's Montopoli Says GOP Held Hostage by Tax Interests; Ignore

November 28th, 2012 1:51 PM
It’s the Republicans who are in a bind.  They’re beholden to the will of the evil genius Grover Norquist.  They’re scared to death of The Club for Growth. That's the trite liberal media narrative that's  Brian Montopoli furthered earlier this morning in a piece in which he forecast that the Republicans, and only Republicans, are in for a bruising in the coming weeks should a "fiscal…

Scott Pelley Plays Up Best Poll Result For Obama in CBS Poll

July 19th, 2012 12:48 PM
On Wednesday's CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley cherry-picked the most favorable result for President Obama in the most recent CBS News/New York Times poll. Pelley stated how "this campaign, of course, is, in large part, a battle for the middle class," and touted that "when we asked voters in our poll which candidate would do more to help the middle class, 52 percent said President Obama, 38…

CBS News Producer Screeches: 'Dangerous' Palin Could Cause a Car Crash

May 31st, 2011 5:07 PM
The press is pouting because potential GOP presidential contender Sarah Palin is apparently having a bit of fun with them, by refusing to let them know in advance where she is headed on her bus tour. One of them, CBS News producer Ryan Corsaro, even suggested the former Alaska governor is a "dangerous" traffic hazard because she is forcing reporters to chase her around like they were paparazzi…

CBS Gives Zero Coverage to NPR Scandal

March 10th, 2011 12:10 PM
Since an undercover sting video was released on Tuesday showing National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller calling conservatives "seriously racist people" – for which he resigned – CBS News has failed to utter a single word about the controversy on its broadcasts. That despite NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation to Ron) also being forced out on Wednesday. In contrast, ABC…

Tattered Tutorial: CBS Un-factually Claims 'Less than One Tenth' of NP

November 18th, 2010 4:42 PM
Fox News chairman Roger Ailes drew a whirlwind of attention for using the German N-word in describing NPR's purge of Juan Williams in an interview with Howard Kurtz at the Daily Beast: “They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don’t want any other point of view. They don’t even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their…

CBS/N.Y. Times Poll Finds Majority Favor Arizona Law Despite Their Loa

May 4th, 2010 10:53 AM
Byron York of the Washington Examiner found the media elite tried and failed to goad the public into opposing the new Arizona immigration-enforcement law. A new CBS/New York Times poll discovered 51 percent found it "about right," and only 34 percent checked the media's strongly preferred answer of goes "too far." York suggested the stories on the poll hinted heavily that the questions were…

CBS Paints Pro-Traditional Marriage Petitioners as 'Anti-Gay Rights

November 3rd, 2009 1:07 PM
"Should Anti-Gay Rights Petition Signers Be Exposed?" asked a teaser headline [screencap shown at right] on's front page."Hot Topic: Battle Rages in Washington State over Privacy of Petition Signers" the subheader read. While the November 3 article itself by staffer Brian Montopoli was balanced -- giving room for a social conservative activist to defend keeping the names and addresses…

Media Talk Up Pot Legalization as Possible Answer to Bad Economy

April 22nd, 2009 8:07 PM
The economy is already in rough shape, but some think we should let it go to pot - literally. Pro-legalization advocacy groups are promoting the possibility that legalizing marijuana could provide some economic relief, and the media has eagerly explored the idea. On April 20, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) aired TV ads calling for marijuana legalization. They… Cites Gun Banner Biden in Defense of Obama on Gun Rights

September 24th, 2008 11:26 AM
Noting that the National Rifle Association has begun a "Push to Tarnish Obama on Guns,"'s Brian Montopoli noted, and rightly so, that Sen. John McCain has not been the strongest advocate of gun rights issues. But while Montopoli brought up McCain's 2004 mushy "C+" grade in his September 23 article, neither Obama's nor Biden's "F" grades by the gun rights group were mentioned in the…

Montopoli Says Goodbye to Public Eye, Stays As CBS Political Reporter

September 10th, 2007 3:32 PM

CBS PublicEye Blogger: Alfonsi Wasn't Biased Enough

January 17th, 2007 4:19 PM
She practically blamed Mel Gibson* for why diet supplements are not regulated as drugs by the FDA and attempted to scare viewers with the extreme case of a woman's nose falling off, but Sharyn Alfonsi's hit pieces on nutrition supplement makers weren't biased enough for CBS's in-house blogger-cum-media critic Brian Montopoli.: "The real problem is that any topical product such as the one…