NBC is under fire for using Brian William’s sitdown time with President Obama to make informercials for its entertainment shows. There was Brian Williams and Obama taping a plug for Conan O’Brien’s first week on The Tonight Show. And a plug for Fred Armisen’s Obama impression on Saturday Night Live. Like conservatives don’t already consider NBC News and MSNBC to be the No-Bama-Criticism networks. (But not CNBC where Obama can’t catch a break.) No surprise that there’s now a backlash over this NBC News/NBC Entertainment cross-promotion with the White House — like this comment on a right-wing website: “Obama owes NBC so much for shilling for him, he wanted to shill back.” The videos are below.

Obama helps plug Conan:

savvydude
6 years
It wasn't funny. It was almost excruciating. But we will see more of this _ Obama likes...
lu-ee
6 years
Rob P, why dont you take your own advice since my posts seems to have upset you...
Laura Reynolds
6 years
He did it for Rahm. Because Rahm's brother is Ari. Because Ari bewilderingly took over a new...

Obama helps plug SNL (skip to 3:25 in…):