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NBC's 'Today' Ignores ObamaCare Failures, Touts Downfall of Obama-Mocking Rodeo Clown

While NBC's senior investigative correspondent Lisa Myers did a full report on Tuesday's Nightly News about ObamaCare causing cutbacks in worker hours across the country, Wednesday's Today couldn't find time to even mention the damage the law was inflicting. Instead, the morning show updated viewers on a rodeo clown that mocked President Obama at a state fair finally facing justice. [Listen to the audio]

News reader Natalie Morales announced: "The rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance at the Missouri State Fair has been banned for life. Fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. The weekend incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral." She somberly added: "Fair officials did not release the identity of that clown."

Monday's Today hyped claims that the Missouri State Fair rodeo was like a "Klan rally" for ridiculing the President.

While Morales fretted on Today over an unidentified Obama-mocking clown being on the loose, Myers noted on Nightly News how part-time college professor Tracey Sullivan "lost half her income" due to the burdensome mandates of ObamaCare.

NBC has completely skipped the news that yet another key ObamaCare mandate, limiting out-of-pocket health care costs, has been delayed.

Here is a full transcript of the August 14 news brief by Morales:

7:06AM ET

NATALIE MORALES: The rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance at the Missouri State Fair has been banned for life.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Rodeo Clown Banned; Man Who Wore Obama Mask Gets Lifetime Ban]

Fair officials say they're also reviewing their contract with the company that ran the event. The weekend incident sparked outrage nationwide after video of the event went viral.

Spectators were asked if they wanted to see Obama run down by a bull. Fair officials did not release the identity of that clown.