NBC against money in politics, except when it is for it

Thomas Lifson
Call the irony police. CNS News catches the Today Show in some blatant hypocrisy when it comes to the role of money in politics.

In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBCToday, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: "You're putting $50 million into the effort....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook. The NRA has been very successful in frightening lawmakers who oppose them....You're quoted in The New York Times this morning saying, 'We have to make them afraid of us.'"



Only two weeks earlier, NBC was wringing its hands over a Supreme Court ruling loosening campaign finance restrictions. On the April 3 Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: "And you thought there was already too much money in politics. Fasten your seat belts. From now on, there's gonna be a whole lot more."

More from Kyle Drennan of Newsbusters:

Talking to Bloomberg, Guthrie continued to emphasize the massive spending: "To go back to the $50 million. It's not a small number. It's not pocket change, even for you. Is it a matter simply of outspending the NRA? Which by the way, this sum would." Bloomberg claimed: "...this is not a battle of dollars. This is a battle for the hearts and minds of America so that we protect our children, protect innocent people."

Hilarious. Liberals have no self-awareness.

Hat tip: Bryan Preston and Instapundit

Call the irony police. CNS News catches the Today Show in some blatant hypocrisy when it comes to the role of money in politics.

In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBCToday, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: "You're putting $50 million into the effort....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook. The NRA has been very successful in frightening lawmakers who oppose them....You're quoted in The New York Times this morning saying, 'We have to make them afraid of us.'"



Only two weeks earlier, NBC was wringing its hands over a Supreme Court ruling loosening campaign finance restrictions. On the April 3 Today, White House correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed: "And you thought there was already too much money in politics. Fasten your seat belts. From now on, there's gonna be a whole lot more."

More from Kyle Drennan of Newsbusters:

Talking to Bloomberg, Guthrie continued to emphasize the massive spending: "To go back to the $50 million. It's not a small number. It's not pocket change, even for you. Is it a matter simply of outspending the NRA? Which by the way, this sum would." Bloomberg claimed: "...this is not a battle of dollars. This is a battle for the hearts and minds of America so that we protect our children, protect innocent people."

Hilarious. Liberals have no self-awareness.

Hat tip: Bryan Preston and Instapundit