NBC Re-Runs Obama's Retort on Religion and Citizenship, Williams Touts It 'Has Already Ricocheted Around the World'
Picking up on that line, Williams teased his Monday newscast: "Keeping the faith. In his interview with us, President Obama makes a comment about his own background that has already ricocheted around the world."
The subsequent interview excerpt began with a discussion of Obama's comments about the mosque near Ground Zero, an exchange which had not aired Sunday night or Monday morning, followed by a re-run of the Muslim/citizen misconceptions. For details, check my Sunday night NB post: "Brian Williams Treats Obama as Oracle of Wisdom..."
NBC has yet to air a particularly sycophantic "question" Williams posed in the interview, conducted Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, which can be seen in the full 22-minute session posted on MSNBC.com:
And finally, I'm hoping to find you in a reflective mood on a cloudy day. We're the first to speak to you coming off your summer vacation. How does it re-charge you, what do you think about, what do you see, what do you read about, how are you thinking about your job these days?- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter.