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  • Wait . . . what? Today Show staff in meltdown because Al Roker said Ryan Lochte lied

    08/25/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The poor dears get very upset when someone eschews the BS and speaks plain truth. Im not going to pretend Ive been following the Ryan Lochte story. Nothing about the Olympics really interests me, including this. But it does interest me when people who merely tell the truth about things find themselves taking heat for doing so - and that is now happening to NBCs Al Roker because he went so far as to express his indignation over Lochtes false story of what happened to him in Brazil. According to a report out today, Today Show staffers are beside themselves,...
  • Today Show Shocked that Trump Tied With Clinton in Battleground States

    06/22/2016 4:48:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The crew on NBC's Today Show had a rather unpleasant revelation this morning. Despite the fact that Donald Trump supposedly had a bad few weeks in stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, he is still in a virtual tie with her in the polls in the key battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Watch them as they seem to awake from the insistent media narrative that Trump is in a really bad slump.
  • Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies

    03/23/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 44 replies ^ | 3/23/16 | Marty Noble
    A pleasant and caring man, one who reveled in his mostly modest playing career in the big leagues, his receded -- not receding -- hairline and, it seemed, all facets and phases of his decades on the planet, has left us behind, behind and smiling. Joe Garagiola, a most entertaining, engaging and convivial sort, has died, bringing to an end a full, rich life and leaving the game without one its most enduring personalities, an energetic crusader and folksy humorist.
  • Body Language Expert Makes Today Show Host Uncomfortable

    02/20/2016 10:16:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 20, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Today Show had body language expert Janine Driver on as a guest to analyze the body language of presidentical candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Marco Rubio. It was Driver's analyses of the body language of Hillary and Trump that caused some really fascinating reactions from host Natalie Morales who was clearly uncomfortable with the analyses. So let us now enter Natalie's Discomfort Zone:
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Wasn’t Hard’ To Choose Between Donald Trump And Ted Cruz

    02/01/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 247 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1,2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin joined the Today show to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump as Iowans go to caucus tonight for the Republican presidential primary. is was probably a tough call for you, between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Donald Trump, began Savannah Guthrie during the interview. t wasn’t tough,” Palin interrupted. Really, Guthrie replied. No, it wasn’t tough, she repeated. Palin explained that she was happy to endorse Ted Cruz in his Senate race, because he was a fighter for the American people but that she wanted him to stay in Washington D.C. want to keep...
  • Sarah Palin interview derails when she's asked about her son's arrest

    02/01/2016 8:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska bristled during a Monday interview on NBC's "Today" show when she was pressed about her provocative comments about her son's arrest and post-traumatic stress disorder. "You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight — not to talk about my kids," Palin said. "And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don't always keep your promises, evidently." Track Palin, a veteran who is Palin's oldest child, was charged last month in a domestic-violence case "in which his girlfriend said he punched...
  • Sarah Palin exposes Matt Lauer on Good Morning America

    02/01/2016 6:46:09 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 152 replies
    So proud of Sarah Palin this morning on Good Morning America, where the media (Mat Lauer) tried to corner her on her son, the issue of PTSD and his behaviour. She rightly called him out on TV saying that she was told this was about the Iowa caucus and her support for Donald Trump. Lauer tried several times to steer her towards his aganda, and she called him out, and admonished him that this was not what she was promised by the producers would be the topic of conversation. Rather she commented on the military being allowed to do what...
  • Donald Trump Blasts NBC During Live 'Today' Show Interview [Puts anchor on the defensive]

    09/21/2015 11:33:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Star Pulse ^ | 09/21/2015 | Missy Diaz
    Donald Trump put NBCs Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie on the defensive Monday during a live telephone interview when he called the network out for promoting a CNN poll over an NBC poll because the billionaire had a smaller margin in the CNN survey. The exchange occurs at minute 4:36 of the 5:35-minute interview. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The only poll you didn't put up was the NBC poll where I'm way at the top, Im much more than double, said Trump. I don't understand why NBC is using a CNN poll, which was also a good poll,...
  • NBC and CBS Hype Push to Have Jon Stewart Moderate 2016 Debate

