'Evening News' Blames State Budget Woes on Economy, Ignores Growth of

June 23rd, 2009 1:56 PM
It's basic economics - when the economy contracts and the flow of money slows, so do tax receipts to local governments, barring maneuvering by the government to impose higher taxes. And that has been a focus of news stories, most notably the state budget woes that have recently hit California. A June 22 "CBS Evening News" segment showed how, during this sluggish economy, the demand…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Highlights Obama Photographer

January 21st, 2009 5:29 PM
On Wednesday’s CBS Early Show co-host Harry Smith aired an interview he did with photojournalist Scout Tufankjian, who has followed Barack Obama since 2006: "Two years and some one million photographs later, Tufankjian's first book, 'Yes We Can.' She was the only independent photojournalist to cover the Obama campaign from start to finish." Smith asked Tufankjian: "And had you ever…

Obama Lap Dog du Jour: CBS's Cynthia Bowers

December 17th, 2008 12:39 PM
The first of just three questions asked of Barack Obama at his December 17 press conference [audio available here]:CYNTHIA BOWERS, CBS News Chicago correspondent: I have a question. You ran on a platform of transparency. How difficult is all this having to wait to release your inquiry business when the American people expect transparency?Yes, you read that correctly. Bowers prompts Obama for an…

CBS Blames Corn Prices on Floods, but Ignores Ethanol Mandates

June 12th, 2008 3:43 PM
U.S. corn futures topped out at record highs on June 11 on the news that the impact of flooding in the Midwest would hurt this year's corn crop, but the June 11 "CBS Evening News" left out one significant detail in its reporting about the crisis. "[A]gricultural disaster aid has been requested for Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan," CBS correspondent Cynthia Bowers…

CBS Blames Gas Prices In GM Closures, Disregards Expensive Union Labor

June 4th, 2008 10:25 AM
High gas prices strike again, says the "CBS Evening News." The June 3 "Evening News" blamed surging gas prices and General Motors reluctance to produce "more fuel-efficient vehicles" for closure of several plants, including one in Janesville, Wisc. "It's not just here and it's not just GM. Since 2005, the big three - GM, Ford and Chrysler - have had 70…

CBS’s Cynthia Bowers: I Can’t Believe Adjustable Rate Mortgages

August 17th, 2007 2:10 PM