NBC News. Much like all establishment corporate media, they like to portray themselves as beacons of journalism that doesn’t take sides while giving people the straight dope — emphasis on “dope.”
Another attempt at hammering that point home came on Wednesday as the Poynter Institute published an interview with NBC News President Noah Oppenheim.
Oppenheim, without any irony at all, proclaimed that NBC News exists “to hold the middle ground and be objective and nonpartisan.”
“I still believe in that old-school approach to journalism and being just as tough on both sides,” Oppenheim said. “And looking for truth and facts. Our mission is to illuminate and not advocate.”
Anyone with a functioning brain, two eyes and a pair of ears — heck, you really only need one of either — realizes that Oppenheim is just blowing smoke, because there’s no way one could conceivably perceive NBC News and all of their networks as “nonpartisan.”
The NBC News president can say, and even pretend to think, that his organization aren’t advocates or just another part of the “machine,” but you could probably count on one hand the number of times NBC News reported anything positive about former President Donald Trump and you’d probably have fingers left over.
Hey, NBC News. Speaking of your "upstanding, ethical journalism,” this you?
As you can see above, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg, NBC News is anything but “middle ground.”