OOPS: Lesley Stahl Says Fox News Didn't Exist for Clinton Impeachment
January 22nd, 2020 3:51 PM
In a "pre-game" segment before Wednesday's Senate trial proceedings on CBSN, 60 Minutes correspondent discussed differences between today's impeachment effort and the 1999 Clinton impeachment. She asserted -- wrongly -- that there was no Fox News in 1999, but it launched in October 1996.
Bozell & Graham Column: Censoring Social Media for 'Promoting Crime'
December 3rd, 2019 11:04 PM
The other day, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki subjected herself to a hard-hitting interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS's 60 Minutes. Stahl lectured her for allowing “harmful” or “hurtful” speech to be posted on her platform, without any fact-checking. Welcome to the latest demonstration of the traditional “news” media mercilessly pounding away at social media for…
Instance of Google/YouTube Bias: 300+ Trump Ads Removed
December 2nd, 2019 5:26 PM
YouTube took down more than 300 ads from President Donald Trump’s election campaign in what is only the latest example of the company fighting with the right. CBS News reportedly “found that over 300 video ads were taken down by Google and YouTube, mostly over the summer, for violating company policy. But the archive doesn't detail what policy was violated.”
After ‘60 Minutes’ Pressure, Will YouTube Allow Free Speech?
December 2nd, 2019 1:43 PM
“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl visited YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California to have a scorching interview with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki over free speech controversies online. Stahl opened the episode by saying that the internet’s biggest video platform has “come under increasing scrutiny, accused of propagating white supremacy, peddling conspiracy…
Bozell & Graham Column: CBS Flatters Itself for '60 Minutes'
September 10th, 2019 10:59 PM
Think of the media’s daily disgust with President Trump patting himself on the back. Then watch something like 60 Minutes aerobically praising their own genius in an hour-long episode, celebrating the career of its retiring correspondent Steve Kroft. Not only did Lesley Stahl toast Kroft for an hour for his allegedly fascinating interviews and brilliant writing style, she remembered that…
CBS: ‘Giant Slayer’ Pelosi Is ‘Patron Saint of Shade'
April 15th, 2019 11:21 AM
60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl on Sunday spent 13 minutes fawning over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “powerful” “giant slayer” and the “patron saint of shade” when it comes to Donald Trump. The segment featured little in the way of criticism or push back, other than to wonder why the Democratic politician hasn’t accomplished more of her liberal…
CBS’s Stahl: ‘Feminine,’ ‘Tough’ Pelosi ‘Swatted’ My Questions Away
April 12th, 2019 12:43 PM
In case it wasn’t clear before, CBS made it very obvious that the journalists are fans of Nancy Pelosi. The This Morning co-hosts on Friday previewed a 60 Minutes interview with the Democrat and gushed over the “feminine,” “steely tough” House Speaker.
This Week in Media Bias History: ‘Al Gore, Sexy Man’
December 15th, 2018 12:15 PM
Liberal journalists have an interesting concept of what’s “sexy.” In the December 12, 2007 Washington Post, writers Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan wrote about Al Gore’s Nobel Prize. After mentioning actress Uma Thurman praise his global warming work, the reporters enthused, “Al Gore, sexy man. The thinking girl’s thoroughbred.”
Shepard Smith Lectures Conservatives on ‘Extreme’ Climate Change
November 27th, 2018 8:01 AM
Every now and then, anchor Shepard Smith seems to feel the need to distance himself from most of the other on-air personalities on the Fox News Channel, and Monday afternoon saw the latest incident. Unfortunately, this time Smith had the opportunity served up to him on a silver platter by the Trump Administration, which released a grim new report from 13 federal agencies on the Friday start to…
Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off, He Zings Her
October 14th, 2018 9:51 PM
During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying…
Stelter/Cupp: Trump Is Making the World a ‘Darker’ Place for Reporters
May 24th, 2018 12:19 AM
During Wednesday’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter and HLN host S.E. Cupp bought into Stahl’s questionable claims and used them to bash the President as a beacon to authoritarian dictators the world over. “So what I've been saying for 18 months is confirmed,” Cupp self-righteously declared. “President Trump's war on the media is…
Lesley Stahl: Dems Always Assume Press Is ‘On Their Side’
May 23rd, 2018 5:38 PM
During the same interview in which she recalled a supposed off-camera conversation with Donald Trump about his efforts to “discredit” the media, at Monday’s Deadline Club Awards Dinner, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl also took Democrats to task for assuming “that reporters are on their side” and always expecting positive press coverage.
Irony: Williams Worries About Claims Trump Is Discrediting Journalism
May 23rd, 2018 12:20 PM
Journalists are freaking out over an alleged admission by Donald Trump that he attacks the press simply to “discredit” reporters and so that “no one will believe you.” CBS This Morning, CNN, ABC’s The View and MSNBC have all fretted over the quote.
CBS Hammers ‘Devout’ DeVos: ‘Most Hated Member’ of Trump Cabinet
March 12th, 2018 1:49 PM
60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl on Sunday hammered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, twice telling viewers that the “devout Christian” is the “most hated member of the Trump Cabinet.” The 13 minute segment was heavy on critics and those who despise DeVos. Stahl knocked the Education Secretary at every turn, bringing up her wealth and describing the journey “from…