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  • Memo to NBC: What the hell is wrong with you? (Excellent article. Read it all.)

    "Seriously." "First, there was the Trayvon Martin boondoggle a few months ago." "Then yesterday, evidence of some creative editing regarding Mitt Romney’s visit to a Wawa in Pennsylvania." "Today, we have Andrea Mitchell’s spectacularly lame followup to “criticism of the Romney clip edit” — which amounted to Ms. Mitchell saying, with a sigh and a frown, “Oh, bother. Fine. Here’s what we left out.” She failed to acknowledge what the “criticism” entailed; she neglected to point out how the editing misrepresented the event being covered; and she offered nothing resembling an apology or an admission of responsibility for something that...
  • "Seasoned” NBC News producer fired, still anonymous

    04/07/2012 11:33:59 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/7/2012 | Jim Treacher
    The New York Times, which hasn’t been reporting on NBC News editing George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him sound like a racist, is finally doing so. Brian Stelter writes: NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action who declined to be identified discussing internal company matters. They also declined to name the fired producer. A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment. The action came in the...
  • Which NBC producer defamed George Zimmerman?

    04/07/2012 5:57:07 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 82 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 4/6/2012 | jim treacher
    We’re a little bit closer to knowing. Reuters: An internal NBC News probe has determined a “seasoned” producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network. NBC News brass interviewed more than half a dozen staffers during its investigation of the misleadingly edited 911 call placed by George Zimmerman just before he shot the unarmed Florida teenager, said the sources, one of whom is an executive at the network. The clip aired on the network’s flagship “Today” morning...
  • Romney Gives Struggling Black Woman Cash, NBC News Sees Racism, Calls Her 'Mascot'

    01/16/2012 11:41:54 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 45 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNation.com ^ | Jan 16 | Staff
    On Saturday Mitt Romney gave 50 bucks to an unemployed Ruth Williams, 55, of Colombia, who started volunteering in his campaign offices. NBC News analysts thought the entire episode embodied racial stereotypes... and ripped Mitt Romney for helping out the poor.
  • Brian Williams Gushes Over Shirtless Obama Vacation Photos

    On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams took some time out from reporting the news of the day in order to fawn over President Obama's shirtless athletics on a beach in Hawaii, proclaiming: "...the photos that leaked from the President's vacation that may reverberate with middle aged men everywhere." As still shots of Obama in his bathing suit appeared on screen, Williams announced: "The photos that come out today may make it tougher for men of a certain age who go to the beach for summer vacation this year because a lot of guys are now going to be...
  • NBC Gives Platform to Professor Who Called Iowans 'Meth Addicts' and 'Elderly Waiting to Die'

    Following correspondent Andrea Mitchell referring to Iowa as "Too white, too evangelical, too rural" on Sunday's NBC Nightly News, on Monday's Rock Center, correspondent Willie Geist spoke to University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom, who similarly fretted: "It's basically a white, very, very Christian state." Geist explained how Bloom has been "in hiding" since writing a scathing article in The Atlantic attacking Iowa as, "An assortment of waste-toids and meth addicts with pale skin and rotted teeth or those who quixotically believe, like Little Orphan Annie, that the sun will come out tomorrow." Bloom also ranted: "Those who stay in...
  • NBC's Zucker: Who Needs HDTV?

    10/26/2006 7:20:25 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 129 replies · 2,273+ views
    TV Predictions.com ^ | 10-26-06 | Phillip Swann
    NBC says it's dropping most scripted programs from the network's 8 p.m. time slot next season, replacing them with reality and game shows. The unscripted fare, which is cheaper to produce, will not be broadcast in High-Definition TV. However, NBC Universal TV CEO Jeff Zucker says that's no big deal. In an interview with The Washington Post, published today at washingtonpost.com, Zucker was asked if high-def viewers might be less interested in watching non-HD programming. "It's hard to say if viewers will be less interested in unscripted programming that's not in HD when the rest of the programming is in...