Alexandria, VA - NBC has chosen Meredith Vieira to replace the departing Katie Couric on the Today show. Vieira has a long record of liberally biased reporting, having touted her participation in anti-Iraq-war marches, accusing conservative critics of wrapping themselves in the flag and being like McCarthy, and boasting of her anti-capital punishment beliefs. Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement concerning the hiring of Vieira:
NBC promises to poison Americans mornings with liberal bias by hiring Meredith Vieira, said Bozell. She is not bashful about her disgust of the Bush administration and her anti-war stance. She even declared in 2004 that everythings been built on lies. Everything! I mean the entire pre-text for war. How can NBC consider her a credible journalist when she spouts anti-war propaganda?
Ms. Vieira is a megaphone for the liberal cause and will continue the drumbeat of unbalanced reporting in the mornings over at NBC. At a time when trust in the news media is at an all-time low, NBC continues to turn a deaf ear to their own prejudices, Bozell concluded.
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