Why are You Still Watching NBC News?

Russ Steele

That was a question put to me by a long time conservative friend who was visiting for a week from Alabama. Tonight the question came to the forefront when NBC ran a story about the oil boom on Ohio, where towns and counties are approving drilling techniques that uses fracking technology to recover tightly trapped oil and gas.

In the story NBC ran a clip from GasLand, showing gas coming our of a water faucet which was ignited by the owner. The gas has been verified as natural methane coming from a hose attached to the faucet and not natural gas or fracking fluids.  NBC knows that this video clip is a fraud, but continues to support the environmental wacko who claim that fracking is dangerous.  However, the people of Ohio were not buying it.

Why do I still watch NBC News?  So I can count up the daily lies and see how many time I can whack my Bullshit Button in 30 minutes of propaganda.  Some nights it is a regular cacophony.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One Response to Why are You Still Watching NBC News?

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I watch the local news but I don’t hear a lot of it. My TV is cabled into my sound system. My cow pie button is a switch that mutes the sound. I never watch the national news as it is pure Marxist Socialist propaganda.
    I find that the local anchor person gives all the news on each featured story in the first two or three sentences. Then they cut to the reporter in the field who is in charge of FUD and the mute button get’s pressed. Sometimes I do listen to the reporter on crime stories to hear how sucessful they were in finding a neighbor who is very frightened and could not believe that such a thing could happen in their neighborhood.
    I also listen some times to count the cliches. I wonder if they all study from the same textbooks in their Communications Major classes. They all think guns sound like bells, shots always ring out.
    The TV news is the garbage dump on Newton Minow’s vast wasteland.

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