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  • Ex-CIA Director Brennan Hired by NBC

    02/06/2018 11:05:05 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 71 replies
    Eurasiareview ^ | 2/06//18
    Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama. Brennan’s appointment comes amid the outcry over the memorandum released by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) alleging impropriety by the FBI and DOJ while investigating claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • Op-Ed: On Trayvon Martin's birthday, we remember his life and why we fight for black lives

    02/06/2018 6:12:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 5, 2018 | by Patrisse Cullors
    Trayvon sparked a movement that stands up to fascism and white supremacy. We need to hold him in our memories. February 5th marks five years and 339 days since Trayvon Martin’s memorial service; it would also be his 23rd birthday. The day is necessarily somber. Nearly six years ago, Trayvon’s death at the hands of white supremacist vigilante violence indicated the beginning of an escalating attack on Black lives and demanded that this nation confront its overtly racist past and present. The urgency of #Justice4TrayvonMartin turned into a global urgency to fight for Black lives — one which persists today....
  • Katie Couric Just Broke Her Silence On Matt Lauer Scandal…

    01/14/2018 8:40:45 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 13, 2018 at 1:59pm | Unattrributed
    Katie Couric has finally broken her silence over Matt Lauer’s sexual assault accusations and his firing from the “Today” show. “The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric told People Magazine. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any women at the ‘Today’ show experienced this kind of treatment.” Couric co-hosted NBC’s “Today” show with Lauer for 15 years, but left in May 2006 to anchor “CBS Evening News.” “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left,” she continued. “I think...
  • Sources: Chris Matthews Runs An Abusive Work Environment (Fake News, MSNBC)

    01/01/2018 10:28:59 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-1-2018 | Amber Athey
    MSNBC Host Chris Matthews runs an at times openly derisive and brazenly sexist news operation that has led at least some staffers to describe themselves as victims of “battered wives syndrome,” according to three of his show’s guests and two former producers who spoke exclusively to The Daily Caller. Two former NBC producers independently alleged Matthews would rate the looks of his female guests on a scale and said Matthews was so abusive that staff joked about being battered women. The interviews in total paint Matthews as a tyrant liable to fly off the handle at the slightest mistake, who...
  • Sarah Sanders Teases NBC Reporters Getting a Christmas Bonus Thanks to Donald Trump

    12/21/2017 12:59:29 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had some fun with NBC reporters who questioned her on the tax plan and the government funding agreement. “Hopefully you’re one of the NBC reporters that’s getting one of those bonuses,” Sanders quipped to NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker on Thursday after a group of reporters asked her questions on the White House driveway. “Not yet,” Welker replied. Comcast announced on Wednesday that their employees, which includes MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC, would get a $1,000 bonus after the tax plan passed. The statement from Comcast read: Based on the passage of tax reform...
  • Tom Brokaw Declares “We’re At War” After Donald Trump Tweets Another ‘Fox & Friends’ Love Letter

    12/21/2017 7:34:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 165 replies ^ | December 21, 2017 5:45am | by Lisa de Moraes
    Donald Trump this morning tweeted another love letter to Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox and Friends, faux-asking “Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news?” On Wednesday, web site Mediaite had named the FNC morning show the Most Influential In News Media for 2017, topping a list that also included, in reverse order, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Matt Drudge, FNC star Sean Hannity, and CNN chief Jeff Zucker. Mistaking Mediaite’s “most influential” for “best,” Trump crowed that the Trump News Network morning show hosts “deserve it” and that “the many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula...
  • Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough fight on the air over what they knew about Matt Lauer

    11/30/2017 6:53:04 AM PST · by Enterprise · 86 replies ^ | Nov 30, 2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "I've always heard stories about, you know, him kind of fooling around or whatever," Brzezinski said. Scarborough said he attended a Friars Club event several years ago for a roast of Lauer, and said many jokes were made about his sexual pursuits at work. "The most powerful people in media, and everybody that came up were making fun of Matt Lauer, not pushing himself on people, but the whole thing was, he does his show and then he has sex with people, with employees," Scarborough said.
  • “Keep Bending Over”: Matt Lauer Once Unknowingly Caught Creeping On Katie Couric

    11/29/2017 4:56:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Matt Lauer was fired by NBC Wednesday over reports the “Today,” host had allegedly made unwanted sexual advances towards multiple women. Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified.On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act.He would sometimes quiz female producers about...
  • Variety: Lauer locked women in office — and management covered for him

    11/29/2017 5:23:14 PM PST · by x1stcav · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/29/17 | Ed Morrissey
    It wasn’t just the executives that knew, either. Variety’s sources claim at least one of Lauer’s co-hosts knew full well what was happening, a point that might require answers from the women who claimed on air to know nothing about Lauer’s actions:
  • NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

