NBC’s big fight with the Republican Party, explained

VOX – By Timothy B. Lee Republicans fumed this week over what they saw as CNBC moderators’ biased and disrespectful treatment of the GOP presidential field at the candidates’ third debate Wednesday night. During the debate, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, and other candidates blasted the moderators for their hostile questions, earning cheers from the mostly Republican audience. On Friday,… More NBC’s big fight with the Republican Party, explained

10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

The Week 1.Death toll in Nepal earthquake climbs above 2,200 At least 2,263 people are dead and nearly 6,000 are injured afterSaturday’s catastrophic earthquake in Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude quake and a series of violent aftershocks — one an estimated 6.7 magnitude rumbling on Sunday — rocked the mountain nation, destroying historic buildings and… More 10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

Chuck Todd Takes A Beating In Facebook Chat

Just deserts is a good  description of what Todd got in these exchanges… TPM LiveWire Chuck Todd has claimed special insight into the world of “trolling” in the past. “Easiest way to attract trolls, write ‘media’ and ‘bias’ in a sentence,” he tweeted last year. Equipped with that knowledge, NBC’s new “Meet the Press” moderator waded… More Chuck Todd Takes A Beating In Facebook Chat

Report: NBC Actively Pursued Jon Stewart To Host ‘Meet The Press’

I haven’t watched MTP for years.  If Jon Stewart had accepted the job, I would have watched every week… TPM LiveWire Before settling on Chuck Todd, NBC executives seriously considered tapping Jon Stewart to serve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press,” according to a report from New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman. Sherman cited… More Report: NBC Actively Pursued Jon Stewart To Host ‘Meet The Press’

10 things you need to know today: October 3, 2014

The Week 1. U.S. journalist in Liberia stricken with Ebola An American freelance journalist working for NBC News in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola, the network said Thursday. The 33-year-old man, whose name is being withheld at his family’s request, began showing symptoms on Wednesday, one day after NBC hired him as a second… More 10 things you need to know today: October 3, 2014

NBC hired a ‘psychological consultant’ to find out what is wrong with David Gregory’s ratings

The Raw Story ***UPDATE (5:02PM)*** We received a statement from NBC spokeswoman Meghan Pianta, as follows: Last year Meet the Press brought in a brand consultant—not, as reported, a psychological one—to better understand how its anchor connects. This is certainly not unusual for any television program, especially one that’s driven so heavily by one person. According… More NBC hired a ‘psychological consultant’ to find out what is wrong with David Gregory’s ratings

Archconservative Jim Inhofe Has Change Of Heart About Democrats

The Huffington Post One of the most partisan Republicans in the Senate, Oklahoma’s Jim Inhofe, said Sunday that his “attitude” toward Senate Democrats has changed as a result of the outpouring of sympathy he received from colleagues after the death of his son. Perry Inhofe, 52, was killed in a plane crash in November. “I probably shouldn’t… More Archconservative Jim Inhofe Has Change Of Heart About Democrats

Greta Van Susteren Slams Media’s ‘Bad Questions’ For Obama

Is hell about to freeze over?  A Fox News commentator defending our President? The Huffington Post Greta van Susteren said on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s end-of-the-year press conference Friday provided further evidence of why his approval ratings have dropped so low and how the media are not helping. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,”… More Greta Van Susteren Slams Media’s ‘Bad Questions’ For Obama

Stewart Praises Budget Deal: Hallelujah! A Break From All the ‘Congressional F*ckery!

Mediaite It’s been so long since Congress actually compromised on something, Jon Stewart seemed almost giddy Wednesday night that there’s a budget deal that could very well pass. Stewart even played “Hallelujah” in celebration, though quite frankly, absolutely no one on either side is really happy about this. Stewart fully expected to do another cursory look at… More Stewart Praises Budget Deal: Hallelujah! A Break From All the ‘Congressional F*ckery!

Pope Francis Is Time’s Person Of The Year

Outstanding choice… The Huffington Post Pope Francis has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013. Time’s editor revealed the magazine’s decision on NBC’s “Today” Wednesday morning. Pope Francis, who gained world praise in 2013, became the first Jesuit pope in March 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Here is the… More Pope Francis Is Time’s Person Of The Year