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FLASHBACK: In 2006, TV News Admitted a Border Wall With Mexico Worked

January 8th, 2019 5:35 PM
When Congress in 2006 voted overwhelmingly to construct a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border, TV news networks barely noticed. Perhaps even more surprising to today’s viewers of broadcast news, reporters back then admitted that the border fence worked.

NBC Touts Californians Who Support Higher Taxes

January 1st, 2012 1:30 AM
Saturday's NBC Nightly News hyped a poll finding that 64 percent of Californians would be willing to pay more taxes "if the money went to public schools." (Video below) Substitute anchor Kate Snow included a plug for the report in the opening teaser: "Tax hike. Why people in one state are saying 'Bring it on.' Tonight, why they're willing to pay more."

'Nightly News' Correspondent Laments Tough Fight Over DREAM Act

December 9th, 2010 3:06 PM
Previewing yesterday's vote on the DREAM Act, which passed the House 216 to 198, NBC News correspondent George Lewis empathized with supporters of the measure on the December 8 "Nightly News." Lewis acknowledged the bill's dim prospects for passing the Senate, but stood in awe at the apparent surge in support for the bill: "By the thousands, young people, who as…

Today Show Refuses to Attach Democratic Label in CA 'Corruption On Ste

September 22nd, 2010 4:25 PM
NBC's Tamron Hall blared, "It's being called 'corruption on steroids'" while George Lewis added, "It's been an angry summer in Bell, California, once people learned that city officials awarded themselves huge six figure salaries at taxpayer's expense." However neither of them mentioned, in two different stories on Wednesday's Today show, that those corrupt officials belonged…

NBC Promotes May Day Anti-Arizona Protests While CBS Finally Notices C

May 1st, 2010 3:03 PM
On Friday night, NBC promoted leftist May Day protests against Arizona’s new immigration enforcement law while CBS, after a full week of coverage focused on outrage against it, finally bothered to get around to how murder and crime got the public behind it. Declaring Arizona is “at the center of a growing storm over its tough new immigration law,” NBC anchor Brian Williams touted: “Activists…

NBC: Screw Your Neighbors -- Walking Away from Your Mortgage is 'Ethic

April 20th, 2010 2:45 PM
Surprise: NBC finally found a business it likes - even a business decision it likes: companies that help homeowners who decide to walk away from their mortgages. "New figures show foreclosures in the U.S. are up about 35-percent from a year ago," Matt Lauer kicked off an April 20 segment of "Today" that encouraged homeowners - even those financially comfortable - to simply…

Laura Ingraham Throws Down With Matt Lauer on Today

March 29th, 2010 11:35 AM
Laura Ingraham didn't waste any time getting into it with NBC's Matt Lauer, on Monday's Today, as the conservative talk show host and author took Lauer, his colleague George Lewis and MSNBC to task for their slanted reporting of Sarah Palin and the tea party. After a Lewis set-up piece, in which the reporter asked if Palin gets "people too riled up?" Ingraham, in her interview with…

'Nightly News' Laments Budget Cuts in Wake of California Ballot Initia

June 4th, 2009 11:29 AM
Every time voters face a ballot initiative of some sort that would raise their taxes, proponents of such measures will trot out any of the following components to champion the cause - school children, policemen, firemen or the release of criminals from jails. But this time, the June 3 "NBC Nightly News" waited until after California voters denied passage of initiatives that would raise…

NBC: Impediment to Raising Taxes a 'Problem' for California

May 21st, 2009 2:32 AM
A night after ABC's Laura Marquez blamed California's budget deficit on the citizenry's “unwillingness to raise taxes” and a law “mandating an almost unachievable two-thirds vote by the legislature to raise taxes,” on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News George Lewis similarly ignored soaring state spending as he focused on victims of upcoming budget cuts and asserted: “Part of California's problem is…

NBC and Newsweek Liken Obama to Spock: Both Victims of Prejudice

May 7th, 2009 9:06 PM
Concluding a Thursday NBC Nightly News story on summer movies, correspondent George Lewis previewed the new Star Trek film, set to open on Friday, and found it relevant to highlight how “some Trekkies have compared the Spock character, the product of a mixed marriage between a human and a Vulcan, to President Obama.” Those “some Trekkies” would be Newsweek's Steve Daly, author of last week's…

NBC's Lewis Shuns Global Warming Skeptics

March 30th, 2009 3:40 PM
NBC climastrologer and all-around nice guy George Lewis said on Sunday's "Today" show that global warming is at least partly the fault of mankind. More disturbing, however, is the fact that exactly zero consideration was given to actual scientific criticism of such a viewpoint. CARTER ROBERTS, World Wildlife Fund: We're definitely asking people to do a couple things. To turn off the…

Networks Hype Rising Sea Levels in One-Sided Global Warming Reports

March 27th, 2008 3:55 PM
This time, the "CBS Evening News" traveled all the way across the pond to pushing the alarmists' global warming agenda. The March 27 "Evening News" went to the coastlines of England to show melting ice caps causing people to lose their homes. "Much of the effects of climate change have been couched in terms of if or when its effects will be felt," CBS…

Networks Attack Aquafina, It's 'Just Tap Water

July 30th, 2007 4:23 PM