    11/29/2017 3:19:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 29, 2017 | By ELLEN GABLER, JIM RUTENBERG and RACHEL ABRAMS
    The fast-moving national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace toppled another television news star on Wednesday when NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of its most profitable franchise, “Today,” after an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior with a subordinate. NBC News told its staff that it was firing Mr. Lauer some 34 hours after the woman and her lawyer visited the network headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to share details of her interactions with Mr. Lauer with company executives. On Wednesday, NBC received at least two more complaints related to Mr. Lauer, according to a person briefed on the network’s...
  • NBC Fires Matt Lauer for Sexual Misconduct, but the Worst Is Yet to Come

    11/29/2017 11:34:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 141 replies ^ | 11.29.17 8:30 AM ET | Lloyd Grove Tim Teeman
    The face of ‘Today’ is accused by at least one staffer of sexual misconduct, and several bombshell stories are expected to reveal more. In perhaps the most shocking media firing in years, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack on Wednesday fired the Today show’s Matt Lauer, the longtime star and mainstay of the news division’s most profitable franchise. In a statement read on the air at the top of the program by Lauer’s shaken co-host, Savannah Guthrie, Lack said the abrupt termination was prompted by a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer.”...
  • Katie Couric in 2012: Lauer 'pinches me on the ass a lot'

    11/29/2017 8:18:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Page Six ^ | November 29, 2017 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Five years before NBC axed Matt Lauer amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former "Today" show anchor Katie Couric addressed her longtime co-host's most "annoying" habit. During a June 2012 appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," Couric, 60, revealed Lauer, 59, got touchy with her behind during the show's "Plead the Fifth" segment. "He pinches me on the ass a lot," Couric said.
  • Trump tweets Lauer fired ,"executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News."

    11/29/2017 4:26:02 AM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | November 29, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!
  • Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted staffer during Olympics

    11/29/2017 5:24:48 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 131 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/29/2017 | Emily Smith
    Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Rio Olympics, sources told Page Six. The staffer, who has not been named and wishes to remain anonymous, complained to NBC bosses yesterday, prompting NBC News bosses to move fast and fire him. A source told Page Six, “An NBC staffer come forward with a claim that Matt sexually assaulted her at the Olympics. There have been rumors about Matt having affairs with subordinates at NBC for years, but those were believed to be consensual. This incident in Rio was not.” Another source tells us that the decision to...
  • Matt Lauer Fired by NBC Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    11/29/2017 4:23:58 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 29 November 2017 | Alana Horowitz Satlin
    NBC has fired longtime ‘Today’ host Matt Lauer following allegations of workplace misconduct, the network announced on Wednesday. “We are devastated,” ‘Today’ co-host Savannah Gutherie said in a visually emotional statement. “All we can say is we are heartbroken.” Gutherie said that NBC News chairman Andy Lack informed employees of the decision on Tuesday night after having received a complaint about Lauer's behavior the night before. She read Lack's note on-air, noting that while the network says it had never received a complaint about Lauer before, it has "reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. "We...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • Who Is NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Trying To Fool With This Remark?

    11/21/2017 5:13:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | November 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This network, I tell you. Yes, they have their moments of clarity; even a blond squirrel finds a nut. But to say that NBC News or MSNBC don’t have a political point of view is just ridiculous. We all know it. Well, anyone who isn’t a snowflake progressive knows this. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Budget and Management, surely knows this, with him calling out some of the questions during Sunday’s Meet the Press broadcast, where he plainly hinted at NBC’s slant on the issue. It was something that guest host Andrea Mitchell was not keen about,...
  • Megyn Kelly's ratings hit "possible all time low"

    10/16/2017 10:07:45 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 79 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10/16/17 | Carlos Greer
    <p>A big get with Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan wasn’t big enough to pull Megyn Kelly out of her ratings slump.</p> <p>Her “Megyn Kelly Today” viewership slipped from 0.77 ratings points on Monday to 0.54 ratings points on Tuesday of last week.</p>
  • Report: Toxic Megyn Kelly Dragging Down NBC’s Ratings

    10/13/2017 7:55:12 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Tony Lee
    Megyn Kelly is so toxic that she is reportedly dragging down NBC’s lucrative Today franchise as viewers are just tuning out NBC because of the vapid former Fox News talent. According to a report in the New York Post’s Page Six, “Kelly’s hour of ‘Today’ is down 32 percent compared to a year ago. And ‘Kathie Lee & Hoda’ is down 26 percent.” “Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the ‘Today’ franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb’s show, which follows straight afterwards,” a source told the outlet....
  • Trump threatens to target licenses of 'NBC and the Networks' after nuclear arsenal report

    10/11/2017 7:35:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/17 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump openly threatened Wednesday to go after the licenses of NBC News and the "Networks," as he ratcheted up his complaints about "Fake News." “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump tweeted. This was after he challenged the accuracy of an NBC News report that said he sought a “nearly tenfold increase” in the nuclear arsenal during a summer meeting. “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction,...