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  • 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...
  • Brokaw: 'It’s Tough to See How' Holder Keeps His Job (Wanna bet Obama's gonna keep him?)

    06/02/2013 11:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    The ice seems to be cracking beneath Attorney General Eric Holder's feet. When asked by NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory Sunday if Holder is going to "stay in the job" given the leaks investigation scandal, former NBC Night News host Tom Brokaw replied, "Boy, I think it’s tough to see how he does" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Brokaw: 'It’s Tough to See How' Holder Keeps His Job TOM BROKAW, FORMER NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ANCHOR: I talked over the weekend to a very, very senior ex-intelligence official from United States government, and he laughed. He said, "Look,...
  • Droning On

    04/27/2013 5:51:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    Shortly after the terror bombings in Boston last week, two different media people made statements that were alarming to say the least. Two days after the attack, McClatchy reporter Amina Ismail asked White House spokesman Jay Carney: "President Obama said that what happened in Boston was an act of terrorism. Do you consider the U.S. bombing on civilians in Afghanistan ... a form of terrorism?" As usual, Carney didn't have an answer and referred the reporter to the Department of Defense. What Carney should have said is this: "Are you kidding me? U.S. policy in Afghanistan is designed to protect...
  • Brokaw: "Islamic Rage Did Not Go Away; In Some Ways It's More Dangerous" (video)

    04/21/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 21, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    BROKAW: I don't think any of us are any more insulated from this kind of violence because it's on television 24/7. My wife and I were getting ready for dinner Friday night when they finally began to find him and capture him, and I said to her, this is a reality show we're going to be living with for a long time. We went through recently under different circumstances in Newtown with the mass shooting of the youngsters there. I remember so vividly Oklahoma City and how that bound us together. There are a couple of things to remember, David,...
  • Brokaw: Silence On Gun Violence Akin To Failing To Oppose Segregation in 60s

    01/17/2013 5:02:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your strained analogies . . . Tom Brokaw has analogized people unwilling support measures aimed at limiting gun violence to those during the 1960s who were unwilling to speak out againt the likes of Bull Connor. Brokaw made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. While asserting that he favored a "holistic" approach to gun violence, including addressing video games and the coarsening of the culture, Brokaw did remark that "guns are the endgame." View the video here.
  • Bill Maher: Tom Brokaw helps birtherism

    09/10/2012 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    HBO host and Obama donor Bill Maher has accused journalists like NBC's Tom Brokaw of encouraging the birther movement by failing to label it as racist. In a blog post endorsing Chris Matthews' recent on-air attack against RNC chairman Reince Priebus during MSNBC's Morning Joe, Maher accused Brokaw and other reporters of stoking the coals of birtherism by championing "'balance' over objectivity," citing Brokaw's attempt to defend Mitt Romney's remark about his birth certificate as an "awkward joke." "How did [birtherism] grow to the point where half of Republican primary voters believed it? It wasn’t just the silence of Republican...
  • Tom Brokaw Rushed to Charlotte Hospital

    09/06/2012 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    www.mediabistro.com ^ | September 6, 2012 8:36 AM | By Chris Ariens
    NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte hospital this morning after an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Brokaw, 72, who stepped down as anchor of “Nightly News” after the 2004 election, has been working a break-neck pace the last two weeks first at the RNC and this week at the DNC. Brokaw has been up early, appearing on “Morning Joe,” then reporting throughout the day and into the night. Last night, he appeared on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News show. An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, “On the set of ‘Morning Joe’ this morning, Tom Brokaw...
  • Brokaw: George H.W. 'Most Underrated Modern President Of Our Time'

    03/07/2012 5:22:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw is the man that our Brent Bozell recently described as having "used NBC and [his] anchor chair as a platform to promote Democratic agendas and delight in Republican setbacks for more than 20 years." But every once in awhile, perhaps out of Greatest Generation nostalgia, Brokaw has something kind to say about a Republican. As was the case on Morning Joe today, when, after reciting a list of the 41st president's accomplishments, said that George H.W. Bush was "the most underrated modern president of our time." View the video here.
  • Tom Brokaw: President Clinton Thought Saddam Hussein Had WMD

