Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The NBC Nightly News Producers Are Morons

During Wednesday's Nightly News story about the Republican presidential candidates, an excerpt from a Mitt Romney television ad carried this on-screen credit line (supplied by the Nightly News producers): "Mit [sic] Romney Campaign Ad". That's right, it said "Mit". Seriously. I'm not kidding. They actually managed to misspell "Mitt". Romney has now become the fourth Republican presidential candidate--half of the entire field--to have his or her name mangled by the idiotic Nightly News producers. Previously, they misspelled Herman Cain (as "Hermain" on the 10/12 broadcast), Jon Huntsman (as "John" on the 11/27 broadcast) and Michele Bachmann (both as "Michelle" and "Bachman" variously on the 6/26, 8/10 and 9/6 broadcasts). That leaves only Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum as candidates whose names have not been misspelled by the Nightly News producers. And I'm sure it's only a matter of time for them. Does anyone at Nightly News care? Is anyone paying attention? These sloppy mistakes happen night after night after night. Except when they air stories about whales, Will & Kate or the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree (the producers never make mistakes in those important stories). So what are the qualifications for becoming a Nightly News producer? That's a trick question--there are obviously no qualifications required for the job. No college (or high school) is needed. No spelling or math skills are necessary. In fact, no skills at all are required. Clearly, NBC News is not a professional news organization and Nightly News is not a professional news broadcast. They prove that on the air every single night.

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