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CBS Dreams About ‘Unconventional’ First Lady Jill Biden, the Prankster

August 9th, 2020 12:06 PM

Letting her brush aside the allegations of unwanted touching against her husband and questions of “where is Hunter,” CBS correspondent Rita Braver conducted a gooey puff piece for CBS Sunday Morning featuring Dr. Jill Biden (Ph.D.). Between excited fawning over the idea of continuing to teach and playing pranks around the White House, it was obvious that Braver desperately wanted…

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FLASHBACK: CBS Applauded Clinton’s ’94 NoKo Deal

June 11th, 2018 3:54 PM
While liberal journalists are pooh-poohing in advance any sort of success Donald Trump may have with his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, that wasn’t the case back in 1994 when Bill Clinton struck a that would have supposedly resolved the nuclear threat from North Korea.
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Blowhard Baldwin: Mocking Trump Is Like ‘Curing Polio,’ ‘A Big Deal’

April 3rd, 2017 12:05 PM
Liberal actor Alec Baldwin is very impressed with himself, touting his Donald Trump impersonation as comparable to Jonas Salk “curing polio.” CBS Sunday Morning journalist Rita Braver on April 2 stood aside as heaped praise on his own Saturday Night Live appearances. After wondering if Trump has “gotten mostly positive responses,” Baldwin cheered, “60 to 75 percent…

Tim Kaine Prepares for Debate with Spouse of Moderator’s CBS Colleague

September 29th, 2016 4:31 PM
Daniel Halper at the New York Post reported on the close ties between the Democrats and CBS News as we near the vice presidential debate on October 4, moderated by CBS correspondent Elaine Quijano: Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, is being prepped for the vice presidential debate by Bob Barnett, the husband of CBS correspondent Rita Braver — just as another CBS…

CBS Hounds Gates on Book 'Turmoil'; Wonders Why He Didn't Follow Advic

January 13th, 2014 4:32 PM
Rita Braver badgered former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the January 12, 2013 edition of CBS's Sunday Morning over his new memoir which, in her words, "has created such turmoil in Washington." Braver even used Gates's own words against him: "In your book, you say that one of your favorite adages is, never miss a good chance to shut up. And I wonder if you think,…

Networks Play Up Robert Gates's 'Devastating Critique' of Obama, Biden

January 8th, 2014 7:36 PM
ABC, CBS, and NBC ballyhooed former Defense Secretary Robert Gates's attacks on President Obama and other high government officials on their Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts. NBC's Brian Williams and CBS's Norah O'Donnell also trumpeted the former Cabinet official's "devastating critique" of the President in his upcoming memoir. All three networks…

Pre-Election Notable Quotables: 'The GOP's Agenda Has to Be Stopped

November 1st, 2010 10:37 AM
One day before Election Day, the MRC has a fresh new edition of Notable Quotables posted over at MRC.org. Topics this week include: the liberal media’s pre-election meltdown, with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann frothing that the election of “unqualified, unstable” Tea Party Republicans “would destroy America from within,” and Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter engaging…

CBS Puffs Pelosi: 'One of the Most Effective Speakers in Congressional

October 18th, 2010 1:18 PM
On CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Rita Braver conducted a fawning interview with Nancy Pelosi, portraying the widely unpopular Speaker of the House as a strong leader taking on her opponents: "Nancy Pelosi is considered one of the most effective speakers in congressional history....Believe it or not, Republicans are out to fire Pelosi and Madam Speaker is firing back."…

CBS: Eric Holder 'Ignoring Political Pressure;' Given 'Hero's Welcome

September 13th, 2010 12:05 PM
In a puff piece on Attorney General Eric Holder on CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Rita Braver praised his professionalism: "...ignoring political pressure is Holder's constant message as he talks to Justice Department lawyers....Though he was a key advisor to the Obama campaign and considers the President a friend, Holder says he now keeps it purely professional." [Audio available…

Never Liberal Enough: Networks Also Doubted Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Pr

May 30th, 2009 9:15 AM
Thursday night, as my colleague Brent Baker noted, ABC and NBC fretted that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor might not adhere to a strict liberal orthodoxy on abortion. NBC reporter Pete Williams said Sotomayor’s views on abortion were a “mystery,” while ABC’s Jan Crawford Greenburg declared “both sides in the contentious debate want to know more.”On Wednesday’s CBS Evening News,…

Pile of National Media Stars Turn Up for Ted Kennedy's D.C. Birthday T

March 9th, 2009 4:45 PM
Many liberal media outlets have reported the Kennedy Center birthday party Sunday night for Sen. Ted Kennedy. Few have mentioned the media turnout. Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, the former Executive Washington Editor of the Wall Street Journal, joined Caroline Kennedy in awarding Sen. Kennedy the Kennedy Library’s "Profile in Courage" Award. Frank Mankiewicz, the former president…

CBS Cites Poll Numbers to Show Americans More Liberal

February 2nd, 2009 4:20 PM
CBS’s Sunday Morning celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1979 with host Charles Osgood citing CBS/New York Times poll numbers to demonstrate how American attitudes have changed over the past 30 years: "The majority of us now think homosexual relations between adults aren't wrong. That's a reversal from 30 years ago. As for sexual relations before marriage, the minority…

NYT Hits Rita Braver's Conflict of Interest -- But Not With Hillary

October 11th, 2007 11:19 PM
New York Times media reporter Jacques Steinberg picked up criticism of CBS reporter Rita Braver’s Sunday Morning interview on October 7 with vice presidential wife Lynne Cheney and her continuous conflict of interest with super-lawyer husband Bob Barnett in Thursday’s newspaper. But Steinberg allowed Braver to suggest something untrue: that she’s "stayed away" from Clinton interviews…