Ouch: 'Today' Mocks Sexual Assault With Lauer as 'Victim' in 2012 Skit

November 29th, 2017 12:58 PM
News broke early this morning that NBC News has fired their longtime morning news anchor Matt Lauer after being accused of sexual harassment from a colleague at NBC. Lauer’s hypocritical treatment of Bill O’Reilly, Trump and others has come back to bite the liberal news anchor, now facing similar accusations. However, this 2012 clip from the Today show might be one of the most awkward…

NBC Advises Shoppers to Throw Groceries at Robbers, No Mention of Guns

August 4th, 2017 4:27 PM
In a report on Friday’s NBC Today about how people could defend themselves during a convenience store robbery, National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen and security expert Mykel Hawke suggested that shoppers should hurl groceries off the shelves at the armed criminals in an attempt to escape. The possibility of using a firearm for protection was never mentioned.

NBC Skips Gun Defense in Home Invasion, Says ‘Don’t Fight Back'

March 6th, 2017 3:38 PM
In a report for Monday’s NBC Today, correspondent Jeff Rossen touted a “rare jailhouse interview” with a convicted burglar to offer tips to viewers on how to prevent a home invasion. However, even as the incarcerated criminal explained that traditional methods such as security alarms and cameras were poor deterrents, Rossen failed to inquire about homeowners using firearms in…

No Mention of Guns in NBC Story on ‘Stopping Dangerous Attackers’

November 30th, 2016 1:12 PM
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie introduced “a new Rossen Reports series, Keeping You Safe” to show off “new technology that promises to protect you and help avoid attackers.” Correspondent Jeff Rossen declared: “Can your smart phone help protect you when you’re out there alone? This morning, new apps and devices you can get right now…

NBC Nudges D.C. Police Chief to Push for Gun Control

September 19th, 2013 11:16 AM
After framing a doctor's plea to end gun violence as a push for gun control earlier this week, NBC's Today teed up D.C.'s police chief to defend the city's strict gun regulations and slap gun "loopholes." In a segment on the Navy Yard shooter, correspondent Jeff Rossen transitioned into gun control. "You have fought hard for gun control. Yet here is somebody…

NBC: 'Colorado Has Some of the Weakest Gun Laws in the Country

July 23rd, 2012 1:08 PM
Seizing on the Colorado theater shooting to push for stricter gun laws, on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie teased an upcoming story: " undercover report that reveals just how easy it can be for anyone, even violent criminals, to buy assault weapons, no questions asked." Later introducing the segment, she fretted: " turns out Colorado has some of the…

Tabloid Trash From Beyond the Grave: NBC Hypes RFK Jr.'s Complaints Ab

June 11th, 2012 12:52 PM
NBC's Today on Monday delved into the tabloid gossip of Robert Kennedy Jr and his late wife Mary Kennedy, who killed herself last month. The report featured documents "obtained" by Newsweek. Reporter Jeff Rossen highlighted RFK Jr's. complaints, including court affidavits claiming, "Mary's violence and physical abuse towards me began before we were married."…

Nets Hype Social Media 'Torrent' in Komen Reversal, Keep Slant Toward

February 6th, 2012 5:45 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC spotlighted the Komen foundation's about-face on funding Planned Parenthood on their Friday evening newscasts, and played up the apparent role of social media in getting the charity to reverse its earlier decision. On World News, ABC's Diane Sawyer trumpeted the "dramatic day for people power," while on Nightly News, NBC's Lester Holt concluded, "…

ABC and NBC Refuse to ID Party of Mobster’s Brother, ‘Celebrated S

June 25th, 2011 2:54 PM
The ABC and NBC evening newscasts have focused stories on Billy Bulger, the long-time Massachusetts Democratic political hack who is the younger brother of just-captured reputed mass-murdering Mobster Whitey Bulger, but both refused to identify Billy Bulger’s party affiliation. (The CBS Evening News has, so far, not even mentioned Billy.) “While Whitey Bulger was running a gang,…

NBC Sympathizes With Disgraced IMF Chief, Promotes Conspiracy Theory H

May 17th, 2011 12:39 PM
While reporting on the sexual assault case against International Monetary Fund Chairman Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Tuesday's Today, NBC correspondent Jeff Rossen noted how the would-be Socialist Party candidate for the French presidency had "worried his political opponent, current French President Nicolas Sarkozy, would try to frame him with a fake rape..." Rossen further added…

ABC, NBC Play Moral Midgets for Access to Charlie Sheen

March 5th, 2011 7:12 AM
The saddest media bias on display this week was the desperate hunger and thirst for that slice of Ratings Heaven known as Charlie Sheen's Continuing Moral Collapse. He's been All Access Charlie, granting high Nielsens wherever he goes, speaking of how he is High on Himself and "bi-winning" with his two "goddesses" camped at his abode. Network interviewers have tried…

NY Daily News Reporter Touts Online Poll That 70% of New Yorkers Think

August 18th, 2010 5:53 PM
Appearing in the 2:00PM ET hour on MSNBC, New York Daily News reporter Samuel Goldsmith cited a poll featured on the paper's website, about opposition to the Ground Zero mosque: "[it] shows that 70% of New Yorkers say that they think the opposition is out of hatred and religious intolerance."Unfortunately, Goldsmith forgot to mention that it was a completely unscientific poll that only…

NBC Promotes 'Safe Schools Czar' Kevin Jennings and His Big-Money Anti

April 6th, 2010 7:04 AM
Kevin Jennings, the controversial gay-left activist appointed by Obama to be the "safe schools czar" at the Department of Education, has been completely omitted by ABC, CBS, and NBC -- until last Saturday.The networks ignored Jennings' controversial record -- how he wrote about counseling a teenaged boy to use a condom before meeting an adult man in a bus stop restroom, and how his…

NBC: One Gunman ‘Loved Guns and Hated America,’ Other ‘Passionat

April 5th, 2009 5:03 PM
For both the Binghamton, New York, shooting spree, and the Pittsburgh case, Saturday's NBC Nightly News made a point of relaying word that the gunman either had a love of guns or was "passionate" about supporting gun rights. During a report on Jiverly Voong, who attacked the immigration center in Binghamton, correspondent Ron Allen referred to "some reports" that Voong "…