On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley conducted a hostile interrogation of Republican Senator Susan Collins, aghast at her decision to support the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. At the same time, he treated Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp as a “rare” hero for voting against Kavanaugh.
During a fawning interview with Democratic Senator Chris Coons and Republican Senator Jeff Flake on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley urged them to denounce Brett Kavanaugh for defending himself against partisan liberal attacks during Thursday’s contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Welcome to the Bob Woodward filibuster. The veteran journalist appeared on CBS This Morning, Thursday, and was quizzed about the network’s evolving sex scandal. But rather than talk about this difficult subject, Woodward first responded, in an answer that lasted 1 minute and 40 seconds, by talking about his books and friends at the network. CBS’s former CEO (Les Moonves), the co-host of This Morning (Charlie Rose), and the executive producer of 60 Minutes (Jeff Fager) have all been forced out due to allegations of sex abuse, harassment or inappropriate treatment of women.
The liberal Columbia Journalism Review was thrilled to get an interview with disgraced anchorman Dan Rather.Their headline was "Dan Rather on Trump, Nixon, and why he never worked in network news again." As if pawning off forged documents as "news" wasn't an obvious reason. Kyle Pope began his interview by gushing "Dan Rather is as much an emblem of American journalism as any reporter still alive."
Over the span of just three days, CBS This Morning devoted a whopping 28 minutes and 44 seconds to promoting possible 2020 candidate Oprah Winfrey. Co-host Gayle King (a Democratic donor) admitted in February that she is pushing her good friend Winfrey (a Democratic donor) to run for president. The talk show host appeared on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday to tout her new book club selection and to discuss the new Winfrey exhibit at the Smithsonian’ National African American History Museum.
During the same interview in which she recalled a supposed off-camera conversation with Donald Trump about his efforts to “discredit” the media, at Monday’s Deadline Club Awards Dinner, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl also took Democrats to task for assuming “that reporters are on their side” and always expecting positive press coverage.
The saga of the environmental crusade against Chevron over pollution in Ecuador will be coming to San Francisco theater this month.
Filmmaker and investigative journalist Phelim McAleer co-wrote the play The 18-Billion Prize, with Jonathan Lear. Broadway World described as a “shocking and at times farcical tale of how an environmental lawsuit turned into the world's biggest fraud.”
According to the late 60 Minutes journalist Andy Rooney, U.S. soldiers in Iraq weren’t all “heroes,” many were simply “victims” of George W. Bush. That nasty example from This Week in Media Bias History is from April 12, 2004. Another example includes a Time reporter saying that Ted Kaczynski may have been a killer, but at least he wasn’t a hypocrite.
Given the way the liberal networks are salivating over James Comey's new book, you'd think it would be huge news whenever an ex-FBI Director excoriated a President as an immoral "disgrace." But in October 2005, the networks barely noticed Louis Freeh's book scolding Bill Clinton's sleazy misconduct. On October 9, Freeh was granted 13 minutes from CBS's 60 Minutes, one of the few programs to give his narrative much attention.
Perhaps the most surprising moment in Anderson Cooper's 26 minutes of Stormy Daniels reporting on Sunday's 60 Minutes was Cooper telling viewers that her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had a Democratic background. Avenatti boasted that was very old news. Fact check: It's not.
The Left's brazen double standard on the Stormy Daniels story is apparent to everyone. Suddenly, claims of sexual activity with the president before he became president is relevant. In the Clinton years, his critics were told “grow up about sex” because “libido and leadership are linked.” The public was lectured that Bill Clinton’s accusers were liars who were seeking fame and money, “trash for cash.”
Meet porn star Stormy Daniels.
In roughly 14 minutes on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, CBS offered another pitifully fact-check-free piece on behalf of the liberal media about the far-left, pro-gun control Parkland survivors. It declined to seriously push back on the ugly, violent rhetoric by some students since the February 14 massacre. Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi played stenographer as the anti-Second Amendment infomercial ignored students like Kyle Kashuv and parents like Ryan Petty because their opinions aren’t welcome.