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    NBC Staffers Outraged Trump Holding Town Hall on Network as Biden Holds Event on ABC

    NBC Staffers Outraged Trump Holding Town Hall on Network as Biden Holds Event on ABC

    “I’ve heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable”

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    Tonight was supposed to be the night of the second presidential debate. Due the unexpected political implosion of the moderator, that event was cancelled.

    Instead, Joe Biden is doing an event on ABC and President Trump is doing an event on NBC. Some of the staffers at NBC are not happy about this.

    Shelby Talcott reports at the Daily Caller:

    NBC, MSNBC And CNBC ‘Talent And Staff’ Are Reportedly Frustrated And Angry Over Upcoming Trump Town Hall

    Multiple people at NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC are reportedly angry over NBC’s decision to host a town hall for President Donald Trump Thursday, according to reporter Yashar Ali.

    “I’ve heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable,” Ali tweeted Wednesday.

    See Yashar Ali’s tweet below:

    Some people on the left are really angry about this:

    According to the Daily Beast, some of the anger is about the fact that NBC will also be airing the Trump event on its affiliated networks:

    The network’s leadership faced a barrage of condemnation on Wednesday after the last-minute announcement that the broadcast network—along with its sister cable outlets MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo, and their digital platforms such as NBC News NOW and the new streaming service Peacock—would air the live event on Thursday night during the same hour as ABC News’ previously scheduled town hall with Biden.

    “It’s an irresponsible and selfish move by NBC,” a source close to the Biden campaign texted The Daily Beast. “If they’re going to allow Donald Trump an hour of air time to spread disinformation about COVID and repeat his greatest hits of lies and conspiracy theories, they ought to at least do it an hour later and let voters hear from both candidates.

    Does anyone else laugh when media types accuse Trump of spreading conspiracy theories after pushing the Russia collusion hoax for three years?

    It should be an interesting evening.

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    RightStuff1944 | October 16, 2020 at 10:09 am

    “NBC staffers” are no better than the corrupt, entrenched bureaucracy in our Federal government. NBC needs to clean house, just like the swamp needs to be drained. I’m letting NBC know I’m disgusted with them, and I will be in constant touch with their sponsors.

    I haven’t seen any ratings comparison, so I guess NBC trounced ABC.

    Well…
    I watched ” Trumps ” Town hall…
    For about three minutes before I was totally disgusted.
    Guthrie was as a rabid dog, and when she wasn’t talking over Trump, she was trying to shove words down his throat.
    I couldn’t take it.
    So, how does one call this Trumps town hall?
    It was an attempted burning at the stake in the town square.


     
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    randian | October 16, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Rejecting biased a biased moderator is now “anti-democratic behavior”?


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