CBS Anchor Advertises Televised Impeachment Hearings Like Fight Entertainment

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By her excitement and choice of words, one could easily think failing-CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell was promoting a pay-per-view boxing or pro-wrestling match during Wednesday’s newscast. But no, she was hyping the televised impeachment hearings that would start next week. In addition to that, NBC Nightly News chided Republicans were wanted the public to know the identity of the infamous anti-Trump whistleblower who helped to start the investigation.

“Tonight, lights, cameras, testimony. The stage is set for the first televised hearings of the impeachment inquiry,” O’Donnell excitedly proclaimed during the program’s opening tease. “We now know when they will happen and who may be the Democrats’ star witness.

Once they were finished with the teases, O’Donnell could barely contain her glee as she sprinted to call them “historic,” adding, “televised impeachment hearings begin a week from today, and it promises to be must-see TV.

“It promises to be must-see TV,” really?! She was acting more like a fight promoter for a UFC match than a journalist. She even touted the combatants for the Democrats:

The Democrats plan the start with their star witness: a west point grad with 50 years of public service, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor will testify Wednesday alongside Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. Then on Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify.

Later in the segment, chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes pooh-poohed House Republicans for insisting the public listen to the special envoy to Ukraine, Ambassador Kurt Volker, who says there was no “quid-pro-quo.”

 

 

House Democrats say that's just the beginning,” O’Donnell continued to hype and praised Democrats for releasing more deposition transcripts, “and Nancy Cordes says they offer a preview of what's expected to be bombshell testimony.

The only thing missing from O’Donnell’s broadcast was a microphone hanging from the ceiling and her going: Let’s get ready to rumbllleee!

Meanwhile, on NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kristen Welker was critical of Republicans who wanted America to know who the whistleblower was. “Also tonight, Republicans taking aim at the whistleblower who first raised alarms about that call,” she huffed. “Donald Trump Jr. retweeting a report with a possible name, Senator Rand Paul calling for the whistleblower to be outed.”

Trump Jr. retweeted a Breitbart News report. But the original reporting came from RealClearInvestigations reporter Paul Sperry, who details how all the evidence allegedly points to one man: Eric Ciaramella. The report also alleges that nearly every major news outlet already had his identity.

According to the investigation, Ciaramella was “a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the Russia ‘collusion’ investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.”

NBC may be refusing to tell their viewers the identity of the whistleblower, but they had no qualms and even bragged about outing a CIA asset pulled out of Russia and relocated to the U.S., putting he and his family’s lives at risk.

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CBS Evening News
November 6, 2019
6:30:20 p.m. Eastern [Opening tease]

NORAH O’DONNELL: Tonight, lights, cameras, testimony. The stage is set for the first televised hearings of the impeachment inquiry. We now know when they will happen and who may be the Democrats’ star witness.

(…)

6:31:44 p.m. Eastern

O’DONNELL: Good evening and thank you for joining us. It's official. Historic, televised impeachment hearings begin a week from today, and it promises to be must-see TV. The Democrats plan the start with their star witness: a west point grad with 50 years of public service, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor will testify Wednesday alongside Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent. Then on Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify.

House Democrats say that's just the beginning. Today more Democrats -- I should say more of the Democrats released more transcripts from those closed-door depositions, and Nancy Cordes says they offer a preview of what's expected to be bombshell testimony.

(…)

 

NBC Nightly News
November 6, 2019
7:07:41 p.m. Eastern

(…)

KRISTEN WELKER: Also tonight, Republicans taking aim at the whistleblower who first raised alarms about that call. Donald Trump Jr. retweeting a report with a possible name, Senator Rand Paul calling for the whistleblower to be outed.

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): If someone is going to accuse you of something that might remove the President from office for goodness sakes, shouldn't they come forward and present their accusations in person?

SEN. MITT ROMNEY (R-UT): I think whistleblowers are entitled to their confidentiality.

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