NBC bla­tantly pro­motes Barack Obama

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - Bill O’Reilly

With much of the na­tion hav­ing sam­pled TV cov­er­age of the Demo­cratic Con­ven­tion, things are get­ting a bit dicey for NBC News. For months that or­ga­ni­za­tion has tilted heav­ily to­ward pro­mot­ing Barack Obama for pres­i­dent, thereby vi­o­lat­ing tra­di­tional jour­nal­is­tic tenets.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent study by the Me­dia Re­search Cen­ter, “NBC Nightly News” has the most lop­sided pro-Obama cov­er­age among na­tional TV news op­er­a­tions. The MRC found that pro-Obama re­ports out­num­ber anti-Obama re­ports by 10 to one on “NBC Nightly News” — an amaz­ing statis­tic.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at how NBC News might look some­time soon.

(Open) “Hi, I’m Brian Wil­liams. Thank you for join­ing us tonight. Be­fore we get to our lineup this evening, I should tell you that I am wear­ing the same kind of suit Sen. Obama had on yes­ter­day, and I like it very much. The fab­ric is soft and has an air of au­thor­ity. I want to thank the se­na­tor for his good taste.

“Our first story tonight is from An­drea Mitchell, who has learned that Sen. Obama is, in­deed, re­lated to Moses. NBC has dis­cov­ered the wicker bas­ket in which Moses floated down the Nile River be­fore be­ing res­cued by the pharaoh’s wife. We can tell you tonight that DNA traces found in that bas­ket match Barack Obama! In­cred­i­ble.

“Also ahead, NBC News cor­re­spon­dent Lee Cowan is trav­el­ing with Sen. Obama and re­ports that he is a re­ally big tip­per and his teeth are per­fect.

“Con­tin­u­ing with our elec­tion cov­er­age, Chuck Todd will an­a­lyze ex­actly how Michelle Obama came to be so smart. And good looking. By the way, my wife has a dress very sim­i­lar to the one Mrs. Obama wore on stage in Den­ver. She likes it a lot.

“Af­ter Chuck files his re­port, Maria Me­nounos has an exclusive story on how the Rev. Wright has un­der­gone a rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion. Maria has learned that af­ter go­ing to Lour­des, the rev­erend now be­lieves all Amer­i­cans are re­ally neat peo­ple and is wear­ing the same kind of Amer­i­can flag pin that Barack Obama wears. Rather than damn­ing Amer­ica, the Rev. Wright now be­lieves the de­ity likes the coun­try, es­pe­cially be­cause Sen. Obama might be pres­i­dent.

“Fi­nally, Tom Brokaw will take a look back at the en­tire Obama fam­ily tree. This is amaz­ing. New ev­i­dence sug­gests that Barack Obama is not only a dis­tant cousin to Dick Cheney, but is also re­lated to Gen. Ge­orge Pat­ton, Franklin De­lano Roo­sevelt and St. Fran­cis of As­sisi. DNA found on a bird in Chicago con­firms this.

“As for John McCain, there is a ru­mor he has been de­nied AARP mem­ber­ship be­cause he is too old.

“So we have quite a pro­gram for you this evening right here on NBC News. Please stay tuned.”

Bill O’Reilly is a na­tion­ally syndicated colum­nist.

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