Accuracy in Media

Lester Holt’s Questions to Obama in Dateline NBC Interview were Softballs

If you tracked the questions that Lester Holt, Obama’s interviewer at Dateline NBC, you’d be disappointed if you were expecting hard-hitting and good questions directed to the outgoing President Barack Obama. Here are three examples of the questions Holt asked Obama in Dateline NBC’s “Reality of Hope” interview: Holt on racism in America: “But was there […]

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Obama in Dateline NBC Interview Admitted Instant ‘Hope and Change’ was ‘Unrealistic’

Outgoing President Barack Obama, in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, mentioned how his ‘hope and change’ campaign may have been “naive” and put “unrealistic expectations” in the minds of Americans. Here is a transcript of the interview segment: Obama: “…That pride is something that was a positive…any talk of it being a post-racial America, […]

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Megyn Kelly to Leave Fox News for NBC

It looks like it’s a done deal for Megyn Kelly, a twelve-year veteran at Fox News, to go to NBC: At NBC, she’ll host a weekday daytime show, an in-depth Sunday magazine and take part in the network’s coverage of high-profile events. She was at the 21st Century Fox (FOX) TV network for 12 years […]

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NBC News Chairman Calls Brian Williams’ Credibility Problems “Ancient History”

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is unconcerned about disgraced former NBC Evening News anchor Brian Williams’ history of lying. He told The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple that it’s “ancient history to me.” Lack also thinks that Williams’ new program on MSNBC—”The 11th Hour with Brian Williams”—is “off to a nice start,” though the ratings tell a different […]

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March 2017

3/6/2017 - Broadcast Networks Have Lost Over 1 Million Viewers Since February

3/6/2017 - NBC Going Digital? Parent Company Buys Shares in Snapchat to Compete with Buzzfeed, Vox

January 2017

1/18/2017 - In Interview, Obama Blamed Gerrymandering for Democratic Party’s Election Losses

1/18/2017 - Obama, in Dateline NBC Interview, says He Doesn’t Personalize Politics

1/18/2017 - Lester Holt’s Questions to Obama in Dateline NBC Interview were Softballs

1/18/2017 - Obama in Dateline NBC Interview Admitted Instant ‘Hope and Change’ was ‘Unrealistic’

1/4/2017 - Bias Buzz: Megyn Kelly Moves to NBC, Trump Knows Business & Repealing ObamaCare

1/4/2017 - Megyn Kelly to Leave Fox News for NBC

October 2016

10/3/2016 - NBC News Chairman Calls Brian Williams’ Credibility Problems “Ancient History”

10/1/2016 - Cue the Popcorn: Chuck Todd, Trump Aide Spar over Post-Debate Polls

September 2016

9/28/2016 - Presidential Debate Was Most-Watched and Tweeted Ever

July 2016

7/18/2016 - Race Relations Hits 25-Year Low in NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll [Video]

June 2016

6/8/2016 - NBC Host Savannah Guthrie to Skip Rio Olympics due to Zika

May 2016

5/30/2016 - Brian Williams At It Again: America Bombed Japan “In Anger”

January 2016

1/20/2016 - NBC says It’s Proud of a Good #DemDebate this Sunday

October 2015

10/30/2015 - RNC Suspends NBC GOP Debate after CNBC Debacle

August 2015

8/26/2015 - Biden’s Potential 2016 Bid Exposes Hillary Clinton’s Weakness

8/21/2015 - Democrats Tell NBC that Hillary Clinton’s Campaign is “In Denial” over E-mails

8/14/2015 - Democrats Have the Oldest Slate of Candidates, says Chuck Todd

8/6/2015 - WATCH: Chuck Todd says August Ad Buys for Hillary Clinton Signals Serious Problems

8/5/2015 - WATCH: July Polls were Bad for Hillary

8/4/2015 - Poll shows Hillary Clinton down 15 Points in Favorability since June

July 2015

7/2/2015 - VIDEO: Even NBC says Obama White House Knew of the Hillary E-mails

June 2015

6/26/2015 - WATCH: NBC Reviews how Hillary Clinton isn’t Transparent

6/22/2015 - Chuck Todd: Brian Williams “Shockingly Honest” in Lauer Interview—Proud of How NBC Handled the Situation

May 2015

5/29/2015 - WATCH: NBC says Clinton’s Wealth and Scandals will be a Problem in 2016

5/17/2015 - LOL: Andrea Mitchell says GOP, Not Hillary, talks to Reporters and Normal Americans

