I was channel surfing and caught a few moments of NBC Nightly News.
Andrea Mitchell was reporting on Rice’s request to not be considered for the SoS position. Mitchell was claiming the mean ole obstructionist Republicans who were threatening to oppose Rice’s nomination as being behind Rice’s decision to not seek the position.
Mitchell’s allegations to blame the Republicans was extremely convoluted, but she gave the report with a straight face.
Although I never did consider Mitchell as being a serious journalist because of her very low intelligence, Rush has mad it even more difficult. Every time I see her or even see her name, I hear Rush Limbaugh doing his Andrea Mitchell impersonation. LOL!
>> but she gave the report with a straight face.
She has no other face.
Unfortunately I could not avoid seeing more than a few moments.
NBC never got around to describing the Republicans' reasons for objecting to Rice's nomination, or describing the obvious political benefits of Rice's "blame the video" narrative. A typical uninformed viewer would have been left with the impression that Republicans were just playing some strange political game, with the possible exception of John McCain, for whom opposing Rice was "personal."
In short, NBC intentionally presented a lie as the truth. They have been doing that for so long they have forgotten how reprehensible it is.