On Friday, all three network morning shows eagerly touted the Supreme Court temporarily blocking a Louisiana law set to go into effect that would require abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. The same hosts and correspondents that breathlessly hyped the “big story” completely ignored an extreme late-term abortion law being passed in New York State just two weeks ago.
As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appeared as a guest Wednesday morning to give the Democratic point of view on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech,CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell essentially repeated the Democratic argument dismissing the severity of illegal border crossings as she invited him to respond as opposed to balancing out the discussion by pressing her guest from the right on illegal immigration.
There’s an old saying that goes: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.” That was apparently what Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington was thinking as a guest on Thursday's MTP Daily on MSNBC. Inslee has been in the news since last Friday for declaring an emergency over an outbreak of measles in the Evergreen State, and he attempted to use the same tactic against Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who has stated that he might join the 2020 presidential contest as an independent.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s potential third party bid for president has freaked out liberal media outlets including CBS. But that wasn’t always the media's attitude.
In 2018, CBS This Morning wanted to know if he’d run for office and joked about “President Schultz” — when they assumed he’d run against President Donald Trump as a Democrat.
Liberal journalists are worried. CBS This Morning on Tuesday continued the onslaught against Howard Schultz and his potential 2020 independent bid. Very worried that the former Starbucks CEO could reelect Donald Trump, the show’s hosts played a clip of a heckler calling him an “a**hole” and wondered if would reconsider.
On Monday's CBS This Morning, as Seth Doane reported live from Rome, the CBS reporter made a major flub as he actually stated that Pope Francis "spoke out strongly in favor of abortion" without catching his mistake. The misstatement went uncorrected as the anchors did not notice the error either.
The journalists at CBS This Morning couldn’t quite believe that Chris Christie would disagree with the guns-drawn, predawn raid on Roger Stone. Co-host Norah O’Donnell icily deemed it “interesting that the former New Jersey governor offered a different take. Christie appeared to discuss his new book, but more than half of the interview was spent on the Stone raid.
Heads you win, tails you lose. Journalists at CBS offered a no-win scenario for the government shutdown. Republicans, like Donald Trump, are intractable and beholden to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. Democrats are holding firm, not wanting to reward the President’s bad behavior. CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell on Tuesday wondered, “We keep hearing about the President being so close to a deal and then being beholden to people like Ann Coulter and even Fox News.... How much does he rely on their voice?” USA Today Bureau Chief Susan Page huffed that “we had a deal,” but “the President initially agreed to it and then walked away from it because he was criticized by Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.”
After news broke on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rescinding her invitation for President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress during the ongoing government shutdown, the broadcast networks hailed the Democratic leader “flexing her muscles” with the “brazen power play.” However, when Republican House Speaker John Boehner suggested President Obama delay an address to Congress by a single day in 2011, reporters lost their minds, calling the move “racist” and telling the GOP to “grow up.”
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King put on her “big smile” to announce the network’s new president. She praised incoming “bad ass” Susan Zirinsky as someone who will “right the ship” that is “taking on water.” Why would CBS be taking on water? Could it be the sexual abuse and harassment allegations against ex-network chairman Les Moonves? Against former co-host Charlie Rose? Against ex-60 Minutes producer Jeff Fager? King didn’t say.
On Monday, the network morning shows were replete with doomsday predictions as anchors and correspondents hyperventilated over a Texas federal judge ruling ObamaCare to be unconstitutional. Rather than report on the substance of the judge’s ruling or the numerous problems with the controversial health care law, reporters instead behaved like Democratic Party operatives as they trashed Republicans and touted former President Obama joining the political fray.
CBS This Morning on Wednesday mocked Mike Pence's silence during a White House meeting with Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Co-host Norah O’Donnell derided the Vice President as looking like an “Elf on the Shelf sitting there.”