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NBC News’ Terrible, No Good, Horrible,Very Bad Day

May 4, 2018

Fake News

Yesterday, the oldest broadcasting network in the United States, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC),experienced a day in which their News Division proved that, for them “journalistic Integrity” is indeed an oxymoron.

FoxNews.com reports that

For NBC News, it was another in a series of embarrassments on Thursday as it had to correct a story saying federal investigators had placed a wiretap on the phone lines of President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.

As Fox News is reporting, the feds were monitoring only what calls were being made but weren’t listening in — contrary to NBC’s earlier reporting. The Peacock Network’s major turnabout was made more than four hours after the original story moved online Thursday, when it caused immediate chatter in the cable news universe.

NBC had attributed its original story to two anonymous sources with knowledge of the legal proceedings against Cohen. In an editor’s note preceding the rewritten story, NBC explains that three senior U.S. officials disputed the account, saying that the phones were monitored by a pen register, which records the phone numbers on both ends of the conversation, not the substance of the calls themselves.

The erroneous NBC report added to widespread speculation about what exactly the feds were able to seize in their April raid. Cohen’s lawyers and President Trump’s legal team have been battling in court over access to those materials.

Darn those “anonymous sources”.

Why, one might think that NBC made up that cock and bull story to begin with.

But wait…there’s more

Amid shocking new allegations against Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer, NBC News Chairman Andy lack is twisting in the wind as media watchdogs await the findings of an internal review to determine who knew about disgraced “Today” host Matt Lauer’s bad behavior and didn’t report it.

The Washington Post on Thursday night reported that the long-simmering investigation is “nearing its conclusion” — something Lack echoed in a memo to staff on Friday. 

“We will have findings and further steps to share with you as soon as next week,” Lack wrote to staffers.

The investigation’s closure comes as the Lauer scandal is just one of many storms over sexual misconduct, secrecy, homophobia and just bad decision-making that are dogging NBC’s storied news division.

There’s the controversy over MSNBC star Joy Reid’s anti-gay slurs; the accusations that NBC legend Tom Brokaw engaged in forceful and unwanted kissing of then-NBC correspondent Linda Vester in the 1990s; and persistent questions over why NBC sat on two major sex harassment stories: the “Access Hollywood” tape of Donald Trump and Ronan Farrow’s blockbuster reporting on alleged Hollywood sex predator Harvey Weinstein. And then there’s the foundering and hugely expensive experiment with former Fox News star Megyn Kelly, who has reportedly been dragging down NBC News’ most important show by far, “Today.”

The fact that NBC had to correct themselves over their own fake news is actually sort of amazing.

After all, since Donald J. Trump first announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States of America, they’ve been lying like the Grizzly Bear Throw Rug in Sarah Palin’s Den.

Their desperation to bring down a sitting President has now transcended the bounds of broadcast journalism to the point to where this “news outlet” now resembles a revolutionary faction vying for power in Venezuela.

This desperation has led them to publish unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie in order to assuage their own still hurt feelings over their failure to aid lousy Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum has, without a doubt, wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.

The funny thing is, that during all of those decades of Liberal Self-righteousness, NBC and other Liberal Show Biz Organizations were condoning sexual harassment and intolerance in their own corporate confines.

That’s right.

The same bunch of “morally superior” East and West Coast Liberals, who have been insulting and talking down to average Americans, from their positions of notoriety and power, simply because we believe in Traditional American Faith and Values and we would not swallow the Kool-aid they we offering during the 2016 Presidential Campaign and elected Donald J Trump as President, instead of the Queen of Mean, knew all along about the debauchery going on both behind closed doors and out in their open in their places of business.

And now, they are trying to topple a president on the word of a woman who makes her living on her back.

And. the pundits at NBC News and the rest of the Main Stream Media, wonder why President Trump’s Popularity Ratings continue to rise.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

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NBC’s Holt Attempts to Prosecute Instead of Interview Trump. Honest Answers to Dishonest Journalism Ensue.

May 12, 2017

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I’m not against the media. I’m against the FAKE media.” – President Donald J. Trump

Breitbart.com reports that

NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions.

