Tag Archives: NBC News

Joy Reid Apologizes Again For Decade-Old Blog Posts

NBC News reports: MSNBC host Joy Reid apologized on Friday for a blog post published more than a decade ago that included an image of Sen. John McCain’s head photoshopped on top of the body of the Virginia Tech shooter. “While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of ...

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Trump Pounces On NBC’s Wiretapping Correction

Politico reports: President Donald Trump crowed Friday morning that “NBC NEWS is wrong again” after the network was forced to issue a correction on reporting that initially said Trump’s longtime personal attorney had been the subject of a federal wiretap. NBC News issued both on-air and online corrections to state that Michael Cohen, the attorney at the center of efforts ...

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NBC News Retracts Report That Cohen Was Wiretapped

Talking Points Memo reports: NBC News corrected its bombshell report on the wiretapping of Michael Cohen Thursday, saying that President Trump’s longtime personal attorney’s phone calls were monitored, rather than listened to, by federal investigators. Tom Winter, one of the authors of the report, said on MSNBC Thursday that the original report claiming that Cohen’s phones had been tapped “in ...

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Trump Again Attacks “Sleepy Eyes” Chuck Todd

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump criticized “Sleep eyes” Chuck Todd of “fake news” NBC for suggesting the United States is getting little from its negotiations with North Korea. Trump appeared to be referencing comments Todd made on NBC’s “Today” on Sunday morning. “He seems to be giving very little but making it seem like he’s giving a lot,” Todd ...

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Adam Rippon Declines NBC Correspondent Gig

NPR reports: He’s emerged as a fan favorite, an athlete whose talent and personality shine through his skating — and whose sense of humor and humanity have been amplified by the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But Adam Rippon says he’s not ready to move from the Olympic Athlete’s Village and join NBC. News that the TV network had offered Rippon ...

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Adam Rippon Lands NBC Correspondent Gig

USA Today reports: U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the openly gay Olympic team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known names at these Games, has been hired by NBC to work as a correspondent during the remainder of the Olympics, NBC spokesman Greg Hughes told USA TODAY Sports Sunday evening. Rippon, 28, will work for the network on ...

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Hoda Kotb Named As Matt Lauer’s Replacement

NBC News reports: Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of “Today” on Tuesday morning and officially headlined the broadcast with Savannah Guthrie. Kotb, 53, had been behind the anchor desk of NBC’s morning news show in a temporary role since Matt Lauer was fired in November. Lauer’s dismissal came after a female colleague made a complaint accusing him of inappropriate sexual ...

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Today Show Host Tears Into Paul Ryan Over GOP Tax Scam: Are You Living In A Fantasy World? [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Savannah Guthrie asked Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show early Wednesday if he was “living in a fantasy world” to think that the GOP tax bill will help workers. Guthrie quoted former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), who said in an op-ed earlier this month that such an argument is ...

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Former NBC Host Matt Lauer Issues Apology [VIDEO]

Matt Lauer released a statement today: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. ...

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Lurid Details Emerge In Matt Lauer Allegations

Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After ...

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NBC News Fires Matt Lauer Over Sex Allegations

Will this never end? The New York Times reports: NBC has fired its leading morning news anchor Matt Lauer over sexual harassment allegations, the network’s president for news said in a memo to staff on Wednesday. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the ...

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Trump Threatens To Revoke NBC’s License Over “Fake News” Report He Wanted 10X More Nuclear Weapons

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday forcefully denied a new report that he asked to dramatically expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The news network on Wednesday reported the president’s request, which it said shocked top military brass and senior administration officials. The request was what reportedly led Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron.” At a ...

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NBC Hires Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest has been named an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst. The announcement was made Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. “Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017,” reads a memo from NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC ...

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Megyn Kelly: Goodbye To Fox News, With Love [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Megyn Kelly is saying goodbye. The 46-year-old journalist bid farewell to her loyal viewers on Tuesday’s episode of The Kelly File, after news broke earlier in the day that she was leaving Fox for NBC News. “Finally tonight, a personal and professional note, from me to you. After more than a dozen years at Fox News, I ...

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Trump Nemesis Megyn Kelly Ditches Fox For NBC News

The New York Times reports: Megyn Kelly, who arrived at Fox News 12 years ago as a television news neophyte but rose to become one of its two biggest stars, has decided to leave the network to take on a broad new role at NBC News for an undisclosed amount, people briefed on the negotiations said on Tuesday. The NBC ...

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Hillary +5 Nationwide In New NBC Poll

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s 5-point lead over Donald Trump remains virtually unchanged since last week—but after prolonged in-fighting among GOP party leaders, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters (57 percent) see a lasting fracture in the Republican Party, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. In a four-way match-up, Clinton enjoys 46 percent support this week among likely ...

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