    12/15/2011 12:30:38 PM PST · by DBCJR · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 15, 2011 | 06:53 | By Brad Wilmouth
    ...Tom Brokaw recounted some of the rationale behind why the Bush administration believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of Iraq, even noting that President Clinton had also believed in the presense of WMD. Brokaw related evidence that the Iraqi dictator had tried to deceive Iran into believing he possessed WMD, and noted that the people of Iraq lived in "sheer terror" and were afraid to talk to the NBC anchor when he visited the country during Saddam Hussein's reign. ...
  • Brokaw Preaches Virtues Of Simple Life . . . For Others

    11/01/2011 8:16:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "We need to re-evaluate what is required in our lives, so that we have a sense of satisfaction. What really counts? One friend of mine has reduced it to this: you should get up in the morning and ask 'what do I need,' not just "what do I want?'" -- Tom Brokaw, Morning Joe 11-1-11. "Of course, one of the reasons I bought it was to be able to get away from the frantic life I lead and to have some privacy." -- Tom Brokaw, explaining his purchase of an interest in a 4,000-acre mountain retreat in Montana. Tom Brokaw:...
  • Tom Brokaw "Stunned" By Herman Cain's Smoking Ad, Lambasts 9-9-9 plan (video)

    10/30/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 30, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Tom Brokaw is shocked and stunned at Herman Cain's web ad that features his Chief of Staff smoking a cigarette. Brokaw did not appreciate the cigarette because of the damage smoking does to one's body. Brokaw even went so far as to say Cain should rename his 9-9-9 plan to include cancers and diseases one gets from smoking. "I must say on the Cain thing, I was stunned by that ad that he did with his campaign manager, ending up smoking a cigarette. Which, in my judgment, is one of the great health hazards in America in terms of lethal...
  • ElBaradei could run for president (Soros connection lol)

    02/05/2011 12:27:49 AM PST · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | Feb 5th, 2011 | Sylvia Westall and Shaimaa Fayed
    CAIRO/VIENNA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday he could run in Egypt's presidential elections if the Egyptian people asked him to, denying a report in an Austrian newspaper that he would not run. "This is not true," ElBaradei said in a phone interview with Al Jazeera. "If the Egyptian people want me to continue the change process, I will not disappoint the Egyptian people." ElBaradei has tended to answer the question of whether he wants to run for president, often asked of him, by saying he was ready for a role in helping Egypt achieve political...
  • Brokaw: 'I Would Be Nervous Going Into A Bar' In Arizona...

    01/13/2011 10:59:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 14, 2011 | Tom Brokaw
    Video at source link. "Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits," Tom Brokaw said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." (via Noel at Newsbusters)
  • Jerry Brown Reacts to Meg Whitman ‘Whore’ Slur at Debate (Video & Transcript)

    10/12/2010 9:42:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 161 replies
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown debated tonight at Dominican University in San Rafael. The moderator was Tom Brokaw who raised the 'whore' comment with Brown.Video of the exchange at Bay Area NBCTransription by Kristinn.BROKAW: Mr. Brown you did attempt to reach out to the police union. The telephone message was left on. It's now a notorious part of this campaign. In which somebody in your campaign referred to Ms. Whitman as a "whore." A campaign spokesman then described that as "salty language" and apologized after a fashion. We've heard no outrage from you about the use of...
  • Off Camera With Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw

    07/22/2010 4:43:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 07/22/10 | Chris Davis
    As PBS gets ready to air another exciting episode of Charlie Rose, Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose sit off camera as they try to discover who Barack Obama really is? Charlie Rose: What do we know about Barack Obama? Tom Brokaw: That’s a very good question. We don’t know much about Barack Obama. I mean…who is Barack Obama? Rose: We really don’t know. We don’t know
  • A Classic Turns 50, and Parties Are Planned

