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  • NBC Stuck to Sunny Rebroadcast of Last Year's M&M's

    11/26/2005 10:03:00 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 34 replies · 995+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/05 | Andy Newman
    NBC did not interrupt its broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade yesterday to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole, injuring two sisters. In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the M&Ms' appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year's parade - even as the damaged balloon itself was being dragged from the accident scene.
  • Newsweek doctors Martha Stewart cover

    03/02/2005 5:31:42 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 6,217+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/2/05 | WorldNetDaily
    For a story about Martha Stewart's new "makeover" as she prepares to leave prison, Newsweek magazine created a cover photo using the homemaking maven's face but someone else's slim body. The story said that while Stewart and her media empire face many challenges, prison has been good for business and her figure, helping melt worry lines and about 20 pounds. She's expected to be freed from the West Virginia prison Friday to begin five months of house arrest. "Paparazzi photos reveal a fighting-trim Stewart strolling the lush grounds of Alderson (a.k.a. Camp Cupcake) with her daughter, Alexis," the Newsweek...
  • NBC: Aschcroft Testimony - A Calculated Strategy To Take Heat Off Bush

    04/13/2004 5:21:46 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 4 replies · 197+ views
    MSNBC News with Lester Holt | 4/13/2004 | Bob Kur, NBC News Staff
    According to NBC News Staffer, Bob Kur, reporting on the Ashcroft testimony before the 9/11 Hearings this afternoon, "Ashcroft's" testimony was the workout of a strategy to take the heat off "Bush's" failings. Kur reported that Ascroft tried as hard as he could to cover up the failings of the Bush Administration and to put the blame on the previous administration. No mention was made of Ashcroft's seemingly genuine anger and consternation at the Wall of Separation between FBI and CIA - a wall that Ashcroft noted was re-inforced as late as 1995 under Janet Reno. Kur's report emphasized that...