CBS hasn’t had time for the wildly controversial comments from a Democratic senatorial candidate in Arizona, a woman who is tied in the polls and could win. So what did CBS This Morning cover instead on Wednesday? A House member from Iowa who is embarrassing his own Republican Party instead.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday demanded that a Democratic Senator go to the White House and “confront” the President. After Mark Warner attacked Donald Trump for criticizing the FBI, King insisted, “A lot of people feel the way you do, Senator, that words matter. Why don't a group of you all get together and just confront him and say, you know, ‘Mr. President, this is not helping. You've got to stop it'?"
Already looking past November’s midterm elections to the 2020 presidential race, on Wednesday, the hosts of CBS This Morning treated former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to a fawning softball interview in which they repeatedly urged the Democrat to run in two years and wondered how he could help mobilize liberal voters in the coming weeks.
Even supposedly non-political segments on CBS end up with liberal attacks. CBS This Morning journalists on Wednesday talked to “social researcher” Brene Brown to discuss her new book on “effective leadership. After co-host John Dickerson brought up Donald Trump, Brown sneered, “If you weaponize uncertainty and then guarantee them certainty, and guarantee them certainty and then give someone to blame for their pain.”
On Monday, the focus of midterm election coverage on all three network morning shows was cheering on pop star Taylor Swift “as she uses her voice to venture into the political fray” by endorsing Democrats in her home state of Tennessee. Anchors and reporters gushed over the singer finally using her influence to push a liberal agenda after having “avoided politics in the past.”
Who better than Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of accused rapist Bill Clinton, to talk about the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh? In an interview, CBS This Morning co-hosts on Wednesday NEVER mentioned the awkwardness of talking to Chelsea about a powerful man abusing women. Awkwardly avoiding women like Juanita Broaddrick, Gennifer Flowers and others, Gayle King instead asked about different claims of assault:
Appearing on Thursday’s CBS This Morning ahead of the Senate hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor claimed that Ford’s unsubstantiated claims were “growing stronger” and touted how there was no longer a “presumption of innocence for the man” in such cases.
If Hillary Clinton had prevailed in 2016, there would have been no Murphy Brown revival. The cast would, instead, have been “dancing in the street.” That’s the assertion from the show's star, Candice Bergen. But don’t worry, the series isn’t a “Donald Trump bashing show,” according to CBS This Morning co-host and Obama friend Gayle King. Except, of course, it is. It's the same liberal show it always was.
CBS This Morning journalists on Friday lectured that Republicans during the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearings are at risk of, once again, of being portrayed as “clueless and insensitive men.” Just like in the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings from 1991. To bolster this, CBS played clips of Senators questioning Hill, except the examples included mostly weren’t of Republicans, but instead Democratic Senators Joe Biden and Howell Heflin and then-Republican Arlen Specter, who would later switch parties to become a Democrat.
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, liberal activist Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative was given a mostly unchallenged forum to advocate for reducing the large number of criminals in jail -- which liberals are known for labeling as "mass incarceration" -- as the group failed to make any mention of the role that jailing criminals has played in reducing crime over the past several decades.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Tuesday launched a preemptive strike against her own network, attacking top officials for not showing transparency in an investigation of ex-CEO Les Moonves, a man now accused of sexual harassment and assault. “In our own house, we must have transparency,” demanded King, perhaps in a bid not to, once again, sound as though she was irritated at having to cover such stories at her network.
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, as the regular team of hosts returned from the Labor Day holiday, the group caught up with NBC's Today show in fretting over a pastor at Aretha Franklin's funeral who delivered a conservative message, but they still did not mention the controversy around Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan being allowed to share a stage with former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Democrats. In fact, former Attorney General and possible presidential candidate Eric Holder even posed for a photograph with the ardently anti-Semitic religious figure.