    05/25/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies · 1,047+ views
    NY Times ^ | 05/25/10 | Julie Bosman
    In Santa Cruz, Calif., volunteers will re-enact every word and movement in the famous courtroom scene. In Monroeville, Ala., residents dressed in 1930s garb will read aloud from memorable passages. In Rhinebeck, N.Y., Oblong Books will host a party with Mocktails and a performance by the indie band the Boo Radleys. All summer “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be relived through at least 50 events around the country, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of a book that became a cultural touchstone and an enduring staple of high-school reading programs. Its publisher, HarperCollins, is trying to tap...
  • Brokaw's Bad Memory: Impeachment Was 'Initiated' Against Clinton

    02/11/2010 5:21:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 2,232+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We're not looking to give Bill Clinton a hard time on a day when he's undergone heart surgery. But our forbearance doesn't extend to Tom Brokaw when he misstates history . . . On this evening's Hardball, responding to Chris Matthews' question as to what motivates Clinton nowadays, Brokaw surmised that he is trying to improve his place in history given that, as president, impeachment proceedings had been "initiated" against him. Initiated? View video here.
  • Tom Brokaw Involved in Multi-Car Accident that Leaves 28 Year-Old Woman Dead - Video 12/4/09

    12/04/2009 4:29:13 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 3,153+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from the local Fox affiliate in New York reporting on a multi-car accident involving former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw and his wife. The Brokaws were unhurt, but a 28 year-old woman was thrown from an SUV as a result of the accident and died. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Tom Brokaw's Tentative Grasp on Reality

    09/15/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 787+ views
    American Spectator/The Lid ^ | 9/15/09 | The Lid
    ...it is becoming painfully obvious that Brokaw man should no longer be appearing on television as he has totally lost touch with the present. Remember the Presidential debate he moderated? Whether you supported Obama or McCain one thing about the debate just about EVERYONE agreed on was that it was BORING The people in the audience got to submit a question (and more from the internet) but Tom Brokaw got to select the questions. Brokaw picked questions that only he cared about...The latest example of Brokaw's tentative grasp on reality happened on Meet the Press this past Sunday as he...
  • Tale of Two Funerals: Network Anchors Complained of "Overcoverage" of Reagan Funeral

    08/30/2009 7:46:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies · 2,228+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    What a difference a political philosophy makes when it comes to funeral coverage. Have you heard a word of complaint from the network anchors that perhaps television is "overcovering" the funeral of Ted Kennedy? Of course not. However, after President Ronald Reagan passed away in 2004, both Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather grumbled aloud about how his funeral was being "overcovered" despite the massive turnout of citizens when he was lain in state in the Capitol Rotunda. The difference between Kennedy and Reagan, of course, was their political philosphies which explains the vastly different reactions to their funeral coverage. So...
  • NBC Pushes Idea of Paying Inner-City School Children for Attendance, Grades

    07/02/2009 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Saint X · 19 replies · 642+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | July 2, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    No matter how much money any government - federal, state or local - puts into public education, it's never enough in some people's eyes. A July 1 "NBC Nightly News" segment detailed a new use of tax payer dollars in one of the worst performing, financially struggling school systems in the country - the Washington, D.C. public school system. They are paying school children with taxpayer funds, part of a social experiment to improve school participation at the middle school level. --more with video--
  • Tom Brokaw and NBC are confused about media ethics

    06/27/2009 10:00:58 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 25 replies · 1,285+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 28, 2009 | editorial
    What were the people at NBC News thinking? Long-time NBC anchor Tom Brokaw was being considered for a White House appointment when he interviewed President Obama on Jan. 5 and covered him on the news. The position in question was to become a commissioner on the White House Fellows Commission. Neither NBC nor Mr. Brokaw ever made any disclosure that Mr. Brokaw had been offered or was considering the position. It was not until June 17 that NBC made public that Mr. Brokaw was joining the commission. According to the White House Web site, the White House Fellows program is...
  • Tom Brokaw Reduced to Infomercials

