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  • Tom Brokaw: Hillary Clinton "Should Go To A Hospital And See A Neurologist"

    09/11/2016 2:20:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 128 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sept. 11, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Veteran NBC news correspondent Tom Brokaw reacts to Hillary Clinton's fall at Sunday's 9/11 memorial service. "We're already seeing today the social media activity that is going on," he continued. "I think that she should go to a hospital, see a neurologist, and get a clean report if it is available."
  • The Candy Bomber - worth watching

    12/26/2015 2:36:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Big Geek Dad ^ | Tom Brokaw
    A tribute by Tom Brokaw and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Colonel Gail Halverson, "The Candy Bomber". Colonel Halverson acquired the name for his efforts during the Berlin airlift to provide the German children with candy. He called this candy parachute supply effort "Operation Little Vittles" and it was greatly appreciated by the children. To learn more about Colonel Halverson watch The Candy Bomber Interview. For some reason I cannot repost the url for this site. Just go to the link to watch the whole thing. You won't be sorry.
  • Tom Brokaw on Donald Trump: If I Had to Cover Him, ‘I’d Call In Sick’

    09/05/2015 8:17:02 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | September 5, 2015
    Former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw is apparently not a big fan of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. According to a Mediaite report, the legendary NBC newsman was at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to discuss his book, "A Lucky Life Interrupted," when he told the crowd that the idea of covering Trump was not exactly his cup of tea. "If I was at ‪NBC News right now leading with‪ Donald Trump every night, I'd call in sick," said Brokaw.
  • Tom Brokaw wants Brian Williams fired

    02/06/2015 4:10:54 AM PST · by abb · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Emily Smith and Kenneth Garger
    You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood. NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire. “Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.” On Wednesday, Williams, 55, acknowledged that he had repeatedly said he was aboard a chopper that had been hit by a...
  • Obama Set to Award Medal of Freedom to Media Ally Tom Brokaw

    11/12/2014 5:42:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday, the White House announced that President Obama would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former NBC Nightly News anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw – among other 2014 recipients. Today news anchor Natalie Morales touted the announcement on Monday, noting: "Obama said in a statement, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."
  • Tom Brokaw has cancer, NBC News announces

    02/11/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/11/2014
    <p>NBC News Special Correspondent and former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, the network announced Tuesday night.</p> <p>Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, at the Mayo Clinic in August.</p>
  • Holder's Seat Getting Hotter?

    06/03/2013 8:22:23 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 3, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Brokaw believes Team Obama may be executing a Beltway "two-step," where named administration officials stand by their man on the record, while deputies telegraph the White House's true sentiments on background. In this case, the Times reports that West Wing insiders are trying to nudge Holder toward the door, his central crime being political maladriotness. Their "apoplexy" over the Attorney General isn't on the merits of his terrible decisions and obvious dishonesty, mind you. They're cool with his behavior -- from pressing for Bush-era recriminations, to backing New York City trials for Al Qaeda leaders, to presiding over and misleading...
  • Brokaw Rips White House Correspondents Dinner:We're Versailles [ 2nd Star party since closure ]

    04/26/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies ^ | April 26 2013 | John Nolte
    For those of you who might not know or care, the White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual orgy of narcissistic self-indulgence where the biggest stars in media, Hollywood, and politics gather to become even more corrupt and insulated than they already are. It is also a decidedly left-wing affair where the media hoot, holler, and applaud as Barack Obama attacks his political opponents, and do the same when Stephen Colbert rips George W. Bush. In a word, the dinner is a grotesque display of "journalists" yukking it up and slapping the backs of those in power whom they are...
  • Tom Brokaw On Boston Suspect: ‘He’s Also A Muslim. The Fact Is That Islamic Rage