    08/21/2015 2:55:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2015 | 12:44 PM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    Just two weeks after the broadcast networks mourned cultural icon Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show, Fridays NBC Today and CBS This Morning touted an online petition on the liberal website urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to select the left-wing comedian as a 2016 debate moderator. On Today, co-host Matt Lauer wondered: Could the presidential race be in Jon Stewart's future? Fill-in weatherperson Dylan Dryer followed: Well, thats the hope of a lot of people....A petition requesting Stewart moderate one of the 2016 presidential debates has been signed almost 140,000 times and that number is growing by...
  • NBC News Sued For Libel & Slander After Describing Rifle Target Company As Bomb Makers

    03/30/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 3/30/2015 | Bob Owens
    NBC News and a local affiliate have being slapped with a libel and slander lawsuit for March, 23, 2015 report that aired on Today (also known as The Today Show) entitled, Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell Dangerous Explosives.'
  • Has Brian Williams Already Become Today Show Non-Person?

    02/11/2015 5:58:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | February 11, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I only started watching the Today Show this morning just before 8 A.M. but no mention of the name of BRIAN WILLIAMS at the top of the hour news nor afterwards. Sooo...did anybody on the show mention the name of BRIAN WILLIAMS before that time or is BRIAN WILLIAMS now a complete non-person? Also was it my imagination or was the Today Show crew acting over-the-top jolly in order to wipe out the memory of you-know-who even though HE is at the top of their thoughts. I bet they are having a hard time to keep from blurting out...
  • Women Against Feminism

    07/31/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Marie · 22 replies
    Today Show ^ | July 30, 2014 | Today Show Video
    Journalist Soledad OBrien and Abby Huntsman, an anchor on MSNBCs The Cycle, join TODAY to talk about the state of modern-day feminism as an anti-feminist movement grows among young women online, as reported by NBCs Hallie Jackson. From the Orange Room, Carson Daly asks viewers for their thoughts.
  • PTC: With 'Fifty Shades' Trailer, 'Today' is Helping to Promote Mommy Porn

    07/24/2014 3:16:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 2:19 PM PST 07/24/2014 | Hilary Lewis
    The Parents Television Council is slamming NBC's Today for airing the first trailer for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey during its 8 a.m. hour. ... "We're talking about basically the equivalent of a dime-store trashy romance novel [in the Fifty Shades of Grey book]. Essentially, what Today's doing is they're promoting what people refer to as mommy porn. That's what it boils down to. Today is helping to promote mommy porn. That's a pretty poor judgment on their part in terms of their attitude towards their audience." ... The Parents Television Council is not the only organization...
  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    During coverage of President's Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief's sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "The Pope, enormously popular....Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: "I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot...
  • Today Show Skips Why 'Knockout Game' Perp Was Caught; Shot by Concealed-Carry Permit Holder

    11/26/2013 12:39:07 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 26, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    The mainstream media has finally gotten around to covering the "knockout game" which has already been reported on Fox News. However, even though they are now beginning to report on it, they still cling to some biases. In the case of the Today Show it was a bias against defending yourself with legal weapons. In their story about the knockout game which included a segment about one of the perpetrators, Marvell Weaver, being caught and sent to prison, they completely skipped the reason why he was apprehended. Of course, to have reported on that reason for his capture would have...
  • Waitress denied tip for 'gay lifestyle' gets flood of support

    11/16/2013 5:39:15 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 115 replies
    Today ^ | 1/15/13 | Danika Fears
    New Jersey waitress Dayna Morales was expecting a tip after serving a party of four on Wednesday, but instead, she found a hurtful handwritten note. Im sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life," the note read. Deeply offended, Morales, who is a lesbian, posted the receipt to Facebook, and then sent it to LGBT group Have a Gay Day's Facebook page, where it racked up over 3,000 comments and quickly made its way around the web. "I'm a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, NJ and...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • LOL: 'Today' Features Photo Of Obama Looking Forceful On Egypt

    07/04/2013 6:30:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama's Egypt policyif you can call it thathas been a feckless disaster. He has somehow managed to score the dubious hat trick of alienating former President Mubarak's supporters in the military, the backers of ousted President Morsi, and the millions in the street whose demonstrations led the military to depose him. So what image of President Obama does Today feature this morning in its segment on Egypt? Why, of PBO extending a forceful fist toward a tableful of aides, including Susan Rice and Eric Holder. Such a strong leader, that Obama! View the photo and video here.
  • KATIE COURIC DAYTIME SHOW 'AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER' (ABC looking to replace the perky one?)

