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New CBS News Boss Donated to Bush Re-Election Bid in 2004
Editor & Publisher ^ | October 27, 2005 | E&P Staff

Posted on 10/27/2005 9:27:30 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Conservatives may take heart in a scoop by blogger Michael Petrelis that the new boss of CBS News, Sean McManus, donated $250 to the Bush-Cheney re-election bid in 2004, while shunning John Kerry.

Petrelis, who specializes in digging out election contributions from media types, reported the donation on Wednesday by the New Canaan, Conn., resident, found in Federal Election Commission files.

Contacted by The Associated Press, CBS had no comment.

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather was not exactly a favorite of conservatives, even before the "60 Minutes" Bush/National Guard controversy last year.

But one warning to the right: A year earlier, McManus, the former CBS Sports chief, gave to the re-election campaign for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).

The Petrelis blog is at http://mpetrelis.blogspot.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cbs; cbsnews; donors; gwb2004; mcmanus; media; seanmcmanus

1 posted on 10/27/2005 9:27:32 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Horrors! (heheh)


2 posted on 10/27/2005 9:27:56 AM PDT by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
donated $250 to the Bush-Cheney re-election bid in 2004

What a cheapskate.

3 posted on 10/27/2005 9:29:00 AM PDT by My2Cents (Dead people voting is the closest the Democrats come to believing in eternal life.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The newsworthiness of this story must be because it has a man-bites-dog quality.

After all, if a member of the MSM contributes to Democrats, that is not newsworthy.

4 posted on 10/27/2005 9:30:36 AM PDT by SolidSupplySide
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To: West Coast Conservative

"who specializes in digging out election contributions from media types"

Anyone with half a brain and an Internet connection can get the information from fec.gov. If this is "digging out", no wonder the state of so-called "Journalism" is as sorry as it is.


5 posted on 10/27/2005 9:31:59 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: West Coast Conservative

But how much did he donate to the Kerry/Edwards campaign?


6 posted on 10/27/2005 9:32:19 AM PDT by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Anybody who would donate to Bush/Cheney and Pat Leahy is totally cynical.


7 posted on 10/27/2005 9:32:46 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: West Coast Conservative
CBS News honcho donates to the GOP?
<Looks out the window>

*OINK, OINK!* *FLAP, FLAP!*

8 posted on 10/27/2005 9:33:17 AM PDT by JAWs
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To: West Coast Conservative

I have only one thing to say: Les Moonves.


9 posted on 10/27/2005 9:33:17 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: West Coast Conservative

250 to Bush and 1000 to Leahy, yeah he is a member of the vast right wing


10 posted on 10/27/2005 9:34:28 AM PDT by jbwbubba
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To: Spok

According to the article, he donated to Dubya while "shunning John Kerry"


11 posted on 10/27/2005 9:34:39 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: West Coast Conservative

LOL LOL LOL! The VRWC resides at CBS!


12 posted on 10/27/2005 9:35:15 AM PDT by saveliberty (I did not break the feed. I may have lost it, but I did not break the feed.)
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To: Tribune7

Does that mean that he gave Kerry a special hat? LOL!


13 posted on 10/27/2005 9:35:50 AM PDT by saveliberty (I did not break the feed. I may have lost it, but I did not break the feed.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's a small donation but big news.

One poster suggested yesterday that maybe CBS News was cleaning house to get the remaining stink of Dan Rather out of the way so they would be better prepared to go after Bush hammer and tongs when the Fitzgerald indictments come down.

At least this news seems to put a damper on that scenario.


14 posted on 10/27/2005 9:38:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: West Coast Conservative
GASP!
15 posted on 10/27/2005 9:42:34 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Anyone wanna put on their asbestos coat and post this at DU, if it hasn't been done yet?


16 posted on 10/27/2005 9:45:19 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: West Coast Conservative

Well, he won't last long, then.


17 posted on 10/27/2005 9:50:43 AM PDT by TBP
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To: Cicero
One poster suggested yesterday that maybe CBS News was cleaning house to get the remaining stink of Dan Rather out of the way so they would be better prepared to go after Bush hammer and tongs when the Fitzgerald indictments come down.

Bingo! Picking someone who donated to Bush gives them the perfect cover, doesn't it?

18 posted on 10/27/2005 9:52:35 AM PDT by TBP
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To: My2Cents

$250.00?

Gee. Can he spare it?


19 posted on 10/27/2005 9:53:00 AM PDT by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: Spok

The email I just read said he did not donate to Kerry.


20 posted on 10/27/2005 9:54:01 AM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Covering his tracks, I'm sure.


21 posted on 10/27/2005 9:54:59 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: saveliberty

LOL


22 posted on 10/27/2005 10:06:23 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

:-)


23 posted on 10/27/2005 10:16:03 AM PDT by saveliberty (I did not break the feed. I may have lost it, but I did not break the feed.)
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To: West Coast Conservative


But one warning to the right: A year earlier, McManus, the former CBS Sports chief, gave to the re-election campaign for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).


This is not just another Whig. leaky is a benchmark Whig so this story means almost nothing.


24 posted on 10/27/2005 10:54:52 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Everything points to it so why not call them the Whigs?)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Contributions found via Opensecrets.org:

MCMANUS, SEAN - NEW CANAAN, CT 06840
OCCUPATION - CBS SPORTS

3/28/2003 - $1,000 - Patrick Leahy


25 posted on 10/27/2005 1:49:43 PM PDT by rightcoast
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To: FreedomPoster
Anyone with half a brain and an Internet connection can get the information from fec.gov. If this is "digging out", no wonder the state of so-called "Journalism" is as sorry as it is.

The funny thing is I went to that site and I couldn't find any contribution to the Bush/Cheney campaign by Sean McManus in 2004. He contributed to Leahy in 2003, but no Bush/Cheney. Is that database complete as far as you know?
26 posted on 10/27/2005 3:35:23 PM PDT by Bellows
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To: Bellows

Dang, you're right!


27 posted on 10/27/2005 3:48:57 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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