John Barbour has led a storied life in show business as a writer and producer, and as creator of the first reality TV show Real People; he is the only person to win an Emmy for both entertainment and news, and was critic-at-large for KNBC in Los Angeles. Barbour also became close friends with Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District attorney who brought businessman Clay Shaw to trial for conspiracy in the killing of John Kennedy, and was instrumental in sounding the alarm that a conspiracy was involved in the President’s murder. In 1980 at the height of his career with Real People, Barbour interviewed Garrison for NBC news, the interview was re-edited without Barbour’s knowledge or permission making Garrison look foolish and unbalanced.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday November 25, 2013 4:59 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday October 3, 2013 9:12 am|
With CNN and NBC/Universal having scrapped their plans to make Hillary Clinton TV movies (a doc and biopic, respectively), citing pressure form both political side and lack of cooperation from sources, rightwing Citizen Untied is ready to jump in the fray.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 16, 2013 8:35 am|
The Affordable Care Act continues to remain extremely unpopular. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal found only a small percentage of Americans think it is a good idea.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 16, 2013 12:06 pm|
At their summer meeting the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent CNN or NBC from holding any Republican Presidential primary debates unless they canceled their planned Hillary Clinton biographies.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 15, 2013 8:00 pm|
Wonder of wonders, every once in a while, the Free Market gets off its nattily-clad ass and renders judgement where judgement is way overdue, and this appears to be one of those times. You see, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running political show on TV, has come in dead last in the ratings, reaching less than 1% of US households, an astonishingly pathetic number which includes, presumably, the crummy motels and Pine-Sol scented nursing homes with which such shows are most commonly associated.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00 pm|
Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it. Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were. Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 5, 2013 9:57 am|
Through chilling legal jargon and a patchwork of legal citations from prior case law, a Justice Department white paper leaked to NBC News provides one of the clearest indication yet that the administration of President Barack Obama has claimed the power to kill people and there are few checks on this claimed executive power.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 17, 2012 12:12 pm|
Turkish news is reporting that NBC News Senior Correspondent Richard Engel has been missing in Syria since Thursday. Turkish journalist Aziz Akyavaş is also missing.
Engel has been one of the few western journalists reporting from within Syria. NBC is not commenting at this time.
|By: Suzanne Thursday November 1, 2012 10:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 15, 2012 2:10 pm|
If the Romney campaign thought the naming of a running mate would cause the media to move on from the issue of Romney’s tax returns, they were sadly mistaken. As long as Romney refuses to release more than what has only been a single incomplete tax return, the issue will hound him. It will be asked of him, his running mate, his surrogates and even his wife.