    06/08/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8 Jun 2013, 7:32 PDT
    A long time ago in a media world far, far away, Katie Couric was once seen as a competent, likable, down to earth co-host of NBC's "Today Show." She was appealing, smart, and accessible, But success ruined Couric. Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan. Whatever your politics, it is impossible to dispute that Couric went Hollywood -- and narcissism is never pretty In the wake of her chilling metamorphosis, Couric has only met failure. But her latest endeavor, a daytime talk show, is making Couric's time at CBS look like the glory days...
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday. Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women. The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric,...
  • Psy and Gangnam Style rock the Plaza on Today show Psy Gangnam Style

    09/14/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 09/14/12 | Jackie Kass
    Psy and Gangnam Style rock the Plaza on Today show Psy Gangnam Style September 14, 2012 By: Jackie Kass Subscribe Korean rapper Psy was a last minute addition to the Today show Toyota Concert Series schedule, but on September 14 he packed and the Plaza and rocked the crowd with Gangnam Style. Fans started lining up to see Psy on Thursday and he didnt disappoint. In an opening clip, Today told Psys story of how the quirky, colorful and outrageously catchy Gangnam Style has swept across the US and made its creator an overnight sensation. From flash mobs in Australia...
  • Today chose Jenner over 9/11

    09/13/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/12/12 | Staff Writer
    The Today show apparently felt that Kris Jenners breasts were more important than a moment of silence for the Sept. 11 victims. Today chose not to cut away yesterday at 8:46 a.m. to mark the beginning of the attacks, choosing instead to continue with Savannah Guthries interview with Keeping Up With the Kardashians mom Jenner (pictured) talking about her breast implants and the new season of her E! show. In New York, Ch. 4, which airs Today, did cut away to mark the moment the first plane hit the towers in 2001. Both Good Morning America and CBS This Morning...
  • NBCs Today Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kardashian Interview (Not from The Onion)

    09/11/2012 10:14:56 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 22 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 11, 2012 | Alex Weprin
    At 8:46 AM, in New York City and at the White House in Washington DC, there was a moment of silence to remember when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In New York, the NYPD, FDNY, Port Authority Police and the families of the victims were present, while in Washington the President and the First Lady led the moment. The cable networks all carried it, with ABCs Good Morning America and CBS This Morning carrying it as well. The only national general news program to not carry the moment of silence was NBCs Today,...
  • CNBC's Harwood: Eastwood Speech 'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'

    09/08/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney." Harwood did not adduce a scintilla of evidence in support of his contention that the speech hurt Romney. And his universe of pundits apparently does not include people like Jonah Goldberg or Mark Steyn. View the video after the jump.
  • TV Corrects Itself, Just Not on the Air (NBC & Zimmerman)

    04/23/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | DAVID CARR
    After broadcasting an audio clip on the Today show about George Zimmerman last month that hit the trifecta of being misleading, incendiary and dead-bang wrong, NBC News management took serious action: it fired the producer in charge and issued a statement apologizing for making it appear as if Mr. Zimmerman had made overtly racist statements. The only thing NBC didnt do was correct the report on the Today show. What is it with television news and corrections? When the rest of the journalism world gets something wrong, they generally correct themselves. But network news acts as if an on-air admission...
  • Ratings: Sarah Palin Beats 'The Perky One'

    04/04/2012 11:24:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    Tuesday's ratings numbers are in, and "The Rogue" beat "The Perky One." Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defeated Katie Couric in their heavily hyped ratings duel on the airwaves on Tuesday when Palin co-hosted NBC's "Today" show while Couric was guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America." According to Nielsen Fast National Data, "Today" drew 5.497 million viewers while "Good Morning America" had 5.141 million on Tuesday. With Palin co-hosting on Tuesday, "Today" bested "GMA" by 356,000 viewers. That margin was greater, by 8 percent, than the 333,000 viewer advantage "Today" had on Monday, when Palin was not on the show. Palin...
  • Palin: Im ecstatic we beat the perky one

    04/04/2012 9:39:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/4/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Sarah Palin beat Katie Couric in the ratings game Tuesday when the two women hosted competing morning shows. Palin, never one to hold punches, gloried in her dominance over the perky one. [F]rankly, Im ecstatic we beat the perky one, Palin emailed Zap2it, along with some glowing compliments for the Today show staff and cast. Her problem was not with ABC, Palin made clear, just Couric, who was filling in as the host of Good Morning America. I wouldnt have gone up against ABCs vacationing Robin Roberts, because shes such a good egg, said Palin. By the way, both Robin...
  • Palin rises to early hour