5/11/2015 - VIDEO: Hillary’s Lack of Trustworthiness Will Come Back to Haunt Her

April 2015

4/26/2015 - Report: Brian Williams Lied at least 6 Times

4/16/2015 - VIDEO: So Far, Hillary Clinton has had a “Substance-Free” Campaign

4/14/2015 - VIDEO: Andrea Mitchell says Hillary Runs Away from State Dept Record due to ‘A Lot of Missteps”

4/3/2015 - VIDEO: Even Andrea Mitchell says Iran is “running circles” around Kerry

March 2015

3/16/2015 - Andrea Mitchell Fact Checks the State Dept on Saving Hillary’s E-mails

3/12/2015 - NBC Nightly News finds that Hillary Clinton’s E-mail Argument is Deeply Flawed

February 2015

2/15/2015 - More Brian Williams Myths Exposed by Washington Post

January 2015

1/15/2015 - NBC’s Chuck Todd: Hillary Clinton Isn’t an Intimidating Candidate [Video]

October 2014

10/21/2014 - “Today” Show is No. 1 Morning Show—On Social Media

August 2014

8/5/2014 - CNN May be David Gregory’s Next Stop

June 2014

6/30/2014 - Losing the Media: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Says Hillary Clinton is “Out of Touch” [Video]

6/4/2014 - NBC’s Chuck Todd: White House Was Caught” Flat-Footed” by Bergdahl Response [Video]

May 2014

5/22/2014 - NBC Stretches the Truth to Claim Today Show is #1

April 2014

4/22/2014 - Who’s Crazy? NBC Hired Psychological Consultant to Evaluate Meet the Press’ David Gregory

September 2013

9/30/2013 - Good Morning America Beats Today For the Year in Ratings

June 2013

6/13/2013 - Media Downplay Their Conflicts of Interest

6/5/2013 - Today Is So “Yesterday,” as Good Morning America Whips Former Number One Show

March 2013

3/25/2013 - Rahm Emanuel’s Brother Upset at NBC Over “Rock Center” Interview

January 2013

1/14/2013 - Oops! Subsidiary of Anti-Gun NBC Sponsors Largest U.S. Gun Show

November 2012

11/28/2012 - Can Jeff Zucker Save CNN?

11/26/2012 - Matt Lauer’s Bad Week—Amid Rumors of Firing—Getting Trashed on Twitter

11/6/2012 - NBC’s Savannah Guthrie Sees Hurricane Sandy as Sent “Seemingly From Above” to Help Obama Get Re-elected

September 2012

9/12/2012 - “Today Show” Skips 9/11 Moment of Silence for Kardashian Interview [Video]

July 2012

7/18/2012 - Guthrie No Answer for Today Show Woes

June 2012

6/11/2012 - NBC’s Jansing Parrots Obama Talking Points on Public Sector Jobs

6/11/2012 - Obama Economic Talking Points Dominate MSNBC News Reporting [VIDEO]

6/8/2012 - Media Bias Against Faith Reporting

May 2012

5/29/2012 - NBC Questions “Weenie” Hayes’ Hero Remarks [VIDEO]

5/14/2012 - Newsweek/Daily Beast Columnist Makes Hitler Comparison with Ann Romney

5/14/2012 - Alias Marx and Alinsky

5/12/2012 - NBC Yanks “Rock Center” from Lineup, Future Uncertain

April 2012

4/18/2012 - NBC Rolls Snake Eyes with Chelsea Clinton Hiring

4/9/2012 - American Family Radio; Media watchdog: NBC’s edit wasn’t an ‘error’

4/3/2012 - Bias Clips: Sarah Palin Defends Her Experience with NBC’s Lauer

March 2012

3/18/2012 - Brian Williams’ “Rock Center” Ratings Dropping Like a Stone

February 2012

2/24/2012 - Arizona Debate Ratings Indicate Voter Fatigue

January 2012

1/26/2012 - NBC Scores Big With GOP Debate

1/3/2012 - MSNBC’s Schultz Finally Discloses Three-Year Old NBC-Bain Capital Partnership [Video]

October 2011

10/14/2011 - “Today Show” Speculation About Biden’s Future as VP Irks White House

September 2011

9/29/2011 - NBC News Prez Thinks It’s Okay for News Division to Take a Stand

June 2011

6/2/2011 - NBC Set to Hire NPR Retread Vivian Schiller

February 2011

2/9/2011 - Zucker: NBC Tried to Buy HuffPo