NBC waited till the end of ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ to acknowledge the nearby protest

12.03.14 3 years ago

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NBC waited till the end of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” to acknowledge the nearby protest
The protesters angry over the Eric Garner grand jury decision were one block away Rockefeller Center chanting “I Can”t Breathe.” Yet NBC”s broadcast ignored the major news event until the very end of tonight's primetime broadcast, when Matt Lauer said: “It's been a day of protests, in some cases, even close to where we're broadcasting…”

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