    06/20/2009 4:37:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 20 replies · 1,100+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 6/20/;09 | reasonmclucus
    Former NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw has been reduced to doing infomercials. I don't know if it's because he has some psychological need to be on tv or he lost his money to Bernie Madoff. Perhaps he expects to profit from trading carbon credits. Most of us have watched at least portions of infomercials. They often use a similar format. A shill pretending to be a real interviewer asks the questions the seller wants to answer. Usually the seller has a manufactured product, some medical treatment, a book or perhaps some get rich quick scheme. The format can also be used...
  • Obama Apology Tour Hits Germany (RUSH)

    06/05/2009 11:38:22 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 42 replies · 1,926+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | June 5, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you know how sick I am of Obama? I'm going to get to Obama. I'm going to get to the sham of a show in Germany. We're going to talk more about the sham of a speech yesterday in Cairo. Did you see Angela Merkel standing next to the guy? Put this in perspective. She was standing there, and she's not happy because they're not getting along and they haven't gotten along ever. So there he is, he's at Buchenwald today, the concentration camp, and he is beating Germany up, he's ripping them to shreds over...
  • The American Redneck Runs This Country

    01/22/2009 11:36:44 PM PST · by jenk · 62 replies · 1,633+ views
    jennerationz's weblog ^ | 1/23/09 | Jennifer M. Kuznicki
    On January 20th, Tom Brokaw and Joe Scarborough were discussing the Obama inauguration on MSNBC. BROKAW: "I just want to say one thing. Eh, having been in the South in the sixties and Los Angeles and Watts and northern urban areas, umm, uh, when we were evolving as a country. I'm thinking of all the bigots and the rednecks and all the people that I met along the way, and I'm saying to them, "Take this." "Take this" meaning the Obama Presidency. Now wait just one minute there Tom.
  • Tom Brokaw's Revenge? Calls Out 'Bigots and Rednecks' on Obama Inauguration Day: 'Take This!'

    01/20/2009 3:52:09 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 80 replies · 4,045+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Sitting in a Washington bar with the Morning Joe crew on MSNBC Tuesday morning, former NBC anchor grew emotional remembering the 1960s. "I get very emotional. It has been hard for me to walk through the streets. And I think that the day is going to be very emotional." Brokaw even grew bold enough to tell the "bigots and rednecks" he met in the Sixties "when we were evolving as a country" to suffer through the Obama inauguration: "Take this. You know?" The Morning Joe crew was discussing how Barack Obama was so different than past administrations in their lack...
  • 'Regret' Not Enough: Brokaw Calls Lieberman On Lack Of 'Apology'

    11/23/2008 10:22:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 2,045+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw: talk show host or DNC enforcer? Barack Obama and Harry Reid were willing to let bygones be bygones, letting Joe Lieberman keep his Homeland Security Committee chairmanship. But Lieberman's professed "regret" for statements he made in the course of supporting John McCain for president wasn't good enough for Brokaw. Interviewing Lieberman on Meet The Press today, Brokaw pointedly observed that he hadn't heard the word "apology" for the senator's lčse majesté. Brokaw broached the subject by asserting Lieberman needed to be held "accountable."
  • Great... After the Election Is Over Newsweek Finally Tells Us Obama Is Satan

    11/18/2008 12:55:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2008 | Gateway Pundit
    Unfortunately, this question did not come up in the debates.Now it looks like we may be stuck with Beelzebub in the White House for the next 4 years.It appears Barack Obama was not properly vetted after all.Newsweek wonders:"Is Obama the Antichrist?" On Nov. 5, Todd Strandberg was at his desk, fielding E-mails from around the world. As the editor and founder of RaptureReady.com, his job is to track current events and link them to biblical prophecy in hopes of maintaining his status as "the eBay of prophecy," the best source online for predictions and calculations concerning the end of...
  • Obama’s views on Latin America unknown

