The journalists on CBS This Morning, Monday, goaded John Kasich to attack Donald Trump, lauding the moderate Republican governor. Democratic donor Gayle King, who vacations with Barack Obama, lobbed this softball: “You believe that historians will scratch their heads and look at this election as a tipping point. What will they see?”
On Friday’s Access Hollywood, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King responded to the fact that she had recently vacationed in Tahiti with, among others, the Obama family, pathetically claiming that it was “not a political statement” and no big deal since her “friends” are out of the White House.
Friday, magazine and website The Hollywood Reporter spoke to news anchors from all of the major networks in a discussion about what the role of the journalist was in today’s day and age. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the most forceful of the group in arguing that it wasn’t the media’s role to share all sides of a story. In fact, he argued, it was the journalist’s job to report “the truth” and to silence viewpoints that didn’t “accept reality.”
What a difference a day makes. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Wednesday grilled Ivanka Trump on being “complicit” in her father’s administration, one that many are “very afraid” of. This contrasts to the fawning interview with another first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, on Tuesday. For that, fan girl King gushed over the younger Clinton’s political prospects: “Are you running? Are you running? Are you running?”
When it comes to the Clintons, the hosts of CBS This Morning are indistinguishable from gushing celebrity “journalists” at Access Hollywood. They are devotees. On Tuesday, the most pressing question for these partisan fan boys (and fan girls) is whether Chelsea Clinton or her mom will run for office in the future.
Whether it’s in their phrasing or omissions, the networks aren’t backing down in their defense of America’s largest abortion provider. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill empowering states to halt hundreds of millions in Title X federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions. In their reporting, the anchors saw the development from the abortion giant’s perspective: a “major setback.”
She may have lost the election but that doesn’t mean the media doesn’t still hang on her every word. After Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance before an audience in San Francisco attending a diversity conference March 28, the networks couldn’t get enough. ABC, NBC and CBS all devoted time to Clinton’s speech the next morning, playing several clips where she bashed the White House for its handling of health care, diversity and other issues
He may be gone, but no one on CBS has forgotten “teacher” Barack Obama and his ability to “make people understand.” On Thursday, the journalists at CBS This Morning and liberal actor Jesse Williams previewed a Smithsonian documentary on the former President, complete with the excessive fawning over the Democrat.
On Wednesday, all three network morning shows seized on false left-wing speculation that a brief power outage at the Statue of Liberty Tuesday night was meant to be a show of support for the “A Day Without A Women” protests planned for International Women’s Day. While the ABC, NBC, and CBS broadcasts knocked down those claims, hosts did use the incident as a way to promote the liberal demonstration.
Who’s the best woman to represent International Women’s Day? Why, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood, of course. That was the thinking of the hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday. Naturally, the journalists offered softballs to the head of the abortion provider and repeated liberal talking points. Democratic donor Gayle King offered this easy question: “Some people have described it or called it a war on women. Do you see it that way?”
Given the chance to press Nancy Pelosi on her fellow Democrat’s shocking sex joke at the expense of Kellyanne Conway, the journalists at CBS This Morning on Tuesday punted. Instead, they stuck to other topics as they talked to the House Minority leader. At a dinner last week, Congressman Cedric Richmond remarked on a photo of Conway kneeling on a couch in the White House, saying, “she really looked kind of familiar there in that position.”
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King could barely contain joy on Friday as she talked about Jeff Sessions recusing himself from any investigation into Russia’s connections with the 2016 election. Talking to John Dickerson of Face the Nation, she enthused, “It is like a song out of Empire. That drip, drip dripity drop where we just heard the President say, ‘No one I know has had contact.’”