Barack Obama’s official photographer has released a book of pictures and the co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Monday, unsurprisingly, went nuts for it. Norah O’Donnell deemed it “beautiful.” Charlie Rose hailed the “fantastic” cover photo of the ex-President. This comes only a few weeks of a photo book on Michelle Obama. ABC deemed that “picture perfect.”
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Wednesday hyped the open enrollment period for ObamaCare, spinning good news for the law and skimping on the massive problems ahead. Rose cheered, “Eighty percent of people can find a 2018 plan for under $75 a month. In 2017 only 71 percent could.”
With the breaking news that ex-Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with tax fraud, who would be the ideal person to talk about it? According to CBS This Morning on Monday, it’s the liberal, partisan Democrat Amy Klobuchar. Co-host Norah O’Donnell eagerly wondered, “So, the question has always been about collusion and the Trump campaign which remains the open question, right?”
The New York Times carried a column last weekend by Maureen Dowd where Jimmy Carter shocked the liberals by saying the media "feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation." Times columnist Thomas Friedman took it to a new level on Wednesday's Charlie Rose on PBS. Trump isn't mentally ill...he's a brain-eating disease.
After all three network morning shows provided Tennessee Senator Bob Corker with a platform to bash President Trump on Tuesday, on Wednesday, the broadcasts eagerly brought on Arizona Senator Jeff Flake to do the same. During the series of softball interviews, each host asked a version of the same question, should the President be “removed from office”? Meanwhile, only CBS bothered to ask about the lawmaker’s unpopularity in his own state.
On Tuesday, all three network morning shows encouraged Tennessee Senator and outspoken Trump critic Bob Corker to step up his attacks on the President. Hosts asked the Republican lawmaker if he thought the commander-in-chief was a “threat to national security,” wondered “what’s being done about it” in Congress, and invited him to double-down on his harshest rhetoric against the President.
On Tuesday's Charlie Rose show on PBS, former magazine editor Tina Brown -- who ran The New Yorker, Newsweek, and for a short time a Harvey Weinstein-backed magazine called Talk -- spoke about working with Harvey. Rose barely questioned Brown, and just let her talk. Access Hollywood picked up a piece of this conversation -- about how the movie mogul could buy writers' silence with money, and if he couldn't, he could above their pay grade to editors and kill negative stories that way.
After Thursday’s network evening newscasts feared that President Trump’s executive action curtailing ObamaCare regulations was a threat to Barack Obama’s legacy, on Friday morning, the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows launched into full panic mode over “the biggest move to undermine ObamaCare yet” and touted how “Democrats call the move pointless sabotage.”
The journalists at CBS This Morning could not find enough praise to heap on the “public intellectual” and one of the “best writers on race,” Ta-Nehisi Coates. The author blames, in part, white supremacy for the election of Donald Trump as a reaction to Barack Obama.
On Wednesday, CBS’s Charlie Rose was caught openly rooting for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to delay her retirement from the Supreme Court – for as long as Donald Trump is President. The CBS This Morning anchor, on his PBS show, encouraged the Bill Clinton appointee to stick to the health regiment set up by her personal trainer as he warned: “Donald Trump may have the chance [to appoint another justice]. So you keep up that exercise, okay?”
All three networks on Thursday hailed the life of “American icon” Hugh Hefner, honoring the “beautiful ending” for the pornographer. CBS also made sure to tout the “progressive politics” of the magazine and support for abortion. In total, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 27 minutes and three seconds to cheering “one of the most influential figures in social history.” All three networks led with Hefner first and covered the unfolding disaster in Puerto Rico second.
CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Wednesday gushed over “one of my favorite people,” Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Of course, Rose never mentioned the Supreme Court Justice’s extreme liberal ideology. Instead, he peppered her on just how much sexism Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.