Fighting over THE ONE’s attention.
TVNewser has learned that NBC News has filed a formal complaint with the White House press office over the distribution of presidential interviews, specifically that several of the most recent broadcast TV interviews have gone to ABC News — including George Stephanopoulos’s interview yesterday and Charlie Gibson’s December 15.
NBC is reportedly claiming Stephanopoulos’ friendship with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has helped land the interviews. But insiders tell us those decisions are generally left to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
An NBC News spokesperson had no comment on the matter.
ABC News spokesperson Jeffrey Schneider tells TVNewser, “We are always aggressive in our booking efforts and we were glad to have an interview with the President on such a big news day.”
……Last year, NBC News got several days of access at the White House, including sit-down interviews with Pres. Obama for their “Inside the Obama White House” special — a series NBC has participated in for the last 40 years.
When it comes to kissing Obama’s ass, NBC doesn’t like sloppy seconds, especially MSNBC.
Just a reminder to the leftwing cable channels as to just how shitty their ratings are:
CABLE NEWS RACE
TUES. JAN. 19, 2010
FOXNEWS HANNITY 6,809,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 6,399,000
FOXNEWS O’REILLY 5,228,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,446,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 3,338,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 3,241,000
CNN KING 1,681,000
CNN COOPER 1,508,000
CNN BROWN 1,308,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,274,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,236,000
CNN BLITZER 1,135,000
CNNHN BEHAR 845,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 798,000
Chrissy Matthews is in the sub-basement.
The MSM is behaving like a lovesick schoolgirl vying for the attention of the most popular guy on campus; cute and pathetic.