More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.
On Friday’s NBC Today, correspondent Stephanie Gosk devoted a full report to hyping concerns that Russia could somehow rig the U.S. presidential election in November. In the wake of the hacking of Democratic National Committee e-mails, Gosk warned viewers: “The incident is raising new questions about the security of our country's overall electoral system. Could voting booths or voting tallies themselves be vulnerable?”
With the sensational headline “Could Russia Hack Our Election?” blaring across the screen, the reporter declared: “The e-mail scandal upended the Democratic Party....But beyond the political damage...there is another concern. Is the U.S. doing enough to protect the country's electoral system in general? If Russian intelligence is trying to tip the scales of this election, where else might they look?”