    04/21/2013 8:12:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/21/13 | Meenal Vamburkar
    “This is a reality show that we’re going to be living with for a long time,” Tom Brokaw said on Meet the Press this morning, during David Gregory‘s panel on the attack in Boston. Discussing the need to find the motivation behind such events, the panelists further debated the pros and cons of the extra-vigilant era we’re entering. “You can’t get intel on the lone operators,” Brokaw elaborated, noting details about the suspect, adding, “He’s also a Muslim. The fact is, that Islamic rage is still out there.” He then turned toward the security aspect, mentioning the
  • Brokaw: U.S. partly to blame for Boston terror Veteran NBC anchor attempts moral equivalency

    04/21/2013 8:02:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/22/10 | staff
    Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw strongly suggested Sunday that America is partly to blame for the gruesome terrorists attacks in Boston, because the young, Muslim men involved may have felt “alienated” and angry over U.S. drone strikes on “innocent civilians” in Muslim countries abroad. Brokaw, who has been playing the role of media elder statesman since retiring, went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host David Gregory to discuss last week’s Boston bombings, which killed three and injured 183. “There are a couple of things to remember here, David, I think for all of us,” Brokaw intoned. “With the...
  • Tom Brokaw Rips Biden's Debate Antics

    10/12/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT · by barryobi · 37 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10/12/2012 | matt hadro
    NBC's Tom Brokaw blasted Joe Biden's debate antics on Friday's Morning Joe. "I mean he just can't contain himself," note Brokaw. "And he's become a caricature on the talk shows." "I just don't think you should be laughing during a discussion about thermonuclear war with Iran," Brokaw called out Biden, who repeatedly shook his head at opponent Paul Ryan while smiling and laughing.
  • NBC asks Romney to remove news material from [HIT PIECE] ad

    01/28/2012 11:20:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | January 28, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC has asked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to pull a television ad that's made up almost entirely of a 1997 "Nightly News" report on Newt Gingrich's ethics committee reprimand. ......NBC spokeswoman Lauren Kapp says the network's legal department has asked the campaign to remove all NBC News material from its ads. Brokaw says he's "extremely uncomfortable with the extended use" of his image. Romney spokesman Rick Gorka says the campaign hasn't received formal notification from NBC and had no immediate comment.
  • Tom Brokaw: President Clinton Thought Saddam Hussein Had WMD

    12/15/2011 12:30:38 PM PST · by DBCJR · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 15, 2011 | 06:53 | By Brad Wilmouth
    ...Tom Brokaw recounted some of the rationale behind why the Bush administration believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of Iraq, even noting that President Clinton had also believed in the presense of WMD. Brokaw related evidence that the Iraqi dictator had tried to deceive Iran into believing he possessed WMD, and noted that the people of Iraq lived in "sheer terror" and were afraid to talk to the NBC anchor when he visited the country during Saddam Hussein's reign. ...
  • Goldberg: Blame it on Brokaw

    11/08/2011 4:47:19 PM PST · by bkopto · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 8, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw. No, not the man himself, but what he represents. Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Brokaw stands as the last of the respected "voice of God" news anchors (CBS News executive Don Hewitt's phrase). These were the oracles who simply declared what was news and what wasn't. Walter Cronkite, the prize of the breed, used to end his newscasts, "And that's the way it is" — as if he were speaking not just with journalistic but also epistemological and ontological authority. You can still find this...
  • Brokaw: I'd Be Nervous Going Into Bar or Restaurant in Arizona on Saturday Night Because of Guns

    01/13/2011 10:57:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/14/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Tom Brokaw on Thursday said that as a result of Arizona's loose gun laws, he'd be nervous going into a bar or restaurant in that state on a Saturday night. Such was uttered during a discussion about gun control on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" (video follows with transcript and commentary): TOM BROKAW: Here is why I think there are a lot of Glocks being sold: because gun owners are worried that they're going to be outlawed. That's what happened when President Obama first took office is that people were buying ammunition and storing it in underground bunkers...
  • Jerry Brown Reacts to Meg Whitman ‘Whore’ Slur at Debate (Video & Transcript)

