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  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...
  • CBS, NBC Celebrate Win for Dem Accused of Anti-Semitism, Downplay Diversity of GOP Winners

    11/08/2018 9:20:01 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 11/7/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the midst of their midterm results coverage on Wednesday, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News touted the diversity of the Democratic Party’s field of winners. But in the process, they celebrated the election of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The problem? She’s been accused of anti-Semitism because of her anti-Israel stance. In a November 2012 tweet, Omar lashed out at the Jewish state of Israel by playing on anti-Jewish tropes. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel” she wrote. And in a...
  • CBS' "In the News" - from 1977!!

    11/07/2018 1:18:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    videoholic50s60s70s ^ | Published on Oct 10, 2011 | videoholic50s60s70s
    CBS' "In the News" - from 1977!! From 1977, here is an "In the News" segment from CBS. Taped from WJW-TV8, Cleveland
  • 2018 midterm election is a "referendum on us," political experts say

    11/06/2018 12:08:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 6, 2018
    Many consider today's midterm election a referendum on President Trump, but one Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says otherwise. "I think it's a collective mirror on us, who we vote as our leaders, where we are going as a country, what are our values," Doris Kearns Goodwin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News contributor and former "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer agreed. "President Trump has made this, he wants it to be, a referendum on him. I mean, he thinks most things are a referendum on him. But that is beside the point," Schieffer said. "I think it's a...
  • CBS News Inaccurately Names AR-15 as Mass Shooters’ ‘Weapon of Choice’

    11/05/2018 7:17:48 AM PST · by rktman · 73 replies ^ | 11/4/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 4 airing of CBS News’s 60 Minutes, they inaccurately described the AR-15 as mass shooters’ “weapon of choice.” The claim that the AR-15 is the “weapon of choice” is widely reported and it is Fake New 101. In fact, to make the claim even nominally palatable, 60 Minutes host Scott Pelley only referenced five mass shooting events, all of which happened in the last six years and all which involved an AR-15 or an AR-15 and various handguns. Those five shootings were the Tree of Life Synagogue (October 27, 2018), the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas (November...
  • Tight contests mark critical Senate races — CBS News Battleground Tracker poll

    10/28/2018 10:57:16 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 28 October 2018 | Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna, Fred Backus and Jennie Kamin
    Tight contests dominate the Senate landscape: In Florida, incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are tied among likely voters, 46 percent to 46 percent including those who have cast ballots already. Scott, the sitting governor, gets positive marks from voters on his handling of the recent hurricane and benefits from Republicans reporting that they're more likely to vote than the Democrats who haven't already. Nelson's support, meanwhile, is underpinned by voters who place health care atop their issues list. The Republicans have a favorable map in their effort to hold their Senate majority, and winning two...
  • CBS to Democratic Senator: ‘Confront’ President and Tell Him to ‘Stop It!’

    10/27/2018 8:59:57 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    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 government agencies, King lectured, “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’?”
  • TV News Buries Trump's Defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    10/23/2018 2:14:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 23, 2018 | Bill D'Agostino
    One of the Trump Administration's major accomplishments since taking office has been the virtual destruction of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, including the capture of the terror group's capital city of Raqqa in Syria. Under Trump, U.S.-backed coalition forces have regained nearly all of the territory that the self-ordained caliphate occupied in 2015. Yet on network evening broadcasts, the President and his administration have received virtually no credit for this achievement. Since Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), the three broadcast network evening newscasts have spent more than 10,000 minutes on the Trump presidency, and only 33 minutes (0.33%)...
  • Secret Service: Agent who blocked reporter questioning Kushner reacted to ‘abrupt movement’

    10/17/2018 6:30:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The Secret Service said Wednesday that an agent who blocked a reporter attempting to question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner was reacting to "an abrupt movement." "The actions of the special agent in this incident were in no way intended to impede those rights or the media’s access to a Secret Service protectee," the Secret Service said in a statement. "The actions were taken solely in response to an abrupt movement by an unknown individual who later identified themselves as a member of the media," the agency added. The Secret Service reviewed the Tuesday incident in which CBS News...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Beto O’Rourke the ‘Bobby Kennedy of Millennials’

    10/17/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.” . . CBS in early October hyped O’Rourke as a “rising star.” Sadly for journalists, the “rising star” is now losing by an average of seven points. Over on MSNBC, Wednesday, Eddie Glaude Jr predicted an O’Rourke victory, adding, “If not, then I'll just reach for my Jamieson bottle.”
  • Stephen Colbert: Trump’s Jokes About Warren’s DNA Test A ‘Racist Tirade’

    10/16/2018 3:22:51 PM PDT · by blam · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-16-2018 | Ben Kew
    Late Show host Stephen Colbert described President Donald Trump’s jokes about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a “racist tirade” amid the ongoing drama over her supposed American Indian ancestry. On Tuesday, Warren released test results indicating that she had a maximum of 1.6 percent “Mesoamerican” heritage, which is far below the minimum requirement to claim membership of most Native American tribes. “After years of mocking Elizabeth Warren, clearly the President must have had a lot to say about these test results,” Colbert said, before playing a clip of Trump saying he did not care about the test results. “You care!...
  • ’60 Minutes’ Was Outmatched by Trump

