NBC Avoids the Nightly News

NBC Nightly News remains the only national broadcast to completely have ignored ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber mocking the “stupidity” of voters. Instead of airing what Gruber said, they have done their best to obfuscate the story with ‘fluff.’

NBC Nightly News featured a full report during their November 13 cast, on “Guinness World Records Day,” and NBC morning show weatherman Al Roker’s attempt to set the record for longest weather report. The same newscast feature Cynthia McFadden’s profile of a Minnesota company where employees receive hot chili, cold beer and unlimited vacation days.

The November 17 edition of found time for a story about an Australian news anchor who wore the same blue suit every day for a year. Two-days later, Williams used 30 seconds to tell viewers that cast member Cecily Strong of Saturday Night Live would be performing a comedy routine at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and they devoted a full report to a study documenting the news media’s bias in favor of dog stories.

The November 28 newscast aired an outcry over the New York Times choosing a grape salad as Minnesota’s favorite Thanksgiving food, when most in the state had never even heard of it. By the way, in Nevada, where we live in a constant state of dehydration, the favorite food is supposedly ‘frog-eye salad.’

Come December 1, NBC reported on a fired GOP congressional aide, who in a Facebook post, criticized the first daughters for the way they acted during the pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey. Furthermore, during the same newscast, they also had a report/commercial for online dating site, FarmersOnly.

Three days later, fill-in host Lester Holt over-promoted a full report by correspondent Harry Smith profiling Allison Williams, who is Brian Williams’ daughter, and had the lead in the NBC musical ‘Peter Pan. The week before, on November 26, NBC ran a “behind the scenes” package, look at preparations for the live broadcast.

The next day, on December 5, Williams wasted airtime showing six-year-old boy clapping as he watched ‘Peter Pan.’ Also during the same newscast, Kevin Tibbles had a story about how people are buying ugly Christmas sweaters.

On December 9, the evening of Gruber’s appearance before a Senate hearing, NBC Nightly News finally presented a 30-second piece about Gruber’s foibles. The next night, there was nothing.

It was as if the hearing hadn’t happened.

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