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  • NBC: Don’t Forget, Trump’s ‘Under Criminal Investigation’

    01/31/2018 3:58:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | Janary 31, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    As President Trump stepped up to podium to deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the NBC News team wanted viewers to focus on one thing as they watched the speech – that Trump was “under criminal investigation” and Special Counsel Robert Mueller “hovers over the chamber.” Just moments before House Speaker Paul Ryan introduced the President, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie declared: “And let’s not forget, as we see Attorney General Sessions, this is a president who’s under criminal investigation right now for obstruction of justice with regard to the Russia investigation. So a lot going on in...
  • 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...
  • I’m a pro-gun hunter. Vegas proves gun rights need limits.

    10/11/2017 8:42:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 10/11/2017 | tommy brokaw
    It is time for civility to reign — and madness to be snuffed out. That is why I am for conditional access to military grade firearms. More complete background checks, for example, including medical records. Limits on stockpiling ammunition. Mandatory courses in safe usage. And more broadly, we need to have a dialogue about the place of guns in our society. I am not for banning guns. I do support the right to bear arms. But when a right becomes an acute threat to the general welfare it is time for re-evaluation.
  • The graceless generation: Moment Megyn Kelly CUTS OFF Tom Brokaw while he speaks out [tr]

    10/03/2017 11:56:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    'Megyn Kelly Today' may still be finding its footing, but the show's host already seems committed to at least one ongoing segment. Megyn managed to blunder her exchange with a living legend for the second time in two weeks on Tuesday when she welcomed NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw on the program.
  • eBay founder's links to Obama unveiled

    07/01/2009 9:46:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 42 replies · 1,480+ views
    wnd ^ | July 02, 2009 12:00 am Eastern | Drew Zahn
    Endorsement, appointment included in billionaire's connections Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar's politics have become the subject of blog commentary because the web auction site over the last week repeatedly scrubbed an offering of an allegedly genuine copy of President Barack Obama's birth certificate – from Mombasa, Kenya. But the company said it wouldn't get involved in any discussion of Omidyar's activities or political statements. Spokeswoman Evonne Gomez said, "We certainly wouldn't comment on our founder's political concessions or beliefs. He is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the company." She said if a question was submitted in writing, she would...
  • Brokaw: I Haven’t Run Into Anyone Who Thinks Comey Was Doing a Good Job

    05/11/2017 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Quotes from MSNBC Andrea Mitchell's Tom Brokaw Interview copied by Washington Free Bacon ^ | May 11, 2017 | Quotes from MSNBC Andrea Mitchell's Tom Brokaw Interview
    Veteran reporter Tom Brokaw said in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC that he has not seen anybody who thinks former FBI Director James Comey was doing a good job. Brokaw, who covered the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, suggested that much of the media response to Comey's Tuesday firing and Russia's possible connection to President Donald Trump's campaign team was "speculation." "One of the things that I learned during Watergate … is that we dealt with it every day on a factual basis. There was not a lot of speculation. Now, of course, the media landscape has changed...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • NPR Clarifies Cokie Roberts' Role After Anti-Trump Column

    03/14/2016 5:31:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 93 replies
    NPR ^ | March 14, 2016 | David Folkenflik
    NPR is acting to clarify the role of longtime analyst and commentator Cokie Roberts after she co-wrote a syndicated newspaper column calling for "the rational wing" of the Republican Party to stop Donald Trump's march toward its presidential nomination. NPR has a policy forbidding its journalists from taking public stances on political affairs. She has not been a full-time employee for decades, and several years ago Roberts officially was named a commentator. (The timing was confirmed in separate interviews with Roberts, NPR officials and the former senior vice president for news who made the decision.) The role gives Roberts more...
  • Bob Dole to Lead Fundraising to Build Eisenhower Memorial(Help From Tom Hanks,Tom Brokaw)

    09/12/2015 9:44:29 AM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11, 2015 | BRETT ZONGKER
    Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole is planning an ambitious fundraising effort to build the long-debated Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, and he will have help from Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw and others. Dole told The Associated Press on Friday that he aims to raise $150 million in private funds, if necessary, to build the memorial after more than 15 years of planning. Critics of the memorial's design have stalled funding in Congress. The 92-year-old World War II veteran says it's time to honor "Ike," the 34th president and supreme Allied commander during World War II. Organizers hope to create...
  • Culture and Social Pathology

    06/17/2015 4:03:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | June 17,2015 | Walter Williams
    A civilized society’s first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms — mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages through experience and trial and error. They include important thou-shalt-nots, such as thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not steal and thou shalt not cheat. They also include all those courtesies that have traditionally been associated with ladylike and gentlemanly conduct.
  • Brian Williams 'started lying because he felt insecure following Tom Brokaw...'

