After news broke Thursday afternoon that the FBI Inspector General was recommending the Justice Department file criminal charges against the Bureau’s fired deputy director, Andrew McCabe, NBC Nightly News completely ignored the major development. On Friday, NBC’s Today show wasn’t much better, only managing nine seconds of coverage to the story, just a single sentence.
The communist government of Cuba held their sham election for a new leader on Wednesday after President Raul Castro stepped down to make way for Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel to take the reins. The news of the transition broke early that morning, but both ABC and NBC appeared too lazy to even give it a simple brief on their morning and evening broadcasts. CBS and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo all ran reports on the transition.
Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today show to promote the Tribecca Film Festival, actor Robert De Niro also happily discussed his cameo on Saturday Night Live portraying Special Counsel Robert Mueller, even hoping for future skits where he could arrest Donald Trump and throw him jail.
NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie was ready to convict Donald Trump of criminal wrongdoing on Wednesday’s Today show, as she interviewed former FBI Director James Comey. However, she worried that the fired law enforcement official’s tell-all book might “mess up” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s supposedly inevitable “prosecution” of the President.
Appearing on Wednesday’s Today show to reflect on the life of Barbara Bush, NBC Senior Correspondent Tom Brokaw bizarrely noted how much she supposedly “really didn’t like” current Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, while recalling a private conversation with the former First Lady years earlier.
During an otherwise glowing profile on Tuesday’s NBC Today show of New Zealand’s newly-elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, correspondent Cynthia McFadden pressed the pregnant 37-year-old socialist leader on whether she was the “Donald Trump of New Zealand” on the issue of immigration. Ardern angrily denied the charge.
One week after the release of the movie Chappaquiddick, a film shining a light on Ted Kennedy causing a woman’s death, NBC’s Today show decided it was time to change the subject with a glowing profile of the late Democratic senator’s sibling, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Offering the usual gushing over the Kennedy clan being “America’s royal family,” the morning show allowed special correspondent Maria Shriver to report on her own mother.
NBC’s Today show on Friday provided giddy coverage of leaks from former FBI Director James Comey’s salacious new memoir, touting his nasty personal attacks against President Trump as “bombshell” revelations. While CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America found to time discuss criticism of Comey’s “pettiness” and the “unseemly tell-all quality” of the book, the NBC morning show avoided such unflattering critiques of the ex-Bureau chief.
While appearing on CBS’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to bemoan the “insane” and “depressing” state of the country under President Trump, journalist Katie Couric simultaneously went on all three broadcast networks to promote her new National Geographic documentary series and plead for “civil discourse.”
Many in the liberal media have blamed the recently alleged chemical attack in Syria on President Trump, citing his vow to pull American troops out of the region as having “emboldened” Syrian President Bashar-al Assad. Yet the same networks wildly praised the “amazing” and “potentially groundbreaking” 2013 deal in which President Obama entrusted Russian forces with the disposal of Assad’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Starting off a new series on Monday called Top of the World, ahead of Earth Day, NBC’s Today show sent correspondent Jacob Soboroff to the North Pole “to understand why we have all been experiencing such extreme weather, from droughts to fires, floods and hurricanes, even more.” The reporter hyped how he joined a team of NASA scientists “working around the clock to compile data that could be critical to our future on Earth.”
On Monday, NBC’s Today show had the audacity to bring on former Obama administration official Jeremy Bash to scold President Trump for not taking more action against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. No mention was made of Bash’s former boss, President Obama, refusing to take action in the conflict even after Assad crossed the “red line” of using chemical weapons against his own people.