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NBC News Anchor: ‘Fairness Is Overrated’

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Posted By: Imright, 3/31/2021 10:40:42 PM

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt says “fairness is overrated” and the news media no longer needs to present both sides of a given story.Holt, who was this week awarded the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism from Washington State University, waxed poetic on the news media, at one point declaring that “it’s become clearer that fairness is over-rated.”“Before you run off and tweet that headline, let me explain a bit,” he said. “The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Moritz55 3/31/2021 10:43:35 PM (No. 741315)
Explains a lot. There was a time when fairness meant everything to good journalists
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NeverForget 3/31/2021 10:46:12 PM (No. 741321)
"We will decide what is true." --- MSM, also The Ministry of Truth
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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYbob 3/31/2021 10:46:42 PM (No. 741322)
Like this lying hack has any idea what objective facts are. He is a biased liar who gets a special thrill out of spewing the propaganda his bosses give him. Say it with fake sincerity Lester, THAT will make it a 'fact' for smooth brained neocommunist thugs. 4 years of reporting rumors about President Trump as fact, and he has the gall to lecture. Boy, would I love to see this pampered liar face to face. It is slobs like this that enable rats to break every law they want. That and gutless republicans who are afraid of everything.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56 3/31/2021 10:47:23 PM (No. 741324)
Pretty easy to say when you get millions of dollars for spewing fake news.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nimby 3/31/2021 10:50:04 PM (No. 741329)
What has he done to advance his community?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bamapreacher 3/31/2021 11:02:26 PM (No. 741346)
That the "sun sets in the west" is actually not a fact. The earth's rotation makes the western horizon block the sun, but the sun doesn't "set." This is like all of this hack's other "facts."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/31/2021 11:05:42 PM (No. 741348)
She doesn't even know what the word, "fairness" means. She meant "balanced". True that Leftist news has been giving equal weight to pseudoscientific theories such as "global warming" and Critical Race theory vs real science. And marginal but well-financed groups like Antifa and BLM are given way, way more coverage than they deserve, but I doubt that's what she means.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: panther361 3/31/2021 11:10:50 PM (No. 741352)
We need not see much more to realize we are in deep caca. The left is like a run away reactor. There will be no satifaction until our entire system has completely melted down. The stupidity on their part is they do not realize there will be nothing left to manipulate. Like a child who has broken his last toy, it will be impossible for them to understand what went wrong.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/31/2021 11:11:31 PM (No. 741353)
I never care for fairness when the aim is unconditional surrender of an enemy such as the Democrats.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche 3/31/2021 11:16:30 PM (No. 741356)
Cool, bias with nuance, context and superior intellect. Bow to the greater good, kulaks.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Luke21 3/31/2021 11:24:53 PM (No. 741365)
I was redpilled to the media in 1980. with the different ways they covered the Republican and Democrat conventions.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: marbles 4/1/2021 12:11:57 AM (No. 741386)
They are supposed to report the news,the news which is fact, not push a biased agenda.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 4/1/2021 12:56:01 AM (No. 741400)
Fake News and unhinged leftist propaganda are not considered "normal".
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ScooterTrash 4/1/2021 2:01:35 AM (No. 741420)
When did Lester Holt start writting for the Onion?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: itsonlyme 4/1/2021 2:31:11 AM (No. 741433)
Lester the commie
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Reply 16 - Posted by: smokincol 4/1/2021 2:38:21 AM (No. 741441)
the commie press doesn't present both sides of the story anyway so, who gives a crap what they think or, do. don't watch them anyway and don't understand why anyone does.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lisa belanger 4/1/2021 5:25:57 AM (No. 741466)
HEY LES i never watch you and never will you are bias and kisses asses at nbc you are bi racial and do ot like it.....good luck
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MattMusson1 4/1/2021 9:07:07 AM (No. 741574)
Like Truth?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow 4/1/2021 1:53:17 PM (No. 741848)
Holt, one of the dumbest jerks around, whose brain matches that of a piece of wood! He filled the 'color' slot and that was about it! So, Holt, try not to dish your lefty agenda and mix it up as 'philosophy'!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/2/2021 12:16:40 AM (No. 742236)
Lester Bestertester, the public relations rep for Ski North Korea, deserves our ridicule. Everybody point and laugh.
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