    04/04/2012 1:53:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ... if Palin is shopping around for a new job, and not treasuring some wild hope of rising like a phoenix at this year's Republican convention, a morning show like "Today" would not be a bad choice. Whatever personal teeth-gritting it required - Lauer did not look pleased when, after her initial appearance, Palin was installed in his dressing room - the "Today" team seemed to have a humanizing effect on the former governor.
  • Watch Sarah Palin co-hosting the Today Show today

    04/03/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 90 replies
    Vanity | 04/04/2012 | wire
    Lets get Sarah ratings higher than Perky Katie today.
  • NBC launches internal probe over edited 911 call in Trayvon Martin shooting

    04/03/2012 3:34:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/2/2012 | ap
    NBC has launched an internal probe after running an edited version of the 911 call from George Zimmerman -- the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin -- that made Zimmerman sound racist. "We have launched an internal investigation into the editorial process surrounding this particular story," the network said in a statement to the Washington Post on Monday. NBC's "Today" show ran the edited audio of George Zimmerman's phone call to a police dispatcher in which Zimmerman says: "'This guy looks like he's up to no good he looks black."
  • Sarah Palin Guest Hosts Today, Probably Not for the Last Time [The "Unsinkable" Sarah Palin]

    04/03/2012 7:36:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 71 replies ^ | 04.03.12 | Brian Preston
    The first Mama Grizzly reference came in the first minute or two of former AK Gov. Sarah Palins stint guest hosting NBCs Today show. In the opening segment, a very energetic Palin noted New Yorks warm weather (by comparison to Alaska, where it was 25 degrees this morning, about 20 degrees cooler than NYC), Ann Curry scoffed at the idea that it was warm and thats when Palin whipped out the Mama Grizzly. Alaskans are just made of sterner stuff than hardened New York network hosts, it seems: Curry was bundled up and visibly reacting to the mild weather. Matt...
  • Sarah Palin Is Going Toe-To-Toe With Katie Couric This Week By Co-Hosting The 'Today' Show

    04/01/2012 12:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    No, this is not an April Fools joke. Sarah Palin will co-host NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday morning, pitting her directly against Katie Couric, who is guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America" for the entirety of next week. The direct competition with Couric could have been an enticing factor for Palin. It's her chance to get back at the "gotcha" tactics of Couric from the 2008 election, or the "lamestream" media, or the "elite liberal" media, or whatever she likes to call it these days. Maybe she'll grace us all with new adjectives! And it signals a freak-out mode for NBC,...
  • Jan Brewer Slams Media For Using 'Race Card' to 'Shut Down' Debate on Illegal Immigration

    11/04/2011 9:03:09 AM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-04-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaIn a feisty Today Show interview with a combative Ann Curry, Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) - there to promote her new book, "Scorpions for Breakfast" - calmly answered all of Curry's hysterical claims and falsehoods about Arizona's landmark immigration law S.B. 1070...VIDEO LINKWay to go, Governor! The ignorance from the liberal elites never ceases to amaze. As far as Ann Curry's relentless obsession with race over the rule of law, we just put in the mail for her one of our most popular bumper stickers, which she clearly needs to see... Hope it helps, Ann! (I...
  • Casey Anthony Attorney: 'She did not kill her child.' (How Did He Meet Her At Her Home In 2010?

    07/12/2011 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    Today Show ^ | 7/11/2011 | Scott Stump
    Though a recent Gallup poll found that nearly two-thirds of America believes that Casey Anthony was guilty of murder, one of her defense attorneys considers himself squarely in the minority on that topic. "I do believe her story," defense attorney Cheney Mason told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie on Monday. "I believed it from the first time I met her"... Mason said he met with Anthony in her home weeks before he officially became a member of the defense team...
  • Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the 'Today' Show

    04/06/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies ^ | April 6, 2011 | ETONLINE STAFF
    As headlines have Meredith Vieira leaving the "Today" show, a source tells ET and The Insider that Matt Lauer has notified his NBC bosses that he will be resigning from the "Today" show when his contract expires on December 31, 2012. Could he be thinking about re-teaming with his former "Today" show co-host Katie Couric and his former "Today" show executive producer Jeff Zucker? It has been widely speculated that Couric is expected to leave the "CBS Evening News" and launch her own talk show with Zucker. The "Today" show released a statement Wednesday, saying, "There seems to be an...
  • MATT LAUER announces plan to leave the Today show after 13 years

    04/07/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    One day after news broke that Meredith Vieira plans to leave the Today show when her contract expires this September comes news that co-host Matt Lauer plans to follow her out the door. Lauer, 53, will have been on the NBC morning show for thirteen years when his contract expires in December 2012.
  • Today Show, January 1994 -- "What is the 'Internet'?"