In the clip, Holt can be seen questioning almost every statement made by Trump.

In one instance, Holt asked Trump about his May 9 letter ousting F.B.I Director James Comey in which Trump wrote, “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation.”

Holt asked Trump, “Why did you put that in there?”

Trump replied, “Because he told me that. I mean, he told me…”

Before Trump could finish his sentence, Holt interrupted, asking, “He told you you weren’t under investigation regarding the Russian investigation?”

“Yeah, and I’ve heard that from others. I think…” Trump began to respond before Holt interrupted again.

“Was it in a phone call? Did you meet face-to-face?” Holt interjected, speaking over Trump.

“I had a dinner with him. He wanted to have dinner because he wanted to stay on. We had a very nice dinner at the White House…”

Holt spoke over Trump again, interrupting this time by asking, “He, he asked for the dinner?”

“A dinner was arranged. I think he asked for a dinner.”

Holt interrupted Trump again when Trump was explaining he knew that he wasn’t under investigation both from Comey three times and from a “committee level.”

“So that didn’t come directly from him?” Holt cut in and asked before Trump could finish his explanation about the times he says he heard from Comey that he wasn’t under investigation.

The Main Stream Media, as demonstrated in that interview by Lester Holt, gave up the appearance of objectivity a long time ago in favor of becoming the Modern Democratic Party’s Propaganda Arm and Ideology-Enforcing Vanguard.

The Main Stream Media has gotten so desperate to bring down the juggernaut that is President-elect Donald J. Trump that that they have adopted the strategy of publishing unsubstantiated lies in order to assuage their own hurt feeling after their failure to aid lousy Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

For example, yesterday they were floating the lie that ousted FBI Director James Comey was booted after wanting most money with which to fund an investigation of President Trump’s unproven “collusion” with Russia.

The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their never-ending temper tantrum has evidently wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.

As Trump so rightly and repeatedly pointed out, the Main Stream Media are so upset about Hillary’s loss that they have retaliated by publishing “Fake News” is the hope that somehow, someway they can succeed in driving Mr. Trump out of office and that, in doing so, somehow, someway, they Presidency would be given as a “Participation Trophy” to the Failed Party Presidential Candidate.

Pretty pathetic, huh?

President Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.

Nor should he have to.

The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.

The Main Stream Media knows that.

The problem is, as stated earlier, the Main Stream Media is still having a conniption fit (Southern colloquialism for being upset over something to the point insanity) over the fact that us rubes here in the Heartland did not listen to what they were telling us to do and voted for Donald J. Trump over their Candidate of Choice, the Queen of Mean, Hillary Clinton.

The Main Stream Media not only lost their meal ticket with the defeat of the Queen of Mean, Hillary Clinton, but they also must face the reality of being “punked” for at least four years by Donald J. Trump, who treats them like a school of Largemouth Bass, baiting the hook with the promise of a big announcement or story, causing them to pack the room wherever Trump is speaking, only to find out that they have been used to gain free publicity for Mr. Trump and whatever cause he is trying to forward that day.

Or, he just flat-out “trolls” them, as he did by announcing Comey’s firing the day before he met with the Russian Foreign Minister.

Or, as he did in this case, refusing to play nice with them when they slander him, he confronts them, like Daniel in the Lion’s Den and speaks his piece in a forthright and honest manner.

Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.

The Main Stream Media are no longer in control of the dissemination of the news…and they know it.

Between Trump’s playing them like Charlie Daniels playing a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.

And, quite frankly, they don’t like it one bit.

That is why they continue to try to bring down Trump.

The problem that the hellhounds of the Main Stream Media face is the fact that in order to  have access to President Donald J. Trump and to be able to file news reports covering the actions that he is going to take as President, they are going to have to accurately report what actually happens.

As they continue to learn the hard way, the 45th President of the United States of America will not suffer unsubstantiated slander or the fools who report it, gladly.

President Abraham Lincoln said,

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. 

Ask Lester Holt.

Until He Comes,

KJ