    11/16/2008 10:27:09 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 418+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/14/2008 | David Hendricks
    Mexico and the rest of Latin America likely will continue to receive scant attention during the early part of the Barack Obama administration, the founder of a Latin American think tank in San Antonio said Friday. State Department program funding in the Bush administration is flowing to Asia and the Middle East, not to Latin America. The crush of the global economic downturn and the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars likely will continue to divert attention of the incoming Obama administration away from Latin America, said Ted Terrazas, founder last year of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Americas. “We...
  • Why seal Obama’s record of Obama’s birth

    11/11/2008 2:18:26 PM PST · by pissant · 87 replies · 24,696+ views
    Albany Democrat Herald ^ | 11/11/08 | Nancy Young
    Something seems a little fishy here. First, Barack Obama says he is rushing home to Hawaii to his critically ill grandmother. It takes him three days to “rush” to her side. He arrives early Friday morning to spend an hour with her. Friday evening, U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick tosses out a lawsuit brought by Philip J. Berg claiming Obama was born in Africa. Now the governor of Hawaii seals Obama’s birth records. If there is nothing to hide and he was actually born in Hawaii, why seal the records? There is too much cover up here. It seems...
  • Comments from an Obama voter (not trolling ) You've had your fun, ZOT!

    11/07/2008 10:40:35 AM PST · by Traviswf · 657 replies · 17,331+ views
    Traviswf
    Hi there. I voted for Obama, but have been reading a lot of Freerepublic lately to see how the other side is reacting. I'm not trying to troll here - honestly - but if you feel I am, that's understandable. I just wanted to offer a perspective on this that I think may be interesting to some of you. Oh, and this is much longer than I intended. And I'm fairly certain I'm not posting this the right way...for which I apologize. When Bush was elected in 2000, I was upset. And yes, I whined about him "stealing" the election....
  • Newsweek’s Thomas: ‘Slightly Creepy Cult of Personality’ Around Obama

    11/06/2008 5:30:55 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 99 replies · 5,032+ views
    News Busters ^ | November 06, 2008 | Matthew Balan
    Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and Jon Meacham shared a bizarre Obama love-fest session with Charlie Rose on the PBS host’s program on Wednesday. Meacham stated that he was "very struck watching the stagecraft" of Obama and pointed out how Obama gave his victory speech by himself: "...[H]ave you ever seen a victory speech where there was no one else on stage? No adoring wife, no cute kid -- he is the message." Thomas went one step further in this vein: "There is a slightly creepy cult of personality about all of this." Rose confronted him on his use of this phrase,...
  • Media in the tank for Obama [On Obama's and the press giving him pass even on anti-Semite pals]

    11/01/2008 8:27:17 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 20 replies · 519+ views
    Toledoblade.com ^ | 1 Nov 08 | Jack Kelley
    The media haven't done enough to tell us who Barack Obama really is. "After all this time with him, I still can't say with certainty who he is," wrote Peter Nicholas of the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday about Mr. Obama, with whom he's spent roughly 18 hours a day for most of this campaign.
  • Brokaw And Rose: Who Is Obama? (Two MSM Journalists Talk About Obama The Empty Suit Alert)

    10/31/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 3,338+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 10/31/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, on Charlie Rose Show last night on PBS. Are they doing their pledge drive yet? Is PBS doing their drive? Because, you know, "Without your Pledge, we cannot dust." He had on Tom Brokaw last night, ladies and gentlemen. Here's a montage. Now, this is last night. As you listen to this, keep in mind everything you've heard from Brokaw and others in the Drive-Bys can for the past six months, three months, two months or whatever. This is a montage of Charlie Rose and Brokaw trying to figure out who Obama is. ROSE: I don't know what...
  • The Goldman Sachs-ACORN Connection

