Olympic Coverage Just Latest Example of NBC Cozying Up To Dictators

<p>To create hype for his network’s Olympics coverage, NBC’s Keir Simmons decided it would be a good idea to play<strong> </strong>bumper cars in a North Korean amusement park. “They’re ruthless, these guys,” Simmons joked in the June 6 <em>Today</em> segment, about the other bumper car drivers – in a country that is legitimately ruthless to its own people. Not once in the segment did Simmons use that word to describe Kim Jong Un’s regime. But this isn’t the first time that NBC News has run a report that bordered dangerously close on propaganda for a foreign dictatorship.</p>

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