NBC Hails Obama’s ‘Historic Choice’ for Attorney General; Touts Sharpton Support
NBC Hails Obama's 'Historic Choice' for Attorney General; Touts Sharpton Support (NewsBusters)
Introducing what amounted to a White House press release on Saturday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt opened the broadcast by parroting President Obama's praise for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch: "Historic choice. The woman who's taken down mobsters and terrorists now tapped to be the country's next attorney general."
In the report that followed minutes later, a clip ran of Obama using nearly identical language to describe Lynch at a White House event that afternoon: "Loretta might be the only lawyer in America who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists and still has a reputation for being a charming people person."