NBC News repeatedly showed the face of former Vice President Mike Pence as President Joe Biden blasted a culture of "lies" during his inauguration speech on Wednesday.
"Let's begin to listen to one another again," Biden told the crowd at the event. "Politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war. And we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured."
As Biden spoke about "manufactured" facts, NBC's camera crew cut to Pence.
"Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson," Biden continued. "There is truth and there are lies, lies told for power and for profit. And each of us had a duty and a responsibility as citizens, as Americans and especially as leaders, leaders who have pledged to honor our Constitution and project our nation."
With Biden's mention of "lies," NBC again switched to the camera showing Pence's face.
"Defend the truth and defeat the lies," Biden said.
Watch the video below from NBC.