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Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:48 PM

Hey NBC News here is a news tip

Rather than send an angry email to the corporate bosses at NBC news I thought it might be helpful to send a message that would go to those working at the lower levels in the news room.

Sent this to tips@nbcnewyork.com







Hey NBC here's a news tip:

NBC doesn't want to serve the public interest.

NBC News is more about sensationalism, entertainment, and ad buys than news.

From the time that Trump started with his racist campaign advocating for the re arrest of the innocent Central Park Five and false propaganda about President Obama coming from Kenya NBC has given thousands of hours to Trump to promote false information and undermining our great country.
What NBC should have done is stayed with a single question "Do you still say that President Obama was born in Africa" and not asked another question or broadcast anything else he said until he admitted that he was lying.  

Instead we got the "permanent double down" just creating one more false narrative after another so that no one can remember the last one.  Your timing of the Trump town hall to compete with Biden lays bare that you are more interested in your selfish corporate interests than promoting serious public discussion.
And in order for you to get Trump you had to agree to his time frame and you let him pick a third string softball pitcher so that he will be able to dominate and continue to double down.

Here's a real tip:  If you want to show that you have any interest in real news or the public interest have someone there that can fact check the President in real time.


Our first amendment will not be taken away but our media will lose its basic function, not by an outright betrayal but by acceding to an incremental trivialization of professional standards.

Congratulations on your contribution to this degradation. You reading this email in the news room, is this why you studied journalism, why you graduated from college, so that you could give a bull horn to Trump to spread his dog whistles and at the same time divert from a decent American talking to the American people?

Shame
Shame
Shame
Shame

This company has disgraced itself and we will remember this perfidy for years into the future.

For you in the newsroom here is a real tip: Organize a sick out on Thursday. Send a message in mass to the executives. This is your chance to be heard

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grantcart Wednesday OP
Mike Nelson Wednesday #1
Buckeye_Democrat Wednesday #15
IowaGuy Wednesday #2
DamIfino Wednesday #3
gopiscrap Friday #28
a kennedy Wednesday #4
Loge23 Wednesday #5
Bev54 Wednesday #6
grantcart Wednesday #21
slumcamper Wednesday #7
Bev54 Wednesday #8
grantcart Wednesday #23
LakeArenal Wednesday #9
KS Toronado Wednesday #10
Roc2020 Wednesday #11
Wednesdays Wednesday #20
cp Wednesday #12
grantcart Thursday #24
George II Wednesday #13
SayItLoud Wednesday #14
BarbD Wednesday #16
grantcart Thursday #26
Scalded Nun Wednesday #17
Dustlawyer Wednesday #18
Roc2020 Thursday #25
malaise Thursday #27
Susan Calvin Wednesday #19
marble falls Wednesday #22

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. I hope...

... good people there are planning to leave. How can anyone work for this disgraceful network?

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:36 PM

15. Rick Santelli seems happy at CNBC.

Oh, good people!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:54 PM

2. As consumers of news, we should make clear to NBC and it's sponsors....

that we do not condone them putting their fingers on the scales of the election and giving him free air time. This is an in-kind political contribution worth millions. This is totally unethical. I for one will boycott any and every advertiser on this ridiculous sham.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 02:59 PM

3. Amen to that

Well said!

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Response to DamIfino (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:27 PM

28. welcome to DU

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:11 PM

4. I wrote to NBC to say I'd be watching ABC that night.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:43 PM

5. ICrap

Watched last night's National broadcast. They ran an ad for the latest Apple phone as a news story.
Done with them - and CBS too.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:43 PM

6. I sent an email

not exactly the same but with the same message.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:13 PM

21. Thanks

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:49 PM

8. If you prefer to call the number is 212.664.4444 n/t

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 11:24 PM

23. Good tip

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 03:52 PM

9. Yeah. This and more.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:04 PM

10. Who can NBC executives complain to after donnie gives a bunch of them the virus?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:15 PM

11. Are you all really serious?

is NBC suddenly PBS? NBC wants ratings too. The election is against Donald Trump..HELLOOO!! It's a good business decision by NBC

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 06:46 PM

20. We'll, we sure as hell

DON'T WANT TO HURT BUSINESSES, now, DO WE!?

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:15 PM

12. Sent message to Tips

And called the 212-664-4444 number. Thank you for the ways to contact NBC.

What I said:
NBC giving free air time to Trump after he refused to debate Biden 10/15 STINKS!
We’ll be watching ABC.
Wisconsin voters

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Response to cp (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 09:34 AM

24. Called too

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:29 PM

13. I read earlier that dozens of lower level employees are very upset about this "town hall".

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 04:30 PM

14. If tRUMP made 400+ Million $ from The Apprentice, NBC

made 4 times more. Follow the $. They could release in the name of "news" tRUMP's calling people the N word on that show....but NO. Only he $ do they crave.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:16 PM

16. Is this the "October Surprise"?

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Response to BarbD (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:26 PM

26. Nope, Hunter emails got laughed at.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:18 PM

17. Stopped that channel completely when Sinclair bought the local affiliate

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:18 PM

18. You have to remember one important thing about networks.

They get most of their ad dollars from big national and multi-national corporations. These companies use their ad dollars as leverage. Ever wonder why ALL OF THE NEWS OUTLETS reported that “Woman spills hot coffee from McDonald's on herself, sues, and gets millions!” They never reported the facts behind what happened because McDonalds did not want them to. They made it look like a frivolous lawsuit. Check out the Hot Coffee documentary.

BP oil spill. After the oil was stopped spewing the networks did little to follow up on the litigation and victim impacts. My boss regularly appeared on all of the networks as a civil legal annalist and wanted to comment on the spill litigation. We knew all of the producers who told us no because they were instructed not to report on the story or BP and the other oil majors would freeze their advertising. Ed Schultz on MSNBC finally did some of this and his show was canceled shortly after.

I am pretty sure their advertisers pushed them to help Trump and Republicans by doing this.

We need to attack the two root causes causing most of our problems:
1. Campaign finance reform;
2. Truth in media requirement like most newspapers usually follow.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 10:02 AM

25. its about money. of course it is

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:29 PM

27. The networks are also owned by the same corporate owners and billionaires

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 05:52 PM

19. It's not broken down by network,

But here's a nice list of major advertisers with links to their contact pages.

https://stopmediabiasnow.com/advertisers-lists/

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2020, 07:55 PM

22. Some poor interns will deal with it. We need to light up the CEO's e-mail.

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