    10/12/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 161 replies
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown debated tonight at Dominican University in San Rafael. The moderator was Tom Brokaw who raised the 'whore' comment with Brown.Video of the exchange at Bay Area NBCTransription by Kristinn.BROKAW: Mr. Brown you did attempt to reach out to the police union. The telephone message was left on. It's now a notorious part of this campaign. In which somebody in your campaign referred to Ms. Whitman as a "whore." A campaign spokesman then described that as "salty language" and apologized after a fashion. We've heard no outrage from you about the use of...
  • Tom Brokaw Sniffs: Public is 'Very Confused' About Obamacare

    03/04/2010 3:42:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1,249+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/4/10 | Geoffrey Dickens (
    NBC's Tom Brokaw, in searching for a reason as to why Obamacare faced so much opposition, on Thursday's Today show, determined it was because the people can't quite grasp it, as he sniffed: "The public is very confused." The former NBC Nightly News anchor, on to promote his CNBC documentary about the Baby Boom generation, also told Today co-anchor Matt Lauer that the GOP was fighting the current version of the health care bill for merely "political" and not principled reasons and depicted the uninsured as victims to the now powerful tea party.[audio available here] For his part, a bewildered...
  • Brokaw Flips Peacock (NBC) The Bird (Video)

    01/13/2010 8:41:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies · 1,835+ views
    KFIAM 640 ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Aaron Bender
    Jokes & jabs are flying fast & furious during Jay Leno's & Conan O'Brien's monologues. I can only imagine the traffic on Barham Blvd as people watch missiles fly between Universal City and Burbank. But it may have been an NBC legend's digit that spoke the loudest. Former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw was on The Tonight Show (still, as I type this) with Conan O'Brien, plugging his new NBC special talking with people affected by the economy. They'd already talked about Conan's situation, each firing shots at the network, but after the break they had this exchange:
  • Brokaw: Here’s A Great Idea, Let’s Be More Like Oregon’s Medical System

    01/04/2010 1:04:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 1,209+ views ^ | January 4, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This is REALLY SCARY STUFF Mr.Brokaw. This ranks right up there with Brokaw begging the President to raise gas prices. Speaking on Meet the Press, the debate turned to why Americans are so against Obamacare. Doris Kearns Goodwin thinks most Americans haven’t read it and thus are afraid of it, but once it’s passed, they will love it. Of course none of that is true. But Tom Brokaw’s analysis is even scarier. He blames Medicare cuts in the bill as one reason people are fearful, and he’s right. But then he adds that rather than cut medicare, we just to...
  • Tom Brokaw Involved in Multi-Car Accident that Leaves 28 Year-Old Woman Dead - Video 12/4/09

    12/04/2009 4:29:13 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 3,153+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from the local Fox affiliate in New York reporting on a multi-car accident involving former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw and his wife. The Brokaws were unhurt, but a 28 year-old woman was thrown from an SUV as a result of the accident and died. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Statement from Tom Brokaw on fatal accident

    12/04/2009 2:41:38 PM PST · by Gun142 · 50 replies · 3,546+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | MSNBC News
    NBC News updated 10 minutes ago Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw issued the following statement Friday after his car collided with a sport utility vehicle in New York. The driver of the second vehicle was killed: Tom and Meredith Brokaw, at around 1 p.m. today, were in a three vehicle accident on the Bruckner Expressway. The Brokaws were in the far left lane when they noticed a spool of cable bouncing along the far right lane. Just then, a green SUV in the right lane came up fast and tried to avoid the cable. The driver lost control of...
  • Brokaw: Journalism Is On ‘life-support’

    09/25/2009 5:29:00 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 37 replies · 883+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 9-24-09 | Don Irvine
    Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw told students that journalsim is alive but on "life-support." From the Yale Daily News Journalism will survive the significant challenges it faces only if it succeeds in engaging and empowering readers and viewers, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw said Tuesday.
  • Media Malpractice: Tom Brokaw's World Implodes

