Hoda Kotb http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20165/all en NBC: Possible Republican Midterm Wave = 'Hold-Your-Nose Election' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-possible-republican-midterm-wave-hold-your-nose-election <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the chances of Republicans gaining control of the Senate in the upcoming midterm election remained high, <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator Chuck Todd appeared on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em> to pour cold water on the possibility: <strong>"...definitely feels like a hold-your-nose election....talking to voters that I did, they'd like to punish the President's party without rewarding the Republicans. And in many cases, they're sort of sitting on their hands, they're not sure what to do....They're probably leaning against the President, but they're not happy about it."</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-possible-republican-midterm-wave-hold-your-nose-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division campaign 2014 Chuck Todd Democrats Hoda Kotb NBC Republicans Today Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:08:52 +0000 kyle.drennen 47498 at http://www.mrc.org NBC Hosts Gush: Dem Senator Helping With Keg Stand 'Wins Her Votes' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hosts-gush-dem-senator-helping-keg-stand-wins-her-votes <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The hosts on NBC's <em>Today</em> spent over a minute of air time on Monday applauding Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu for helping a fan tailgating at an LSU football game do a keg stand. Co-host Matt Lauer touted how <strong>Landrieu "may do just about anything to get your vote"</strong> given that she was "in the middle of a really tough reelection campaign."<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-hosts-gush-dem-senator-helping-keg-stand-wins-her-votes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Hoda Kotb LSU Mary Landrieu Matt Lauer NBC Today Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:12:25 +0000 kyle.drennen 47192 at http://www.mrc.org NBC: Skittles Has Become 'A Symbol of Racial Injustice' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skittles-has-become-symbol-racial-injustice <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Filling in for Matt Lauer on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Hoda Kotb made a bizarre proclamation about race relations in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting: <strong>"Skittles obviously has become really kind of a symbol in the whole Trayvon Martin case. A symbol of racial injustice. </strong>You see people holding up the bags of Skittles in their hands and it clearly means something." [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012-03-30-NBC-TDAY-Kotb.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-skittles-has-become-symbol-racial-injustice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Donny Deutsch Hoda Kotb NBC Skittles Today Trayvon Martin Fri, 30 Mar 2012 20:27:09 +0000 kyle.drennen 39700 at http://www.mrc.org