Posts Tagged ‘Tom Brokaw’

NBC Demands Romney Campaign Take Down Ad

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Brokaw Unhappy

HotAir is reporting that NBC’s legal division has demanded that the Romney Campaign suspend use of some video of Tom Brokaw in another twisted, out-of-context campaign ad that attempts to paint Gingrich as some kind of monster.  Of course, as HotAir points out, this may be a tactic on the part of the Romney Campaign to bring more attention and more free plays of their anti-Gingrich ad all over media.  NBC’s demand will make the ad a big story, thus giving other media outlets an excuse to run it for free in order to “show our audience the root of the controversy,” no doubt.  Sure. As the HotAir article reminds us, this isn’t the first time the Romney campaign used such a tactic to get greater coverage of one of their ads.  Simply place somebody in it you know will object strenuously, and you have a blockbuster – free.

Nevertheless, it is another scathing denunciation of the sort of campaign Mitt Romney has been running, with its distortions and fact-twisting multi-million dollar campaign of television and radio advertisements. Brokaw commented:

“I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign…”

I’m sure his indignation is heartfelt. Either way, I’m not falling for it.


Brokaw: Republican “Jihad” Underway In South Carolina

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

He Thinks You're Jihadis

Tom Brokaw is another liberal apologist, and always has been, but just once, I’d like him to use the sort of language against Democrats that he heaps upon Republicans.  Referring to the heightened pace of attack ads Gingrich and Perry are running against Romney, Brokaw said it was the “Republican version of a Jihad.”  That’s right, campaigns in the Republican party are like Jihadis, according to Tom Brokaw.  While polls consistently demonstrate that conservatives constitute twice as large a proportion of the electorate do liberals,the media in no way represents a similar diversity.  Watch Brokaw use the term “Jihad” to describe the Republican voters of South Carolina here:

The real Jihadis in the United States are people like Brokaw, who absolutely detests the US Constitution’s limits on the growth of government.  Nobody is more intent upon over-turning the country’s founding principles. It’s astonishing to see the media continue to pretend it is an objective source of news, because increasingly, more Americans are seeking information and news on the Internet, free of the restraints of a confining mainstream media that shows us the news they want us to see, and hides from our eyes that which they don’t  want us to discover.