A former top CIA official had to explain to CBS just why it’s unwise to believe Iranian propaganda claiming that 80 members of the U.S. military were killed during the country's air strike. Co-host Gayle King on Wednesday seemed to equate equally the Iranian propaganda outfit and western reporting, siting “conflicting information.”
Journalists from ABC and CBS eagerly raced over to Iran to toss softballs to a top government official. They also wondered when the country will strike back at the United States. Good Morning America’s Martha Raddatz on Tuesday highlighted the “hundreds of thousands of mourners” “paying their respects” to the dead terrorist, Qasem Soleimani.
The United States or Iran? CBS News flaunted whose side they were taking during Monday’s Evening News. In her report on the gatherings in Iran, foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer peddled Iranian propaganda, hyped the crowds in Tehran mourning the loss of a terrorist, and boosted a message of death against President Trump.
CBS News seemed as though they were still maintaining a death grip on the Russian collusion delusion after Wednesday’s impeachment of President Trump. As if he were weighing in on the impeachment of his mole, CBS Evening News was in a tizzy Thursday night as they warned viewers that Russian President Vladimir Putin was spouting “Republican talking points” in Trump’s defense.
All three networks on Tuesday night offered up mocking, derisive reports on Brexit-supporting Boris Johnson winning his party's support and becoming the new British Prime Minister. ABC, CBS and NBC also highlighted comparisons of the conservative leader to Donald Trump. On World News Tonight, Ian Pannell derided, “To his opponents, he's an ambitious philanderer, unfaithful in marriage, accused of racism and of having no fixed principles. Many have compared him to Donald Trump.”
Tuesday marked the 30-year anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square massacre, when the Chinese government slaughtered upwards of thousands of student protesters demanding democracy. In true Orwellian fashion, the Chinese government had effectively erased it from their history and arrested a CBS News crew for showing pictures of the massacre to young Chinese citizens. Meanwhile, outlets in the U.S. claim President Trump was the Orwellian one and the danger to press freedom.
On Monday, CBS This Morning took time to mark the 40th anniversary of Iran’s brutal Islamic regime seizing power. Rather than point out four decades of human rights abuses, including the taking of American hostages, reporter Elizabeth Palmer instead noted the “festive atmosphere” of celebrations in Tehran and seemed to blame the United States for “toxic” relations with the dictatorship.
Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam, an anti-Semite, a bigot, and an icon to many on the left. His close relationships with many Democratic politicians and liberal activists are almost always treated as a closely guarded secret by the liberal media. That effort to obfuscate Farrakhan was in full effect during Monday’s CBS Evening News report on Iranian sanctions as they ignored the anti-Semite’s chants of “death to America” and “death to Israel” while he was there on Sunday.
Reporting from Tehran for Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, correspondent Elizabeth Palmer bemoaned how new economic sanctions “have begun to bite” in Iran in the wake of the Trump administration withdrawing from the nuclear deal. She noted the “somber” mood in the authoritarian nation, noting that Iranians blamed the “bullying and belligerent United States.”
On Friday, the network morning shows devoted much of their coverage of President Trump’s visit to Britain on protesters “denouncing and mocking” him. Hosts and correspondents seemed to delight in the president receiving a “not-so-royal welcome” and being taunted by a giant balloon flying over the British capital “depicting Mr. Trump as an angry baby.”
The same day the Trump administration was able to secure the release of three American hostages from North Korea in the run-up to the historic summit, CBS foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer was in the capital of Iran claiming the people felt like hostages of the same Trump administration. At the same time, she failed to mention Iran was actually holding several Americans captive.
President Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, much to the screeching of the liberal media and world leaders. All three of the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) began their evening news broadcasts in a tailspin, appalled by the President defying our allies, shattering our credibility as a country, and possibly leading us into a war. They each ran not one but two segments hyperventilating about the pull out. And a common theme was how it was damaging Obama’s legacy.