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In something of an update to their Sunday morning newscast, Monday’s edition of Today saw NBC finally acknowledge that a “movie company” had set up a catering tent just feet away from the outdoor patio of the shutdown and struggling restaurant of Angela Marsden of Los Angeles, California. But they still refused to admit that the catering was for an NBC comedy show, Good Girls. It was barely a step up from their previous report where they deceptively edited the viral video of Marsden.
On Sunday, NBC correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald deceptively edited Marsden’s viral video exposing California’s COVID hypocrisy. The city of Los Angeles allowed a TV production to set up a dining tent similar to the one she put up outside her restaurant, Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill, which the city shut down claiming it was unsafe:
FITZGERALD: And back in California, many businesses scared they won't survive.
MARSDEN: Everything I own is being taken away from me. [Transition] And people wonder why I'm protesting and why I have had enough. [Transition] My staff cannot survive.
Fitzgerald would go on to argue that people and businesses like Marsden’s weren’t that important or worthy of consideration.