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NBC Blackout: Ignores Trumpís $1 Million Pledge to Harvey Relief
Newsbusters.org ^ | September 1, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro

Posted on 09/01/2017 1:11:17 PM PDT by Kaslin

With the recovery process just beginning in some parts of Texas on Thursday, following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump pledged $1 million of his own money to aid relief efforts. Only two of the Big Three Networks (ABC and CBS) found it fitting to report Trump’s act of charity. NBC Nightly News was the only network news show to ignore it, instead, they simply mentioned that Trump planned to visit Houston on Saturday.

In addition to Trump’s pledge, Vice President Mike Pence was in Rockport, Texas to survey the damage, console the people, and personally help with the cleanup.

“President Trump today pledged $1 million of his own money to disaster relief. The White House has asked for suggestions as to where that money should go,” reported Co-Anchor Margaret Brennan in a news brief on CBS Evening News.

Brennan then touted Pence’s on the ground efforts saying: “Today, Vice President Mike Pence comforted victims in Rockport, Texas. Then he got to work, rolled up his sleeves in 90-degree heat and helped clear debris in the city.”

ABC’s fill-in Anchor Tom Llamas also hyped Trump’s pledged donation during World News Tonight. “The White House announcing today that President Trump is pledging to personally donate $1 million to Harvey relief, and he'll return to visit the storm zone this weekend,” he announced at the start of a segment that was partly about the White House’s relief efforts.

NBC Blackout: Ignores Trump’s $1 Million Pledge to Harvey Relief

“Vice President Pence was hands on in Texas today, helping haul away branches from a damaged home, while its emotional residents looked on,” reported Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl, who shadowed the VP Thursday. “He hugged hurricane victims and prayed with people outside a battered church. Its front wall ripped off.”

But the positive tone didn’t last long as Karl brought everything back to bitter politics and grilled Pence on the threat of a government shutdown. “We asked about the President's threat to shutdown the government if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. A shutdown that would almost certainly impact recovery efforts,” he stated.

Pence explained that the President was committed to the promises that he made to the voters, but “the priority right now for President Trump and this administration is these families [in Texas].”

“As for the President, he'll be back here in Texas on Saturday, meeting with victims of the storm, something he did not do earlier this week,” jabbed Karl as he was wrapping up his report.

Instead of reporting on Trump’s personal $1 million contribution, NBC decided to spend time gushing over the rumors of a new iPhone said to be announced at an Apple press conference in September.

NBC’s bias by omission was sponsored by Wayfair, Aleve PM, Ace Hardware, Preparation H, and Sprint to name a few.

Transcripts below:

CBS Evening News August 31, 2017 6:42:44 PM Eastern

MARGARET BRENNAN: President Trump today pledged $1 million of his own money to disaster relief. The White House has asked for suggestions as to where that money should go. The President will be visiting Houston on Saturday. Today, Vice President Mike Pence comforted victims in Rockport, Texas. Then he got to work, rolled up his sleeves in 90-degree heat and helped clear debris in the city, where Harvey made landfall last Friday

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ABC World News Tonight August 31, 2017 6:42:55 PM Eastern

TOM LLAMAS: The White House announcing today that President Trump is pledging to personally donate $1 million to Harvey relief, and he'll return to visit the storm zone this weekend. Vice President Mike Pence was there today, comforting survivors of the storm and pitching in to help. ABC's Chief White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl tonight, with an exclusive one-on-one with the Vice President.

[Cut to video]

JON KARL: Vice President Pence was hands on in Texas today, helping haul away branches from a damaged home, while its emotional residents looked on. He hugged hurricane victims and prayed with people outside a battered church. Its front wall ripped off.

MIKE PENCE: You've inspired the nation by your resilience and by your courage, and we just came here to commend you and to encourage you.

KARL: We joined the Vice President as he surveyed the damage from above in an osprey. As the Vice President promised, Texas will get everything it needs from the federal government. We asked about the President's threat to shutdown the government if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. A shutdown that would almost certainly impact recovery efforts. Is he going to put that threat to the side now and concentrate on rebuilding here?

PENCE: President Trump's made it very clear that we're gonna keep our promise to the American people. We've seen great progress in –

KARL: Even if that means a shutdown?

PENCE: In reducing illegal immigration along our southern border and enforcing our laws. And the President's made it clear that we're going to stand firm. The priority right now for President Trump and this administration is these families.

[Cuts back to live]

KARL: In other words, Tom, the Vice President is not ruling out a government shutdown. As for the President, he'll be back here in Texas on Saturday, meeting with victims of the storm, something he did not do earlier this week. Tom

LLAMAS: All eyes on the President's trip to the region. All right Jon, thank you.



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1 posted on 09/01/2017 1:11:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Lester will publicize Tyler Perry’s $1 million donation tonight.


