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Brock demands full disclosure of NBC military analyst's ties

Reported by Chrish - December 4, 2008 -

David Brock of Media Matters for America has issued a letter to NBC News President Steve Capus, scolding NBC for their repeated use of General Barry R. McCaffrey as an NBC News military analyst without disclosing, each time, his position as board director for defense contractor DynCorp International.

McCaffrey's apparent conflict of interest, advocating for policies that would financially benefit DynCorp, must be disclosed each and every time in order for viewers to weigh his recommendations.

Bill O'Reilly frequently complains that NBC News is "far left" and "in the tank" for Obama and liberals, although regular readers know that it's his way of taking shots at nemesis Keith Olbermann. Normal people understand that NBC News, owned and operated by defense behemoth GE, is not the same outfit as cable channel MSNBC, home to Voldemort You-Know-Who, but O'Reilly willingly misrepresents in efforts to hurt his rival.