Column: The WILD 'Sunday Morning' Gossip on CBS

April 2nd, 2021 6:08 AM

On Palm Sunday, Christians celebrate the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem to great fanfare and celebration. But for CBS, Palm Sunday is an occasion to throw wild, tabloidish allegations against the Catholic Church. How many U.S. priests are gay? One guessed “If it was 40 percent, I wouldn't be surprised. If it was 80 percent, I wouldn't be surprised.” It's a "vast silent majority," claimed…


CBS Bemoans ‘Trump Effect’ for Bibi, Ignored Obama’s Meddling

April 8th, 2019 11:45 PM
It was the height of Russia’s meddling the 2016 election when news broke that President Barack Obama spent taxpayer money, to the tune of $350,000, on an Israeli organization that was mobilizing against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during the 2015 election. The news was largely ignored by the liberal media and was omitted by the broadcast networks. Fast-forward to 2019, and CBS…

D'oh! CBS Claims Pope Francis 'Spoke Out Strongly in Favor of Abortion

January 29th, 2019 8:46 AM
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.

Nets Panic: Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Jerusalem Move Will Cause ‘Violence’

December 6th, 2017 1:33 PM
On Wednesday, all three network morning shows were in full panic mode over President Trump’s upcoming decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the midst of the collective freak-out, hosts and correspondents warned that the “dangerous” move could lead to a “new wave of violence” across the Middle East and even inspire “terrorist attacks in the west.”

CBS Distressed Over Possible US Embassy Move, ‘Would Be an Act of War’

January 25th, 2017 12:15 AM
President Donald Trump has made it known that he has some interest in moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem. The simple mention of the idea sent left into an uproar, as CBS Evening News on Tuesday demonstrated. “That would essentially be U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital,” fretted anchor Scott Pelley, “Palestinian leaders also claim the holy…

CBS Cast Fawns Over Pope's LGBT Message Fitting Their Agenda

June 27th, 2016 11:20 AM
The Pope is at it again, this time issuing an apology to the LGBT community over the Catholic Church’s messaging over the nature of homosexuality and other LGBT related issues. During the segment discussing the Pope’s statement on CBS This Morning, co-hosts Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, and Charlie Rose fawned and praised the Pope’s bending to the liberal tradition of raising up Christian figures…

CBS This Morning Reports on Persecuted Christians in Communist China

March 10th, 2016 1:52 PM
It’s not every day that you see a topic like Christian persecution covered by the network news. But CBS This Morning deserves credit for being the only network to actually do a thorough report on the troubling topic, Thursday. Foreign correspondent Seth Doane noted the horrific state of China’s “religious freedom,” from thousands of burned crosses to demolished churches and Christians arrested,…

Network Evening Shows Spend 15 Mins Hyping Climate Change Agenda

November 30th, 2015 9:56 PM
Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle -- to name a few examples. CBS anchor Scott Pelley: "…

Katie Couric Fibs to Good Housekeeping About 'Constantly Referencing

August 15th, 2014 11:43 AM
Former CBS anchor Katie Couric recently granted an “Inspirational People” interview to Good Housekeeping magazine on her movie Fed Up, a documentary against child obesity. “As the anchor of CBS Evening News, I was constantly referencing new studies about childhood obesity. The problem seemed to be getting worse and worse even though it was getting more and more attention.” She “constantly”…

CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea

August 14th, 2014 4:28 PM
Thursday's CBS This Morning stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist country, and pointed out how "that's significant, because the last time a pope wanted to fly through Chinese airspace was in 1989, and Beijing refused the request." The Pope at that time, St. John Paul…

NBC Ignores Protests in Hong Kong; CBS and ABC Cover, But Won't Label

July 2nd, 2014 10:12 PM
NBC's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Tuesday. That day, ABC's World News labeled the demonstration "one of the largest marches in Hong Kong's history" during an 18-second news brief, but failed to mention that the communist Chinese government was the target of the participants. The network's morning show, Good Morning America, has yet…

CBS's Seth Doane Puffs Caroline Kennedy's 'Fairy Tale' Introduction to

February 12th, 2014 5:33 PM
 According to CBS's Seth Doane on Wednesday, even the "fairy tale" introduction of Caroline Kennedy hasn't kept the U.S. ambassador to Japan from running into some problems in her new job. Doane highlighted a protest of new military bases in Okinawa, Japan. Yet, while the reporter seemed mildly irritated about having to whisper during a Kennedy press conference (and not being able to ask…

Obama Donor Gayle King Acclaims Romney 'Binder' Remark: 'It's Going to

October 18th, 2012 2:56 PM
Gayle King's support of President Obama - both vocal and financial - emerged on air on Thursday's CBS This Morning, as the newscast covered Mitt Romney's much-ballyhooed "whole binders full of women" answer at Tuesday night's debate. King blustered, "I think it's going to be the joke that keeps on giving. I really do." [audio available here; video below the jump] Correspondent Seth Doane…

CBS Highlights Refugees Helped by Christian Groups, America 'Best Plac

December 2nd, 2011 12:56 AM