Comcast/NBCUniversal’s NBC Problem
Since the beginning of the Obama era, the NBC television network has been openly alienating conservative audiences, which is about 38% of the electorate according to Gallup. For example:
- During the first year of Obama’s presidency, they allowed actress Janeane Garofalo to go on MSNBC, where then-anchor Keith Olbermann allowed her to paint the tea party protestors as “racist” and “nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks”.
- In recent years, late night host Seth Meyers has done everything under the sun to smear anyone who disagreed with the progressive worldview, including mocking Leonardo da Vinci’s depiction of The Last Supper, as well as Jesus Christ.
- Even the network’s prime time lineup is filled with propaganda. In the sitcom Superstore for example, they recently painted anybody who opposed transgender bathrooms as “bigots”. In a 2009 episode of Law & Order: SVU, a character played by veteran actor John Larroquette claimed that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly were a “cancer spreading ignorance and hate”.
Even for a network prone to being so openly agenda-driven, NBC’s antics in recent months stand out in their viciousness and disregard for the reputation of their brand.
The network’s most recent blast of left-wing bias came in the first presidential debate (where, by the way, neither Trump nor Clinton won), with moderator Lester Holt – the anchor of NBC Nightly News – questioning Donald Trump numerous times while lobbing but softballs for Hillary Clinton. Not only was that openly blatant, it was an insulting moment for the Commission for Presidential Debates as well. There are claims that he is a registered Republican. He certainly didn’t show it. He’s like many other “Republicans” that have shown their true left-wing colors, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman.
Even though Holt helping Clinton out in the debate was one of the most talked-about aspects of the event, he and NBC won’t publicly talk about it, let alone do anything to fix their trust as a recent Rasmussen poll shows. What does it say about a media company using the names of a respective TV network and major motion picture studio when the former – the Comcast subsidiary’s namesake broadcast network – has a reputation of pushing a left-wing agenda dating back to 2009 (when it was still owned by General Electric)? If NBCUniversal has given any thought into that question, they don’t actually show it. After all, the MSNBC network still employs Clinton lackeys like Howard Dean, the same person who wondered if Trump takes cocaine.
Every piece of propaganda on NBC, whether it may be news, sitcoms, dramas, and even sportscasting, destroys the brand, but does anyone at 30 Rock care? Comcast and NBCUniversal clearly have an NBC problem, but because the network’s left-wing nonsense is so integral into their corporate culture, no one at Comcast seems to recognize the problem, let alone do anything about it.