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.
On Monday night, Charlie Rose lovingly opened his interview with Hillary Clinton by reciting a glowing review of her new book. Clinton sat down for the full hour suck-up on Rose’s PBS show and was greeted to Rose reading from Jennifer Senior’s New York Times book review of What Happened. In fact, Rose couldn’t get through the entire open without sharing a laugh with Clinton as the two seemed to revel in the rapturous review.
The journalists at CBS This Morning, particularly Charlie Rose, are usually rather soft when it comes to high profile leaders, particularly Democrats. It’s not surprising that this rule didn’t hold for Mike Pence on Thursday. Rose grilled the Vice President on Iran and defended Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the rogue country.
Having Sean Spicer appear on the Emmys may be offensive, but the journalists at CBS This Morning loved the “great” award show for mocking “recurring punch line” Donald Trump. Trying to spin the event as somehow just general political comedy, Gayle King hailed, “Television’s biggest night was infused with politics and references to the President.”
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday hyped a potential DACA deal between Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer as a “clean” plan in comparison to all the “messy” GOP options. Co-host Charlie Rose touted the idea of geography being a good reason for a deal between the Democrat leader and the President: “Is he simply more comfortable with Chuck Schumer because they're both New Yorkers, one from Queens and one from Brooklyn?”
It’s already started: CBS’s Jane Pauley rolled out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton, in her first book tour stop promoting What Happened. The CBS Sunday Morning host treated the 2016 loser with kid gloves as she tenderly laid up softball after softball, feeling Hillary’s pain. Of course, this is the kind of book tour treatment Clinton has grown accustomed to, whether she was hawking a book as First Lady, first year Senator or presidential candidate.
The arguments made by liberal hypocrites as to why -- and how -- Hillary Clinton lost her bid for the presidency in 2016 are astounding. What’s even more astounding is how this topic is still consuming them, ten months after the election was over.
On Sunday, CBS News ran two high-profile interviews with two very influential political movers and shakers, the Jane Pauley interview with Hillary Clinton during Sunday Morning and Charlie Rose’s interview with Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes. And the two interviews couldn’t be any more different. Pauley’s was mournful as she tried to connect with Clinton over her loss to Trump, while in the other, Rose was eager to fight and became combative as he lectured Bannon.
On a day mostly filled with hurricane coverage, CBS This Morning on Friday managed to shove in some liberal bias. The co-hosts eagerly hyped Harvard University’s president and her denouncement of Donald Trump over the “cruel” end of DACA. Charlie Rose breathlessly related, “President Trump's decision affects dozens of current Harvard students.”