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A Scandal Too Far: Steve Capus Terminated as NBC News President
http://theothermccain.com/ ^ | February 2, 2013 | John Nolte/Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 02/02/2013 6:56:57 AM PST by Mozilla

The New York Times spins it this way:

The longest-serving president of any of the three network news divisions, Steve Capus of NBC News, stepped down from his position on Friday, six months after Comcast restructured its news units in a way that diminished his authority.

Exactly how voluntary was this “stepping down”? John Nolte points to the scandal-plagued tenure of Capus at NBC News:

1. During last year’s presidential election, Andrea Mitchell was caught manufacturing a Romney gaffe where none existed.

2. During last year’s GOP primary, Ed Schultz edited video of Texas Governor Rick Perry to make him look racist.

3. In April of last year, the “Today Show” was caught editing audio of a 9-1-1 call to make George Zimmerman look racist.

4. In August of 2009, Contessa Brewer sliced and diced a photograph so it wouldn’t look like a black man attended a Tea Party carrying a firearm.

5. Just this week, NBC News maliciously edited video of a town council meeting to make it look as though Second Amendment civil rights activists heckled a parent who lost his son in Newtown.

The network should place an ad on Craigslist: “NBC News is now hiring a Democrat News Executive. Ethics and objectivity optional.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fired; lamestreammedia; liberalmedia; medialies; medialyingdying; msmbias; nbcnews
NBC is the National Barack Channel or the National Biased Channel.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 6:57:04 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

NBC has become a joke...even in liberal circles. It’s not that this guy did WRONG, you understand...it’s that he and his people get caught too often.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 6:59:03 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: Mozilla

Congress and the president are slime.

And NBC et al are slime molds.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 7:05:00 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Mozilla

Capus will wind up at Al Jazeera Amerika...


4 posted on 02/02/2013 7:11:23 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Mozilla

Maybe Aljezera will hire him.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 7:12:06 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Mozilla

Me thinks Comcast is changing stripes at NBC......maybe they are Americans....


6 posted on 02/02/2013 7:12:48 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Mozilla

He was only fired because of the Today Show. If the Today Show was still #1, he would still have a job. It has nothing to do with the liberal biases and scandals at NBC News.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 7:13:11 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Mozilla

Predates this guy, but don’t forget that NBC was the one that rigged a GM pickup truck to explode from a side-impact collision.

Was really inconvenient for GE because they owned NBC and another unit of GE (Delco?) was a major supplier to GM.

I’m pretty-sure Jack Welch got a phone call from the head of GM asking “Tell me again why we’re buying stuff from you?”.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 7:15:21 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Mozilla

Now he’s free to take a position in the Obama admin.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 7:16:13 AM PST by South40
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To: Mozilla

NBC needs a different approach to their corruption. They should copy ABC news and yes, Stephanopoulous, Sawyer et al who get away with blatant commentary in their so-called news, but I actually mean their radio newsbreaks when I’m listening to Rush, Levin, etc.

Their newsbreaks are nothing but propaganda pieces for gun control, amnesty, Obama’s “growing economy”, Republicans/tea party bad guys, gay marriage etc, by using the exact language of Jay Carney & other Obama friends to describe the issue, and by leaving out key stories that would refute their propaganda and finally, by their excited tone of voice as they deliver the “great” “news”.

Levin has started commenting against their newsbreaks when he comes back on after the break, so blatant have they become.

That’s all NBC needs to do, they don’t need to technically alter stuff in order to corrupt themselves...


