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  • Brands Threatening to pull ads from NFL if NBC keeps covering Player Protests (edited)

    11/03/2017 7:17:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | Mike Shields
    Marketers have put NBCUniversal on notice: Stop covering NFL players' national-anthem protests, or we'll pull our ads. That's according to Linda Yaccarino, the chairman of advertising sales at NBCUniversal, who spoke during a keynote interview at an event held Friday in New York at the ad agency RGA. Yaccarino said no advertisers had pulled out of NFL games because of the protests, but that advertisers were telling the network that could change. "Marketers have said, 'We will not be part of the NFL if you continue covering it,'" Yaccarino said. Since last year, when Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers...
  • NBCUniversal Executive Hosts Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton (Comcast, NBC & MSNBC)

    11/07/2015 4:33:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/05/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    An NBCUniversal executive, Joe Waz, is hosting a fundraiser today for Hillary Clinton. "Clinton has arrived at her first fundraiser of the day. NBCUniversal executive Joe Waz, and his wife Cynthia Telles, are hosting the event," Dan Merica of CNN reports on Twitter. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, operates NBC and MSNBC, among other television networks.
  • NBCUniversal cuts ties with Donald Trump

    06/29/2015 1:25:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Brian Stelter and Frank Pallotta
    NBCUniversal, under pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for next January. Both pageants were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," the company said in a statement on Monday. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump." Speaking to reporters after...
  • NEWMAX GIVES OVER 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO CLINTON FOUNDATION

    05/16/2015 4:38:17 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/2015 | By JOSH GERSTEIN, TARINI PARTI, HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS
    NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show....The following list includes news media organizations that have donated to the foundation, as well as other media networks, companies, foundations or individuals that have donated. It is organized by the size of the contribution:....$1,000,000-$5,000,000 Carlos Slim Chairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder James Murdoch Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox Newsmax Media Florida-based conservative media network
  • SHARPTON to Hold March on Washington – To Demand DOJ Takeover of US Police Departments

    05/01/2015 3:42:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Sharpton calls for Justice Department Takeover of US Police. The Rev. Al Sharpton in Baltimore Thursday called for the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in the United States and hold bad officers accountable. From the video– Al Sharpton announced Thursday he will hold a march to Washington to push for Justice Department takeover of the US police. “That’s why we’re going to do this march from here to Washington. We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country.”(continued)
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/28/2015 2:28:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since Day 1 to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • Al Sharpton to visit Baltimore, seek answers in Freddie Gray's death

    04/27/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 27 | Yvonne Wenge
    Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Black Media Exec: Obama Uses Sharpton to 'Control the Negroes'

    02/26/2015 10:27:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 26, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    Entertainment Studios CEO and former TV talk show host Byron Allen tore into Al Sharpton, President Obama, and Comcast for their manipulation of African Americans for their own political and financial purposes. “Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen said. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast…” Allen’s comments came in a discussion with The Daily Caller about the $20 billion lawsuit filed this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the Urban...
  • Report: Al Sharpton owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes

    11/19/2014 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/19/14 | Ashley Killough
    Civil rights leader and MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his for-profit business owe more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes, according to a New York Times report out Tuesday. His tax liabilities come despite making a hefty salary, and he and his nonprofit advocacy organization, National Action Network, have been missing payments to hotels, landlords and travel agencies, the report says.
  • Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident

    10/06/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | TINA MOORE , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , OREN YANIV , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident he will be indicted. ‘There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,’ said one of the attorneys representing the woman, 42, who alleges she was raped by the high-powered lawyer after a birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. Police on Monday removed at least a dozen evidence bags and a mattress from Rubenstein’s building. But Mayor de Blasio wouldn’t speculate how the rape accusations would affect the case of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose family is represented by Rubenstein....
  • Sharpton not taking sides after associate accused of raping exec

    10/06/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Reuven Fenton
    The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the “disrespecting” of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. “I don’t care how close we are, if he’s wrong, he’s wrong,” Sharpton said of Rubenstein during his address to a crowd at the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Javits Center.
  • Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says,

    10/06/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | JOHN MARZULLI , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , TINA MOORE , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used in reported assault The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke the next morning and had sex with him again, a source close to the powerhouse attorney told the Daily News. That version of events, in which the pair had consensual sex, conflicted with one presented by a police source, who said the 42-year-old victim awoke from a booze-filled haze to find she was having sex with the 70-year-old lawyer. “It’s a classic he said, she said. She’s claiming she was...
  • Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape

    10/06/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Jamie Schram, Daniel Prendergast and C.J. Sullivan
    NYPD detectives zeroed in on the Upper East Side apartment of Al Sharpton confidant Sanford Rubenstein Sunday in their hunt for “rape” evidence, after an attempt to nail the high-powered attorney in a setup meeting with his accuser disintegrated. Investigators spent about an hour and a half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime-scene specialists then moved in and began scouring for evidence.
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

    05/06/2014 11:54:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.
  • Why people hate NBC’s David Gregory

    04/24/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/14 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. -snip- His boorish behavior around DC is legendary, from his juvenile tantrums with the Bush press staff to his drunken radio appearances to his diva snit fits with innocent bystanders while filming news segments. One of the most telling and notorious anecdotes involves Russert himself, who reportedly reprimanded Gregory in 2008 for going ballistic on a poor waitress while the two TV stars dined at a DC restaurant. But “Gregory...
  • Sharpton turned mob rat to dodge drug sting: report

    04/10/2014 6:53:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/9/14 | Kevin Fasick, Bruce Golding and Geoff Earle
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may claim he wore a wire for the feds because he had been threatened by the mob — but a new report says he turned rat to save himself after a federal drug sting. The FBI “flipped” the bombastic reverend after agents confronted him with a surveillance video showing him discussing cocaine with an ­undercover agent, The Smoking Gun Web site said Wednesday. During that March 1983 conversation, Sharpton wore a cowboy-like hat that was garish by even the rabble-rousing preacher’s 1980s standards. He later showed up at a Manhattan apartment for another meeting that June...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...