NBC Touts Obama’s Promise to Fix the VA and IG Report Despite Concerns from Whistle-Blower

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<p><em style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; line-height: 27px; color: #444444;">More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/08/26/nbc-touts-obama-s-…; target="_blank">cross-post</a>&nbsp;on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em></p><p>On Tuesday evening, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> offered a soft news brief on the scandal-ridden Veterans Affairs (VA) Administration by promoting President Barack Obama’s calls that the VA’s many issues will be fixed on his watch. In addition, substitute anchor Lestor Holt made quick mention of an inspector general’s report that the actions of the agency in delays in veterans waiting for care did not result in any veteran’s death.&nbsp;</p><p>What <em>NBC Nightly News</em> failed to mention in their one-sided report was that skepticism surrounding the VA remains as one of the whistle-blowers who brought the problems at the VA to light is publically raising doubts about the inspector general report’s findings.&nbsp;</p>

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