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‘The Talk’ Discusses Moonves Minus Julie Chen; Osbourne Fears Job Loss

September 10th, 2018 3:46 PM
CBS’s The Talk led off their Monday show with a nearly 10-minute-long discussion on the ouster of CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves following another disturbing but thorough report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker detailing new allegations of sexual misconduct. The four remaining hosts stated their support for the women and the need to hold Mooves accountable, but they also focused on…

Barbara Walters Suggests 'The View' Will Get Some Political Balance Ag

April 27th, 2014 1:43 PM
MRC's Scott Whitlock found a newsy tidbit from an April article in Variety magazine. Former Newsweek writer Ramin Setoodeh reported from a Barbara Walters interview that "The View" lost both its edgier political personalities -- right-leaning Elisabeth Hasselbeck and leftist insult comedienne Joy Behar -- due to network pressure on her and the show's producer Bill Geddie.…

CBS 'The Talk' Ladies Discuss Miley Cyrus as Marketing Genius, Fabulou

September 11th, 2013 8:28 PM
While Noel Sheppard noted Miley Cyrus is suffering in her public image, it can be noted that the ladies on “The Talk” on CBS think the former Disney star’s twerking and sexualized videos are “fabulous.” Sharon Osbourne said parents should “lighten up” and “get a sense of humor.” The show’s host, Julie Chen, the one-time co-anchor of…

Ladies of ‘The Talk’ Deem Sarah Palin ‘Ignorant’ but ‘Hot

October 29th, 2010 4:36 PM
Is there anything that Sarah Palin says that doesn’t get twisted by the liberal media? In response to a clip of an “Entertainment Tonight” interview with Sarah Palin, the ladies of ‘The Talk’ misconstrue Palin’s response in order to project her as ignorant. The highlighted interview question was “How does it feel to be one of the most polarizing…

CBS 'Early Show' Praises Perez Hilton for Giving Up Bullying, But Prom

October 14th, 2010 4:45 PM
At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez declared that vicious gossip monger Perez Hilton "makes nice....with so much bullying going on he doesn't want to be a bully himself anymore." While the report that followed cheered Hilton's efforts to reform himself, the morning show has been happy to promote his bullying tactics in the past.…
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New CBS Talk Show Promo: Julie Chen 'Very Smart;' Despite Thinking Haw

October 4th, 2010 3:30 PM
  During Monday's CBS Early Show, a promo ran for the network's new daytime show, The Talk, based on ABC's The View. The show features former Early Show co-host Julie Chen and five other well-known women chattering about topics of the day. At one point in the ad, fellow host and actress Leah Remini declares of Chen: "Julie, very smart. Makes me feel stupid." On the…

CBS Touts ‘Cash for Clunkers’ As ‘Great For the Environment

August 4th, 2009 5:33 PM
After depicting the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ car buying program as a "runaway success" on Friday, on Tuesday’s Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes argued: "The Department of Transportation says the program has been great for the environment. 80% of the clunkers have been pickups or SUVs, traded in for new cars with an average mileage nearly 10 miles per gallon higher."Following…

CBS Promotes Obama PR Video As Sign of ‘Transparency

August 3rd, 2009 4:38 PM
At the top of Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith touted a White House-produced video: "And your letters to the President...A behind-the-scenes look at how President Obama keeps in touch with everyday Americans." After airing the administration spin, co-host Maggie Rodriguez argued it was "all part of Obama’s promise of transparency in the people’s White House."Smith…

CBS Sees Defensive Obama on Offense Over Health Care

July 21st, 2009 1:40 PM
While President Obama’s health care plan seemed to be floundering, Tuesday’s CBS Early Show spun it as an opportunity for him to fight back, as co-host Julie Chen declared: "President Obama pushes back hard against critics of his health care plan as hopes fade it could be passed by August." Co-host Harry Smith kept up the theme of Obama fighting back in the later segment: "First,…

CBS: ‘Always Controversial’ Palin Losing Public Support

July 13th, 2009 5:19 PM
On Monday’s Early Show, co-host Julie Chen teased an upcoming story on Sarah Palin’s political future: "Also ahead, the always controversial Sarah Palin remains in the headlines this morning. We're going to tell you what she's now saying about her future plans as well as what she's planning to do right after she leaves office later this month."Chen teased the story later, again labeling…

CBS: Sotomayor ‘Perfect Nominee,’ An ‘All-American Story

July 13th, 2009 11:55 AM
On Monday, CBS correspondent Wyatt Andrews reported on the beginning of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and declared: "To Democrats, Sotomayor is the perfect nominee. That a child of the projects would progress through Ivy League schools and later a 17-year career as a federal judge makes hers an all-American story."The Early Show segment began with co-…

NBC’s Engel Compares Iran Govt Murder of Woman to Dubious Israeli Sh

June 25th, 2009 4:31 AM
On Monday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, as host Keith Olbermann and NBC News correspondent Richard Engel discussed the apparent murder of 27-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan by Iranian government forces as part of the crackdown against pro-democracy protesters, and the possibility that she will become the visual symbol for her country’s pro-democracy movement because her death was recorded, Engel brought…

CBS: People Should Follow Obama Date Night Example

June 10th, 2009 4:17 PM
On Wednesday, the Early Show continued its obsession with the Obamas’ recent date nights as co-host Julie Chen exclaimed: "If Barack and Michelle Obama can find time for each other, why can’t you? We’re going to hear why it is a good idea to follow the President’s lead."Earlier, co-host Maggie Rodriguez similarly declared: "We want to encourage everybody in America to bring back,…

CBS: Obama Speech ‘Historic,’ ‘Powerful,’ ‘Professorial

June 4th, 2009 12:58 PM
On Thursday, CBS Early Show co-host Julie Chen declared: "President Obama seeks to reset Mideast relations in a historic speech in Cairo." Co-host Harry Smith gushed: "Powerful, far-ranging speech this morning...he was not only presidential, he was also professorial. He was very much a teacher this morning. He was giving Americans and Muslims a history lesson."In a later…