‘CBS This Morning’ Offers Lefty Recap of 2010s with Sides of Doom and Gloom

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CBS This Morning’s look back at the top stories of 2019 stood in contrast to the nonsense offered on Thursday’s MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson, but they threw that good will away on Friday with their recap of the 2010s, skewing left with a sense of doom and gloom. It even included the false “hands up, don’t shoot” chants.

“As we get set to ring in 2020, we're also looking back at the legacy of the 2010s, a decade of political and technological change. In the past ten years, same-sex marriage became legal nationwide, and some states legalized recreational marijuana,” fill-in co-host Vladimir Duthiers began as part of his intro, skipping over how the decade closed with a roaring economy.

 

 

Zora magazine editor-in-chief Vanessa De Luca went first, gushing that “[t]he 2010s really was a decade where we flipped the table on the status quo.” Oh boy.

After a clip of the late Steve Jobs introducing the iPad to the world, CBS News contributor Terry Sullivan stated: “We started this decade with Barack Obama....In many ways, where we're at started with Barack Obama because the American voters wanted something totally different. And it became more and more different throughout the decade.”

He added that “[w]hen you look back at the 2010s, I don't know how you don't remember Donald Trump” along with the fact that “[h]e's the greatest show on Earth whether you like it or not and 2010 was about reality TV shows” before a series of clips from reality TV show fights.

Not exactly a positive endorsement of the federal government moving to the right, unleashing a new era of deregulation, tax cuts, and the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi.

Failed Hillary Clinton campaign aide and current CBS News contributor Robby Mook painted the decade as doom and gloom with a side of uncertainty about the future (with CBS News clips from the 2008 crash) (click “expand”):

SULLIVAN: And we ended the decade with a reality TV show. 

TRUMP: Get her out of here.

MOOK: We started the decade with an economic crisis, and we finished it with an existential crisis. Everything that happened in the 2010s was rooted in this enormously disruptive and frightening collapse of the economy. 

ANTHONY MASON: This was the Dow's worst one-day point drop. 

JEFF GLOR: The Dow Jones average dropping 213 points. 

MOOK: It ripped apart a bunch of institutions and norms and now we're kind of asking ourselves what kind a world do we want.

On the topic of other protests, De Luca gushed that “[w]hat's extraordinary about some of these hash tag movements is that they weren't just in name only” as “[p]eople actually marched,” “protested,” and “did walkouts.”

Clips followed of the far-left climate change protesters, Black Lives Matter marches, praise from Mook, and most notably, the debunked conspiracy theory about “hands up, don’t shoot” (click “expand”):

WOMEN’s MARCH PROTESTERS: Love Trumps Hate!

DE LUCA: People went out into the streets.

BLM PROTESTERS: I can’t breathe!

BLM PROTESTERS: Hands up! Don't shoot! 

DE LUCA: People protested, did walkouts. 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTERS: Climate action!

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTER: When do we want it? 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTERS: Now! 

MOOK: I think about when I was first in politics when I was in my early teens, and I felt like as a young person, you were sort of meant to be patted on the head and “isn't this nice.” And I feel like now there's really a space. 

GRETA THUNBERG: The world is waking up, and change is coming whether you like it or not.

In the final portion that looked to the 2020s, Pultizer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor insisted that she couldn’t offer a firm prediction other than her observation that “we live in an era where it just feels like every bill is coming due at once” with “big debates about health care” and “the environment.”

“I think basically nobody thinks that the system is really fair anymore. So it just feels like we're living not only through one reckoning but a kind of cascade of reckonings,” she added. Again, not very encouraging!

Like most things you hear on CNN, MSNBC, and from time-to-time on the broadcast networks, the world seems to be coming undone as if endless wars, the apocalypse, and the end of humanity as we know it is just on our doorstep. 

Perhaps they could all adopt New Year’s resolutions to stop worrying about tomorrow and, you know, remember to breathe instead of hyperventilate.

To see the relevant transcript below, click “expand.”

