CBS 'Early Show': Pope's Visit to UK Source of 'Criticism' and 'Contro

September 16th, 2010 5:01 PM
At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill teased a report on Pope Benedict's visit to Scotland: "...it's a rather controversial visit for a number of reasons." Later, correspondent Richard Roth proclaimed the state visit "has more pomp and potentially more problems" and would "bound to be shadowed by controversy along with ceremony." Roth…

CBS Finally Notes Flotilla’s Terrorist Ties, NBC Highlights Calls fo

June 3rd, 2010 11:50 AM
After initially lagging behind the other networks in even mentioning the Gaza-bound flotilla's connections to terrorist groups, on Wednesday CBS finally noted the existence of such ties, and on the same day NBC caught up with CBS in highlighting calls for Israel to end its blockade. Without directly relaying to viewers that the Israelis already allow tons of aid into Gaza on a regular basis, NBC’…

CBS Finds ‘Even [Israel’s] Friends Question’ Blockade of Gaza, I

June 2nd, 2010 10:35 AM
While the broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC have all failed to remind viewers that Israel allows regular aid shipments into Gaza over land from its side of the border, on Tuesday’s CBS Evening News correspondent Richard Roth highlighted complaints about the effect of the blockade on Gaza residents, used a soundbite of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to argue that "even [Israel’s]…

CBS Portrays Israel as Starving Gazans While Giving Less Attention to

January 8th, 2010 4:12 AM

CBS: ‘Rolex’ Swiss Health Care System a ‘Model for America

January 4th, 2010 12:38 PM
On Saturday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Jeff Glor teased an upcoming story on Switzerland’s health care system by wondering: "Could Switzerland’s health care be a model for America?" He later introduced the segment by claiming that the Swiss system could be "a glimpse of what the U.S. health care system of the future might look like." Correspondent Richard Roth touted the Swiss…

NBC's Thompson Covers Climategate Only to Dismiss It

December 7th, 2009 11:37 AM
NBC's Anne Thompson, on Monday's Today, covered the Climategate story only to essentially dismiss it in a nothing-to-see here, move along fashion. CBS's The Early Show had a brief mention of it, and ABC's Good Morning America did nothing. Thompson, reporting live from Copenhagen, opened her piece declaring that delegates determined "this could be their last best chance to deal with the…

Early Show Displays Obamacized Neda Poster

June 22nd, 2009 8:09 AM
Obama and Neda: same struggle!Who says Pres. Obama isn't backing the Iranian uprising strongly enough?  Why, supporters of the struggle have chosen to immortalize Neda, the young student reportedly slain by the current regime, by creating a poster of her in the style of the iconic Obama poster made famous during his presidential campaign.Might that have been CBS's subliminal message this morning…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Gushes Over Obama Date Night In Paris

June 9th, 2009 3:14 PM
On Monday, correspondent Richard Roth gave a glowing report on President and Michelle Obama in Paris: "The big tourist treat in Paris this weekend was for the tourists treated to a sight of the Obamas driving by. For the President and First Lady, the treat may have been a European reprise of their date night in New York a week ago."Reporting for the Early Show, Roth also emphasized the…

CBS: Possible Netanyahu Win Means Rise of ‘Right Wing Fringe’ in I

February 11th, 2009 2:38 PM
On Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, correspondent Richard Roth reported on the outcome of the Israeli election and a possible victory for the conservative parties led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "So, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims victory, too, with fewer votes, but it's believed more support from his traditional allies in right wing parties...there's a clear…

CBS: Israel Bombing Civilians; U.N. ‘Burning With Rage

January 16th, 2009 1:08 PM
In a report on Thursday’s CBS Evening News, correspondent Richard Roth declared: "With Gaza City bombed and burning, Palestinians heeded Israel's warning to get out of the way, but found they had nowhere to go...Not the U.N. compound, where 700 people took shelter. Israeli artillery hit it, then hit it again...Israel claimed it was returning fire from militants. Burning with rage, the U.N.…

CBS, NBC Show Plight of Israelis with ‘Siege Mentality’ from Hamas

January 12th, 2009 1:50 PM
One bright spot last week in CBS’s coverage of the war between Israel and the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas came on Wednesday’s CBS Evening News as correspondent Richard Roth filed a story exploring Israeli life under a "siege mentality." Roth: " Spend a while in earshot of an air raid siren or cramped in a shelter, and it's hard not to have some sympathy. Or, if you want to…

CBS, NBC Cite Pro-9/11 Source Who Charges Israel in ‘All-Out War Aga

January 11th, 2009 11:43 PM
Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who has long been a pro-Palestinian activist and critic of Israel, and who, according to an article released by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), once expressed agreement with the 9/11 attacks which he considered to be a justified attack on civilians, has been seen numerous times in the last couple of weeks on broadcast…

CBS: Bush Shoe Attack Same As Iraqis Beating Saddam Statue With Shoes

December 15th, 2008 11:13 AM
According to CBS correspondent Richard Roth, in a report on Monday’s CBS Early about an Iraqi journalist throwing a shoe at President Bush during a Baghdad press conference, the incident was reminiscent of the toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein five years earlier: "Mr. Bush's message of progress was eclipsed in Baghdad by a sign of his unpopularity...The symbolism wouldn't have been lost…