On CBS, NYT's Kingsbury Declares FBI's Clinton Probe to Be 'Vendetta'
January 6th, 2018 12:44 PM
As the broadcast network morning newscasts on Saturday caught up with Fox and Friends in giving attention to the renewed probe into the Clinton Foundation by the FBI, CBS This Morning stood out in showcasing the most blatant bias against the investigation as Kathleen Kingsbury of the New York Times was given a forum to prejudge the probe as a "political vendetta." When asked for…
‘A Complete Delight’; CBS Crew Goes Ga-Ga for Democratic Sen. Franken
May 30th, 2017 1:13 PM
While these sorts of interviews are unsurprising, they’re still worth documenting. Tuesday’s CBS This Morning featured a gooey interview with Democratic Senator Al Franken (Minn.) to promote his new book, encourage him to run for president, and swoon over “how hard you work” while still being “a complete delight.”
CBS Bizarrely Frets Over New Laws to Protect Police from 'Hate Crimes'
May 28th, 2017 7:05 PM
On CBS This Morning Saturday, as the show covered proposed new laws to protect police officers from hate crimes, correspondent Tony Dokoupil and anchors Alex Wagner and Anthony Mason all oddly seemed to worry about whether it was appropriate to call it a "hate crime" to attack a police officer. During the report, Dokoupil even asked if the term "hate crime" would be "…
CBS Sides With ‘Fearless Girl’ In Wall Street Art ‘Face Off’
April 19th, 2017 11:52 AM
The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modica’s famous “Charging Bull” on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a “symbol,” a “sensation” and female empowerment.
“Symbols spoke volumes,” NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue “facing down…
CBS Partisans Gush Over Obama Staffer’s ‘Real Talk’ Book
March 20th, 2017 4:00 PM
The partisan journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday gushed over a new Obama administration book, touting its “real talk” and encouraging ex-staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco to lash out at Donald Trump. In contrast, this same network questioned the loyalty of ex-Secretary of Defense Bob Gates after he wrote a book criticizing Barack Obama.
NBC Asks Schumer: ‘Do You Buy’ This ‘Kinder, Gentler’ Trump?
March 1st, 2017 11:36 AM
On Wednesday’s NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie began an interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer by suggesting that President Trump’s performance during Tuesday night’s address to Congress was all an act: “Before we get to the substance of the speech, and we will, let's talk about this decisive change in the President's tone. To borrow another…
CBS: Is Women’s March ‘Comparable to Anything in History We Have Seen?
January 24th, 2017 5:02 PM
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday fawned over the march by liberal women over the weekend, devoting eight minutes and 36 seconds to it. Co-host Charlie Rose was so excited, he marveled, “Is it comparable to anything in history we have seen?”
Slate Boss Salutes Irresponsibility: ‘I’m Glad BuzzFeed Published It’
January 14th, 2017 9:44 AM
Critics from across the media spectrum have slammed BuzzFeed for publishing something they failed to corroborate, a 35-page dossier of smarmy allegations against Donald Trump that was assembled by a firm hired to do opposition research on the GOP candidate. But on CBS Saturday morning, Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg saluted BuzzFeed’s decision to disseminate the anti-Trump hit piece…
CBS, Time Editor Push 'Deadly' Warming: 'Not Subject to Politics'
December 31st, 2016 1:49 PM
CBS News ran a poll on global warming in December that it did not broadcast. PollingReport.com displayed a December 9-13 survey question: "Do you think global warming is an environmental problem that is causing a serious impact now, or do you think the impact of global warming won't happen until sometime in the future, or do you think global warming won't have a serious impact at all…
CBS Promotes Bernie Sanders's Slam of 'Reactionary' Trump Cabinet
December 21st, 2016 12:16 PM
Wednesday's CBS This Morning deemed a Facebook post from Senator Bernie Sanders worthy of a 55-second short report. Norah O'Donnell noted how the left-wing politician "criticized some of the Cabinet picks" from President-Elect Donald Trump. She quoted from Sanders, who asserted that "the American people are going to have to organize and fight back against this reactionary…
Yikes: Failed MSNBC Pundit Named 'CBS This Morning: Saturday' Co-Host
November 17th, 2016 1:59 PM
After roughly a year and a half since her horrendously far-left and utterly terrible MSNBC show was cancelled, CBS News announced on Wednesday that Alex Wagner will have a full-time TV gig again as she was named co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday to replace Vinita Nair.
CBS: ‘Feelings’ of Distrust of Hillary Are Due to Bill’s ‘Centrism’
November 1st, 2016 12:29 PM
CBS This Morning co-hosts brought on the liberal Alex Wagner, Tuesday, to explain the general “feeling” of mistrust people have for Hillary Clinton. Apparently, it’s due to the “centrism” of Bill Clinton and worry about a lack of progressive commitment from the current Democratic candidate. Atlantic magazine editor Wagner and the others eventually got around to…
CBS: Republicans Have Been Making It ‘Hard’ to Vote for Years
October 12th, 2016 1:39 PM
With no liberal label applied to her, CBS This Morning co-hosts brought on former MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner to attack Republican concerns over voter fraud. Co-host Norah O’Donnell derided GOP worries, saying, “Republicans, for the last six years, have made it harder to vote in person. We now have 34 states that require voters to show some form of identification at the polls.”…
Wagner: 'Being Presidential' More Than 'Able to Read a Teleprompter'
July 22nd, 2016 11:37 AM
On Thursday night’s The Daily Show, broadcast live from the RNC in Cleveland, host Trevor Noah brought on another journalist as his special guest to discuss the Republican convention. Wednesday it was CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Thursday it was former MSNBC anchor Alex Wagner and current Senior Editor of left-wing publication The Atlantic. During the brief interview, Wagner…