The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday highlighted the “pioneers” at the Time 100 “most influential people” party. Yet, the “icons” featured just happened to be the founders of the liberal Women’s March on Washington, as well as a Fox News accuser.
Reporter Vladimir Duthiers reported from the April 25 party and gushed, “100 artists, pioneers, icons. They are Time's most influential people who have made an impact across the globe.” This included Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour. Duthiers fawned, “They launched the Women's March, bringing millions from across the nation to the streets.”
Somehow, the journalist failed to mention that Sarsour has previously expressed support for Sharia Law, tweeting in 2011 that it “is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense.”
Women’s March co-founder Bob Bland enthused to Duthiers: “We never really stopped after January 21st. We've been building this march into a movement of women and allies all across the country and the world.”
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose was also at the event. He hailed the “diversity.”
With no sense of irony, the reporter explained, “Notably absent from the room, five members of the Trump administration, including the President, who were named on the list.” One can only imagine why Trump administration figures wouldn’t want to attend, what with all the diversity being showcased.
A transcript of the segment is below:
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CBS This Morning
NORAH O’DONNELL: Time celebrated its most influential people at a New York City world leaders. The group of philanthropists and artists were more diverse than ever. Vladimir Duthiers of our streaming network CBSN was on the red carpet.
VLADIMIR DUTHIERS: 100 artists, pioneers, icons. They are Time's most influential people who have made an impact across the globe, like Gretchen Carlson whose sexual allegation against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes brought the troubling issue to the forefront.
GRETCHEN CARLSON: It takes tremendous courage for a woman to know that they can stand up and speak up and have a positive result.
DUTHIERS: Something these four women did when they launched the Women's March, bringing millions from across the nation to the streets.
BOB BLAND: We never really stopped after January 21st. We've been building this march into a movement of women and allies all across the country and the world.
NORAH O’DONNELL: My mom always says capture someone's heart and you capture their mind and I think Moonlight, that picture, did that." So, kudos to Barry Jenkins.
DUTHIERS: I spoke to the Moonlight filmmaker and he reflected on the infamous Oscars flub.
BARRY JENKINS: I think it's wonderful that we get to celebrate two films instead of just one, but there is one name on the trophy.
DUTHIERS: Inside, Demi Lovato, who was honored for speaking out about mental illness, performed an emotional rendition of her hit "Confident." And Viola Davis gave a heartfelt toast to fellow honorees.
VIOLA DAVIS: I lift my glass to everyone in this room, everyone who has decided to live a life bigger than yourself. And I applaud you and I am honored to be in this room with you. Thank you.
DUTHIERS: Notably absent from the room, five members of the Trump administration, including the President, who were named on the list. Our Charlie Rose summed up the event and the people being honored.
CHARLIE ROSE: But I think they try to reflect a sense of community at large in terms of media, in terms of male/female, in terms of diversity, in terms of regional diversity.
DUTHIERS: I feel like "Time 100" is like dinner at Charlie Rose?
ROSE: Oh, yes, it is. Except the menu is pizza and hamburgers.
DUTHIERS: The list of honorees featured more controversial figures this year than in the past like North Korean Kim Jong-un and Julian Assange. Time’s editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs called it complicated, saying there was a different kind of depth and dimension in their thinking this year. So, it’s what both of you said this on the red carpet. It's not necessarily that the people that you like or the people that you admire. It's the people that are the most influential.
ROSE: You always say who do you want to meet. You don't want to meet the obvious. You want the meet the people that you don’t necessarily know. There was a guy last night from Syria who was head of the White Helmets. He was beautifully eloquent.