CBS's Jarvis Laments Lack of 'Political Will' for More Stimulus, Cheer

October 6th, 2010 2:57 PM
Appearing on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis expressed disappointment in the lack of a new stimulus package, but hoped for other government action: "...while the government doesn't necessarily have the political will or the motivation to put a new stimulus into effect here in the United States, the Federal Reserve is prepared to step in and do that."Co-…

CBS: Activist Judy Shepard Blames 'Vicious Rhetoric' and 'Un-American

October 1st, 2010 1:06 PM
On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez talked to gay rights activist Judy Shepard, mother of murdered gay student Matthew Shepard, about the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, asking: "Do you think that our young people, that we, as a society, have learned anything since Matthew's death?" In reply, Shepard ranted: "...we have such vicious rhetoric…

CBS 'Early Show' Touts 'Lady Gaga vs. The Pentagon' Over 'Don't Ask, D

September 21st, 2010 4:15 PM
On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez promoted singer Lady Gaga calling for an end to the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy: "A unique showdown shaping up today in the Senate...it's Senator John McCain versus Lady Gaga. The Senator wants to keep the ban, but the world's biggest pop star is throwing her support behind the gays who want to serve in the military."  …

CBS: Americans 'Angry' Over Bad Economy, 'Taking It Out On' Obama

September 21st, 2010 12:56 PM
At the top of Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "Angry Americans. A new report declares the recession officially over. But many of us are not feeling it. Even taking on the President himself." Later, he seemed to portray the President as a victim: "...a lot of Americans are still suffering its [the recession's] effects, and are taking it out on President…

CBS's Rodriguez: Will Christine O'Donnell 'Play Media Victim' Like Pal

September 20th, 2010 12:24 PM
Following a report on Monday's CBS Early Show that slammed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell for comments she made on Bill Maher's 'Politically Incorrect' in the 1990s, co-host Maggie Rodriguez suggested O'Donnell's response: "Well, she could do what Sarah Palin has done and which has worked so beautifully for Sarah Palin, and that is to play media victim." [Audio available…

CBS 'Early Show' Touted Levi Johnston When He Was Trashing the Palins

July 14th, 2010 6:03 PM
CBS’s Early Show was eager to host Levi Johnston when he was trashing the Palin family last year – 5 segments totaling more than 24 minutes of airtime. But since admitting that some of his attacks were untrue, the morning show has barely noticed, making only two brief mentions of Johnston's reversal and apology in a July 6 People Magazine interview. On Friday, fill-in co-host Erica Hill offered a…

After Promoting Levi Johnston in '09, CBS Ignores His Admission of Fal

July 7th, 2010 11:45 AM
In an interview with People Magazine on Tuesday, Levi Johnston admitted: "I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true." On Wednesday, the CBS Early Show failed to make any mention of the admission, despite having provided a media platform for Johnston last year by conducting exclusive interviews with him.On the April 8, 2009 broadcast, co-host Maggie Rodriguez…

CBS's Schieffer: S.C. Politics Like 'Desperate Housewives'; Dems 'Happ

June 9th, 2010 12:39 PM
On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer provided analysis of Tuesday's primary elections across the country, describing the South Carolina gubernatorial race "where they continue to draw their political plot lines from, you know, 'Desperate Housewives' or something" and how Nevada Democrats were "very happy" with the victory of tea party candidate…

CBS Grills BP Official, Lobbed Softballs at Energy Secretary

May 21st, 2010 2:38 PM
On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interrogated BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles on the Gulf oil spill: "Can you can understand why a Congressman told us that BP has lost all credibility?" However, on Thursday, fellow co-host Harry Smith went easy on Energy Secretary Ken Salazar, allowing the Obama administration official to shift blame to the oil company…

CBS's Rodriguez to Rand Paul: What About Dems Who Say You're 'Way Too

May 19th, 2010 12:36 PM
In an interviewing with senate primary winner Rand Paul on Wednesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez asked the Kentucky Republican about Democratic spin: "What do you say to Democrats who actually are happy about your victory in this primary?...ready to pounce on you in the general election, saying that your views are way too controversial and they could take this Republican seat…

CBS's Rodriguez Urges John Kerry to Denounce Offshore Oil Drilling

May 12th, 2010 12:22 PM
In an interview with Senator John Kerry on Wednesday's CBS Early Show on the Gulf Coast oil spill, co-host Maggie Rodriguez hit from the left on new energy legislation proposed by the Massachusetts Democrat: "correct me if I'm wrong, your legislation calls for expanding offshore drilling at a time when polls show most Americans no longer support it. Why do you believe it's necessary to do…

CBS's Rodriguez Praises Girl Who Wants to Be President: 'You Sound Lik

May 11th, 2010 5:49 PM
Late in Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez interviewed 9-year-old actress Fatima Ptacek and wondered: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Ptacek replied: "I definitely want to be the first female president. But I also want to be a lawyer, so I can protect those innocent people." Rodriguez gushed: "Oh, that's good. You sound like President Obama.…

CBS 'Early Show' Sees Kagan As Not Liberal Enough, Maybe on the Right

May 11th, 2010 12:56 PM
In an interview with Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith lamented President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court: "Liberals feel let down because she would be filling a seat left by John Paul Stevens, they don't feel like she's enough – has enough gravitas to fill his shoes." In his first question to Biden, Smith fretted: "…

CBS's Rodriguez to Kagan Friend Eliot Spitzer: Is Moderate Label 'Accu

May 10th, 2010 5:27 PM
In the 7:30AM ET half hour on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez lobbed softballs to disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer about his college friend and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: "She's been labeled as moderate. If you had to put a label on her, would you say that one is accurate?" A headline on screen read: "Who is Elena Kagan?"Spitzer…