The Pentagon has a well-documented history of seeking to influence entertainment that Hollywood produces so that negative portrayals of the United State military are not produced, but the NBC show “Stars Earn Stripes” takes the propagandistic efforts of the military-entertainment industrial complex to the next level.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:20 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday July 28, 2012 12:00 pm|
It is a running joke that Americans learn geography or about countries outside the United States only when the US military decides to invade a country. Presumably, this is why NBC broadcasters Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Viera announcing the Olympics opening ceremony would be sharing trivia about each country, especially information that Americans might be able to understand even if they were terribly uneducated. But that should be no justification for the candor of the commentary during the broadcast of the Opening Ceremony, which was frankly an example of smug American elitism and often outright condescension.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday July 3, 2012 7:40 am|
There is more confirmation that President Obama holds a small but consistent lead over Mitt Romney. The latest CNN-ORC poll found Obama with a three point lead among registered voters, Obama 49% – Romney 46%. That’s not changed since the ACA Supreme Court ruling. The other good news for Obama in this poll is that his job approval rating is 51 percent.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 31, 2012 7:15 am|
The presidential election is effectively tied in the swing states of Colorado, Iowa and Nevada according to the latest Marist/NBC News polls. President Obama is technically up by two in Nevada and one in Colorado but those small leads are within the margin of error.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 23, 2012 10:00 am|
A President with poor marks on the economy, running for re-election during a bad economy and with the economy the number one issue should have some serious political problems. Yet both recent polls show him with a small lead. The Post/ABC poll has Obama leading by three, and the NBC/WSJ poll has Obama up by four. That suggests Americans don’t think Mr. Romney could do any better on the issue they care about the most.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday May 20, 2012 4:00 pm|
For reasons only he and his producers can fathom, NBC’s Meet the Press host, David Gregory, thought it would be edifying to feature a debate about the economy and budget issues between two men who don’t have a clue about how to help the economy and who differ only in degree about how much Congress should pass measures that will hurt growth, put more people out of work, leave more people uninsured and reduce more people’s wages and retirement incomes.
|By: Gregg Levine Thursday May 10, 2012 6:00 am|
And now you know. . . the rest of the story.
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 5, 2012 10:05 am|
The Republican presidential primary has had a seriously negative impact on both the GOP brand and that of front runner Mitt Romney. The contest has given many more Americans an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party, while Romney’s unfavorability rating has been steadily increasing despite his spending millions to define himself.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 30, 2012 10:00 am|
Mitt Romney appears to be finishing strong before tomorrow’s Florida primary. The Marist/NBC poll from yesterday found Romney with a 15 point lead. Similarly Quinnipiac now has Romney with a 14 point lead in the sate. The closest poll has his lead at seven points.
|By: Scarecrow Saturday January 28, 2012 4:00 pm|
The Hill reports a strange story in which NBC and its former evening news anchorman, Tom Brokaw, are demanding that Mitt Romney’s campaign take down an ad in Florida that features Tom Brokaw delivering the news. The news Tom is delivering is that the House found Speaker Gingrich guilty of unethical behavior and fined him.
So, you may ask, what exactly is wrong with a candidate using a segment of a newscast to present a piece of relevant history it wants voters to learn from the ad?