    09/15/2009 5:02:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies · 2,430+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 15 sept 09 | Jeffrey Lord
    With the passing of Walter Cronkite, Mr. Brokaw is considered perhaps the new "dean" of journalism. As such the former NBC News anchor is periodically summoned forth to assess the current world, an occasion that presented itself recently on the venerable NBC Sunday newser Meet the Press. Sitting cheek by jowl with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, Brokaw joined him to riff on the Internet and the state of journalism today, an opportunity occasioned by the resignation of Van Jones, he of the Truther brigades (and much more) and the Obama White House. Mr. Jones' resignation was prompted by...
  • Tom Brokaw Reduced to Infomercials

    06/20/2009 4:37:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies · 1,100+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6/20/;09 | reasonmclucus
    Former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw has been reduced to doing infomercials. I don't know if it's because he has some psychological need to be on tv or he lost his money to Bernie Madoff. Perhaps he expects to profit from trading carbon credits. Most of us have watched at least portions of infomercials. They often use a similar format. A shill pretending to be a real interviewer asks the questions the seller wants to answer. Usually the seller has a manufactured product, some medical treatment, a book or perhaps some get rich quick scheme. The format can also be used...
  • Obama appoints his sister and Tom Brokaw to Fellowships Commission

    06/18/2009 10:55:45 AM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 31 replies · 1,567+ views
    white house ^ | white house
    President Obama Announces Appointments to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships Washington, DC – Today, President Obama appointed 28 members to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. This accomplished group of citizens representing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professions are responsible for recommending a group of exceptional men and women to the President for selection as White House Fellows. The commission will be chaired by John Phillips, a partner at Phillips and Cohen Law Firm. Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, will vice-chair the commission. A full list of commissioners and their biographies can be found...
  • Tom Brokaw appointed to Obama commission (after June 5th interview)

    06/17/2009 6:41:02 PM PDT · by GVnana · 36 replies · 1,166+ views Tom Brokaw: Tom Brokaw is a Special Correspondent for NBC News. During 2008, he served as the Interim Moderator on Meet the Press. From 1982 to 2004, he served as the White House correspondent, the Chief Correspondent for Today, and the NBC Nightly News anchor. He has reported on 23 NBC News documentaries and authored five books, including The Greatest Generation and Boom! Talking About the Sixties. Also, Mr. Brokaw has served as an overseer for the International Rescue committee, a public trustee for the Mayo Clinic, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a...
  • Tom Brokaw officially joins the Obama White House...

    06/17/2009 3:44:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies · 2,588+ views
    Tom Brokaw officially joins the Obama White House...
  • Tom Brokaw Legitimizes Comparison Btw Holocaust & Israel-Palestine Conflict

    06/07/2009 6:42:56 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 8 replies · 445+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/7/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Tom Brokaw said what??? Comparing the actual atrocities committed against the Jews during the Holocaust with the imagined atrocities committed on the Palestinians by the state of Israel is the strategy of Jew- and Israel-haters worldwide. The offensive example of moral equivalency has been one of the modi operandi for demonizing and delegitimizing Israel througout its 60-year existence. But apparently it’s more mainstream than we want to admit. On Thursday, while interviewing Barack Obama about his trip to Buchenwald concentration camp, NBC’s Tom Brokaw asked this inane question [h/t Hot Air via NewsBusters]: What can the Israelis learn from your...
  • Tom Brokaw Says Karl Rove to Issue Warning to Republicans - Video 2/10/09

    02/10/2009 5:51:28 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 63 replies · 1,850+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Tom Brokaw talked with Meredith Viera this morning on The Today Show, and gave his take on President Obama's first prime-time press conference, and the Obama Stimulus Bill. Brokaw said that Karl Rove will issue a warning to Republicans in a column later this week that if the economy begins to recover later this year, they will be "on the outside looking in" having opposed the Stimulus Plan. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Tom Brokaw Compares Dick Cheney To Dr. Strangelove

