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OPINION

NBC Is An Appendage Of The DNC (I’ll Let You Decide Which One)

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Even though I use it regularly, most of the time I am glad Twitter isn’t real life. What do I mean by that? I mean that was Twitter's real life, and if I were around these moronic leftists out there spewing their absolute bovine excrement, it’s possible I’d be in prison. I wouldn’t have killed anyone, but I certainly would’ve been very tempted to knock some teeth out. In other words: leftists are disgusting and I’m extremely happy I’m nowhere near them. And what seems to be the highest concentration of these worthless piles of human flesh is NBC News.

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First off, let me say that any organization with the word “news” in its name should either drop it or face a class action suit over false advertising. None of them do news, they do activism to varying degrees of success. But few so blatantly bastardize the word “news” like the National Broadcasting Corporation with what must be the cheering of their corporate masters at Comcast.

NBC News employs no one doing journalism. They owe Brian Williams an apology, or at least a plaque on the wall. He may well be the last person they’ve held to any standards whatsoever in the company and all he got was moved from the nightly network broadcast to MSNBC’s dead hour at 11:00 pm. He didn’t even get a pay cut, he was simply allowed to be even more biased and full of it. 

Since then, no one has been held accountable for lying or refusing to do even the bare minimums of what can even tangentially constitute some semblance of journalism. Journalism simply isn’t what NBC News or MSNBC does. Hell, the disappeared guy who reported on the weird circumstances surrounding the attack on Paul Pelosi and never explained why. If Brian Williams was able to continue to make multiple millions of dollars per year in exile for lying time and again, why can’t Miguel Almaguer keep his job after accidentally reporting something Democrats didn’t find helpful? (I can’t say it wasn’t true because no one has even said what it was he’s alleged to have done.)

While you often don’t have to look too hard to see the activism from NBC “News” personalities (I probably should stop calling them journalists, words have meaning, after all), there used to be a line between the opinion morons – racist and homophobe Joy Reid or vapid gaffe-machine Nicolle Wallace – and what passes for reporters over there. Not anymore. 

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Now, an NBC ID badge is all you need to spout off unapologetically about whatever left-wing cause is the flavor of the moment. Ben Collins, who allegedly covers the “right-wing” online, went on a tear-filled rant a couple of weeks ago about how Republicans not wanting their kids to have genitals rubbed in their faces at drag shows for kids was responsible for the mass shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs. He was wildly applauded for this bout of unprofessionalism by his colleagues. But plans for Ben’s Pulitzer Prize for whining on television had to be put on hold a couple of days later when everything he said was exposed as a lie.

Collins, who “reported” on the events of Colorado Springs from New York City (guess he couldn’t be bothered to go there…), was exposed as a fraud a couple of days later when it was revealed, curiously not through any “reporting” by the 2 other reporters NBC dispatched there but by the lawyers of the alleged killer, that the shooter was “non-binary” and used “they/them pronouns.” What was the point of having reporters sent to the scene if they don’t do any journalism?

Ben never apologized, he simply dropped the story – like it never happened. But when a story landed directly on his beat – the release of Twitter’s internal documents regarding how it worked to silence the Hunter Biden story before the 2020 election – Benny wasn’t interested. 

Never having seen these documents, Collins dismissed them with a tweet. “Elon Musk paid $44 billion to discover what we already knew: content moderation is messy and involves whole teams of people with a range of viewpoints trying to appease different political factions. He then gave “leaks” to a Substack Man to present it as a blockbuster,” Collins said. He’s one of the few reporters out there who, when presented with an opportunity to access direct source material relevant to their job, publicly expressed disinterest. Honestly, if NBC News or Comcast has any standards at all, Ben would be fired the second his boss found out about this.

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But if NBC News were to implement standards at this point in their activism, they’d almost have to shut down operations since they wouldn’t have enough people to field a corporate softball team, let alone run two networks.

Jason Abbruzzese, “senior tech, science, and climate editor” for NBC News, responded to the revelation that the Democratic National Committee had coordinated with leftists at Twitter to block truthful content harmful to them by simply saying, “It is Twitter exercising its right to moderate its platform as it sees fit, including taking down nude pictures of people who did not consent for them to be posted on the internet.” 

Search the name of any of the Trump kids on NBC’s website and you’ll find thousands of hits, none of which involve anything close to a crime. But the son of the Democrat nominee smoking crack and filming himself with clearly sex-trafficed girls are of no interest. Worse than that, it’s not something anyone should care about. Would Jason demand someone who was caught molesting children because sick pictures of the act were accidentally sent to someone by mistake be released because they “did not consent” to having those pictures seen by others? What’s the difference?

Ditzy “senior reporter” at NBC News, an activist called Brandy Zadrozny joined in with her other NBC personalities in dismissing the whole story before even knowing half of it. “To leap to political contributions as the reason the right was more often reported for rule breaking is just bad reasoning and really bad reporting. Good thing this guy doesn't have an editor,” said the gray-haired old lady who also lied and blamed the Colorado Springs shooting on conservatives without consequence

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I’ve never seen any organization purportedly in existence to gather and disseminate as much information as possible actively working to prevent the dissemination of information and fight to discourage people from consuming it. They don’t dispute it because they can’t, so they dismiss it with irrelevant distractions and snide remarks better suited to the comment section of a Live Journal, which is where their “work” belongs.

Journalism is about curiosity, and if your curiosity exists only to ask “Why are you telling me something I don’t want to be true?” you have no business pretending to be a journalist. That NBC News employs so many people (and these were just a few examples, pretty much everyone on MSNBC is doing what they can to treat this story like Ted Kennedy treated Mary Jo Kopechne) disinterested in more information that it has become a testament to just how pathetic the peacock network has become. NBC News is an appendage of the DNC, I’ll leave it up to you to choose which one. And honestly, everyone who works there should be fired.  

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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