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NBC Hopes for NFL ‘Compromise’ on ‘Thorny, Touchy Topic’ of National Anthem

<p>After downplaying NFL commissioner Roger Goodell calling for an end to National Anthem protests one week earlier, on Tuesday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> lobbied hard for team owners to reach a “compromise” with players at an upcoming League meeting over the “thorny, touchy topic” of showing respect for the Anthem.</p>

NBC’s Today Finds the Secret to Happiness: Socialism!

<p>On Monday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> finally discovered the elusive secret to happiness – European-style socialism. While taking a bicycle tour of Copenhagen with <em>National Geographic</em>’s Dan Buettner, correspondent Cynthia McFadden proclaimed: “For 40 years Denmark has ranked as one of the happiest places on Earth....the Danes make life less stressed and more joyful.”<br />  </p>

Nets Tout Kaepernick Going ‘On Offense’ Against NFL

<p>Monday’s network morning shows all promoted former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick suing the NFL and claiming that all 32 League teams were in “collusion” against hiring him, despite a complete lack of evidence for his claims.</p>

‘Hawkish’ Trump Rejects Nuclear Deal, Nets Side With ‘Moderate’ Iran

<p>During special coverage of President Trump’s Friday speech announcing his decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, the broadcast networks all agreed that the American commander-in-chief was being “hawkish” and “fierce” against the “very moderate” Iranian regime, even declaring that the decision “has isolated the United States.”<br />  </p>

Nets Join Dems in Decrying Trump’s ‘Sabotage’ of ObamaCare

<p>After Thursday’s network evening newscasts feared that President Trump’s executive action curtailing ObamaCare regulations was a threat to Barack Obama’s legacy, on Friday morning, the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows launched into full panic mode over “the biggest move to undermine ObamaCare yet” and touted how “Democrats call the move pointless sabotage.”</p>

Facebook’s Sandberg Criticizes Twitter for Censoring Blackburn Ad

<p>Being interviewed by Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Thursday morning, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg criticized social media rival Twitter for censoring an ad from Tennessee Congresswoman Marsh Blackburn announcing her Senate campaign.<br />  </p>

Gabe Sherman ‘Shocked’ Obama Would ‘Legitimize’ Weinstein

<p>Appearing on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabe Sherman revealed that he was “shocked” that former President Barack Obama would “legitimize” disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein at a recent political event despite claims of sexual harassment against Weinstein being “an open secret in Hollywood and in media circles.”</p>

MSNBC’s Schmidt: Trump’s ‘Incompetence’ Caused ‘Deaths’ in Puerto Rico

<p>Blinded by his sheer hatred for Donald Trump on Tuesday, MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt blamed the President for “the deaths of American citizens in Puerto Rico” and feared the commander-in-chief would start a nuclear war that would cost “hundreds of thousands of American lives.”</p>

MSNBC’s Schmidt: Trump’s ‘Incompetence’ Caused ‘Deaths’ in Puerto Rico

<p>Blinded by his sheer hatred for Donald Trump on Tuesday, MSNBC political analyst Steve Schmidt blamed the President for “the deaths of American citizens in Puerto Rico” and feared the commander-in-chief would start a nuclear war that would cost “hundreds of thousands of American lives.”</p>

Trump Demands Border Security, Nets Parrot Dems: ‘Can’t Be Serious’

<p>While the broadcast networks were thrilled in September at the prospect that President Trump might strike a deal with Democrats to pass DACA legislation, his call for border security to be part of any such proposal left the NBC, ABC, and CBS morning shows crying foul Monday morning as they channeled liberal outrage.</p>

Mitchell & Schieffer Fret: Trump ‘Demonizing’ Media is ‘Dangerous’

<p>On Friday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and veteran CBS journalist Bob Schieffer feared Donald Trump was trying to undermine American democracy by “demonizing the mainstream media.” Appearing on the show to hawk his new book, Overload, about “the changing landscape of the media,” Schieffer warned against the President’s supposed “dangerous” effort to “undermine the press.” </p>

