Blackout: NBC Censors All Coverage of ObamaCare for Days
NBC News has completely censored any mention of the unfolding ObamaCare
disaster for the last 72 hours. Not one word about the millions of
Americans losing their health insurance nor the severe political damage
that has been done to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
In that same time period, both CBS and ABC reported on major developments regarding the new law, including revelations that much of ObamaCare's infrastructure was still unfinished and that the administration knew of serious problems with the HealthCare.gov website as early as March.
The last time ObamaCare was even mentioned on the air waves of NBC News was during Monday morning's Today show, when White House correspondent Peter Alexander touted a "to-do list" of damage control for the President and former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs was given a platform to spin for his former boss.
So what has NBC covered instead?
> In the 7 a.m. ET half hour of Thursday's Today, back-to-back stories were featured of baseball player Alex Rodriguez storming out of an MLB doping hearing and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn suffering a recent injury.
> The lead story on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News was about new regulations requiring seat belts on certain types of buses.
> Wednesday's Today managed to find time for an entire segment on First Lady Michelle Obama revealing her biggest fashion regret and describing her first date with Barack Obama in a BET interview.
>Nightly News on Tuesday included a full story gushing over Caroline Kennedy becoming the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
> Tuesday's Today began with co-host Matt Lauer interviewing disgraced Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
> Monday's Nightly News featured a report on the "family feud" between Liz and Mary Cheney over gay marriage.
NBC found time for all of this, and yet, could not find time to update its millions viewers on a huge policy failure potentially impacting all of them.
— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.