    01/29/2011 12:41:57 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies
  • Who Wants A Zucker Punch? (NBC TODAY Show Holiday Party)

    12/13/2010 3:28:00 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 2 replies
    TV Newser ^ | Dec. 13, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    The Today show holiday party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers brought in some holiday cheer and celebration for 15 years as the #1 morning program. The party started at 11:30amET (for those who got up for work at about 3amET), and ended at around 3pmET on Thursday. The most coveted NBC drink at the party was the Zucker punch, named after the NBC president Jeff Zucker whose unofficial send off was also commemorated at the party. The Zucker Punch wasnt the only NBC-staff-themed drink on the menu: JIM BELL-inis (Today EP Jim Bell), LAUER Sours (Matt Lauer), Bloody Merry...
  • Gene Shalit Leaving Today Show

    11/09/2010 5:06:06 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 27 replies
    TV Newser ^ | November 9, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    One of the longest continuous on-air runs by anyone on a network program in the history of television is about to come to an end. After 40 years, Gene Shalit is saying goodbye to the Today show on Thursday Veterans Day. Known for his pun-laden movie reviews and his out-sized hair and mustache and bow-tie Shalit said in a statement obtained by THR, Its enough already. Producers are putting together a retrospective which will air Thursday. Shalits movie reviews have only been turning up occasionally recently, but as this YouTube look-back shows, Shalit once had a prominent...
  • Bush rejects accusations of racism over Katrina

    11/03/2010 12:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 51 replies · 1+ views
    reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    Former President George W. Bush says criticism from some, including prominent rapper Kanye West, that his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina showed he did not care about black people represented "an all-time low." In his memoir, "Decision Points," to be released next Tuesday, Bush writes that charges flung at him that he was a racist during the Katrina crisis "was the worst moment of my presidency." In excerpts of an interview of Bush by NBC's "Today" show, the former president was asked about West's comment that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." The accusation arose because many blacks...
  • Purple Homosexualist 'Spirit Day' Saturates U.S. Schools, Media, Stock Exchange

    10/22/2010 8:44:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies ^ | 10/22/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    An Internet-born movement to encourage solidarity with teen victims of gay bullying has spurred several celebrities, schools, and media to officially promote the pro-homosexual campaign by wearing purple this past Wednesday. A young woman named Brittany McMillan, who spread the idea on her Tumblr account, and was championed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), reportedly began the movement, which is intended to memorialize homosexual youths who have killed themselves. Several media outlets endorsed the movement, including CNBC, the Today Show, E!, HGTV, Philadelphia Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The View, and numerous Spanish-language media. Even the New York Stock...
  • Harwood On Congressional Colbert: 'One Of Dumbest Stunts I've Ever Seen'

    09/25/2010 8:13:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    John Harwood was not amused . . . Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and political writer for the New York Times, offered a surprisingly harsh assessment of Stephen Colbert's testimony, in Colbert Show character, before Congress yesterday. Harwood ripped the episode in response to Lester Holt's observation, on this morning's Today show, that he didn't know whether to cringe or laugh. Harwood had no doubts, saying "it was all cringing for me," and went on to lambaste it from there . . . View video here.
  • 'Today' Air-Brushes Muslim Identity Of Possible Anti-Pope Plotters

    09/18/2010 5:27:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine six Israelis had been arrested in the US and charged with possibly plotting against a visiting ayatollah. Rhetorical question: would Today have mentioned their nationality and/or religion? But when reportedly six Algerian Muslims were arrested in the UK and charged with possibly plotting against visiting Pope Benedict XVI, Today breathed not a word of their identity. Reporter Nina Dos Santos spoke only of "the specter of terror" having reared its head in London, and of "yesterday's arrests." But Dos Santos never said what form that specter took . . . or who was arrested. View video here.
  • No Same-Sex Couples Advance in 'Today' Wedding Contest

