In case you missed it, NBC will be hosting a town hall event for Donald Trump on Thursday night — opposite ABC’s town hall event for Joe Biden.
NBC News to host town hall with Trump on Thursday https://t.co/1t7GY0TNy4
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) October 14, 2020
And Politico Magazine columnist and veteran political analyst Jeff Greenfield couldn’t be angrier:
The decision by NBC News to run a Trump town hall directly opposite ABC's Biden town hall is indefensible.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) October 14, 2020
Not just annoying, but indefensible!
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) October 14, 2020
Oh, the humanity!
Honestly going to need someone to explain this to me. Why would a news network owe deference to a competitor’s town hall with another candidate? https://t.co/osqKodcnxR
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) October 14, 2020
I really don't understand this reaction. Why is it indefensible? Because it supposedly helps Trump/hurts Biden? Why would one assume that? https://t.co/rmcJsLg4Z5
— Damon Linker (@DamonLinker) October 14, 2020
Asked, and answered:
Um, because they don't like Trump? https://t.co/FkacL3OV7V
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) October 14, 2020
Because they don't like Trump.
It's that simple.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) October 14, 2020
It really is.
I’ll be watching abc. Very disappointed w nbc.
— jennifer lee (@jennife29846390) October 14, 2020
Firms up all of my suspicions about NBC and its subsidiaries.
— Truth Or Consequences (@hanna_darl) October 14, 2020
— Flip The Senate! (@AnthonyPJasper) October 14, 2020
— BreeTennant (@shaw4light) October 14, 2020
Will be interesting to see the ratings! Personally our house will be watching baseball!
— Susan Stack (@Hockeymom336) October 14, 2020
Wait … your house won’t be watching Joe Biden’s town hall? TIME TO BOYCOTT YOUR HOUSE.
I've heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 14, 2020
Oh, we have no doubt it’s palpable. You can actually feel the spittle collecting at the corners of their mouths.
We're entering a peculiar phase of journalism where the employees think they're entitled to controlling the network/newspaper/outlet, rather than viewing themselves as… employees. https://t.co/5U3FyjKPJK
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) October 14, 2020