Wednesday morning. Not only did Brokaw credit President Trump for having been “very clever” in calling for Americans to return to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he also denounced Black Lives Matter riots for “robbing stores” and “tipping over cars” over…
O’Donnell Gushes Over Happy Hollywood Voters Spending Hours in Line
March 4th, 2020 12:32 AM
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell gushed over the happy, liberal Hollywood voters who were excited to spend hours in line on Super Tuesday. Meanwhile, on sister network NBC, Tom Brokaw made a cameo appearance in which he chided the Republican Party as a “dwindling tribe” of voters. O’Donnell, who worked on the TV show West Wing, painted a picture of film industry…
Tom Brokaw Slams (Social) Media as Enabling a No-Context '24/7 Rage'
January 10th, 2020 8:01 PM
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner reported former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw gave an interview to NBC's NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya for the magazine Artful Living and complained "I think the most extraordinarily powerful tool and the most destructive development in modern life is the current media." What? He suddenly hates the media? Listen closer. He doesn't like…
Brokaw Laments, Americans Trusted Us Before Social Media!
December 10th, 2019 9:10 AM
Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw came on CBS’s The Late Show Monday to talk about his new Watergate book and compare the impeachment inquiry of Richard Nixon to the current impeachment of President Trump. While he was there, he also boasted how journalists in his day could be counted on to report accurately; but today, people got their news from social media which couldn’t be…
FLASHBACK: Media Lamented ‘Rush’ to Remove ‘Storied’ Al Franken
December 7th, 2019 12:15 PM
Two years ago this week, Democrat Al Franken resigned amidst multiple allegations of unwanted touching. Yet journalists lamented the “rush” to remove the liberal senator from such a “potentially storied career.” This chiding included NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, who would later himself be accused of sexual misconduct. On December 7, 2017, CBS’s Nancy Cordes lamented,…
NBC: Berlin Wall Fell, ‘Beautiful Face of Socialism’ Hardest Hit
November 8th, 2019 5:10 PM
While marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Friday’s NBC Today show, former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw sat down for an fawning interview with former East German Olympic skater Katarina Witt, whom he labeled “the beautiful face of socialism.” Rather than celebrate the collapse of authoritarian Communism in Europe, Brokaw sympathized with Witt over…
Will NBC’s Sex Scandals Force Dems to Cancel MSNBC Debate?
October 19th, 2019 4:00 PM
The headline over at NBC News was succinct: "MSNBC, Washington Post to co-host November Democratic presidential debate. Eight candidates appear to have qualified so far for the matchup in Georgia next month. The NBC story reported this: "MSNBC and The Washington Post will co-host the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia next month, MSNBC announced Tuesday."…
Brzezinski Publicly Backed Brokaw, Apologized to Accuser in Private
October 4th, 2019 6:36 PM
The #MeToo scandal that began in 2017 is still producing ripples, not just to the men who have been accused of sexual harassment, but also some of the women who went public with their stories. One of those instances pitted Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski against former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester, who accused NBC anchor Tom Brokaw of sexual impropriety.
NBC’s Brokaw & Mitchell ‘Surprised’ By ‘Presidential’ Trump
June 6th, 2019 1:05 PM
Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning, just hours after President Trump delivered his address in Normandy marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell both expressed their “surprise” that Trump was “presidential” in his speech.
Brokaw Claims GOPers Tell Him They’re Not Fans of ‘Brown Grandbabies’
January 27th, 2019 1:37 PM
In another iteration of the liberal media’s suggestion that support for the border wall was driven primarily by racism, longtime NBC newsman Tom Brokaw appeared on Sunday’s Meet the Press and claimed Republicans have told him they’re not enthusiastic about the idea of having “brown grandbabies”.
Brokaw Blasts New, Leftist House Dems 'Running through Halls'
January 22nd, 2019 8:45 AM
Saying that he blames the Democrats as much as the Republicans for the current DC disarray, Tom Brokaw, appearing on today's Morning Joe, said, "you've got the young people running through the halls, who are the new members of Congress, who are conducting pep rallies every day." Brokaw described the Dems as being "driven hard by the left."
Tom Brokaw Hopes Trump ‘Learning’ From Watergate
December 18th, 2018 4:03 PM
On Tuesday, after concluding a full report for NBC’s Today show marking 50 years since the election of Richard Nixon, Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw expressed his hope that the country, and particularly President Trump, would be “learning” a lesson from the White House scandal.
Jenna Bush Hager Scolds Newsweek ‘Wimp’ Cover: ‘He Was Our Hero’
December 5th, 2018 12:03 PM
During an interview with President George H.W. Bush’s granddaughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, on Wednesday’s Today show, co-host Savannah Guthrie observed: “Even as little kids, Jenna and Barbara were painfully aware of the criticism their grandfather faced, but still, they knew the man behind the presidency.”