Iranian State TV or CBS? Trump ‘Dashes Hopes’ of Moderates

May 22nd, 2017 12:39 PM
CBS This Morning on Monday sounded like Iran’s state television, mocking that Donald Trump “is doing the bidding of American arms manufacturers.”  According to network journalists, Trump also “dashed” the hopes of moderates in the country and stealthily pleased “hardliners” with his Middle East speech. Using the repressive country’s talking…

CBS Laments ‘Pain’ of Iran Sanctions; Kerry Injury Hurting Nuke Talks

June 1st, 2015 8:50 PM
On Monday’s CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Charlie Rose and foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer bemoaned the impact of international sanctions on the Iranian economy with Palmer also fretting that Secretary of State John Kerry’s leg injury could hurt the “dynamic” of nuclear talks between the U.S., its allies, and Iran on a proposed deal. Prior to Palmer’s…

CBS: Iran ‘Chants Death to America, But More Habit Than Conviction’

April 5th, 2015 9:12 AM
On CBS This Morning: Saturday, reporter Elizabeth Palmer did her best to channel the sentiments of Iran following the preliminary nuclear agreement between them and the United States. The CBS reporter proclaimed that “at Friday prayers there was the usual chant of death to America, but more habit than conviction."

NBC, ABC Censor Hebdo Cover, But Tout it As 'Declaration of Defiance'

January 14th, 2015 2:37 PM
Reporting on the release of Charlie Hebdo's first issue since the January 7 terrorist attack, NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday refused to show the cover of the satirical magazine that depicted a cartoon image of Mohamed. Despite such censorship, both networks touted the publication as "a triumph for free speech" and "a kind of declaration of…

ABC, NBC, Others Decline to Show Cartoons of Muhammad (UPDATED)

January 8th, 2015 12:15 AM
Following the deadly Islamic terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, major broadcast networks ABC and NBC joined other news outlets in not showing any of the controversial cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad from the Charlie Hebdo magazine during their evening newscasts. Despite initially telling Buzzfeed that they would not be showing any of the cartoons, CBS News did…

MRC President Brent Bozell Discusses Disparity of Network Shoe-Throwin

April 12th, 2014 12:01 PM
On Friday night’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly took up the shoe-throwing incident with Hillary Clinton. “That was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, dodging a shoe that was hurled at her during a keynote speech on Thursday. But this is not, of course, the first time that a political figure sadly has been targeted with flying footwear.”…

Video: NB Publisher Bozell Slams CBS's Palmer for Comparing Iranian Th

June 21st, 2013 1:15 PM
On the June 15 Evening News, reporter Elizabeth Palmer noted that all the candidates in the Iranian presidential election had been "very conservative" and all of them met the approval of the country's Islamic theocrats. "In U.S. terms, it was as if all the candidates for the presidency came from the Tea Party," Palmer explained to viewers at home. After watching that…

Palin: Reporter Comparing Iranian Presidential Candidates to Tea Party

June 17th, 2013 1:57 PM
CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer on Saturday’s Evening News compared the Iranian presidential candidates to members of the Tea Party. In her first official re-appearance on Fox News Monday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Fox & Friends viewers that Palmer “put the BS in CBS" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Ayatollah DeMint? CBS Reporter Equates Iran's Islamist Hardliners To U

June 15th, 2013 10:16 PM
For many years, the networks have done a sloppy job of comparing "conservatives" around the globe. As the Berlin Wall fell, the "conservatives" became the communists who wanted to keep their grip on power and not give way to democracy. That's hardly comparable to American conservatives. On Saturday night, CBS News was doing this sloppy dance on the elections in Iran.…

CBS on 'Plunder-Woman' Margaret Thatcher: 'Contentious'; 'Reviled and

April 8th, 2013 1:22 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning played up the domestic critics of Margaret Thatcher as they covered the breaking news of her death. Mark Phillips, reporting from London, spotlighted how Thatcher was once called "Plunder-woman" by a British union leader, and how she was "contentious here, famous for breaking the back of the very strong labor movement in Britain." Phillips also…

CBS Surprisingly Highlights Persecution of Christians in 'Majority Mus

May 21st, 2012 5:04 PM
Sunday's CBS Evening News refreshingly spotlighted the continuing persecution of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, an ongoing story that the Big Three networks have largely ignored for months. Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer zeroed in on the uncertain future for the religious minority as the country gears for a rare election: "[Egypt's] Christians are deeply worried....Two of the…

Video: CBS News Covered ‘Rare Honor’ of Statue in London for Ronal

August 27th, 2011 1:15 PM
Taking advantage of the east coast hurricane displacing all political news this weekend, a chance for me to catch up with something from July 4 when, as part of the Ronald Reagan Centennial celebrations, a ten-foot tall bronze statue of Reagan was unveiled in London. Only CBS’s Early Show aired a full story on the event, and video of that is below, in which reporter Elizabeth Palmer…

Britain Moves Right, CBS Sees Cameron as Just Another Liberal

May 12th, 2010 4:00 PM
On Wednesday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reported on Conservative Party leader David Cameron becoming the new British prime minister, but downplayed the political shift: "Cameron is a conservative in the British sense. In favor of gay rights, a green agenda, and the welfare state." While in American conservative terms Cameron would certainly be considered a moderate…

CBS Warns: Thinning Arctic Ice May ‘Speed Up’ Global Warming

October 15th, 2009 5:53 PM
On Thursday’s CBS Early Show, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer proclaimed: “Climate scientists say the ice has helped keep the planet cool by reflecting the Sun’s rays. Once it’s largely gone, though, the sea will absorb heat more rapidly and global warming will speed up.” However, an October 6 New York Times article declared: “Over the Summer, a Spread of Thicker Arctic Ice.”  Co-host Russ…