“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”
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:
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.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 14, 2020
Some people on the left are really angry about this:
Trump cancelled on scheduled debate. NBC is rewarding Trump for anti-democratic behavior
Biden didn't quit. NBC could pick ANY other time slot, or any other day with Trump. By going against Biden, NBC is PUNISHING Biden for doing the right thing#BoycottNBC #BoycottMSNBC pic.twitter.com/lNgVfq64z6
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) October 14, 2020
NBC has now decided that after he cowardly backed out of a debate to give Donald Trump an hour townhall opposite Joe Biden. All Trumps wants to do is win the ratings game. He is more a game show host than a President.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 14, 2020
THIS is UNCONSCIONABLE. #Trump pulled out of the scheduled townhall. #Biden KEPT HIS COMMITMENT & HIS WORD and moved forward. Now @nbc @nbcnews is going to REWARD 45 for breaking his commitment and be an accomplice to his attempt to screw over Biden?! #BoycottNBC #BoycottMSNBC https://t.co/8v4AGGUZ4G
— Debra Messing✍? (@DebraMessing) October 15, 2020
The decision by NBC News to run a Trump town hall directly opposite ABC's Biden town hall is indefensible.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) October 14, 2020
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.
Looking forward to President Trump bringing up the Hunter Biden story and Big Tech censorship on NBC tomorrow night. ?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 15, 2020
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