    01/21/2009 8:53:51 AM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 47 replies · 1,825+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2009 - 12:34 ET | By Geoffrey Dickens
    As Dick Cheney was literally rolled out of office, in a wheelchair due to a packing accident, Tom Brokaw had one final kick out the door for the Vice President as he compared him to Dr. Strangelove, the mad scientist title character from the film of the same name. During NBC News' live coverage of Tuesday's Inaugural ceremonies Brokaw made the following observation of Cheney as he was being ushered towards Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony at about 11:32am EST: TOM BROKAW: It's unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident obviously, because there will be those who don't...
  • Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like 'Velvet Revolution' (like fall of Chech commies)

    01/20/2009 10:21:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 1-20-09 | Dickens
    Tom Brokaw Cheers Obama Inauguration Like 'Velvet Revolution' By Geoffrey Dickens January 20, 2009 - 17:27 ET Reflecting on the mood of the crowd at Barack Obama's Inauguration, NBC's Tom Brokaw likened it to when he was present for the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. During NBC's live coverage of Obama's swearing-in on Tuesday, Brokaw declared, "It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution," and while Brokaw noted "a communist regime," was not being overthrown he pointed out, "an unpopular president is leaving and people have been waiting for this moment." [audio available here] The following Brokaw blurb was...
  • Tom Brokaw Was On Obama VP List - Video

    11/07/2008 5:47:19 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 610+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 7, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Tom Brokaw on the Charlie Rose show, October 31, 2008, prior to the election of Barack Obama as President. In this clip, two things are revealed: 1. Brokaw would be willing to serve in an Obama administration 2. Brokaw's name was on the potential Vice-Presidential list for Barack Obama Brokaw's leanings politically are clear. Another example of the uphill battle faced by John McCain in the election - Brokaw moderated the most influential political interview show in Meet the Press, and he moderated one of the Presidential Debates. . . . (Watch Video)
  • John McCain on Meet the Press - Complete Video 10/26/08

    10/26/2008 3:46:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 766+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 26, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is complete video of Sen. John McCain on NBC's Meet the Press today with Tom Brokaw. There is an extensive interview with McCain followed by analysis of the state of the Presidential race. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • McCain Tells Brokaw We Will "be up late" on Election Night - Video 10/26/08

    10/26/2008 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 526+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 26, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. John McCain today on Meet the Press with Tom Brokaw. In this clip, McCain says the polls have consisently shown him further behind than he really is. McCain is confident he is closing the gap with Obama, and said we will "be up late" on election night. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • McCain Tells Brokaw that Sarah Palin "needs no defense" - Video 10/26/08

    10/26/2008 2:00:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 26, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from Meet the Press today where Tom Brokaw really pressed John McCain on the subject of Sarah Palin. McCain told Brokaw that Palin "needs no defense," and that he is "incredibly proud of her." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Brokaw: Electing Obama Would Show 'Giant Steps' for US, Unless McCain's 'Guerrilla Warfare' Wins

    10/22/2008 8:11:01 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 56 replies · 1,460+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/21/08 | Tim Graham
    Tom Brokaw appeared on NBC’s Today and CNN’s American Morning on Monday to promote the pro-Obama effect of Colin Powell’s endorsement on Meet the Press. On both networks, Brokaw insisted "Colin Powell is one of the most admired and respected men, not just in this country, but around the world. And he has this gold plated military and national security resume." But he was more effusive on CNN, declaring that President Obama would be proof that America's made "giant steps" since Martin Luther King, but John McCain might still be an obstacle to historic transformation with his "guerrilla warfare" on...
  • The Goldman Sachs-ACORN Connection