CBS This Morning
December 27, 2019
8:17 a.m. Eastern

VLADIMIR DUTHIERS: As we get set to ring in 2020, we're also looking back at the legacy of the 2010s, a decade of political and technological change. In the past ten years, same-sex marriage became legal nationwide, and some states legalized recreational marijuana. We saw a return of Star Wars fever. Wait, return? I think that fever's been around since 1977. We saw mistakes at the Oscars. 

JERICKA DUNCAN: How do you know?

DANA JACOBSON: Yeah. 

DUTHIERS: I don’t know. I heard. Lady Gaga's meat dress and so much more. We asked five journalists and experts how they think the 2010s will be remembered. 

NYE REVELERS [on 12/31/09]: Two, one — Happy New Year! [CHEERS] 

VANESSA DE LUCA [Zora Magazine EIC]: The 2010s really was a decade where we flipped the table on the status quo.

[UPTOWN FUNK]

STEVE JOBS: A truly magical and revolutionary product today. 

PROTESTERS: We can change the world. 

TERRY SULLIVAN: We started this decade with Barack Obama. 

SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: So help you god? 

BARACK OBAMA: So help me god. 

SULLIVAN: In many ways, where we're at started with Barack Obama because the American voters wanted something totally different. And it became more and more different throughout the decade.

[MILEY CYRUS’s WRECKING BALL] 

DONALD TRUMP: And we will make America great again! 

SULLIVAN: When you look back at the 2010s, I don't know how you don't remember Donald Trump. 

TRUMP: We are building a wall. [SCREEN WIPE] It's all a hoax. [SCREEN WIPE] He is a sick puppy. 

SULLIVAN: He's the greatest show on Earth whether you like it or not and 2010 was about reality TV shows. 

[REALITY TV SHOW FIGHTS]

SULLIVAN: And we ended the decade with a reality TV show. 

TRUMP: Get her out of here. 

ROBBY MOOK: We started the decade with an economic crisis, and we finished it with an existential crisis. Everything that happened in the 2010s was rooted in this enormously disruptive and frightening collapse of the economy. 

ANTHONY MASON: This was the Dow's worst one-day point drop. 

JEFF GLOR: The Dow Jones average dropping 213 points. 

MOOK: It ripped apart a bunch of institutions and norms and now we're kind of asking ourselves what kind a world do we want.

#METOO PROTESTERS: Stop the violence, stop the rape! 

JODI KANTOR: The 2010s will be remembered as the decade when the Me Too movement went global.

[KATY PERRY’s ROAR]

KANTOR: It felt like all of the sudden this issue, which had a history of lack of accountability, suddenly had a new sense that there could be consequences for this kind of behavior. 

REESE WITHERSPOON: Time is up. We are no longer going to be harassed. 

(....)

8:19 a.m. Eastern

DE LUCA: What's extraordinary about some of these hash tag movements is that they weren't just in name only. People actually marched. 

WOMEN’s MARCH PROTESTERS: Love Trumps Hate!

DE LUCA: People went out into the streets.

BLM PROTESTERS: I can’t breathe!

BLM PROTESTERS: Hands up! Don't shoot! 

DE LUCA: People protested, did walkouts. 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTERS: Climate action!

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTER: When do we want it? 

CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTERS: Now! 

MOOK: I think about when I was first in politics when I was in my early teens, and I felt like as a young person, you were sort of meant to be patted on the head and “isn't this nice.” And I feel like now there's really a space. 

GRETA THUNBERG: The world is waking up, and change is coming whether you like it or not.

(....)

8:23 a.m. Eastern

KANTOR: You know, I can't tell you what the 2020s will be defined by, but I can tell you this — we live in an era where it just feels like every bill is coming due at once. Big debates about health care. 

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): Under Joe's plan, essentially we retain the status quo. 

JOE BIDEN: That's not true. 

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN) No, that’s not right. 

SANDERS: That is exactly true. 

KANTOR: About the environment. When I think basically nobody thinks that the system is really fair anymore. So it just feels like we're living not only through one reckoning but a kind of cascade of reckonings.

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