    10/21/2008 7:59:12 PM PDT · by vadum · 6 replies · 744+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 21, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    The connection between Goldman Sachs and ACORN is admittedly weak but we thought we'd report it anyway because it's interesting. The current CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, sits on the board of directors of the Robin Hood Foundation. As we reported, that foundation is funded by George Soros's Soros Fund Charitable Foundation and has given money to ACORN. The Robin Hood Foundation gave ACORN $821,000 consisting of a $456,000 grant in 2003 and a $365,000 grant in 2004. According to guidestar.org, Blankfein, unlike fellow board member Tom Brokaw, was in fact a Robin Hood board member in the years...
  • FLASH! Tom Brokaw Involved in Soros-Funded Charity that Funds ACORN

    10/16/2008 9:38:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,419+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    "Meet the Press" interim moderator Tom Brokaw sits on the board of a liberal foundation that has given radical left-wing group ACORN $821,000 and that in turn is funded by liberal uber-donor George Soros, research reveals. Conservatives have long considered Brokaw's political views to be somewhere on the left, but these revelations raise new questions about the former NBC News anchor's objectivity.
  • It Ain't Over: Boring Debate Confirms Obama... (Rush: Drag Yosemite Sam Over The Finish Line Alert)

    10/08/2008 3:51:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 2,215+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 10/08/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What a sad state journalism must have to be in. We know it is, but it was on display last night, the sad state of journalism. You know it's bad when they have to drag Tom Brokaw out of Jurassic Park to moderate the debate. What happened to Brian Williams? What happened to Charlie Gibson? What happened to Katie Couric? Why go to Jurassic Park? Folks, I am sitting here, all I can do today is laugh. I've been having so much fun getting ready for today's show and I'm going to share it with you, greetings, great to...
  • Tom Brokaw Attempts To Ambush Rudy, Fails Miserably (2 Videos)

    09/15/2008 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Quaker · 24 replies · 184+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 15, 2008 | Quaker
    Tom Brokaw using Democrat Party talking points makes an attempt to ambush Rudy Giuliani with an assortment of Democrat talking points used previously by other Democrat Party operatives. Further exposing the lame attempts by Obama sympathizers. An effort to aid the sinking Obama Presidential campaign.
  • Brokaw Goes Brazile: Uses 'Jesus a Community Organizer' To Bash Giuliani

    09/14/2008 6:05:04 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 470+ views
    How distasteful was Donna Brazile's line about Jesus being a community organizer and Pontius Pilate a governor for purposes of making an invidious comparison between Barack Obama and Sarah Palin? Enough that even ardent Obama-phile Chris Matthews rapped Dem congressman Steve Cohen's knuckles for repeating it on the House floor. But, incredibly, when Rudolph Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press today, Tom Brokaw used the same line to confront Rudy over comments in his GOP convention speech about Obama's community organizing. Brokaw went so far as to display a button [screencap after jump] bearing the phrase. Brokaw might just as...
  • Brokaw: 'Everybody' Believes Kerry Probably Beat Bush on Debating Points

    09/09/2008 6:37:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies · 126+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw had his Pauline Kael moment on MSNBC this morning. Though the story might be apocryphal, the late NY Times film critic is famously credited with saying she was shocked by Nixon's 1972 victory, since everybody she knew had voted for McGovern. Here's Brokaw on today's "Morning Joe," discussing the importance of the upcoming debates. TOM BROKAW: Debates should be judged on two big counts: tonal and substance. You know, are you comfortable with this person? Look, everybody believes that on debating points, John Kerry probably beat George Bush, the 43rd, the last time around. But people liked Bush.
  • Howard's Focus Group: Wife's Employees Thought Palin 'Mean'