Mitchell & Schieffer Fret: Trump ‘Demonizing’ Media is ‘Dangerous’

<p>On Friday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and veteran CBS journalist Bob Schieffer feared Donald Trump was trying to undermine American democracy by “demonizing the mainstream media.” Appearing on the show to hawk his new book, Overload, about “the changing landscape of the media,” Schieffer warned against the President’s supposed “dangerous” effort to “undermine the press.” </p>

Nets Tee Up Lin-Manuel Miranda to Trash Trump on Puerto Rico

<p>On Friday, all three network morning shows invited on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to promote a new song he produced with other celebrities to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. However, the conversation quickly turned political and nasty as the hosts of each broadcast highlighted Miranda’s Twitter attack on President Trump in which he claimed the commander-in-chief was “going straight to hell.”</p>

NBC Revels in Creating Trump Administration ‘Turmoil’

<p>On Thursday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> seemed to delight in causing “turmoil” within the Trump administration after reporting on anonymous gossip about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly calling the President a “moron.” Co-host Savannah Guthrie opened the show by hyping: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes on an NBC News report that he referred to the President as a moron. But, doesn’t deny it....the latest on the State Department in turmoil.”</p>

MSNBC’s Ruhle Lobbies Hard for Gun Control, Urges Trump to Sell Out His Base

<p>During her 9 a.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle and <em>USA Today</em> Senior Politics Reporter Heidi Przybyla traded in their press passes in order to play the role of liberal lobbyists as they demanded a legislative push on gun control. Ruhle implored President Trump to abandon gun rights supporters and try to appease “all of those people he has thoroughly offended and distanced himself from in the middle.”</p>

After ‘Made-in-America Mass Murder,’ Brokaw Urges Viewers to ‘Organize’ Against the NRA

<p>After repeatedly demanding a “national dialogue” about gun control throughout NBC’s special coverage of the Las Vegas shooting on Monday, on Tuesday, the former <em>Nightly News</em> anchor abandoned any pretense of being a journalist as he slammed gun owners and urged liberal viewers to politically “organize” against the National Rifle Association.</p>

NBC Worries Trump Will Cover Up JFK Assassination Files

<p>In a bizarre story for NBC’s <em>Today</em> on Friday, correspondent Peter Alexander preemptively attacked President Trump for possibly blocking the release of classified government files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, even though the reporter acknowledged that  “no decision’s been made” by the administration regarding the obscure bureaucratic matter.<br />  </p>

Supreme Court Justice Warns Against Cameras in Court: Media Will Take Our Remarks Out of Context

<p>During an interview with <em>CBS This Morning</em> co-host Norah O’Donnell at The Connecticut Forum Thursday night, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer warned against cameras being allowed in the courtroom, saying the media would take Justices and lawyers out of context if there was a video recording of oral arguments in the high court.</p>

Megyn Kelly Recalls SNL’s ‘Beautiful’ Mourning Over Hillary’s Defeat

<p>Despite initially claiming she wanted to avoid politics on her new NBC daytime show, on Friday, during a fawning interview with the female cast members of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, host Megyn Kelly fondly reminisced over comedian Kate McKinnon’s sorrowful opening of <em>SNL</em> after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 election.</p>

Megyn Kelly Recalls SNL’s ‘Beautiful’ Mourning Over Hillary’s Defeat

<p>Despite initially claiming she wanted to avoid politics on her new NBC daytime show, on Friday, during a fawning interview with the female cast members of <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, host Megyn Kelly fondly reminisced over comedian Kate McKinnon’s sorrowful opening of <em>SNL</em> after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 election.</p>

