Talk about tone deaf. The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday celebrated Earth Day by finding the upside to a global pandemic killing hundreds of thousands and destroying the economy. Co-host Anthony Mason cheered, “Ahead on this Earth Day, we'll show you the rapid and amazing environmental improvements taking place during the pandemic. What it tells us about creating a healthier planet.”
On Saturday's CBS Weekend News, a pre-recorded report focused partially on liberals in the Nevada legislature managing to pass a new pro-abortion law, and, rather than providing a pro-life side to balance the story, the lone pro-lifer shown was portrayed as not minding that her side lost. In fact, she was even praised for accepting her side's defeat.
During their Halloween (Wednesday) night broadcast, CBS’s costume surely wasn’t that of an unbiased news organization. During CBS Evening News, anchor Jeff Glor noted that “at least six candidates in this midterm election are campaigning under a legal or ethics cloud, including criminal indictments, an assault conviction, investigations, and a severe admonishment by Congressional Ethics Committees.” But when they flashed images of the candidates, only one of them was a Democrat.
Even as NBC’s Today show recently reported that climate change would actually cause fewer hurricanes in the Atlantic during the 2018 season, on Saturday, CBS This Morning warned viewers that warming ocean temperatures could potentially lead to hurricanes in the Pacific hitting the coast of California.
The major broadcast networks were relatively calm, professional, and sober on Friday morning in their reporting of the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas, Texas, but there were still a few moments in which the issue of gun control or criticism of police was prevalent with CBS This Morning offering a few examples.