    09/04/2008 2:17:33 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 319+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Move over, Rasmussen, and let Howard take over! It's been a wild week, so how about a little comic relief? Turns out Howard Dean does his own personal polling—among his wife's employees. And, surprise! They tend to agree with him! The DNC Chairman was chatting with Tom Brokaw on MSNBC this afternoon. TOM BROKAW: What did you think of Sarah Palin last night? HOWARD DEAN: I think the first half was terrific. I thought she really laid out who she was. I was fascinated. The second half, she sounded like Dick Cheney, she really did. The same old attack stuff,...
  • Andrea: 'Amazing'; Brokaw 'Magnificent'; Mika: 'She Represents Life I Lead'

    09/04/2008 9:13:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 174+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it say about Sarah Palin that some of my favorite targets, um, subjects raved about her this morning? Andrea Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski could hardly have been more complimentary, Tom Brokaw and Jay Carney chipping in with positive comments. ANDREA MITCHELL: Here was a novice on the national scene, with the lowest of expectations. People said sure, she'll be able to perform. But it was an amazing, amazing speech in terms of the way it connected to people. I talked to people afterwards on the floor, a lot of women. One woman from California who said it didn't...
  • Is Keith Olbermann Trying to Banish Tom Brokaw From MSNBC?

    08/27/2008 10:49:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 381+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 27, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that Keith Olbermann might be vying for the title of Most Annoying Anchor On Television. First we had Olbermann dissing Joe Scarborough during a live broadcast on Monday from the Democrat convention. Then a day later, Olbermann managed to enrage Chris Matthews during another broadcast. And now it looks like Olbermann is going for broke in the insult department by pushing to have Tom Brokaw banned from appearing on MSNBC as reported in Page Six of today's New York Post: At a forum on Sunday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called MSNBC "the official network of the Obama...
  • Brokaw: My Most Conservative Friend Might Vote for Hillary

    01/23/2008 6:25:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 155 replies · 1,134+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw says his most conservative friend has told him he might vote for Hillary Clinton. I for one believe the former NBC News anchor. Hillary supporters might indeed constitute the rightward fringe of his friend set. The revelation occured on today's Morning Joe. View video here.
  • Brokaw Laments Too-Low Taxes on Rich: 'A Fundamental Injustice'

    10/30/2007 7:04:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 76 replies · 72+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A billionaire and a receptionist walk into the IRS bar. They each order a beer. The IRS bartender charges the receptionist $2.50 and the billionaire . . . $2,260. Who got undercharged? If you're Warren Buffett or Tom Brokaw, the answer is the billionaire.
  • Brokaw: Surge a 'Folly,' Saddam Execution Will Hurt Recruitment

    01/02/2007 5:00:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1,140+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tom Brokaw will praise President Ford in the eulogy he will deliver later today. But it was Brokaw in a much more familiar role -- that of criticizing a Republican administration -- that was on display on this morning's "Today." Discussing the execution of Saddam and the possibility of a surge, Brokaw opined: "The manner in which Saddam Hussein was executed reveals the essential truths about Iraq: that this is a deeply divided country along tribal lines. And the idea that we're going to impose the rule of law and democracy there by putting in more troops now will...
  • Confusion on Today: Brokaw Says US Had 'No Allies' in Iraq After Lauer Calls Blair 'War Ally'

    12/07/2006 4:18:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 748+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | December 7, 2006 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Confusion on Today: Brokaw Says US Had 'No Allies' in Iraq After Lauer Calls Blair 'War Ally' Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on December 7, 2006 - 14:10. It seems Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw can't get their story straight. On this morning's Today show Brokaw falsely stated the U.S. went to war in Iraq without allies but apparently this was news to Matt Lauer as he opened the show identifying British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a "war ally." Appearing live from Pearl Harbor, Brokaw comparing World War II to the current action in Iraq declared: "The irony of course is that we're trying...
  • An Amusing Yet Sad Look At NBC News (Video Montage)

    09/25/2006 9:17:46 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 1,061+ views
    YouTube ^ | 9-26-06
    This is a collection of NBC Nightly News clips that start the nightly broadcast...it is put together over a short period of time and it does nothing else but prove...NBC goes out of its way to give negative news first and constantly...round the clock. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ytj-0SjZ68&NR