NBC’s Today Spends Three Times More on Will & Grace Than GOP Tax Plan

<p>On Thursday, while ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> and <em>CBS This Morning</em> spent several minutes covering the new Republican tax plan and talked to top Trump administration officials about the policy, NBC’s <em>Today</em> couldn’t even bother to devote a single full report to the topic. Instead, the morning show devoted three times more coverage to the renewal of NBC sitcom <em>Will & Grace</em>.</p>

Nets Warn: ‘Extremely Conservative’ Roy Moore Has ‘Extreme Conservative Views’

<p>As they so often do, Wednesday’s network morning shows all read from the same script of liberal talking points as hosts and correspondents warned viewers that “ultra-conservative” candidate Roy Moore was a “staunch conservative” who won Alabama’s Senate primary despite his “extreme conservative views.” Did they mention he was “extremely conservative”?</p>

NBC Fears Travel Ban Will ‘Further Escalate’ North Korea Tensions

<p>On Monday’s NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Matt Lauer worried that President Trump’s new travel restrictions against North Korea “are only serving to further escalate tensions between the U.S. and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.” Correspondent Bill Neely warned: “No letup in the war of words....A show of force, more goading by the President, and a travel ban. It is crisis deepening by the day.”</p>

After Hailing Kaepernick, NBC Hypes NFL ‘Firestorm of Resistance’ Against Trump

<p>While NBC’s <em>Today</em> hailed NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a hero last year over his refusal to stand during the National Anthem, on Monday, the morning show was aghast at President Trump’s criticism of such protests. The broadcast hyped a “firestorm of resistance” against Trump across the NFL on Sunday.</p>

MSNBC: Kimmel ‘Helped’ Kill GOP Health Care Plan ‘In a Remarkable Way’

<p>Amid MSNBC celebrating Arizona Senator John McCain refusing to support the latest Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare on Friday, anchor Katy Tur led her panel of fellow liberal journalists in hailing ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel for his role in killing the GOP health care legislation.</p>

ABC Interviews ‘Infamous’ Spicer, Demands He Apologize to America

<p>In a remarkably hostile interview with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> on Thursday, correspondent Paula Faris asked the former presidential spokesman if he ever “lied to American people,” pressed him to apologize to country, and labeled him “the most famous and infamous former press secretary of modern times.”</p>

Ellen DeGeneres: Wouldn’t Have Trump on Show, He’s ‘Dangerous for the Country’

<p>On Wednesday, syndicated daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres told NBC’s Megyn Kelly that she would refuse to have President Trump on her show because “There’s nothing I’m going to say to him that’s gonna change him and I don’t want to give him a platform because it just...validates him.”</p>

Predictable: Nets Trot Out Dems to Blast Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ U.N. Speech

<p>Following President Trump’s forceful speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, Wednesday’s network morning shows all rushed to find Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta to blast the address as “dangerous,” “out of place” and a push to “threaten war.”<br />  </p>

NBC Fawns Over Lefty Comedy Site: ‘Humor With a Purpose’

<p>In a glowing profile marking the 10th anniversary of left-wing political satire website Funny or Die, on Tuesday’s NBC <em>Today</em>, correspondent Cynthia McFadden gushed: “Well, the writers at Funny or Die readily admit to leaning left, but they say their goal is to create comedy that transcends party lines....‘Funny is funny’ is their mantra.”</p>

MSNBC: Trump’s Anti-Hillary Tweet ‘Promotes Violence Against Women’

<p>On Monday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle hyped: “President Trump is being slammed for his use of Twitter this weekend, especially for one tweet some claim promotes violence against women.” After reciting tweets from liberals blasting the President, Ruhle turned to top Hillary Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri to further denounce the mocking social media post.</p>

NBC’s Geist Sees ‘Glimmer of Modern Reality’ in Totalitarian Handmaid’s Tale

<p>During an interview with <em>Handmaid’s Tale</em> star Elizabeth Moss for Sunday’s NBC <em>Today</em>, anchor Willie Geist teed up the liberal actress to draw parallels between the totalitarian dictatorship portrayed in the Hulu series and the United States under the Trump administration.</p>

