News Veteran Arkin Quits NBC, Slams Network’s Reporting

HeadlineJan 03, 2019

In media news, longtime NBC reporter and analyst William Arkin has left the network and wrote a scathing memo on his way out. In the memo, Arkin condemns the media’s reporting on U.S. wars and says he is not interested in taking part in the “Trump circus.” He writes, “I find it disheartening that we do not report the failures of the generals and national security leaders. I find it shocking that we essentially condone continued American bumbling in the Middle East and now Africa through our ho-hum reporting.” Arkin goes on to write about the network’s coverage of the Trump administration: “Of course [Trump] is an ignorant and incompetent impostor. And yet I’m alarmed at how quick NBC is to mechanically argue the contrary, to be in favor of policies that just spell more conflict and more war.” Click here to see our past interviews with William Arkin.

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