mental health http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22236/all en NBC Applauds 'Powerful Quote': 'Easier to Get Assault Rifle in U.S. Than Mental Health Care' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-powerful-quote-easier-get-assault-rifle-us-mental-health-care <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> During a segment on Monday's <em>NBC Nightly News</em> supposedly devoted to tackling the issue of mental health in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, NBC chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman instead used the opportunity to tout more anti-gun rhetoric: <strong>"One person who we spoke with....and I'm going to quote him, he says, 'It's easier to get an assault rifle today in the United States than it is to get adequate mental health care, and that's wrong.'" </strong>[<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-12-17-NBC-NN-Snyderman.mp3"></a></em></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-applauds-powerful-quote-easier-get-assault-rifle-us-mental-health-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams Gun Control mental health Nancy Snyderman NBC Nightly News Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:28:45 +0000 kyle.drennen 42072 at http://www.mrc.org