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  • Seth Meyers, Useful Idiot

    05/17/2019 3:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 17, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    After listening to Seth Meyers run interference for Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, an exasperated Meghan McCain asked him: "Are you her publicist? Are you her press person?" Perhaps the more pertinent question is, "Who else do you represent?" Because on the same day Rep. Rashida Tlaib was complaining (via her 500,000-follower Twitter account) that powerful forces were "trying to silence" her, the freshman representative also appeared on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Tlaib's presence on "Late Night" is unsurprising, as the show has become something of a safe haven for unaccomplished freshman reps with very specific opinions about...
  • All Has Been Forgiven For Brian Williams At NBC: Back in the Saddle

    05/15/2019 8:07:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Is Brian Williams on his way back to the big chair he surrendered to Lester Holt on Nightly News? It’s starting to look that way. After his awkward departure from his anchor duties nearly four years ago, it looked as if his career was basically over. He’d been shuffled off to the network’s equivalent of the kiddy table at MSNBC after it was discovered he’d been “embellishing” his own role in news stories over the years. But as the New York Post reports, Williams was recently seen on stage at a high-profile event for advertisers, alongside some of the...
  • Buttigieg calls out Democrats for playing 'identity politics'

    05/13/2019 9:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 12, 2019 | Josh Lederman
    Pete Buttigieg sought to diffuse weeks of fraught questions about white privilege and his struggles attracting minorities to his campaign by calling out fellow Democrats on Saturday for playing identity politics and pitting one groups grievances against anothers. In a risky speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, Buttigieg warned of a crisis of belonging in this country, arguing it was exacerbated by so-called identity politics that emphasize how one person hasnt walked in anothers shoes something that is true, but it doesnt get us very far.
  • China is raising tariffs on $60 billion of US goods starting June 1

    05/13/2019 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-13-2019 | Jacob Pramuk
    Key Points China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the Trump administrations latest decision to increase duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese products. U.S. stock indexes fall about 2% as the trade war between the worlds two largest economies escalates. ================================================================ China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods, the Chinese Finance Ministry said Monday. Beijing will increase tariffs on more than 5,000 products to as high as 25%. Duties on some other goods will increase to 20%. Those...
  • The Liberal Hypocrites Who Want to Be Our Moral Betters

    05/09/2019 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | May 9, 2019 | Mick O'Rourke
    Watching the recent and laughably hypocritical social media authorities' crackdown on "hate speech" (which means "speech that we don't like"), one is reminded strikingly of a confrontation recorded in the Gospels between Jesus Christ and the Pharisees.  Christ directed attention to the longstanding Pharisaical pretension to be just and holy men, although He in His omniscience saw them privately indulging in the very vices they publicly condemned: Blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.  Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within you are...
  • Covington teenager sues NBC for $275M, lawyer says

    05/01/2019 8:56:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/19 | Aris Folley
    An attorney representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann said Wednesday that he filed a $275 million defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal on Sandmann's behalf. Today, @LLinWood and I filed a $275,000,000 lawsuit against NBCUniversal on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann. The facts of the suit show the anti-Trump narrative NBC pushed so hard, attorney Todd V. McMurtry wrote in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. The tweet included a link to the 179-page complaint filed by McMurtry and L. Lin Wood, another attorney representing Sandmann, that accused the network of publishing false and defamatory accusation against Sandmann in its coverage of...
  • Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann sues NBC for $275 million

    05/01/2019 2:33:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Attorneys for Nicholas Sandmann filed a $275 million lawsuit Wednesday against NBCUniversal over its coverage of the Kentucky teen, accusing the network of creating a false narrative driven by its anti-Trump agenda. The lawsuit, the third filed by the Sandmann attorneys against major media outlets, alleged that NBC targeted the Covington Catholic High School student in its reporting on his Jan. 18 encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial. NBCUniversal created a false narrative by portraying the confrontation as a hate crime committed by Nicholas, said the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
  • Star Trek: The Last Voyage - SNL (John Belushi)

    04/25/2019 3:21:42 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    YouTube and SNL ^ | 1978-ish | Lorne Michaels and John Belushi
    Star Trek: The Last Voyage - SNL
  • Mom who threatened to blow up church was NBC producer

    04/25/2019 7:35:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 4/25/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    A woman claiming to be the Messiah who threatened to blow up a California church on Easter Sunday while carrying her baby and a gun is a former digital producer for the NBC-TV affiliate in San Diego. Anna Conkey, 31, was tackled by her fellow churchgoers during the April 21 incident at the Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont area of San Diego. NBC 7 says Conkey is also a former intern at the station, as well as a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of San Diego State University. Her Linkedin profile indicates Conkey was a Navy mass communication specialist for...
  • Mitt Romney poses a major headache for Trump on Fed appointments

    04/24/2019 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 23, 2019 | Jeff Cox
    President Donald Trumps effort to stack the Federal Reserve with ideological allies has run into a familiar foe: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, whos likely to continue to act as a bulwark against the central bank becoming a target for political appointees. Herman Cains decision Monday to withdraw his name from consideration as a Fed governor was largely academic. Romney and three other GOP senators already were poised to torpedo the former Kansas City Fed president and pizza CEOs nomination if it was brought to a vote.
  • Mom Who Threatened Church On Easter Sunday Identified As Freelance Journalist, US Navy Member

    04/23/2019 5:39:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbs2la ^ | April 23, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    A woman carrying her infant daughter and a gun who walked into a Southern California church Easter Sunday and made threats about blowing it up has been identified as a former member of the U.S. Navy and freelance digital journalist for an NBC News affiliate. Anna Conkey, 31, was arrested Sunday following the incident at Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont area of San Diego, according to police. Investigators say Conkey walked into the auditorium after the non-denominational church service started and began making threats and waving a handgun. Several members of the church managed to disarm and subdue Conkey until...
  • For some millennials, climate change clock ticks louder than biological one