10 posted on 02/02/2013 7:17:25 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: The Wizard

Comcast got rid of him because he wouldn’t fire Matt Lauer and because he let the Today Show go into a tailspin. It’s all about the Today Show and the loss in advertising revenues for Comcast. They could care less about America.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 7:20:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I would kind of agree...the Today Show is a sacred cow on NBC. If they are doing well...they can carry the rest of the new bureau...no matter how far down they are. Well...presently, the Today Show is in trouble. I’m not sure that a cosmetic change or a leadership change is enough.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 7:20:39 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Comcast is going to work 2 angles on fixing the Today Show. First is cost cutting (ie. getting rid of Matt Lauer, reducing overhead, production staff, etc). That will satisfy Comcast’s immediate needs. They will give the new leader 2 years or so to turn around the show with changes in formats as long as all of the cost-cutting is made quickly.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 7:25:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Mozilla

Don’t forget, Capus was plotting to bring back perky Katie Couric to be a featured liar.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 7:28:39 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: The Wizard

Here’s the woman who fired Capus:

http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/leadership-overview/patricia-fili-krushel

Prior to becoming President of the ABC Television Network, Pat was President of ABC Daytime, and was responsible for introducing the daytime talk show The View


15 posted on 02/02/2013 7:32:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: txrangerette

Our local station that broadcasts Rush, Levin, Hannity and local conservative programs switched from ABC every-half-hour news to Fox news feeds. Even with the Fox reporters some issues are told with frustratingly leftist slant, but it is much more bearable than ABC was when telling their lies about “Mr Bush” every half hour.

In the past 4 years has anyone heard news stories about “Mr Obama”?


16 posted on 02/02/2013 7:36:17 AM PST by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: Mozilla

NBC = Nothing But Crap


17 posted on 02/02/2013 7:37:09 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; FES0844

They probably will hire him at Al Jazeera or he can go work with Press TV or Russia Today. NBC is basically state run news for the Obama administration. They manipulate and influence the news cycle the way Obama wants it and not the truth.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 8:07:01 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: The Wizard
Me thinks Comcast is changing stripes at NBC......maybe they are Americans....

Communistcast? ....not a chance.

19 posted on 02/02/2013 8:13:58 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: pepsionice

“I would kind of agree...the Today Show is a sacred cow on NBC. If they are doing well...they can carry the rest of the new bureau...no matter how far down they are. Well...presently, the Today Show is in trouble. I’m not sure that a cosmetic change or a leadership change is enough.”

It doesn’t seem like it be to hard to fix. Just copy what FOX does. Fire most of the staff that is morally corrupt (probably 85% of them), hire people with character and at least some level of conservative values, and their ratings would explode.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 8:14:43 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: pepsionice

“I would kind of agree...the Today Show is a sacred cow on NBC. If they are doing well...they can carry the rest of the new bureau...no matter how far down they are. Well...presently, the Today Show is in trouble. I’m not sure that a cosmetic change or a leadership change is enough.”

It doesn’t seem like it be to hard to fix. Just copy what FOX does. Fire most of the staff that is morally corrupt (probably 85% of them), hire people with character and at least some level of conservative values, and their ratings would explode.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 8:16:22 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: jimbo123

I am sure NBC wanted to save face for the scandals going on. But they will still be doubling down on liberalism and progressive-socialism. For example, they got to Joe Scarbury or whatever his last name is because he is now more progressive than even two years ago. Before he at least supported rinos, but now he attacks the entire republican party. I think he voted Obama like Colin Powell.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:00 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: kjo
It’s not that this guy did WRONG, you understand...it’s that he and his people get caught too often.

Bingo. Like Sandy Berger, he was "sloppy".

23 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:20 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Mozilla

It’s not just nbc.
Nearly all the MSM is biased against conservatives and it shows.
They malign 1/2 the population who in turn refuse to watch or buy their papers etc.
Ostracize half the people then wonder why you are going broke.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:03 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: castlegreyskull

In fact, I’ll suggest this. The Comedy Channel should just hire fifteen folks to run a fake-like Today Show program. I’d bet that it’d ran above Today...within six months.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 8:43:07 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“Capus will wind up at Al Jazeera Amerika.”
He might be too biased for them, maybe CBS.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 9:16:18 AM PST by MCF
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To: Mozilla

“NBC is the National Barack Channel or the National Biased Channel”

Nothing But Crap come to mind for me.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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