NY Post: Brian Williams to Start Distancing Himself From the Strugglin
December 26th, 2012 7:32 AM
NBC’s decision to give Nightly News anchor Brian Williams his own primetime program has been tremendously unsuccessful.
According to the New York Post, things are going so poorly for Rock Center that Williams is going to start distancing himself from it:
NBC's Williams to Rice: 'Were You Set Up? Were You a Victim of Circums
December 14th, 2012 11:13 AM
In an exclusive interview on Thursday's NBC Rock Center with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice following her withdrawal of her name to be secretary of state, host Brian Williams worked to portray her as a victim of unwarranted political attacks: "She's been under withering attack for weeks....Were you set up? Were you a victim of circumstance? Bad data? Bad information?...Are you blameless in all this…
NBC's Williams Fantasizes Over Change in Constitution Allowing Obama t
December 7th, 2012 12:34 PM
In an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, host Brian Williams wondered why the tech giant couldn't be a "made-in-America company" and outlined a political scenario in which President Obama was all-powerful: "Let's say our Constitution was a little different and Barack Obama called you in tomorrow and said, 'Get everybody out of China and do whatever you have to do…
NBC's Williams: With Election Over, It's 'Once Again Safe' to Discuss
November 20th, 2012 3:48 PM
Two days after the national election on November 6, Brian Williams -- anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News -- made a peculiar comment during that Thursday's edition of Rock Center, the network's prime time news program.
“With the election now over, it is once again safe to talk abut the economy and jobs, Now that it is not a campaign issue, it's back to reality,” he stated despite…
In Wake of Sandy, NBC Reporter Blames Defense Spending for Lack of Inf
November 2nd, 2012 5:18 PM
Reporting for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, chief foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel ranted over the lack of infrastructure spending to protect against Hurricane Sandy and tried to blame it on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: "...the thing we've spent the most money on, a trillion-plus dollars, the most American lives on, and that has been bringing democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan,…
NBC Predictably Asks: 'Is Global Warming to Blame for Storm Damage
November 1st, 2012 11:55 AM
Right on cue following Hurricane Sandy devastating the east coast, correspondent Harry Smith appeared on Thursday's NBC Today to sound the global warming alarm: "First it was Hurricane Irene, then last October's freak snowstorm, and now Sandy. Mother nature has put an unprecedented strain on the power grid and some experts are wondering if climate change is to blame." The headline on-screen…
Libya Takes Backseat to Fluff in NBC Obama Infomercial
October 26th, 2012 10:31 AM
During a 20-minute interview with President Obama aired on Thursday's NBC Rock Center, host Brian Williams devoted a total of 1 minute 36 seconds to the subject of the terrorist attack in Libya. At the same time, four segments of soft coverage of the President's re-election campaign received a combined total of 2 minutes 19 seconds.
The promotional fluff included the President stopping by a…
Incredibly, In Prime Time Interview Brian Williams Treats Obama as a V
October 26th, 2012 12:12 AM
Even after all the e-mails and information has come out over the past few weeks proving dissembling by President Obama himself and other administration officials on what they knew about the Benghazi attack and how their public pronouncements did not match reality, NBC’s Brian Williams, on Thursday’s Rock Center, treated President Obama as a victim of bad intelligence who is struggling to find…
Williams Touts Powell Endorsement to Obama, Pushes Him to Further Deno
October 25th, 2012 8:14 PM
A night after NBC’s Brian Williams used a series of interview sessions with President Barack Obama to express bewilderment Obama is not running away with the presidential race, the anchor touted Colin Powell’s endorsement, pressed Obama from the left to go further in denouncing Republicans on abortion and cued up the President to decry the high level of campaign spending.
It was Williams’ “…
In Interview With NBC's Williams, Ethel Kennedy Recalls 'Very Warm, Ve
October 19th, 2012 5:06 PM
At the end of Thursday's NBC Rock Center, host Brian Williams touted an "unexpected moment" with the widow of Robert F. Kennedy when he asked "what she remembered about Fidel Castro, who, it turns out, she's met several times." Kennedy fondly remembered: "He was very warm, very emotional. He clearly would have liked to have been friends with President Kennedy and with Bobby."
NBC's Mormon Hit Piece: 'A Church Still Dealing With the Issue of Poly
August 24th, 2012 5:52 PM
Opening an hour-long special on the Mormon Church for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed to viewers: "Most Americans say they know next to nothing about the Mormon Church. Tonight, a rare look inside the lives of modern Mormon families....A church still dealing with the issue of polygamy....And other issues of inequality."
Teasing a report on the history of the…
NBC's Morales Demands Ann Romney be 'Transparent' And Release More Tax
August 16th, 2012 4:54 PM
In what was billed as a profile of Ann Romney set to air on Thursday's NBC Rock Center, a portion of the interview played on Thursday's Today featured news anchor Natalie Morales grilling the Republican candidate's spouse on taxes: "...she fiercely defended the Romneys' decision not to release tax returns from before 2010. A lot of people still are asking why not be transparent and release more…
ABC, NBC Mostly Ignore Fracking; CBS Airs 6 Times More Negative Storie
July 27th, 2012 9:24 AM
Contaminated water, health problems, and now … earthquakes? Fracking, a way to get natural gas out of layers deep within the earth, has been blamed for it all and the liberal news media have been consistently against the method, rarely showing supporters or mentioning any upside of the process.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to get natural gas out…
NBC's Alexander to Romney Sons: 'Are You Out of Touch
July 20th, 2012 3:16 PM
In an interview with Mitt Romney's five sons aired on Thursday's NBC Rock Center, campaign correspondent Peter Alexander took a jab at the family's wealth: "Their life of privilege, plus a reported $100 million trust fund, continues to draw harsh scrutiny....The criticism is that a family like yours, the Romneys, can't really understand what the average American family is dealing with right now…