Who better than former Obama/Biden official Susan Rice to talk about Joe Biden’s dealings with Ukraine and the identify of an anonymous whistleblower? (Rice in 2017 came under fire for requesting identities of dozens of people connected to Donald Trump.) Apparently, that’s exactly who the journalists at CBS This Morning wanted for an interview.
CBS This Morning on Wednesday excitedly touted the opening of a “ginormous” new Planned Parenthood clinic, part of an effort to open locations next to states with stricter pro-life laws. As though she was hyping the grand opening of a grocery store, Gayle King wondered, “Are they getting a lot of business?”
All three networks broke into regular programming on Wednesday with live coverage of the release of the Ukraine phone call transcript. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell offered the most hyperbolic response, comparing Donald Trump to a gangster “godfather” making an obvious threat. She also exonerated Joe Biden as simply “following the policy.” CBS, on the other hand, offered a surprise. Liberal This Morning co-host Gayle King wondered if this was all a “big bowl of nothing.”
Talk about cozy. Democratic donor Gayle King on Monday lamented the non-campaign of Democratic donor Oprah Winfrey and the fact that the talk show host passed on moderating a Democratic debate. CBS This Morning co-host King joked about support from Jesus if Winfrey decided to run: “Oprah said that Jesus would have to call her in order to do that. I told her, ‘Jesus called me, What should I say?’”
Earlier this year, Virginia was rocked by scandals involving the top two Democratic officials in the state. First was Governor Ralph Northam, who was criticized for appearing in blackface in an old yearbook, and soon after, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax faced accusations of sexual assault. While the controversies have not resulted in either Democrat stepping down, Fairfax brought the scandals back to life on Thursday, when he filed a lawsuit against CBS for airing interviews with both women accusers. As a result, the Old Dominion official is seeking $400 million in damages.
On Monday, both NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning marked the two-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement by interviewing the New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein story in the fall of 2017. However, missing from the coverage was any mention of the scandals that hit both networks just weeks following Weinstein, with the firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose.
On Wednesday night, all three network evening newscasts hailed radical teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic to attend a United Nations global warming summit but ignored the inconvenient truth that the trip won’t actually save carbon emissions. On Thursday, NBC’s Today show and CBS This Morning kept cheering on the “climate crusader” while skipping that detail, with one host even confessing she was “smitten” with Thunberg.
CBS This Morning on Wednesday promoted the agenda of a Swedish teenage “climate activist” who took a yacht to New York for a United Nations climate change summit. Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg chose this route in order to have zero carbon emissions during her visit.
All three networks couldn’t stop gushing over pop star Taylor Swift’s liberal awakening on full display at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards. While accepting an award, the singer called on the White House to respond to a Change.org petition to pass the “equality act” a federal level law banning “discrimination” against transgender and gay people. ABC, NBC and CBS gave Swift the royalty treatment, praising her “powerful” and “intelligent” speech and “transformation” embracing the left.
On Monday, all three network morning shows were giddy over two weak challengers against President Trump in the 2020 Republican primary and even hoping for more quixotic candidates to enter the race. NBC and ABC touted ex-Congressman Joe Walsh issuing a “stinging rebuke” to Trump while CBS again urged contributor and former Senator Jeff Flake to jump in the contest.
CBS This Morning on Thursday promoted the New York Times attempt to blame everything wrong in American on slavery. Talking to Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, co-host Gayle King praised the effort: “The thing that’s so amazing about this that makes me so proud, you can look at just about anything happening in the world today and tie it to slavery.”
Democratic donor and CBS This Morning host Gayle King on Wednesday gushed over the new production company started by Barack and Michelle Obama. The segment promoted their company Higher Ground and its new Netflix movie American Factory. Speaking as though she was blurbing a movie poster, King cheered, “They don't call their company Higher Ground for nothing. They want to do something that celebrates our core values as a country, and certainly celebrates the triumph and the human spirit. I can’t wait to see it.” It always needs to be pointed out, King has vacationed with the Obamas, so she’s not exactly neutral on the two Democrats.