NBC Nightly News Airs Duplicitous Case Against Anti-Democratic Candidate Campaign Ads
Published: 10/9/2010 12:57 AM ET
Friday's NBC Nightly News aired a story which went beyond standard liberal bias. It delivered a fabricated case against the peril of unfettered campaign ads as Brian Williams claimed those from "outside political groups...contain outright lies," yet as proof Andrea Mitchell showed ads, not from "outside" entities, but from Republican party groups and candidates - apparently only Republicans are running misleading ads - with Mitchell focusing on the scandal of how those spots feature actors.
After reciting three examples of the supposed deceitfulness, Mitchell undermined her entire story by admitting: "It's not new that political ads use actors." She then got to NBC's real agenda, which she didn't bother trying to corroborate: "But what is different is the torrent of money from corporations and anonymous outside groups pouring into campaigns this year because of a Supreme Court ruling and other changes in the law." Following a silly clip of President Obama joking about the innocuous names of groups daring to buy TV time, Mitchell ominously concluded "it's no laughing matter for Democrats, being outspent 7-to-1 by Republicans in the battle for the airwaves."