    10/21/2008 7:59:12 PM PDT · by vadum · 6 replies · 744+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 21, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    The connection between Goldman Sachs and ACORN is admittedly weak but we thought we'd report it anyway because it's interesting. The current CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, sits on the board of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation. As we reported, that foundation is funded by George Soros's Soros Fund Charitable Foundation and has given money to ACORN. The Robin Hood Foundation gave ACORN $821,000 consisting of a $456,000 grant in 2003 and a $365,000 grant in 2004. According to, Blankfein, unlike fellow board member Tom Brokaw, was in fact a Robin Hood board member in the years...
  • FLASH! Tom Brokaw Involved in Soros-Funded Charity that Funds ACORN

    10/16/2008 9:38:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,419+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    "Meet the Press" interim moderator Tom Brokaw sits on the board of a liberal foundation that has given radical left-wing group ACORN $821,000 and that in turn is funded by liberal uber-donor George Soros, research reveals. Conservatives have long considered Brokaw's political views to be somewhere on the left, but these revelations raise new questions about the former NBC News anchor's objectivity.
  • Brokaw: Financial Crisis Helps Obama

    10/13/2008 2:25:30 PM PDT · by Saint X · 16 replies · 664+ views
    Business & Media ^ | October 13, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    The media have decided the economic distress helps Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, Ill. Former ‘Nightly News’ and current “Meet the Press’ anchor Tom Brokaw reinforced this point on CNBC’s Oct. 13 “Power Lunch.” According to Brokaw, Obama is doing well in the midst of this financial crisis thanks to populist sentiment on “Main Street.” “Of course it does,” Brokaw said. “I mean you’re seeing that right now in the polls. Look, one of the reasons it helps him win is that this is Main Street versus Wall Street. Main Street’s furious because they think they’ve been hosed by...
  • Freep Several Polls! (all in one poll freeping extavaganza on the debate)

    10/08/2008 1:31:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 641+ views
    aol msnbs,Kare11,etc ^ | 10-8-08 | several news orgs
  • Paging Rick Warren [Why did a town hall debate revolve around East Coast newsman's intersts?]

    10/08/2008 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/08/2008 | Fred Barnes
    A presidential debate at its best gives voters a glimpse of a candidate's personality, quick-wittedness, likeability, sense of humor, judgment, basic honesty, knowledge, even character. If the debate is a success, voters get a sense of whether they'd be comfortable with the candidate in the White House for the next four years. Voters got none of that in last night's so-called town hall debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. What they saw instead were two presidential candidates mostly on autopilot, repeating whole paragraphs from their stump speeches in response to policy questions. Spontaneity was absent. So was lively discussion....
  • POLITICO-Plouffe Plays the Brokaw Card-(Plouffe/Obama Attacking a LIB FRIENDLY Brokaw!)

    10/02/2008 5:48:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies · 793+ views
    Politico ^ | 10-2-08 | BEN SMITH
    Speaking to reporters earlier today, Obama campaign manager suggested that Obama could raise doubts about NBC's Tom Brokaw, who is also set to moderate a debate, just as McCain's campaign has suggested PBS's Gwen Ifill shouldn't moderate tonight's. Plouffe noted that Tom Brokow has been in the paper recently talking about “his communication with the McCain campaign and their friendship." "I assume they’ll apply the same standard to Tom Brokaw," he said. The New York Times reported that Brokaw had conducted "shuttle diplomacy" between the McCain campaign and NBC, about which the campaign had complained. has also attacked Brokaw...
  • Brokaw Goes Brazile: Uses 'Jesus a Community Organizer' To Bash Giuliani

    09/14/2008 6:05:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 470+ views
    How distasteful was Donna Brazile's line about Jesus being a community organizer and Pontius Pilate a governor for purposes of making an invidious comparison between Barack Obama and Sarah Palin? Enough that even ardent Obama-phile Chris Matthews rapped Dem congressman Steve Cohen's knuckles for repeating it on the House floor. But, incredibly, when Rudolph Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press today, Tom Brokaw used the same line to confront Rudy over comments in his GOP convention speech about Obama's community organizing. Brokaw went so far as to display a button [screencap after jump] bearing the phrase. Brokaw might just as...
  • A behind the scenes look at NBC News' "clean up" of MSNBC

