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NBC News errors

Nevermind credit scores. NBC News can't even get fundamental American history right.

| By Greg Fisher

"Due to high volume, we cannot respond to every comment." - NBC News' web page on how to report an error

Employers do not use credit scores, and Mitch McConnell has never been the Senate majority leader.

In 2008, the three main national consumer reporting agencies all stated that they do not even provide credit scores for employment purposes.

Despite that, republished a New York Times article that states, "The credit score, once a little-known metric derived from a complex formula that incorporates outstanding debt and payment histories, has become an increasingly important number used to bestow credit, determine housing and even distinguish between job candidates."

See "CNBC reporting errors about credit scores, December, 2013," and "New York Times’ syndicated error about credit scores."

On "Your credit score affects nearly everything in your financial life. It affects the interest rate on the car loan you apply for, your mortgage loan, your credit cards — even your job and housing prospects, as potential employers and landlords can reference your credit score when reviewing your application."

Regarding its news business (including NBC News) Comcast boasts: "Taking a trusted news source into the future with innovation and technology. Engaging and informing people with the highest-quality reporting across a rich variety of new platforms."

Examples of NBC News false reporting

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is Minority Leader, not Majority Leader. The statements below are false.

"In the ad released in early October, the narrator attacks Grimes’ challenger, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, for 'giving amnesty and taxpayer funded benefits to 3 million illegal aliens.'" - "Alison Lundergan Grimes' Bad Day Got Worse," October 15, 2014

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won easily in Kentucky against his Tea Party challenger in the primary." - "KNOW IT ALL: Wednesday's Top Stories at NBC News," - May 21, 2014

"It may prove to be a tricky narrative for the state’s senior senator, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who’s running neck-and-neck with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in November’s general election." - "In Polling Obamacare, A Label Makes A Big Difference," May 12, 2014

"And in Kentucky, it's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at 44%, Democrat Alison Grimes at 43%." - "Southern Democrats Hang In There," - April 23, 2014

"Clinton's first campaign trip of the 2014 cycle isn't just a chance to boost Grimes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Democratic adversary." - "Campaigner-in-Chief Hits Ropes in Kentucky," February 25, 2014

"'The Obama administration's announcement today that it will continue to allow insurers to sell health care plans that don't meet Obamacare minimum coverage requirements is not only another reminder of the President's broken promise that you can keep your plan if you like it, but represents a desperate move to protect vulnerable Democrats in national elections later this year,' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement." - "Feds Offer Two-Year Obamacare Delay for Some," March 5, 2014

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