Good News: CBS Shares Positive Story Between Black Man, White Cop
July 10th, 2020 8:53 PM
Positive stories are too far and few between lately in the mainstream media, particularly on the topic of race relations. But if you tuned in to CBS News Friday night, you would’ve been blessed to hear about the kind of story that likely happens often but is still an important reminder of our shared humanity during troubling times.
Nasty Nets Dismiss Jobs Report as Illegitimate Due to COVID Spikes
July 2nd, 2020 10:35 PM
Predictably, the broadcast network evening newscasts were distraught by the record-breaking June jobs report, so they resorted to implying the report was illegitimate due to recent spikes across the country in coronavirus cases. ABC, CBS, and NBC tag-teamed to boast of a “reality check” because the report came “with a big catch” because “the latest tally was taken before the recent spike in…
Nets Seize on Obama Trashing Trump’s COVID Response
May 11th, 2020 3:17 PM
On Friday, audio of former President Barack Obama blasting the Trump administration’s coronavirus response during a phone call trying to drum up support for the Biden campaign was leaked to Yahoo News. Over the weekend and through Monday morning, the three broadcast networks repeatedly hyped the nasty, partisan attack without one word of criticism for Obama’s unseemly rhetoric.
Media STILL Pretending We Can Believe China's Coronavirus Numbers
March 29th, 2020 6:02 PM
Whether motivated by ratings or by some political agenda, liberal TV news networks on Sunday acted as though the coronavirus numbers released by the Communist Party of China were trustworthy enough to report on American national television. Throughout Sunday morning and into the afternoon, journalists on both cable and broadcast networks proclaimed that the number of confirmed cases in the United…
Another Great Jobs Report? NBC Skipped It, The Others Talked Past It
March 7th, 2020 8:08 PM
On Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy gained 273,000 jobs in February, well above economist predictions, and the unemployment rate fell from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent. Wage growth ticked up slightly to 3 percent for the year. But Friday night's newscasts either skipped this news (NBC) or downplayed it as stocks continued to decline (ABC, CBS, PBS).
CBS Ties Coronavirus to Medicare for All, Wonders If It'll Hurt Trump
March 4th, 2020 1:43 AM
Before it became clear that Super Tuesday would be an overwhelming success for liberal media candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, CBS News spent a few minutes talking up the coronavirus, wondering if it would it “infect” President Trump’s reelection chances. CBS also tried to tie the virus to Medicare for All. To borrow a Bidenism, this was not a joke.
The Debate Questions You Didn’t Expect (and That One You Totally Did)
February 25th, 2020 10:47 PM
CBS’s Democratic debate on Tuesday was a confusing, tumultuous mess with the candidates repeatedly screaming over each other and co-moderators Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell seemingly unable to keep the event from devolving into chaos. Yet, the moderators deserve some credit for occasionally and surprisingly asking a few tough questions. Here’s the questions you might not have…
Sen. Graham Slams CBS Host: 'Media's So In The Tank' on Biden Scandal
February 9th, 2020 5:40 PM
On Sunday's Face the Nation, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CBS host Margaret Brennan the media's "so in the tank" on the Biden scandal in Ukraine. It came right on the edge of a commercial break, when Brennan felt compelled to add the usual in-the-tank disclaimer that "nothing" has been "substantiated" on Biden corruption. Graham made the obvious point:…
CBS HAILS ‘Showman’ Trump’s ‘Restrained’ SOTU as ‘Morning in America’
February 5th, 2020 1:26 AM
What was going on CBS Tuesday night during the State of the Union? In their post-speech reactions, CBS journalists praised the “master showman” President’s “incredible remarks” that, while “restrained,” showcased “a strong record on the economy” and “emotionally compelling stories” about “great Americans.” Even…
FLASHBACK: Super Bowl Softballs for Obama; Hardballs for Trump
February 1st, 2020 2:15 PM
Just prior to the Patriots facing off against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, Donald Trump will talk to CBS journalist Margaret Brennan during the pregame show. It’s his second as President since talking to Fox's Bill O’Reilly for the 2017 Super Bowl (skipping it in 2018). For most of Barack Obama’s eight years, he had the luxury of softball interviews with liberal…
Nets Celebrate Amb. Sondland as ‘the Most Pivotal Witness Yet’
November 20th, 2019 9:31 PM
Despite how they were dismissive of his truthfulness prior to Wednesday and the fact that he could not directly implicate President Trump in a quid pro quo scheme with Ukraine, ABC, CBS, and NBC heralded the public testimony of E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland as a “bombshell” from “the most pivotal witness yet.”
NBC & CBS: Dems ‘Need to Weave a Compelling Tale of Wrongdoing’
November 19th, 2019 11:33 AM
As Tuesday’s impeachment hearing was about to begin, special coverage on NBC and CBS focused not on facts but on how House Democrats could “weave a compelling tale of wrongdoing” against President Trump that would result in them “winning the court of public opinion.”
Pelosi Orders CBS Not to Ask Her About GOP Impeachment Criticism
November 18th, 2019 11:33 AM
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became quite agitated during an interview with Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, aired on Sunday, when the CBS anchor dared to mention Republican criticism of the impeachment process against President Trump.
Graham Pushes Back on CBS's Brennan Hyping Whistleblower Hearsay
September 29th, 2019 6:45 PM
Margaret Brennan on Sunday's Face The Nation seemed to place her faith in the veracity of second hand information produced by the whistleblower concerning the phone call between the Ukrainian president and President Donald Trump. Secondhand information which could be properly labeled as "hearsay" which is what guest Senator Lindsey Graham called it.