Skip to comments.Steve Capus Leaves NBC News Worse Off in Ratings and Journalism
Posted on 02/01/2013 4:23:46 PM PST by kristinn
Ending a tenure marked by the costly decline of the 'Today' show, the failure of the newsmagazine 'Rock Center' and an erosion of journalistic values, Steve Capus Friday resigned as president of NBC News after almost eight years on the job.
While NBC once had the number one morning and evening news shows on his watch, the last two years have been a story of failure for Capus and the network's news division.
Capus also spent millions on one of the sorriest excuses of a newsmagazine in TV history, Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which has been a rock solid failure in ratings and journalism to the point where NBC affiliates hate having it air at 10 p.m. as it drags down the ratings lead-ins to their local newscasts.
I lost any respect I had for Capus as a news executive when he hired Chelsea Clinton as a "special correspondent" for "Rock Center" and tried to justify it by saying how qualified she was.
I'm sorry, but we should be straightforward about such things instead of mouthing corporate P.R. half truths and total lies -- especially at a time like this when journalistic standards are under siege to the point where democracy is threatened.
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NBC is just as bad as MSNBC, they just don’t admit it.
What they need is a more creative support staff that can edit tapes and sound tracks to create a more enlightened view of the news .... you know, sort of like the copyrighted CBS “Fake but Accurate”. They just need something catchy and identifiable by the unwashed, uneducated, undocumented, etc. masses.
This is nothing new. NBC rigged trucks to explode back in the 80s.
Capus resigned a millionaire. I wonder how much he paid Chelsea.