posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 09:34 AM
NBC Reporter Was on U.N. Lobby Payroll
Accuracy In Media
Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post wrote a story the other day about how MSNBC President Rick Kaplan has put more NBC into MSNBC. Since Rick Kaplan
was named president of MSNBC a year ago, Kurtz reported, his colleagues say that one of his main achievements has been "forging a tighter partnership
with NBC News." The assumption is that NBC is a valuable resource. But on one of the hottest stories around, the U.N. corruption scandal, NBC has
been out to lunch. Why? Its U.N. reporter has been on the payroll of the U.N. lobby.
Linda Fasulo, the U.N. correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, has written a pro-U.N. book, An Insider's Guide to the U.N., which reads like the U.N.
paid for it. Actually, the pro-U.N. lobby paid for it. In a monstrous conflict of interest for a supposed straight news reporter, Fasulo acknowledges
Ted Turner's U.N. Foundation and Better World Campaign for "their generous financial support" of her book project. She also thanks the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund "for helping to fund the project."
The book is about "one of the finest and most important governing bodies," she says. Of the U.N. chief, she writes like a school girl with a crush.
"It is hard to find anyone who can mount a serious criticism of [Kofi] Annan's performance as Secretary General," she claims. His performance is so
"impressive" that she wonders if a "cult of personality" has risen up around him. One U.S. official is reported to be "astonished by just how
good a Secretary General Kofi Annan has been."
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Ya' know ... it's a wonder that anyone takes reporters
seriously anymore. They are as corrupt as the politicians they
cover stories of. I'm starting to think that truth is dead and
it's impossible to find it intact in this world anymore. The poor
sheeple haven't got a clue as to what they are pumping into
their brains when they watch TV 'news' or read the 'news' papers.