2 posted on 09/01/2017 1:28:05 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Kaslin

Not to worry. Jesus rewards low key giving. They’re playing into the hands of the Lord.


3 posted on 09/01/2017 1:29:22 PM PDT by xzins ( Support the Freepathon! Every donation is important.)
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To: Kaslin
Yet, ... you just know,that had the it been about George Soros’s money, the story would have covered.
4 posted on 09/01/2017 1:29:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

A credible news outlet would first confirm the deposit...


5 posted on 09/01/2017 1:32:34 PM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Finalapproach29er

Who is Tyler Perry, and who is Lester?


6 posted on 09/01/2017 1:33:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: Kaslin

Black entertainer, and black news anchor for NBC.


7 posted on 09/01/2017 1:34:17 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: SandRat

yeah right, George Soros donating to Harvey relief effort. Only if it benefits him


8 posted on 09/01/2017 1:35:34 PM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: Finalapproach29er

I see, thanks.


9 posted on 09/01/2017 1:36:29 PM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: Kaslin; xzins
Blessed promises:
Holy Bible - Matthew 5:11 (Phillips translation)" Then he began his teaching by saying to them, “How happy are the humble-minded, for the kingdom of Heaven is theirs! “How happy are those who know what sorrow means for they will be given courage and comfort! “Happy are those who claim nothing, for the whole earth will belong to them! “Happy are those who are hungry and thirsty for goodness, for they will be fully satisfied! “Happy are the merciful, for they will have mercy shown to them! “Happy are the utterly sincere, for they will see God! “Happy are those who make peace, for they will be sons of God! “Happy are those who have suffered persecution for the cause of goodness, for the kingdom of Heaven is theirs! “And what happiness will be yours when people blame you and ill-treat you and say all kinds of slanderous things against you for my sake! Be glad then, yes, be tremendously glad—for your reward in Heaven is magnificent. They persecuted the prophets before your time in exactly the same way."

10 posted on 09/01/2017 1:38:53 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin

No matter, he didn’t do it to get publicity. And besides, he will soon hold a press conference or host a rally where they will have no choice but to air his comments about it.


11 posted on 09/01/2017 1:49:51 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Surely all the Hollywood lefties will show their “empathy” and all chip in. For attention only of course.


12 posted on 09/01/2017 1:59:29 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Kaslin

Nor did anyone (to my knowledge) applaud Don Jr.’s $16 million to the St. Jude Hospital for childhood cancer.

Or the multitudes of time as a private citizen DJT came through financially and otherwise to help people in dire need. And he NEVER asked anything in return.


13 posted on 09/01/2017 2:03:41 PM PDT by Paulie (America without Christ is like a Chemistry book without the periodic table.)
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To: xzins

Very well said


14 posted on 09/01/2017 2:22:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: loveliberty2

Another great find. Thanks for posting


15 posted on 09/01/2017 2:32:27 PM PDT by Kaslin (Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur - Politicians are not born; they are excreted. (Cicero)
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To: Kaslin

It’s just as well that they don’t. I never liked the idea of celebrities giving huge donations and then advertising it. Makes me question their real intentions.

Once, a few years ago, a group of nuns had a fire and they needed to refurnish their new convent. They went to the local media asking for donations of used furniture. Well along comes a local furniture store owner, who called the station, to announce that he was donating brand new furniture to the nuns. Of course, he was lauded by the nuns and the TV station saying how wonderful and caring this man was. I saw it as a case of free advertising and self-grandizement. He could have just as easily donated the furniture quietly and not call the TV station to show how good he was. Never bought so much as a lamp from him.


16 posted on 09/01/2017 4:09:59 PM PDT by murron
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To: loveliberty2; Kaslin

Trump is so blessed if you go by that scripture.


17 posted on 09/01/2017 4:19:22 PM PDT by xzins ( Support the Freepathon! Every donation is important.)
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To: Kaslin

It does not matter what #FakeNews NBC does or does not cover. We are not watching anyway and we know about the donation because of freerepublic.com and other outlets who do not censor news.

JoMa


18 posted on 09/02/2017 2:30:19 AM PDT by joma89
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To: Kaslin

I look at that profile picture of Pence with the limb in his hands and try to imagine Bill Clinton or Obama or worse yet, Hillary Clinton doing such a thing. Pence looks as if he might even be able to keep it up for longer than two minutes.


19 posted on 09/02/2017 3:47:21 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Racism is racism regardless of the race of the racist)
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To: Kaslin

Funny how the Clintons don’t give anything and gets a pass. Trump gives a million and gets ignored. The Clintons would rather chop off their hands rather than part with their ill gotten gains. They are disgusting human beings.


20 posted on 09/02/2017 6:28:13 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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