Now that we’re ragging on local TV News let me tell you what I saw on a local newscast in San Diego. The station, I believe, was NBC 7, owned and operated by NBC.
A reporter was doing a story on an immigration demonstration and a sound bite appeared by an African American who appeared to be a Catholic Priest. He said, Donald Trump is a racist and Trump hates all immigrants. Then you saw a sound bite of President Trump saying “They are animals.”
Now you probably know that Trump was referring to MS 13 the violent gangs who rape young girls and mutilate their bodies. But the news report left that out! Making it look and sound like he said all immigrants are animals! This is a blatant lie by the television station, the news department and the reporter.
Later I was listening to NBC Radio News, and a report referred to Senate Majority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell. When Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, McConnell said we should wait until after the upcoming election. Now that President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court McConnell wants him confirmed before the upcoming election. NBC left out the fact that Obama was at the end of his presidency and a new president would be elected and McConnell made the point that a new president should have the honor of appointing a new justice. While, with the Kavanaugh nomination the upcoming election is a MID-TERM election with no presidential election!
You see the subtle difference? Leaving out the Information makes it sound like McConnell is bad, is hypocritical. Leaving out President Trump saying he was referring to MS 13 makes it sound like the president is a racist.
Remember the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, about 6 years ago. NBC edited the sound of the 911 call and made it appear as though Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being asked, when the full tape revealed he only did so when responding to a question by the dispatcher.
This is unscrupulous, immoral, and corrupt. The bias is pathetic. And are they held accountable for it? No.