By Kyle Drennen | August 17, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT

On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer and his colleagues were aghast Team USA’s Olympic champions would be forced to pay taxes on their winning medals. Lauer proclaimed: “Like other medalists, Michael [Phelps] receives a cash bonus for all the hardware. Guess what? He’s gonna have to pay taxes on every single medal and every single bonus. It's called the victory tax.”

By Sam Dorman | August 17, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt slammed presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling him "toxic" and "demented," after his network spend more than a decade building his image. In a Facebook post he later deleted, Greenblatt lamented the “sad state of affairs” created by “pompous businessman turned reality TV star” Donald Trump. 

By Matthew Balan | August 17, 2016 | 3:43 PM EDT

ABC became the first Big Three network to cover the felony conviction of the Democratic attorney general of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, on the early Wednesday edition of Nightline. Byron Pitts spotlighted the downfall of the "rising star in Pennsylvania's Democratic Party," who went from being endorsed by Bill Clinton to being a "convicted criminal." ABC's morning and evening newscasts still haven't covered the Kane story, nor have their competitors at CBS and NBC.

By Kyle Drennen | August 17, 2016 | 10:46 AM EDT

During an exclusive interview aired on Wednesday’s NBC Today, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine struggled to respond to Hillary Clinton’s ongoing e-mail scandal as co-host Savannah Guthrie actually grilled him on the topic. She pressed: “This is something that dogs Hillary Clinton, whether or not people trust her. If you look at what she said over the past year or so about her e-mail, I can count at least four statements that just turned out not to be true. Has she earned that mistrust?”

By Matthew Balan | August 16, 2016 | 1:26 PM EDT

On Tuesday, ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning newscasts, along with CNN's New Day, all failed to cover a jury convicting Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general, Kathleen Kane, on two felony charges of perjury and seven other criminal counts. MSNBC covered the breaking news of the verdict on The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday, and on Tuesday's Morning Joe. Fox News Channel gave news briefs on Kane's conviction on Tuesday's Fox and Friends.

By Scott Whitlock | August 16, 2016 | 11:34 AM EDT

ABC and NBC on Monday night and Tuesday morning ignored what is being described as a “big setback” for ObamaCare, completely skipping the fact that insurance giant Aetna will reduce by two thirds its involvement in the President’s health care plan. This absence is despite a combined six hours of air time over the two days. 

By Kyle Drennen | August 16, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT

On Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported on Egyptian Judo athlete Islam El Shehaby being reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee and sent home after refusing to shake the hand of an Israeli competitor after a match at the Rio games on Friday. While NBC’s local Washington D.C. affiliate WRC-4 posted the report to its website, neither Monday’s NBC Nightly News nor Tuesday’s Today touched the story.

By Curtis Houck | August 15, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT

On Friday, the far-left site Vox was on display in trying to ruin the Olympics viewing experience as writer Todd VanDerWerff ruined his otherwise reasonable complaints about NBC’s tape-delayed coverage with short, pathetic riffs about the country’s Olympic broadcaster focusing too much on Team USA, no foreign journalist on the broadcast team for the opening ceremony, and claims that black athletes like Gabby Douglas have been ignored. 

 

By Kyle Drennen | August 12, 2016 | 1:36 PM EDT

On Friday, a government report revealed Medicaid costs soaring as a result of ObamaCare requiring a massive expansion of the government welfare program. The Associated Press explained: “In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the cost of expansion was $6,366 per person for 2015, about 49 percent higher than previously estimated.” The stunning development only got a grand total of 18 seconds on the broadcast networks.

By Kyle Drennen | August 12, 2016 | 11:29 AM EDT

Despite serious legal and ethical questions being raised about the Clinton Foundation having high-level access to Hillary Clinton’s State Department while accepting large foreign donations, a CNN report on Thursday revealed that the Obama Justice Department squashed an FBI investigation into the matter. So far, the broadcast networks have censored any mention of the growing scandal.

By Kyle Drennen | August 11, 2016 | 3:20 PM EDT

On Thursday, the three network morning shows were more interested in a man climbing Trump Tower in New York City than the latest revelations in Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. In total, the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts offered a mere 2 minutes 15 seconds on new e-mails showing Clinton Foundation donors had high-level access to the Clinton State Department, while devoting 5 minutes 12 seconds to a man being arrested for scaling Trump’s Manhattan office building.

By Kyle Drennen | August 8, 2016 | 11:25 AM EDT

During an inspirational story on Monday’s NBC Today about the first team of refugees to compete in the Olympics, co-host Matt Lauer couldn’t resist the chance to take a dig a Republican nominee Donald Trump: “The historic first by the IOC [International Olympic Committee] comes at a critical time when backlash against refugees has sparked fears in Europe, and here in the United States.”