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Brian Williams' NBC Nightly News pulled out all the stops to tout for viewers the entertainment special starring his daughter, Allison, as Peter Pan. On November 26, he ran clips from a special giving a "behind the scenes" look at preparations for the live broadcast.

On December 4, with Williams out to watch the show in person, fill-in anchor Lester Holt repeatedly plugged a full report by correspondent Harry Smith profiling Allison Williams.



[See NewsBusters for more.] In case MSNBC viewers didn't understand that Ted Cruz is the new Joe McCarthy, Hardball's Chris Matthews on Thursday repeated the attack four times. Smearing the Texas Republican as unhinged and paranoid is a favorite of Matthews. This time, the host lashed out against Cruz's opposition to Barack Obama's executive order amnesty. At 7:35, Matthews jeered, "Big surprise there. Joe McCarthy is at it again." 



While the NBC Nightly News found no time to cover the scandal involving ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber, they made sure to cover two less important activities of the President: his pardoning of a turkey on November 26, and his lighting of the National Christmas Tree on December 4.



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[See NewsBusters for more.] In January, the networks deluged Americans with coverage on Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal, offering a staggering 88 minutes in less than 48 hours. Late on Thursday night, a Democrat-led investigation failed to find evidence conclusively linking the New Jersey governor to the 2013 traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge.  On Friday, CBS and NBC allowed a scant 32 seconds to this important development.



[See NewsBusters for more.] A former top aide to Barack Obama appeared on CNBC, Thursday, and demolished the narrative, promoted by the administration and some in the media, that Jonathan Gruber is minor figure. Ex-presidential adviser Steven Rattner previously exposed the ObamaCare architect, who lashed out at "stupid" Americans, as an "important" individual.



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Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters, Earlier this week, Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent, confronted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest over the president’s decision to nominate Colleen Bell, an Obama donor and former soap opera producer, to be the ambassador to Hungary. While ABC has yet to acknowledge it’s own reporter’s battle with the White House, on Wednesday night Daily Show host Jon S



Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. Over the past several years, MSNBC has run a series of “Lean Forward” ads promoting its various liberal hosts’ television shows or different liberal causes. While many of them have been downright ridiculous such as Al Sharpton’s blueberry pie commercial, the latest one featuring primetime host Rachel Maddow takes a completely different approach.



[See NewsBusters for more.] View co-host Rosie O'Donnell on Thursday broadened the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case as proof of "systemic racism in the United States." While the other co-hosts focused on the case, O'Donnell generalized that racism is "prevalent in America and we need to look at ourselves."  She continued, "The conversation about systemic racism in the United States needs to be opened up for all of us in a dialogue not just when atroc



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While both ABC's Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Thursday offered brief reports on seventeen states suing the Obama administration over the President's executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants without congressional approval, NBC's Today completely skipped the legal challenge to the controversial action.



Read more at NewsBusters | At the end of an interview with New York Democratic Congressmen Charlie Rangel and Gregory Meeks on tonight's edition of Hardball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews implored fellow Catholic Rangel to get in touch with Pope Francis to get him to speak out about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the choke-hold death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York.