    08/23/2010 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Tv Newser ^ | August 23, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    Despite NBC's decision to allow same-sex couples to apply for its "Modern Love" wedding contest, there were none among the four finalists revealed this morning on the "Today" show. When the call for entries opened earlier this summer, the "Today" show faced pressure from GLAAD after the network said couples needed to be eligible for marriage in the state of New York to enter. Executive producer Jim Bell met with GLAAD to discuss the contest and its rules and, following that meeting, "Today" extended the contest deadline and announced that it would allow same-sex couples to apply. Viewers can now...
  • 'Broke' Tiki Barber Can't Afford Divorce Settlement After Alleged Affair With NBC Intern

    06/23/2010 8:20:51 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 97 replies ^ | 06/23/2010 | Fox News
    Troubled former New York Giants superstar Tiki Barber claims he is broke and unable to pay the divorce settlement demanded by the mother of his four children after he was axed from NBC's "Today" show, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Barber -- who ditched his wife of 11 years, Ginny, for 23-year-old blond former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson -- claims his career is in tatters and that he has taken a huge financial hit since his estimated $300,000 NBC contract ended.
  • 'Today' interview: Obama shows press contempt

    06/08/2010 2:49:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 56 replies · 167+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 8, 2010 | Dave Zurawik
    A year ago, I wrote about President Obama being thin-skinned about criticism from the media and having a not so barely suppressed contempt for the press. And I caught holy heck from some readers and far too many of my colleagues who were still deep in a post-election swoon with this man they kept referring to as so "elegant and cool." Read that column titled "Time for Press to quit being used by Obama" here. It is the first of several columns and posts that I wrote on that theme. Well, the president took thin skinned to a new level...
  • McGinniss (man who moved next door): Beware the power of the fully operational Palin machine

    06/02/2010 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,376+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The hyperbole of Joe McGinniss’ proximity to the Palin family continues apace on two fronts today. First, McGinniss himself decided to grant an interview to NBC’s Today show and Matt Lauer after demanding that ABC leave the premises last week. In the interview, McGinniss goes on offense, offering an absurd rebuttal that even Lauer doesn’t buy and then comparing Sarah Palin’s criticisms of his move to … Nazi Germany? Newsbusters has the transcript: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy JOE MCGINNISS: Morning, morning Matt. I wish you were here. And before we even start...
  • Palin's stalker goes on NBC calls American's nazis, plays supersized victim card

    06/01/2010 8:57:45 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 24 replies · 726+ views ^ | 06/01/2010 | Gary P.
    Is everyone as sick of Joe McGinniss, professional deranged stalker, as I am? Its becoming very clear this guy is mentally unstable. Hes also a shameless liar of the first degree. McGinniss showed up on NBCs Today Show with Matt Lauer. vIn a performance worthy of an Oscar , McGinniss lays it on thick. Of course, all of this is Sarah Palins fault, because, well, shes Sarah Palin. This is like a wife beater blaming it all on the wife, or a child molester claiming it was the childs fault. McGinniss, is now on his third separate story of how...
  • Sarah Palin: Is It Any Wonder Why We Call Them Lame?

    06/01/2010 12:35:21 PM PDT · by onyx · 55 replies · 2,401+ views
    Sarah Palin FaceBook ^ | June 01, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    It may seem like a small thing, considering the state of the union and international issues of the day, but let me share some facts surrounding a most recent illustration of the untrustworthiness of Americas mainstream media. Yesterday, Todd and I spent our Memorial Day evening exchanging emails with NBC in regards to the interview they conducted this morning with our new neighbor. As youll recall, the journalist Joe McGinniss moved all the way from Massachusetts to Wasilla literally right next door to our home after tracking us down in various forums this past year, so that he...
  • Author next door to Palin: Im not stalking her (Today Show runs interference)

    06/01/2010 8:33:14 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 48 replies · 1,622+ views
    Today Show ^ | 6/1/10 | Mike Celizic
    She has pushed a button and unleashed the hounds of hell, and now theyre out there slavering and barking and growling, McGinniss said. Thats the same kind of tactic and Im not calling her a Nazi but thats the same kind of tactic that that the Nazi troopers used in Germany in the 30s, and I dont think theres any place for it in America.