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  • CBS' Bill Plante: Obama Admin "Undercutting The First Amendment," It's "State-Run Media" (video)

    02/25/2013 5:55:44 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 25, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    HOWARD KURTZ, CNN: Bill Plante, you have been patrolling that building since Ronald Reagan. Does the White House press look self-involved and whiny, as I said earlier, complaining about this Tiger incident? BILL PLANTE, CBS NEWS: We have gotten used to being called whiny lap dogs. I've heard it for 30 years. But this is not about a picture of Tiger Woods. This is about access to the president. And access to the president has been cut and pushed and curtailed over every administration I've covered. Here's the nub of it, Howie, this administration has the tools to reach people...
  • Reporter To Carney: Obama "Made A Mistake And You Can't Admit It"

    04/05/2012 6:10:49 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 38 replies
    real clear politics ^ | April 5, 2012 | unattributed
    CBS News' Bill Plante to White House press secretary Jay Carney on the matter of President Obama's attack on the Supreme Court: "You're standing up there, twisting yourself in knots because he made a mistake and you can't admit it." Plante repeated himself after Carney accused him of righteous indignation.
  • CBS reporter to Carney: President ‘made a mistake and you can’t admit it’

    04/05/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/12 | staff
    CBS News reporter Bill Plante challenged White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s statement Monday that for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act would be an “extraordinary, unprecedented step,” during a Thursday press briefing. BILL PLANTE: What he said on Monday was an obvious misspoken moment because he talked about the court not being in a position to overturn an of Congress— JAY CARNEY: Bill— PLANTE: You’re standing up there twisting yourself in knots, because he made a mistake and you can’t admit it. CARNEY: No, no, Bill, I am acknowledging that—you’re sharing in the...
  • More Outrageous Conduct by CBS News

    08/14/2007 2:45:37 AM PDT · by jhroberts · 26 replies · 1,866+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | August 13, 2007 | Patrick
    Bill Plante's Having None of This Garden Party As Karl Rove embraced President Bush today following an emotional farewell announcement on the South Lawn, the solemnity of the moment was shattered by Bill Plante of CBS, who bellowed to Bush: "If he's so smart, how come you lost Congress?"
  • Bill Plante's Having None of This Garden Party

    08/13/2007 10:54:18 AM PDT · by Greystoke · 45 replies · 3,238+ views
    mediabistro.com ^ | 8/13/2007 | mediabistro.com
    As Karl Rove embraced President Bush today following an emotional farewell announcement on the South Lawn, the solemnity of the moment was shattered by Bill Plante of CBS, who bellowed to Bush: "If he's so smart, how come you lost Congress?"
  • Newsman's Son In Bomb Hoax

    10/25/2006 1:52:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies · 1,807+ views
    NY Post Page Six ^ | Oct. 25, 2006
    THE son of CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante is cooling his heels in a Martha's Vineyard jail cell for allegedly making a bomb threat, and cops are mystified as to the motive. Cops in Edgartown say John Patrick Plante, 51, a bon vivant who spends the winter in Santa Barbara, Calif., phoned them Oct. 14 to warn that an explosive device had been placed in a bar/restaurant called the Navigator. "We haven't quite figured out why, because it was a bomb threat to an empty building - the Navigator is a seasonal bar open only in the summer," a...
  • The TV Elite Downplays Kerry vs. Russert (TV Networks Stay Quiet On Kerry)

    04/21/2004 4:39:36 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies · 203+ views
    MRC ^ | 4:30pm EDT, Wednesday April 21, 2004 | BRENT BAKER, TIM GRAHAM
    Media Reality Check. "The TV Elite Downplays Kerry vs. Russert: Papers Highlight Kerry Backing Away from Vietnam ‘Atrocity' Claims, But TV Networks Stay Quiet" Below is the text of a Media Reality Check, by the MRC's Director of Media Analysis, Tim Graham, which was distributed by fax earlier today. For the Adobe Acrobat PDF version:http://www.mediaresearch.org/realitycheck/2004/pdf/fax0421.pdf Now, the text of the April 21 Media Reality Check On Monday, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz presented results of a Post study of cable news coverage from March 3 to April 16. The main finding: President Bush received three times as much live...
  • CBS Reporter Questions Whether White House Delayed Clarke Book

    03/24/2004 12:07:26 PM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 24 replies · 105+ views
    Talon News ^ | 3/24/2004 | Jeff Gannon, White House Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- A veteran CBS correspondent grilled the White House Tuesday about its role in delaying the publication of Richard Clarke's book critical of the Bush administration's handling of the al Qaeda threat before 9/11. CBS correspondent Bill Plante peppered Press Secretary Scott McClellan with questions concerning the security review process that books by former administration officials must undergo to ensure that classified material is not made public. Plante stated, "[Clarke] says that the book could have been published in December, but for the White House security review process." McClellan responded, "His book went through the normal review...
  • Donaldson & Plante Credit Reagan with Hastening End of Communism

    02/10/2004 5:09:35 AM PST · by FlyLow · 11 replies · 131+ views
    Time heals old animosities? Thursday night’s Hardball on MSNBC marked Ronald Reagan’s 93rd birthday with a look at his legacy. ABC’s Sam Donaldson declared: “I think he deserves credit for accelerating the fall of communism.” And CBS’s Bill Plante agreed: “What he did absolutely hastened the end of the Cold War.” The MRC’s Brad Wilmouth and Geoffrey Dickens both caught the admissions by the two network correspondents who covered the Reagan White House. The exchange, on the February 5 show, with host Chris Matthews: Matthews: “Is it your belief, Sam, as a straight reporter, an observer, do you think Ronald...
  • The 12-Step Plan For Journalists

    10/19/2003 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 109+ views
    U.S. News- Washington Whispers ^ | 10/27/03 | Paul Bedard
    Bernie Goldberg is back to spanking the liberal media, and guess what? His network targets still won't let him inside the door. Even after his first book, Bias, proved to be extremely popular, the networks have barred Goldberg and his new book, Arrogance, despite his predictions that he'd draw huge audiences. "I didn't think anything trumped ratings," he says, "but something does--ideology." His latest book, due out next month, is more than liberal baiting, though there's enough Dan Rather bashing to satisfy any dittohead starved by the absence of Rush Limbaugh during his drug dry-out. Goldberg offers a thoughtful 12-step...
  • Bill Plante (CBS WH Corr.): "The media is mostly left-leaning"

    10/12/2003 8:26:08 AM PDT · by nwrep · 27 replies · 343+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | October 12,2003 | nwrep
    In a discussion related to comparing White House communications offices in Dem and GOP administrations, CBS News Chief White House correspondent Bill Plante said last week: "The media is mostly left-leaning. It is difficult to turn out graduates in majors relating to the media who are at the right of the political spectrum. So the media gets to be leaning to the liberal side. ...The Democratic party sees the media as their ally." Obviously he has not read the various temper tantrums thrown by the likes of Eric Alterman who insist the media is not liberal.