Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Monday, June 18, 2018

Rehashing Clinton And Lewinsky — As If We Need To Do That Again

Everybody got a cheap thrill when Bill Clinton responded peevishly to barbed questions about Monica Lewinsky on Today. (You know, Matt Lauer’s old show.)

June 13, 2018

Russian Government Launches Western ‘Fake News’ Tracker

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the page from its official website, featuring five reports from U.S. and British media. The publications are dramatically shown on the site, stamped with red text “Fake” above a Russian language disclaimer stating: “This material contains data, not corresponding to the truth.”

February 23, 2017
NBC, Trump

NBC Is Building A Trump Normalization Machine

After running a proto-fascist campaign, President-elect Donald Trump will bring his hate, misogyny, and bigotry to the White House at the end of the month. And when he does, NBC will have a machine ready to normalize him. In short, Fox News finally has competition.

January 6, 2017
NBC, Trump, Celebrity Apprentice

NBC In Bed With Trump — The Media’s Latest Grand Failure

Lots of Beltway pundits, the type who obsessed over the appearance of conflicts for Hillary Clinton during the campaign, now shrug their shoulders and suggest Trump maintaining a lucrative business association with a news and entertainment giant is no big deal.

December 16, 2016
Trump NBC

When NBC Dumped Trump Because He Violated Their Core Values

The announcement that President-elect Donald Trump will remain an executive producer on “Celebrity Apprentice” defies NBC’s previous claim that they did not want to be associated with Trump because his bigoted statements had defied the network’s core values.

December 9, 2016
NBC, Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump

NBC Will Have A Fiduciary Relationship With The President Of The United States

Donald Trump will remain the executive producer of the Celebrity Apprentice, creating an unprecedented conflict of interest for NBC News.

December 9, 2016

Pulled Punches And Easy Laughs When Trump Hosts ‘SNL’

Viewers expecting a biting satire or commentary on Donald Trump’s political candidacy — and his incendiary remarks — were disappointed, as the show punted rather than risk alienating their host.

November 8, 2015
Republican presidential candidates 2016 debate

The GOP’s Debate Debacle: Will Republicans Get Away With Bullying The Media?

Will Republicans get away with their demands for upcoming debates? Early signs look promising for the GOP, less promising for journalism.

November 4, 2015

Trump On ‘SNL’? Race Is Already A Joke

He’s having the time of his life, getting even with the media snobs who laughed at him for so long while legions of people he considers losers rush to join his bandwagon. The joke is on America.

October 22, 2015

Donald Trump To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In November

It will be the billionaire businessman’s second time hosting, following a stint in April 2004. This time, he’s an active presidential candidate.

October 13, 2015

The Best Quotes From Donald Trump’s NBC Interview

He’s keeping it real.

July 8, 2015

Donald Trump: No, NBC — I’m Firing You!

Trump’s new round of trash-talk against NBC could perhaps be aimed at Republican primary voters, as he makes an enemy of a media outlet with a liberal reputation.

June 29, 2015

NBC Fires Donald Trump After Immigrant-Bashing Campaign Comments

Give credit to Donald Trump: He’s now managed one of the biggest TV flame-outs in a long time.

June 29, 2015

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye To This TV Institution

Yeah, he’s a curmudgeon, and he’s far from perfect. But he’s the kind of curmudgeon you always knew meant well and were happy to find in your living room.

May 11, 2015
Brian Williams, Entertainment, NBC, Nightly News, Television, Media, Journalism, Disgraced

Prospects Fading For ‘NBC Nightly News’ Anchor Brian Williams’ Return

Brian Williams is gone, but not forgotten — because the story just keeps getting worse.

April 28, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Brian Williams Pays Price For Tall Tales

Will Brian Williams ever be able to salvage his reputation?

February 17, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Why I’m Pulling For Brian Williams

Connie Schultz explains why journalists want Williams’ career to survive.

February 11, 2015
Photo: Top US television anchor Brian Williams says he is taking himself off the air for "several days" as he faces an internal investigation for embellishing an Iraq war story (AFP/Robyn Beck)

Brian Williams’ Lies Are Not Equal To Those Of Fox ‘News’

If Williams worked for Fox News, would anyone care that he lied?

February 11, 2015

Endorse This: Barack Obama — Brewer, Patriot

As part of this year’s Super Bowl festivities, President Obama showed off the White House’s own signature beer.

February 2, 2015

New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Drops Ban On Openly Gay Marchers

By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, which in recent years was mired in controversy over its ban on openly gay marchers, appeared to have bowed to corporate and public pressure Wednesday by including a diversity group from NBCUniversal in next year’s event. “NBCUniversal’s LGBT Employee […]

September 3, 2014

Don Pardo, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Announcer, Dies At 96

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but Pardo reportedly broke a hip last year. […]

August 19, 2014

Judge Throws Out George Zimmerman’s Libel Suit Against NBC

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. — A Sanford, Florida, judge on Monday put an end to George Zimmerman’s libel suit against NBC Universal. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former neighborhood watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant. She issued a summary judgment in the network’s favor, […]

June 30, 2014

Judge Throws Out Part Of Zimmerman Libel Case Against NBC

By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel SANFORD, Fla. — A judge Thursday threw out part of George Zimmerman’s libel suit against NBC Universal and held out the prospect that she may throw out the whole thing. Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson tossed the allegations related to one of five broadcasts and said she […]

June 19, 2014

NBC Does A Victory Lap, Showcases New Season At Upfront Presentation

By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — After a season in which it’s poised to finish No. 1 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic for the first time since the end of Friends 10 years ago, NBC ran a triumphant victory lap at its annual upfront presentation before an audience of advertisers and journalists […]

May 12, 2014

Zimmerman Moves To End Court Battles With Prosecutors

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel SANFORD, Fla. – Former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman says he’s done fighting in court with Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. In paperwork filed at the Seminole County criminal courthouse, Zimmerman says he is giving up his promised fight to make the state pay his legal bills. He also wants to […]

March 4, 2014