- NBC claimed that Paul Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
- Politico: Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials”
From Daily Caller:
NBC News dropped what the network hyped as a “potential bombshell” last week. “Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to ‘Donations,’” the original headline read. The story claimed that Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
NBC began walking back the “potential bombshell” almost immediately, issuing a correction the same day noting that the word “donation” didn’t actually appear in the notes, but quoting one source who said the word “donor” was in the notes.
But NBC’s corrected story still wasn’t accurate, according to a new Politico report, which said that the word “donor” didn’t appear in Manafort’s notes. Moreover, Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials,” Politico reported. The outlet cited several sources who have seen Manafort’s notes, while NBC relied on “two sources briefed on the evidence” to make its claim.
Even before Politico fully debunked NBC’s reporting, the network’s decision to publish the story came under fire. The day after NBC originally published the story, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple criticized the story, which he said “provides only fodder for innuendo and conspiracy, not for sound conclusions about what happened.”
NBC News’ botched “bombshell” is just the latest anonymously sourced Trump-Russia story to fall apart.
Read more: ‘Innuendo And Conspiracy’
NBC and The New York Times are so embarrassed another Democrat is facing sex, bribery and corruption trial. NBC, believing they can get away with it, call New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez a Republican. NYT wrote an article with zero mention Menendez is a Democrat. The New York Times later admitted that Menendez is a Democrat in updated version of the story two days later.
Menendez is on trial for accepting all-expense-paid, luxury vacations, free private jet jaunts and more than $750,000 in campaign donations from his co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy eye doctor from West Palm Beach who was recently convicted of Medicare fraud in Florida.
Bob Menendez friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, was convicted in April of stealing $105 million through Medicare fraud between 2008 and 2013. Records show the senator accepted several campaign donations from Melgen, including vacations to Paris and the Dominican Republic. ( Daily Caller )
The prostitutes – how he likes them young and new:
In a little-noticed email published online by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.
“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2012, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. ( Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/31/dominican-prostitute-senator-bob-menendez-likes-the-youngest-and-newest-girls/#ixzz2JYwE5Tdc )
( Daily News ) “The Carmichael Show” is set to tackle several hot topics when season 3 debuts on May 31, including African-American literacy and the N-word.
One upcoming episode of the NBC sitcom titled “Cynthia’s Birthday,” centers around family matriarch Cynthia Carmichael — played by Loretta Devine — as she marks a milestone. But the festivities go sideways when son Jerrod, played by series star Jerrod Carmichael, gives her a Luther Vandross box set, candles and a book.
“What is this?” a perplexed Cynthia asks.
“This is a first-edition hard cover of the Jacqueline Kennedy biography,” Jerrod tells her. But son Bobby, played by Lil Rel Howery, says a book is a terrible gift because “black people don’t read.”
…The rest of the episode ventures into even more controversial territory when guest star Joshua Rabinowitz — who is Caucasian — affectionately refers to Carmichael as “My Ni—-,” stunning the family at Cynthia’s birthday dinner.
Carmichael said he based the script on his personal experiences.
“It’s a conversation I was having with a lot of my friends, just about who should use it and when it’s appropriate,” he explained. “I just wanted to do an episode that really articulated my feelings around it.”
He believes the word has been given too much power.
“So many people hear it constantly on a daily basis, and it’s like the more we can do to dilute the pain of that word, I think the better, because there are such bigger issues to focus on.”
While some may agree, Devine says the episode will probably make others uncomfortable.
“People are going to be shocked when they see the episode,” she said. “I just hope the NAACP doesn’t come and get us.”
Read more: NBC sitcom claims ‘black people don’t read’…
NBC SPORTS CRAIG CALCATERRA ATTACKS AMERICAN FLAG AT BASEBALL GAME, CALLS IT ‘POLITICAL’ AND ‘SYMBOL OF MILITARY, NOT AMERICA’
Liberal NBC Sports baseball writer, Craig Calcaterra, doesn’t get goose bumps and patriotic feelings whenever he sees an American flag during sports event. He thinks the use of American flag is political and needs to stop. Last Saturday during a baseball game, Calcaterra tweeted:
“Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free”
Then Calcaterra followed up the tweet with another loony answer:
“Maybe a flag, in and of itself isn’t always political. A two-acre flag with a military flyover is saying something very specific, however.”
He also believes the American flag is no longer a symbol of America but the military:
Update, the flag is no longer a symbol of America. It is specifically for the military. Only.
Calaterra is also busy on twitter throwing F-bombs to his critics. Example below:
When a Darth Cheneyâ€ @NaziDarthVader tweeted, ‘Delete your account, go to Gitmo’
‘NO MANNERS’ NBC ANDREA MITCHELL REBUKED BY RUSSIAN MINISTER SERGEY LARROV: “WHO BROUGHT YOU UP AS A CHILD?”
NBC News Andrea Mitchell gets a scolding from Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov , who snapped at her for continuing to shout questions his way.
As Sergey Lavrov and his Russian diplomatic team took their seats at a table opposite Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the American delegation, Mitchell continues to shout questions over his back after not getting the answer she wanted.
“Mr. Lavrov,” Mitchell, began, asking the diplomat about Syria. “The Russians don’t believe the [U.S.] intelligence.”
“Who was bringing you up [as a child]?” Lavrov boomed, cutting her off.
“Who was giving you your manners, you know?” he asked, sounding annoyed
( Daily Caller ) Now the re-election of Mayor James Knowles III has upset NBC News, one of the outlets that hyped the riots and the #BlackLivesMatter movement that came out of it.
Ferguson is a majority black city, but residents who voted clearly didn’t seem to mind having a white mayor. Knowles, who is white, won handily, 56 percent to 44 percent over City Council member Ella Jones, who is black.
NBC News was not happy with the outcome, making the election about race by titling their coverage, “Ferguson, Missouri, Declines to Elect First Black Mayor.”
NBC News lamented the outcome, noting, “Jones, 62, would have become the first black mayor in the city’s 122 years had she been elected.”
“The fear now, with Knowles’ winning a third three-year term,” NBC News says, “is that residents, activists and protesters — already doubtful that anything will ever change — could harden their attitudes.” The story, however, cites no residents, activists or protesters expressing this sentiment or anything at all as reporters Ron Allen and Alex Johnson quote no one in the story.
Allen and Johnson use Brown as a descriptor for Knowles, describing the Mayor as someone “who rode out weeks of unrest after Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.”
Race-obsessed media coverage has become the norm in Ferguson since Brown’s death. In February 2016, after City Council elections, the LA Times wrote, “Now, Ferguson has passed a new milestone on its journey to reform: On Tuesday night, the City Council became majority black for the first time,” in a story entitled, “Ferguson officials, now mostly black like the city, still face federal suit over police reforms.”
MEGYN KELLY LEAVING FOX NEWS FOR NBC NEWS!
NBC News confirmed the news and described Kelly’s upcoming role in a statement on Tuesday:
Kelly will become anchor of a new one hour daytime program that she will develop closely with NBC News colleagues. The show will air Monday through Friday at a time to be announced in the coming months.
As part of the multi-year agreement, Kelly will also anchor a new Sunday evening news magazine show and will become an important contributor to NBC’s breaking news coverage as well as the network’s political and special events coverage.
Details about both of Kelly’s news programs will be unveiled in the coming months.
“Megyn is an exceptional journalist and news anchor, who has had an extraordinary career,” NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Andrew Lack said in the statement. “She’s demonstrated tremendous skill and poise, and we’re lucky to have her.”