    04/07/2015 12:55:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4-7-15 | Lydia WArren
    Williams was suspended from NBC in February after it emerged he'd lied about being in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq in 2003 A new report in Vanity Fair claims Williams lied because he felt insecure taking over from beloved anchor Tom Brokaw at the Nightly News While some execs saw his lying as 'quirks' of his personality, the tales left Brokaw 'incensed' and he ultimately didn't support Williams in February After he was accused of lying, Williams wondered if he had a brain tumor But other NBC employees said Williams had always been out of his depth...
  • Vanity Fair: Brian Williams Blames Tom Brokaw for His Fall

    04/07/2015 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 24 replies
    Breitbart - Big Journalism ^ | 4-7-2015 | John Nolte
    According to a lengthy Vanity Fair piece covering the ongoing credibility implosion at NBC News, disgraced and suspended-NBC Nightly News editor Brian Williams is bitter towards those who he believes could have saved him, including Tom Brokaw: While he has accepted responsibility for his actions, friends say, Williams is bitter, especially at those who he believes might have saved him. “I talked to Brian about this,” says one friend, “and I’ll never forget what he said at the end. He said, ‘Chalk one up for Brokaw.’ ”
  • Gov. Palin: Serious Problem With The Media’s Herd Mentality

    Governor Palin addresses the corruption of the media's herd mentality:  Sarah Palin  PoliticianFriends, this is a very important post I respectfully ask you to read through. Forgive its length. May it help you nail the coffin that's given shelter to a corrupt press that would stop at nothing in their fight against right.Reports today claimed Tom Brokaw was calling on his former network to fire Brian Williams for lying for years about being hit by enemy fire in Iraq. Brokaw apparently denies the reports. (Personally, I hope Williams keeps his job as the face of network news to remind America how...
  • Tom Brokaw wants Brian Williams fired

    02/06/2015 4:10:54 AM PST · by abb · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Emily Smith and Kenneth Garger
    You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood. NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire. “Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.” On Wednesday, Williams, 55, acknowledged that he had repeatedly said he was aboard a chopper that had been hit by a...
  • Obama Set to Award Medal of Freedom to Media Ally Tom Brokaw

    11/12/2014 5:42:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | November 12, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday, the White House announced that President Obama would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former NBC Nightly News anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw – among other 2014 recipients. Today news anchor Natalie Morales touted the announcement on Monday, noting: "Obama said in a statement, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."
  • OH MY GOD .... We have won Senate!!!!!!

    11/04/2014 7:47:06 PM PST · by parisa · 130 replies
    AS per Drudge
  • Tom Brokaw Appears Unhappy on 'Meet The Chuck'

    10/13/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Meet the Chuck aka Meet The Press has a new format and it is incredibly awkward. Despite its official name, Meet The Press, the guests don't actually Meet The Press. Instead, host Chuck Todd conducts the interviews while the panelists sit uselessly at a table in the background. Yesterday's show was notable because one of the panelists sitting at the table in the background while Todd was hogging the interviews, was the NBC news anchor for over 20 years, Tom Brokaw. So how did Brokaw like being relegated to being just another panelist in the background as Todd conducted his...
  • Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer, Prognosis Encouraging

    02/12/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/12/2014
    In a personal note, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer and said he and his physicians are very encouraged with the progress he is making. Brokaw, who has worked at NBC News since 1966, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic. His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving, and Brokaw said he remains “the luckiest guy I know.”
  • Where was Tom Brokaw?

    01/22/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by HalTa · 41 replies
    I know this is a few months old, but it's something that has been puzzling me. Where was Tom Brokaw when the "Greatest Generation" was being publicly disrespected and humiliated at the World War 2 memorial? All they wanted to do was visit this open air monument, {many in wheelchairs} that was dedicated to them. IN my mind, Brokaw should have been there, leading the charge to remove the barriers. I guess he had to make the choice, Greatest Generation or Obama. He chose Obama.
  • Brokaw: Botched Obamacare Rollout A "Low Point" For Obama, "Inexplicable" (video)

    TOM BROKAW: Well, there have been several low points, but this is certainly a low point at a critical time, coming into the 2014 elections, and a lot of Democrats beginning to bail on the idea of Obamacare. What was striking to me about that statement, "We should have been aware." Advertise I would think, given the importance of Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, eight months ago the president would have started every meeting with, "How are we doing? Is that going to be ready? That's going to be our big play for the second term," and demanding from...