Thursday, June 30, 2011

NBC Nightly News Producers Misspell "Bachmann"!

During Sunday's Nightly News story about the 2012 presidential race, a photo of Michele Bachmann accompanying some information from a Des Moines Register poll spelled the candidate's name as "Bachman". It is beyond belief that the Nightly News producers cannot manage to correctly spell the name of a major presidential candidate. This is even more appalling because seconds earlier, they spelled her name correctly during a clip from "Fox News Sunday". If the Nightly News producers can spell Bachmann's name correctly once, why can't they spell it correctly twice? The answer is because no one at Nightly News gives a damn about getting things right. They just don't care. At all.

Also on Sunday's broadcast, during a story about the Gay Marriage bill that passed in New York State, Mara Schiavocampo told us that, "The city estimates the new law will bring more than $180 million to the state in the next three years." That information was attributed on-screen to "New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson". William C. Thompson is no longer the NYC comptroller. His last term ended on Dec. 31, 2009, so he has been out of office for a year-and-a-half. John C. Liu is the current NYC comptroller. It is incredible that Schiavocampo and her producers cannot correctly identify the comptroller of the city from which their news broadcast originates. Any ten-year-old using Google could identify the current NYC comptroller in less than a minute. But a staff of Nightly News producers cannot manage to do that. Does anyone at Nightly News care the slightest bit about the facts? Clearly not. Incredible. Unbelievable.

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