    10/14/2018 11:07:46 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 173 replies
    Variety ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2018 | Daniel Daddario
    The President talked over Lesley Stahl in a relentless blast of rhetoric that seemed more rally than interview ......the President’s interview had effectively the same impact as a rally; it allowed him to bulldoze his chief enemy, the media, while airing his own points at ceaseless length..... Lesley Stahl’s interview with Trump was an undeniable get; he’d been scarce on mainstream media since around the time he appeared on tape with NBC’s Lester Holt and indicated he’d fired former FBI Director James Comey in part due to the Russia investigation. But the interview seemed governed by two motives, both of...
  • Hillary Clinton Advises CBS's 'Madam Secretary' on White Nationalist Threat

    10/08/2018 3:34:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 7, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) attempts to procure a nuclear disarmament deal between India and Pakistan. Before the talks even begin, the India Prime Minister and Foreign Minister are apprehensive over working with the United States as “a country that has repeatedly subjected us to barbaric terrorist attacks and endless wars” with a “despicable record on human rights and racism.” Elizabeth and her CIA Special Activities Division head, husband Henry (Tim Daly), for their part, don’t disagree with that description.
  • Stephen Colbert 'Late Show' writer: 'I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life'

    10/07/2018 2:04:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" seemingly celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle. "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter. Dumas later briefly made her account private, preventing others from viewing her posts without her approval. Her tweet came as the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote, with Republicans saying that the several allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct brought against him...
  • Colbert Writer After Kavanaugh Vote: I’m Just Glad We Ruined His Life

    10/07/2018 2:01:42 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/07/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Ariel Dumans is a writer for the Stephen Colbert show, and has nearly 40,000 followers on Twitter. On Saturday Ariel posted this tweet following the Senate vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ariel Dumas: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.
  • ‘Late Show’ writer apologizes for ‘sarcasm’ in deleted tweet about Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 8:46:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    A writer for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Sunday apologized for her "sarcasm" in a deleted tweet about newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Ariel Dumas on Saturday tweeted, "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life." The post quickly went viral, as multiple conservative pundits retweeted it with critical commentary. Dumas the next day said the tweet was a "tone-deaf attempt at sarcasm." "The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally," she wrote. "The complexity of frustration, anger and sadness can’t be accurately conveyed on twitter,...
  • CBS hires firm to advise on $20m for #MeToo groups

    10/05/2018 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 05, 2018 2:44 PM EDT
    CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. CBS expects to announce the recipients of the funds by Dec. 14. …
  • ‘Murphy Brown’ Review: Candice Bergen-Led CBS Revival Is Yesterday’s News

    09/28/2018 6:49:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 27, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Rosenstein Meeting To Watch Kavanaugh... Shined up with tweets about dating Donald Trump, fourth-wall-cracking quips and Roseanne implosion asides, the revival of Murphy Brown is very meta. Yet despite those lofty lunges, the CBS sitcom still led by Candice Bergen just can’t grasp the big-picture reality of 2018. To put it another way, FYI, if you really don’t want to “tarnish” your legacy, to quote Bergen’s now-unretired TV journalist Brown in the first episode of this de facto 11th season, then hit the reset button on this revival ASAP before irrelevance comes knocking.
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Watch the New Magnum, P.I.

    09/25/2018 6:50:17 PM PDT · by pboyington · 67 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 25, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    These are strange days in the USA… The Bears are in first place in the NFC North and a pipsqueak posing as Thomas Magnum is trespassing on the grounds of the Robin Masters Estate in Hawaii. And, it’s not Mac… If that wasn’t bad enough, a 100 lb. chick in yoga pants is masquerading as Higgins. Welcome to the dystopian world of the new, 2018 version of Magnum, P.I. The new Magnum, P.I. is a testament to not only how bad Hollywood is now, but how completely upside down society is. In 2018 America, aka America 180; right is left,...
  • TV Ratings Monday: ‘Magnum P.I.’ premieres low, ‘Manifest’ debuts high

    09/25/2018 11:38:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Tvbythenumbers ^ | September 25, 2018 | Alex Welch
    [Snip] It wasn’t as solid of a night for CBS, though. The premiere of the final season of “The Big Bang Theory” scored only a 2.4 in the demo, down around 40% from its premiere last year and from the 2.7 average of its previous season. “Young Sheldon” (1.7) suffered an even greater year-to-year drop, falling 2.1 points from its series premiere and also down from its first season average (2.2). The series premiere of “Magnum P.I.” fell 0.5 from its “Young Sheldon” lead-in, and scored a low 1.2 in the 9 p.m. hour, while “Bull” returned to a 0.9...