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Devin Nunes Defamation Lawsuit Against NBC Can Move Forward: Judge

A lawsuit against NBC Universal can proceed because the plaintiff plausibly alleged defamation, a federal judge has ruled. Former Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sued the company in 2021 after MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on air that Nunes “accepted a package” from Andriy Derkach, a Russian national sanctioned by the U.S. government. “Congressman Nunes has…


NBC News Reporter Not Seen on Air Since Paul Pelosi Attack Report Retracted

NBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer has not appeared on the air since a Nov. 4 report on details surrounding the attack targeting Paul Pelosi last month was retracted without explanation. Almaguer is usually featured on NBC’s “Today” and “Nightly News” programs. Reports earlier this month indicated that he was suspended by the network after the…


Golden Globes to Return to NBC in January After Year Off-Air

NEW YORK—After a year spent off-air, the Golden Globe Awards are returning to NBC in January, as the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association seeks a primetime comeback after more than a year of turmoil. NBC, the Hollywood Press Association and dick clark productions on Tuesday made the Globes’ return official. The 80th Golden Globes will…


11 NBC Articles Plagiarized, Unclear if Reporter Fired

A NBC News reporter plagiarized rival news outlets for 11 different articles, the company announced on May 2. NBC said a review uncovered 11 articles written over the last year by a reporter “that did not meet our standards for original material.” “The articles contained passages from other news organizations that were used without attribution,”…


NBC Published 11 Articles With Plagiarized Content

NBC News published nearly a dozen articles with plagiarized material, the company announced on May 2. NBC said a review uncovered 11 articles written over the last year by a reporter “that did not meet our standards for original material.” “The articles contained passages from other news organizations that were used without attribution,” the company…


NBC Hosts Hillary Clinton, Doesn’t Ask About Payment of Fine for Steele Dossier

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on an NBC show over the weekend, but was not asked about a major development involving her campaign and the infamous dossier compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Clinton, 74, was the Democrat nominee for president in 2016, but she ultimately lost to Donald Trump. Before the election, Clinton’s…


NBC’s Broadcast of Beijing Olympics Ceremony Sees Record Low Ratings

NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony saw record low numbers as compared with previous years, with just 16 million total viewers tuning in on Feb. 4. That figure is down about 43 percent compared with the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when about 28.3 million people watched, according to TheWrap, citing…


NBC’s Broadcast of Beijing Olympics Ceremony Draws Record-Low Ratings

NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Winter Olympics opening ceremony drew a record-low number of viewers as compared with previous years, with a total of just 16 million tuning in on Feb. 4. That figure is down about 43 percent from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when about 28.3 million people watched, according to…


Lawmakers Ask NBC About CCP Influence on Winter Olympics Coverage

Two GOP lawmakers want to know whether the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has influenced NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics. “Given China’s history of censorship and government control, and the fact that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stands to benefit financially from NBCUniversal’s coverage of the games, we are concerned about the extent of…


US Lawmakers Ask NBC About CCP Influence on Winter Olympics Coverage

Two Republican U.S. lawmakers want to know if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have influence over NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. “Given China’s history of censorship and government control, and the fact that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stands to benefit financially from NBCUniversal’s coverage of the games, we are concerned…