Here is how NBC News covered the presidential candidates from other parties in the 2016 campaign. The video seems to be messed up, but the audio seems to match what I heard.
If NBC News seriously thought it had an obligation to inform the public, would they have produced a piece like this? They start with and devote significant time to narrowly focused candidates. They then minimally cover broadly focused candidates with serious platforms. They don’t even tell you a thing about what Jill Stein stands for. You know that NBC News cannot possibly think that a piece like this will help its audience understand the choices they have before them.
NBC is effectively satirizing its own news show.