Americans value entertainment far above simple news. Media Barkers understand this clearly and have turned every news source into an entertainment source. If you can successfully entertain an audience while slipping them propaganda, you will make money and promote your brand of politics. This is life in media but especially the Liberal Media. Late Night TV is a news source in this sense. Thus, the 'apology' to Bachmann, for example.<quoted text>I rarely ever watch any of the major networks anymore because of the biased "news" being mostly nothing but an attempt to brainwash the public. "Opinions" are not news.
Insulting a guest or manipulating audio and video news pieces like NBC is so notorious for always leaves a subliminal message regardless of any apology. For example, NBC manipulates George Zimmerman audio by selectively deleting segments to make him look like he's damned guilty. Of course, they later 'apologize' but the seed of guilt has been planted into the blank, unsuspecting minds of millions nonetheless. This is a commonly attempted technique used by lawyers in courtrooms before a jury. Say it, get yelled at for doing so, apologize and withdraw the question and then sit back and watch the juror's eyes. They fell for that lie you just suggested and then 'withdrew' it. The damage is done regardless of a lawyer's withdrawal and apology.
There is a clear, effective and disingenuous method to NBC's 'apology' madness.