    04/22/2019 1:29:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 21, 2019 | By James Rainey (D-NBC)
    SEATTLE Erika Lundahl writes and performs her own songs. She works in Seattle for a company that publishes books on the environment. She thinks a lot about how best to occupy her place in the world. Yet, despite this full life, Lundahl, at 27, feels a clock ticking. Her biological clock, yes, but also the one to fix global warming, or face the likelihood that she and her potential children will have to live in a seriously marginalized world. There is this sense that if you dont have kids soon, you could be putting them in a harder position,...
  • Chuck Todd Grills Nadler: Why Havent Dems Started Trumps Impeachment

    04/21/2019 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | April 21, 2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    It might be safe to say that NBC political director Chuck Todd was invested in or, at least, very eager to have Democrats start actively chasing down President Trump via impeachment. After seemly trying to goad Congressional Democrats into starting an impeachment case earlier on Sunday, Todd grilled Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during Meet the Press on why he and party leadership had not done more to get rid of Trump. Before getting to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Todd gave viewers a crash course in what the Special Counsel investigation found. And in true Chuck Todd-fashion, he put his...
  • Matthews Leads Motley Crew Defending Trump Campaign Spying, Insists Mueller Found Collusion

    04/11/2019 10:50:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | April 11, 2019 1:02 AM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    In the first 15 minutes of Wednesdays Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews and an assembled crew of cringeworthy guests to defend the Obama administrations surveillance of the Trump campaign under the guise of alleged Russian collusion (built in part on some dubious beginnings) while decrying the use of the word spying. And for good measure, guests (separately) asserted that collusion still occurred even if nothing was criminal and Attorney General Bill Barr doesnt deserve to be referred to as attorney general because hes already decided to ignore disregard Americas commitment to the rule of law. Matthews led off the show...
  • Amazon employees push for company to 'be a climate leader' to combat global warming

    04/11/2019 9:44:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 10, 2019 | by Jason Abbruzzese
    More than 3,500 Amazon employees have signed a letter urging the e-commerce giant to take action on climate change, adding to growing activism by technology workers directed at their companies. The letter, published Wednesday on the blogging platform Medium, calls for Amazon to publicly detail how it plans to handle disruption brought on by climate change and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. "Amazon has the resources and scale to spark the worlds imagination and redefine what is possible and necessary to address the climate crisis. We believe this is a historic opportunity for Amazon to stand with employees and...
  • William Barr Confirms Breitbart News, Mark Levin On Obama Administration Spying On Trump Campaign

    04/11/2019 4:46:15 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-11-2019 | Joel B Pollak
    Attorney General William Barr told the Senate on Wednesday that he believed the Obama administration did, in fact, spy on President Donald Trumps 2016 presidential campaign. Democrats and their media allies howled in outrage and derision. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Barr is going off the rails. NBC News Chuck Todd said that Barr gave credence to a factless conspiracy theory. But Barr merely confirmed what is already known. As conservative radio host Mark Levin and Breitbart News pointed out in March 2017, based solely on reporting by the mainstream media itself (using leaks from law...
  • Why much of the country is headed for $4 gas

    04/08/2019 5:25:45 PM PDT · by John W · 91 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Martha C. Wright
    A consortium of oil-producing countries has taken more than a million barrels a day off the market and thats the least of the problems plaguing American gasoline prices. Across the U.S., regular gas averaged $2.77 a gallon, up 7 cents on the week and 29 cents on the month, according to GasBuddy. Last year, gas prices topped out at $2.98 at the outset of Memorial Day weekend. Oil prices are climbing, but that only accounts for about one-quarter of the recently higher gas prices American drivers have been facing. A bigger issue is that this is around the time...
  • Joe Biden - SNL - Cold Open (Biden is given advice on how to interact with women)

    04/07/2019 8:36:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    SNL NBC ^ | 04 07 2019 | SNL
    Last night, SNL tackled the issue of Joe Biden and women. Joe is given advice on how to treat 'the ladies': Joe Biden Cold Open - SNL Weekend Update: Biden Groping: Weekend Update: Joe Biden's Inappropriate Touching - SNL Blast from the past. Joe Biden - Paul Ryan Debate - 2012 2012 Vice Presidential Debate - Biden and Paul Ryan - SNL
  • Romney calls Democrats demands for Trump tax returns moronic

    04/07/2019 11:31:35 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 7, 2019 | 1:53pm | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON Sen. Mitt Romney called House Democrats move to get President Trumps tax returns moronic during a sit-down Sunday on Meet the Press. Id like the president to follow through and show his tax returns, said Romney, who has been critical of Trump in the past. But I have to also tell you, I think the Democrats are just playing along his handbook, which is going after his tax returns through a legislative action its moronic. Thats not going to happen. The Utah Republican told NBCs Chuck Todd that he believed the courts would strike the Democrats action...
  • Trump got no bounce from Mueller. That leaves him a narrow path to re-election.

    04/05/2019 12:50:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 117 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 4, 2019 | Steve Kornacki
    For President Donald Trump, it may prove to be the bounce that never comes. On the afternoon of March 24, the news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians a moment for which the president and his allies had been waiting almost two years. But a week later, Trump's average approval rating, according to the Real Clear Politics tracker, had climbed a grand total of one-tenth of one percentage point to 43.2 percent from 43.1 percent. You could argue, of course, that Americans are reserving judgment. The complete Mueller...