NBC Uses Cabdriver Jumping on Moving Car to Go After Uber

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<p>On Thursday, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> seized on a cabdriver in Toronto attacking the car of an Uber driver as a chance to attack the entrepreneurial car service, with co-host Savannah Guthrie proclaiming: <strong>&ldquo;A cabbie confronts an Uber driver and gets dragged 60 feet down the street, as the battle between the car service app and traditional taxis gets ugly.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>In the report that followed, correspondent Willie Geist oddly described the &ldquo;wild scene&rdquo; by touting the cabdriver&rsquo;s claim that <strong>&ldquo;he started banging on the car because he was hoping to make a point that Uber drivers are unsafe and uninsured.&rdquo;</strong> In contrast to that assertion, the video showed that the only person being &ldquo;unsafe&rdquo; was the cabbie, who hit the car several times before jumping on the moving vehicle.</p>

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