ABC, NBC Thrilled That Trump ‘Sounds Like a Democrat’

<p>After news broke Wednesday night that the President may have struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders to pass DACA legislation, on Thursday morning, ABC’s <em>Good Morning America</em> and NBC’s <em>Today</em> gushed over how Trump “sounds like a Democrat” when discussing illegal immigration and tax reform.</p>

NBC Reporter Wanted to Throw Up After Trump Won

<p>“The room goes wavy. My stomach churns. I can feel the bile in the back of my throat.” That reaction to Donald Trump winning the 2016 election didn’t come from Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, it came from the pages of NBC correspondent and MSNBC anchor Katy Tur’s book about covering the campaign.</p>

Andrea Mitchell: Hillary ‘Really Does Connect the Dots’ Between Trump and Russia

<p>Leading off a fawning panel discussion on Tuesday about Hillary Clinton’s new memoir rehashing the 2016 campaign, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell promised viewers a “big scoop” as she promoted the failed Democratic nominee’s “latest admission to Susan Page of <em>USA Today</em> that she is convinced associates of Donald Trump’s campaign helped Russia meddle in the election.”</p>

MSNBC: Menendez Can ‘Hang On’ to Senate Seat ‘Months’ After Corruption Conviction

<p>Discussing the corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez on MSNBC’s <em>Morning Joe</em> on Friday, political analyst Steve Kornacki predicted that it would be “unlikely” for Governor Chris Christie to be able to name a Republican to replace the disgraced Democrat, even after a criminal conviction. Why? Because the Senator would simply “hang on” to the seat until a Democrat becomes the state’s new governor in January.</p>

Morning Joe Promises Good Media Coverage as Long as Trump Caves to Dems

<p>On Friday’s <em>Morning Joe</em>, political analyst Mark Halperin was surprisingly honest about the liberal bias in the media as he assured that President Trump would receive positive press coverage as long as he kept striking deals with Democrats. “This will get good coverage if he works with Democrats for as far as the eye can see. It will produce more liberal policies, which a lot of people in the media like,” Halperin proclaimed.</p>

Trevor Noah Compares Trump to Killer Asteroid, AIDS, and Godzilla

<p>Appearing on NBC’s <em>Late Night With Seth Meyers</em> on Wednesday, aired early Thursday morning, <em>Daily Show</em> host Trevor Noah proceeded to compare President Trump to a killer asteroid hurtling toward Earth, the AIDS epidemic in Africa, and fictional monster Godzilla.</p>

Hillary Accuses Matt Lauer of ‘Pointless Ambush’ in NBC Forum

<p>In her new memoir What Happened, failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has blamed everyone but herself for her stunning loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election, even lashing out at her allies in the liberal media. In the book, she reveled that she was “almost physically sick” with rage at Today co-host Matt Lauer following his interview with her during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum one year ago.</p>

MSNBC to Texas Rep. Helping Storm Victims: Ending DACA a ‘Catastrophe’

<p>During an interview Friday afternoon with Texas Congressman John Culberson – who was calling in from his flooded out district while trying to help storm victims – MSNBC host Craig Melvin amazingly devoted half the segment to grilling the Republican on news that the President may rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for young illegal immigrants. The anchor even went so far as to label an end to the policy as a “catastrophe” on par with Hurricane Harvey.</p>

Major Garrett Sneers: Trump ‘Kept His Distance From Suffering’ in Texas

<p>After moving the goal posts on President Trump’s Hurricane Harvey response on Thursday, on Friday’s <em>CBS This Morning</em>, correspondent Major Garrett doubled down on his attack on the commander-in-chief’s visit to Texas. Noting Vice President Mike Pence touring the storm damage on Wednesday, Garrett sneered: “Mr. Trump was cheered, but kept his distance from suffering and devastation, while his Vice President did exactly the opposite.”<br />  </p>
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