BAM: Billy Bush Says NBC Made Trump, Now 'Despises Him Most'

August 2nd, 2020 10:46 PM

In his "Fourth Watch" media newsletter, former CNN producer Steve Krakauer interviwed former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. He asked "as you look out across the landscape right now, and where things stand in 2020… what do you think is missing? What would you like to see more of?" Bush had a spicy answer: "the network that despises him most is the one that built him in their laboratory in…

Network Hypocrisy: Two Standards on Sex Scandals and Whistleblowers

November 9th, 2019 4:00 PM
Recall the furor over the Access Hollywood tape in the fall of 2016? In which someone leaked a tape from the NBC show, two days before the second presidential debate, to The Washington Post? The tape had then-presidential candidate Donald Trump making a lewd and repellent remark about women to the show’s host Billy Bush? Uproar ensued. Trump issued an apology and Billy Bush was forced to resign.

NBC 15X More Interested in Ex-Host Attacking Trump Than GOP Tax Bill

December 4th, 2017 6:05 PM
In its desperation to avoid any discussion of a potential major legislative win for the Trump administration and congressional Republicans, Monday’s NBC Today devoted an astonishing 15 times more coverage to the morning show’s fired co-host Billy Bush attacking President Trump in a New York Times op/ed than to the GOP tax bill working its way through Congress. 

What Access Hollywood Viewers Saw in 2005 of Trump and Billy Bush

October 15th, 2016 4:35 PM
It’s been hard to avoid seeing the behind the scenes “hot microphone” video of Access Hollywood host Billy Bush arriving on a bus, with Donald Trump, at the NBC lot in Burbank. But while that clip featured Trump’s widely denounced lewd remarks about women, what did the NBC entertainment news program air at the time? Well, from the MRC’s video archive, here’s the story which aired on the Friday,…

MRC’s Bozell: NBC Is ‘Complicit in a Cover-Up’ of Holding Trump Tape

October 13th, 2016 1:49 PM
On Thursday afternoon, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell was outraged by the report from TMZ that multiple sources in the NBC circle said the network “top network execs knew about the video long before they publicly said they did, but wanted to hold it because it was too early in the election” and instead “roll out the tape 48 hours before the debate so it would dominate the news cycle…

TMZ: NBC Execs Planned to Use Trump Tape To Influence Election

October 12th, 2016 4:43 PM
NBC executives had planned to use video of the vulgar discussion between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Billy Bush to influence the election. TMZ reported on Oct. 12, that NBC executives knew of the existence of this taped conversation before the The Washington Post released it to the public — although they’ve claimed to only know about it for about a week. The actual…

NBC Exec Slams ‘Demented’ Trump, Deletes Insulting Facebook Post

August 17th, 2016 3:43 PM
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt slammed presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him "toxic" and "demented," after his network spend more than a decade building his image. In a Facebook post he later deleted, Greenblatt lamented the “sad state of affairs” created by “pompous businessman turned reality TV star” Donald Trump. 

NBC Exec: Network Not Responsible for Trump’s Political Success

August 3rd, 2016 4:08 PM
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt disputed the notion that his network was responsible for Donald Trump nabbing the republican presidential nomination. "There's really not that much of a correlation between one and the other," Greenblatt said in reference to Trump’s appearance on television and his success as a presidential candidate.

Citing Charlie Sheen as Recent Precedent, Media Continues to Mock Angu

November 29th, 2012 11:06 AM
You may recall when CBS fired Charlie Sheen early last year from the popular Two and a Half Men series for a string of "felony offenses involving moral turpitude." In the weeks and months that preceded this decision, an increasingly erratic Sheen received an inordinate amount of media attention for his drug-induced rants. To this day however, Sheen's bad boy persona is received warmly by the…

Brian Williams’ Self-congratulation Tour Rolls On; Access Hollywood

December 9th, 2009 1:08 PM
Nightly News host Brian Williams on Tuesday continued his self-congratulatory tour of NBC programs, touting his five years as a news anchor. He appeared on the tabloid program Access Hollywood to be lauded as "great" and "the man." Co-host Billy Bush oozed, "He only knows about winning. For five straight years, number one in the evening news, the great Brian Williams." Is there any show silly…

'Access Hollywood' Falsely Suggests Prejean in Danger of Losing Crown

April 23rd, 2009 1:00 PM
Is Donald Trump angry at Miss California Carrie Prejean? Or is it just another trumped up charge from the liberal media? The April 22 episode of "Access Hollywood" teased viewers that Miss California was under a serious threat of losing her crown - since she was late for a meeting with Donald Trump, the organizer of the Miss USA pageant in which Prejean was the runner-up, and that her position…

'Access Hollywood' Acts Holier Than Thou

February 25th, 2009 4:28 PM
“Access Hollywood,” NBC’s nightly entertainment show, reports salacious celebrity gossip as “news.” It gets ratings and ad dollars for dishing about sex, drugs, violence, rehab and any other misbehavior by people in the public eye. But when it comes to the mother of the octuplets, well, Access Hollywood is suddenly above reporting that story.Entertainment reporter Billy Bush told viewers on the…

Cher Endorses Obama, Bashes Bush on 'Today

October 30th, 2008 5:52 PM
NBC's "Today" show, on Thursday, aired an "Access Hollywood," clip of Cher wearing a "Barack the Vote," t-shirt as she actually bashed George W. Bush, to his first cousin's face. The President's first cousin, and "Access Hollywood," host Billy Bush conducted the interview in which Cher declared: "I've been alive for 11 presidents and I feel that this is the worst time I've ever seen," and called…