CBS This Morning on Wednesday joined the chorus of media personalities declaring Elizabeth Warren the front-runner. Major Garrett hailed her “poise” and “passion” and offered a value neutral assessment on her refusal to give a straight answer on the cost of Medicare for all. After co-host Anthony Mason wondered “how did she handle being the front-runner,” Garrett responded, “With poise, passion, and on Medicare for all, evasion.”
On Friday’s CBS This Morning, while analyzing Thursday night’s Democratic debate, correspondent Major Garrett praised left-wing contender Beto O’Rourke as a “candidate of conviction” for declaring that as President he would confiscate guns. The reporter marveled at O’Rourke’s “authenticity” on the topic.
While analyzing the first night of the CNN Democratic debate, on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett touted the “ferocity and intensity” with which Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders defended their extreme policy proposals on health care and climate change.
In the wake of the “disaster” that was the Democratic-led House hearings with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, some in the liberal media were honest about how it blew up in their faces. Yet, during the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the liberal media were desperately holding onto the dream that Mueller would help Democrats impeach President Trump. But there were a couple of correspondents who weren’t convinced.
Just like NewsBusters warned folks about the likelihood that the 2015 CNBC Republican presidential debate moderators could be nutty, we struck gold again on Monday. Following numerous studies about the liberal tilt of CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, the debut episode of O’Donnell’s CBS Evening News made it apparent that the newscast will return to being virulently anti-Trump, waging war against the President after his “racist” “tweets.”
I have to admit it is breathtaking. There is one media figure after another simply making up American history from scratch. In particular the history of presidents speaking to the nation on the Fourth of July, not to mention the presence of tanks and other military hardware at national celebrations in Washington.
It was the day before America’s birthday and the liberal media was still decrying President Trump’s “Salute to America” celebration on the National Mall. While they were suddenly concerned about federal government spending (after not caring about it during the Obama years), ABC and CBS suggested Trump was “muddying” the holiday by constructing a “Trump-focused campaign-style rally” for himself.
President Trump has organized a special Fourth of July event to take place on the National Mall which he dubbed “a salute to America,” and the liberal broadcast networks were not pleased with it. Combined, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News insisted Trump is set to divide the country, make it all about himself, and veterans are angry about it.
On Thursday’s CBS This Morning, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett was not pleased with NBC’s handling of Wednesday night’s first Democratic primary debate. The reporter panned the moderators for giving Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren “five questions in the first 40 minutes” and therefore boosting her candidacy.
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday looked for coded, “embedded” messages from Robert Mueller that might have been calls for impeachment. They found clues indicating that the retiring special counsel “wants” Democrats “to do it.” Co-host Tony Dokoupil divined hidden meanings, asking reporter Major Garrett: “What words stood out to you? What messages were embedded in those remarks?” Garrett defined the prosecutor’s remarks as styled after a Jeopardy questions: “There’s a process other than the Justice Department to charge a sitting president. What’s the answer? The answer is impeachment.”
After Special Counsel Robert Mueller gave his final word on the completed Mueller report Wednesday morning, all three networks broke in with live coverage demanding that it was now Democrats' chance to impeach Trump. ABC was the most heavy-handed in their coverage, with anchor George Stephanopoulos bringing up the impeachment topic at least eight times in a thirteen minute segment.
On Monday, CBS correspondent Roxana Saberi used Iraqi President Barham Salih to shame the United States for the military response to threats posed by Iran against U.S. forces and interests in the region. Then, on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, she appeared to up the ante by passing along a threat of violence against the U.S. made by an Iraqi politician who was part of an Iranian-backed “militia”.