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EXCLUSIVE: Read NBC’s glowing assessment of its own Sochi Olympics coverage

NBC has completed another Olympics broadcast that featured tape-delayed coverage of events sliced up to focus on American athletes, and interrupted by feature packages and lengthy advertising breaks. But NBC itself couldn’t be happier. At least according to Deborah Turness, the British journalist who became the president of NBC’s news…

Flesh-eating opiate drug ‘krokodil’ poisons users in Chicago suburbs

The Russian street drug ‘krokodil’ has poisoned three users in the suburbs of Chicago. NBC News reported that Dr. Abhin Singla of Present St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL has seen three patients with the rotting, gangrenous sores that form at krokdil injection sites. In most users, the flesh…

NBC cans hunting show after lobbyist star compares critics to Hitler

NBC Sports Network pulled the new show Under Wild Skies from broadcast Saturday after its star — National Rifle Association lobbyist Tony Makris — defended shooting an elephant in the face by comparing his critics to Hitler on an NRA news show. Makris came under fire, metaphorically, after the premiere…

Sikh professor attacked by teens in New York City: They called me ‘a terrorist’

Prabhjot Singh, an assistant professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia who recently wrote about hate crimes in the New York Times, was attacked by a group of teens shouting anti-Muslim sentiments over the weekend. Singh — who is a Sikh, not a Muslim — told NBC 4 that…

NBC host confronts LaPierre’s call for more ‘good guys with guns’: ‘Where does it stop?’

NBC host David Gregory on Sunday asked National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre how many guns would be enough after the lobbyist called for more armed guards in response to last week’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard — just as he had done after last year’s Sandy Hook…

‘Horrendous’ video of sarin gas victims shown to lawmakers ahead of Syria strike vote

Lawmakers debating the merits of a punitive strike on Syria have been shown video taken immediately after the attack of apparent sarin gas victims, CNN and NBC reported Saturdaay. CNN has aired several minutes of the very graphic and disturbing videos, preceded by viewer discretion advisement. CNN’s Jake Tapper reported Saturday that…

MLK on NBC in ’63: ‘The shape of the world today does not permit us the luxury of anemic democracy’

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins sat with a panel of reporters on Meet the Press. NBC broadcast the show three days before King delivered the historic “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington. In retrospect, the questions…

Republicans vote to exclude CNN and NBC from 2016 debates

The Republican National Committee voted unanimously on Friday to exclude TV networks CNN and NBC from any Republican presidential primary debates. According to The Hill, the move is a form of retaliation against the networks for not bowing to the party’s pressure to not air a pair of films about…

Up to 6 people feared dead in Connecticut plane crash

Federal officials said on Friday that up to four more people may be dead in the Connecticut plane crash blamed for the deaths of two children, NBC News reported. “The plane struck two houses,” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Robert Gretz said at a press conference. “One of the…

Santorum ‘headed back’ to Iowa and ‘open’ to 2016 run

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that he will be traveling to Iowa this week and is “open” to run for president in 2016. During a Sunday panel discussion on NBC about a foreign policy debate within the Republican Party, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he suspected that Santorum…

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