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As Obama Falls, So Does NBC News

There is no way to know how much damage the leftist lunacy has done to the NBC News brand.
NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd with the president. NBC News and MSNBC have become the same in house channel for Obama as Fox News used to be for the GW Bush Administration.

NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd with the president. NBC News and MSNBC have become the same in house channel for Obama as Fox News used to be for the GW Bush Administration.

Originally published at The American Thinker.

It seems that turning itself into an Obama lapdog has not worked out too well for NBC News.  The once-respected and prosperous news organization is facing cutbacks and an alienated staff. Claire Atkinson of the New York Post writes:

NBC News boss Deborah Turness is spending the last few days of the year eyeing cuts – moves that could include axing some senior on-air talent, The Post has learned.

Turness, brought on in August to shake up the moribund news division – where “Meet the Press” and “Today” had stumbled – is in the midst of a host of end-of -year buyouts and cost reductions, sources said.

The current moves are not the first time Turness has irked journalists under her command.

NBC veterans have complained privately that Turness is not serious enough, sources said.

“Instead of getting better, NBC News has been getting worse,” said one executive. “It’s a mess.”

The grumblings are centered on Turness’ more aggressive tabloid style.

Why would the network operation turn to tabloid style? Must be that people are not watching. And in fact, both Meet the Press, the most venerable program in television history, and Today, traditionally the most profitable product of NBC News, have fallen behind the competition. So revenues lag, and costs must be cut. Somehow, audiences must be persuaded to come back, and nothing sells like sleaze.

Nobody is yet mentioning the hard left turn NBC News made when Barack Obama took office. The network has become a laughingstock for its softball propagandist approach. That could have a lot to do with its decline (Fox News, in comparison, is doing just great). But that is unmentionable at 30 Rock, the network’s headquarters.

There is no way to know how much damage the leftist lunacy broadcast on MSNBC has done to the NBC News brand, but it cannot have helped. NBC News figures regularly appear on MSNBC, and the stain may not come out.

NBC News fully deserves its fate, having reneged on its duty to provide hard hitting news. But as an amateur student of broadcast history, I can’t help but be nostalgic just a smidgen. NBC, after all, invented network broadcasting in the days of radio. Working with its sister corporation, the now defunct (take heed, NBC Universal!) RCA, NBC pioneered technologically (it invented color television) and culturally.

That proud history is now lying in ashes. What a shame. The current bosses have sold their souls and sacrificed their heritage on the altar of politically correct Obama worship. Barack Obama is bringing ruin to those who backed him as some kind of messiah. There may be a lesson i n this, but those who need it most are incapable of learning it.

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15 Responses to “As Obama Falls, So Does NBC News”

  1. Sure this guy sucks, and Dems are terrible. What’s a lot better is Conservative Christian Republicans who want Israel to be a pet for Jesus.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They deserve each other

  3. any network who gives Al Sharpton a platform to spew his lies and hatred deserves to go off the air ! would not trust or support anything else they do.

  4. i’d rather have jc than mo

  5. do not forget nbc altered the 311 geo zimmerman tapes to make him look like a racist to fan the flames of race baiting and paid millions for it.

  6. Idiot. Note “Jewish” Press. So why would you expect a Jew to give a f*ck what you think about jc?

  7. Must suck having a longer name than total viewers.

  8. let em fall let em fall let em fall.

  9. Dror says:

    It’s come to the point where i watch msnbc to get a good laugh. It’s a real freak show.
    NBC Sunday morning shows became a joke too. So anemic and forgiving to Obama…..

  10. Leo Erwin says:

    I listen not to anyone connected to this mega lie machine…..including senile babs walters…..

  11. James Redman says:

    That is what NBC and other news media deserve for putting up all this exaggerated and lies form Obama. Maybe they could have enough brain to change things around.

  12. When you peddle a fraud like POTUS Obama and it finally comes to light for the world to see and NBC can't extricate itself from the continuing fraud…O'h well!

  13. They sacrificed their dignity and credibility to be Obama's worshipers and propagandists…so now they deserve what they r getting

  14. Jeanne Tanx says:

    Thank you for sharing, Annamaria Arena.

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