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Bozell & Graham Column: CBS Flatters Itself for '60 Minutes'

September 10th, 2019 10:59 PM
Think of the media’s daily disgust with President Trump patting himself on the back. Then watch something like 60 Minutes aerobically praising their own genius in an hour-long episode, celebrating the career of its retiring correspondent Steve Kroft. Not only did Lesley Stahl toast Kroft for an hour for his allegedly fascinating interviews and brilliant writing style, she remembered that…
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'60 Minutes' Touts Radical-Left Kiddie Crusade to End Fossil Fuels

March 5th, 2019 3:39 PM
The liberal media warn us of creeping authoritarianism, and democracy dying in darkness. But what about when radical leftists sue the government demanding an end to fossil fuels? Demanding that Congress and the White House be overruled by judges when then block the radical left? On Sunday night's 60 Minutes on CBS, Obama-loving Steve Kroft put together 13 minutes of one-sided propaganda in…

Newsweek Cover Story Looks Back to ‘90s to Defend Clinton, Bash GOP

September 18th, 2017 1:35 PM
The long essay-cover story of Newsweek’s September 15 issue by journalist David Friend looked intriguing: “Before Trump Was President, Online Sex Videos, Bill Clinton and the Naughty '90s Changed America.” Yet Friend's real targets weren't the Clintons themselves, but the Clintons’ awful right-wing enemies, the embarrassing people who dared accuse him of sexual…

Bozell & Graham Column: Suddenly, Friendly Reporters Are Offensive

February 14th, 2017 10:55 PM
The Trump administration is less than a month old, and Gen. Mike Flynn, the brand-new National Security Adviser, has resigned. This matches the picture the anti-Trump media want to paint right now. Chaos. Disarray. Amateur hour.  They also expect the president to help them paint it. This is why they’re going nuclear. He chose to ignore them instead.  
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Gushing Steve Kroft: Obama Sees Interviews as ‘Intellectual Workouts’

January 16th, 2017 1:00 PM
60 Minutes co-anchor Steve Kroft on Sunday conducted a nostalgic, gushing interview with Barack Obama, reminiscing that this was the 12th such time he interviewed the President. The journalist closed the segment by praising the wit and brilliance of the Democrat: “President Obama, in all the times we were with him, seemed to savor the challenge of an interview. For him, it was an…
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CBS to Obama: Country ‘Deeply Appreciates’ Your Restraint on Trump

January 13th, 2017 3:19 PM
CBS This Morning on Friday previewed Barack Obama’s “final network interview as Commander-in-Chief,” touting a clip in which journalist Steve Kroft hails the President’s restraint in criticizing Donald Trump. Kroft initially prodded, “You have to admit this is one of the strangest transitions in history.... Can [Trump] run an improvisational presidency?” 

The Saudis Practice Mafia Tactics

April 20th, 2016 1:36 PM
The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from "unforeseen" threats. Don’t pay them and your business might go up in smoke with you inside.

Rewind: Hillary Lectures Media There Are Ten Commandments, Not One

February 17th, 2016 9:52 AM
In January of 1992, CBS and the 60 Minutes team awarded Bill and Hillary Clinton and interview for airing right after the Super Bowl broadcast, a gift of remarkable national visibility for a presidential candidate. Hillary was not only the co-star, but a crucial stage manager for that interview. Steve Kroft's questions about adultery were persistent, but incredibly vague. Six years later,…

Obama-Clinton Emails Make His Related Kroft Interview Statements False

October 31st, 2015 11:58 PM
A Friday evening story at the New York Times covered the Obama administration's decision to "try to block the release of a handful of emails between President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton." In it, reporters Michael D. Shear and Michael S. Schmidt demonstrated that President Obama undoubtedly did not tell the truth in his interview with CBS News's…

Ignatius: Obama's Weird 'I Told You So' About His Failed Syria Policy

October 13th, 2015 8:21 AM
Michelle might want to gently tap the president on the shoulder and remind him "umm, Barack, you're not in the faculty lounge any more.  You're actually, uh, President and Commander-in-Chief.  So you don't get to criticize your own failed policies as if you're not responsible for them.  They're, umm, your policies, you know?" Commenting on…
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Stirewalt Pans Obama for Poor CBS Interview with 'Obama-Nuzzler' Kroft

October 13th, 2015 2:39 AM
In a humorous and pithy takedown of President Obama for his performance on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday, Fox News Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt appeared on Monday’s edition of The Kelly File to express his astonishment with how Obama’s reached “the point of utter incredulity, even with people who were once very admiring” like 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft…
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CBS TM Gushes Over ‘Feisty’ Obama Finding Final Years as ‘Liberating'

October 9th, 2015 3:26 PM
Previewing President Obama’s latest interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes with Steve Kroft, the 60 Minutes correspondent and the co-hosts of Friday’s CBS This Morning fawned over the President’s performance as “feisty” and proof that he finds his final years in office “liberating” as he does not have to go before voters again. 

E-Mail to Hillary Assures Her State Dept. 'Planted' Questions With CBS

October 3rd, 2015 2:02 PM
Adjectives matter in politics. The latest release of Hillary Clinton e-mails produced a little embarrassment for CBS News. State Department public-relations chief P.J. Crowley assured Secretary of State Clinton in 2011 that they successfully “planted” questions and suggestions for experts to "balance" a 60 Minutes interview segment by Steve Kroft with WikiLeaks founder…
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Soundbite of the Week: Soviets Feared ‘Reagan, AIDS and Jews’

May 16th, 2015 10:24 PM
“There’s three things I tell people that the Russians were afraid of: AIDS, Jewish people and Ronald Reagan.”Question: “In that order?” Reply: “I think Ronald Reagan took the top spot. They thought he would push the button.” One more reason to love Reagan.