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NBC Hails Obama’s ‘Deeply Emotional Appeal’ for Gun Control


<p><em>More in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC&#39;s NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

<p>During special coverage of President Obama&rsquo;s announcement of gun control executive orders on Tuesday, <em>NBC Nightly News</em> anchor Lester Holt and senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing applauded the commander-in-chief playing on people&rsquo;s emotions to win support for his unilateral action.</p>

<p>Holt began: <strong>&ldquo;President Obama in an emotional over-half-hour-long address announcing executive actions to further his goal toward gun control, working essentially around Congress.... at one point fighting back tears, the tears actually flowing</strong> as he went down the litany of the various mass shootings that have occurred around the country over the last several years.&rdquo;</p>

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