    09/10/2008 8:18:25 AM PDT · by outfield · 61 replies · 311+ views
    New York Observer ^ | 9/10/2008 | Felix Gillette
    The drama began on Sunday, Aug. 24, at a panel discussion in Denver among Sunday political talk show hosts. There Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell asserted that throughout the primaries MSNBC had favored Barack Obama over his preferred candidate Senator Hillary Clinton. Afterward, Tom Brokaw defended NBC News reporters but acknowledged feeling that certain anchor-pundits had crossed a line. “I think Keith has gone too far,” said Mr. Brokaw. “I think Chris has gone too far.”
  • Brokaw Grills Biden on Abortion à la Pelosi

    09/09/2008 11:18:39 PM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 231+ views ^ | September 07, 2008 | staff
    WASHINGTON – Tom Brokaw today asked of Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden a question that two weeks ago turned much of the Roman Catholic establishment against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – "When does life begin?" Biden, who plans to attend Mass tomorrow for the installation ceremony of his new bishop, Fran Malooly, said, "Look, I know when it begins for me." The exchange on "Meet the Press" is sure to set off a controversy equal to the one that ensued for Pelosi, whose answer to Brokaw was denounced by more than two dozen Roman Catholic bishops. In the exchange,...
  • Biden Looks Terrible on Meet The Press

    09/07/2008 1:07:26 PM PDT · by moose2004 · 153 replies · 317+ views ^ | 9/7/08 | moose2004
    Look At The Bags Under His Eyes, And The Makeup Makes Him Look Worse
  • Bartiromo Tells Brokaw Sarah Palin is a "Savvy" Pick for VP by John McCain - Video 8/31/08

    08/31/2008 11:57:20 AM PDT · by · 20 replies · 205+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | August 31, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is video of CNBC's Maria Bartoromo today on Meet the Press talking with Tom Brokaw about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin being chosen to serve as John McCain's Vice-Presidential running mate. Bartiromo recently interviewed Palin, and said she is a "savvy pick" because of her great knowledge on the Energy Issue. . . . (see video at link)
  • BRAWLING ANCHORS ON MSNBC (Olbermann Wants Brokaw Banned From the Network)

    08/27/2008 9:23:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies · 259+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2008
    ANIMOSITY among MSNBC anchors has reached a mile-high peak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with on-air squabbling between such big egos as Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster. Scarborough, who served in Congress as a Republican representative from Florida, seems to be particularly touchy being the only host who isn't openly pro-Democratic. Yesterday, after Shuster referred to "your party, the Republican Party," Scarborough went off, sparking a seven-minute exchange. "I will let you know that 'my party,' my party loathes me much more than your party, the Democratic Party, loathes me," Scarborough seethed. "What about...
  • Is Keith Olbermann Trying to Banish Tom Brokaw From MSNBC?

    08/27/2008 10:49:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 381+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 27, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that Keith Olbermann might be vying for the title of Most Annoying Anchor On Television. First we had Olbermann dissing Joe Scarborough during a live broadcast on Monday from the Democrat convention. Then a day later, Olbermann managed to enrage Chris Matthews during another broadcast. And now it looks like Olbermann is going for broke in the insult department by pushing to have Tom Brokaw banned from appearing on MSNBC as reported in Page Six of today's New York Post: At a forum on Sunday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called MSNBC "the official network of the Obama...

    08/05/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies · 222+ views
    FirstRead.MSNBC ^ | Aug. 5, 2008 | Mark Murray
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the moderators for the four presidential/vice presidential debates -- one of whom is NBC's own Tom Brokaw. First presidential debate Friday, September 26 The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. Jim Lehrer Executive Editor and Anchor, The NewsHour, PBS Vice presidential debate Thursday, October 2 Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Gwen Ifill Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, PBS Second presidential debate (town meeting) Tuesday, October 7 Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn. Tom Brokaw Special Correspondent, NBC News Third presidential debate Wednesday, October 15 Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Bob...