CBS vs. CBS on Obama’s Bipartisanship Push: ‘Open to Ideas’ or D

February 10th, 2010 1:47 PM
On Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Katie Couric and White House reporter Chip Reid cast President Obama’s push for “bipartisanship” in a favorable light, with Obama “working hard,” “following through on a promise” and “open to ideas from Republicans.” But in an item posted on, Reid’s fellow CBS White House correspondent, Mark Knoller – who has covered every President since Gerald…

Unlike Predecessor, Obama As Golfer Gets Mostly Favorable Drops from t

October 26th, 2009 2:21 PM
This wouldn't be particularly important if not for the fact that the press made a point of criticizing our previous president for overindulging in exercise and recreation and supposedly "vacationing" too often at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. But they did, so a Tweet from CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller is worth noting: Politico's Click blog picked up the story and put…

CBS Reporter Notes Robert Gibbs Faux Pas: Started Briefing When Obama

April 27th, 2009 3:18 PM

CBS's Knoller: Obama Burned 9,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel for One Earth Da

April 23rd, 2009 12:21 PM
President Barack Obama burned roughly 9,000 of jet fuel yesterday, Earth Day, and that only to deliver one speech in Iowa, reports CBS News's Mark Knoller in an April 22 Political Hotsheet blog post.As if that weren't amusing enough, Knoller notes that the Air Force and the White House wouldn't disclose to Knoller how much fuel the president's plane burns on an average flight, so he had to…

Informality Excess: Obama Replacing 'Hail to the Chief' With Sting's

February 2nd, 2009 11:26 AM

Retiring Air Force One Pilot Praises Bush As 'Definitely a Great Man

January 20th, 2009 4:10 PM
Here's a story you may not have heard as the media have all but ignored outgoing President Bush during the Obama transition.The Air Force pilot who flew President Bush on 9/11 and ferried the commander-in-chief on secret flights to visit troops in Iraq hails the outgoing president as "definitely a great man" for whom "it's been an honor to fly."As CBS Radio's Mark Knoller…

LiveBlog: Bush Press Conference on the Economy

April 29th, 2008 10:31 AM
President Bush is holding a press conference on the U.S. economy. I'll be blogging the questions to the president below. Video of Bush/Raddatz clash here (audio available here).Video of Stolberg and Ryan on recession here (audio here)My bottom line analysis (11:25): The two R's of bias from this Rose Garden presser: Martha Raddatz on Syria and numerous reporters on the dreaded R-word, recession.…

CBS's Mark Knoller Compares Movie Theaters to Big Oil

November 14th, 2007 3:06 PM
In an Andy Rooneyesque rant about how his latest movie-going experience "left much to be desired," CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller hinted he wouldn't mind seeing liberal consumers groups tackle hefty snack prices at the nation's movie theaters. He even suggested the short titles for two bills Congress could draft on that front. From Knoller's November 12 Couric & Co. blog…