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  • House GOP Rejects Obama Jobs Proposals [Will Obama Take $447B Jobs Plan To "Every Corner"?]

    09/17/2011 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2011
    September 17, 2011 House GOP Rejects Obama Jobs Proposals (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders say they are rejecting President Barack Obama's jobs proposals to rebuild schools and blighted neighborhoods, and help keep state and local employees on the job. In a memo to GOP lawmakers that was also issued publicly and reprinted in The New York Times, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and other Republican leaders also objected to the president's proposal for a temporary reduction in payroll taxes, in order to boost consumer spending and increase demand. The GOP leaders say such a...
  • CBS Presents Former Mayor Nagin as an 'Expert'on Eve of Hurricane

    On Friday's Early Show, CBS somehow thought it was appropriate to bring on former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to offer "lessons learned from other hurricanes," as Hurricane Irene bore down on the East Coast. Anchor Chris Wragge not only failed to ask Nagin about his failures in leadership in the lead-up to Hurricane Katrina, but also twice labeled his guest an "expert in the field".
  • Archbishop: MSNBC, CNN, New York Times ‘Untrustworthy’ When it Comes to Religion

    08/20/2011 12:32:50 AM PDT · by bronxville · 11 replies
    the blaze ^ | 08-19-2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The news outlets CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and Newsweek have come under fire by Philadelphia’s incoming Archbishop, for a lack of “trustworthiness” where matters of religious faith are concerned. According to Archbishop Charles Chaput, the media do not “provide trustworthy information about religious faith. ” His comments were made Wednesday during an address on religious freedom before some 10,000 pilgrims at the Catholic World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. Archbishop Chaput told the group of young faith-goers, “in the United States, our battles over abortion, family life, same-sex ‘marriage,’ and other sensitive issues have led to ferocious public...
  • Why is CBS News Selling Barack Obama Merchandise in its Online Store?

    08/19/2011 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/19/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    There‘s some curious merchandise for sale in CBS News’ online store.* Alongside a travel mug, tote bag and T-shirt that all bear the CBS News logo, the store also includes the following: “Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama “Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama (hardcover) “Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama‘s Plan to Renew America’s Promise” “The American Journey of Barack Obama,” by Life Magazine “Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs” “The Official Inauguration Celebration DVD” In fact, out of the 13 items for sale, seven are Obama-related, in addition to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s memoir,...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • CBS News Covers Tracks After Pro-Obama Merchandise Store Revealed

    08/18/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/11 | Aubrey Vaughan
    As reported by the Blaze earlier today, CBS News's online store is selling seven different Obama-related items, but complementary Republican merchandise is suspiciously absent. The online store includes paperback and hardback copies of Obama's memoir, "Dreams From My Father," and five memorabilia books and DVDs of his campaign and election. When the Blaze looked into the matter, CBS News had even dedicated an entire tab of its store to the president. The category has since been removed, but searching "Obama" in the online store still returns all the merchandise. When the items are clicked on, though, shoppers are redirected to...
  • Presidential vacations: How does Obama compare?

    08/17/2011 6:04:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeTerrapin · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/17/2011 | Mark Knoller
    Following his three-day bus tour to promote his economic agenda -- and not to mention the debt limit rancor in Washington before that -- President Obama is finally getting some rest and relaxation. On Thursday, he and his family are heading off to Martha's Vineyard, the island off of Massachusetts. They'll be staying at a 28-acre retreat called Blue Heron Farm for about 10 days. There has been criticism of the president's vacation at this time. But how does the number of vacation days the president has spent compare to his predecessors? CBS Radio's Mark Knoller has kept track of...
  • Online jihadist calls for David Letterman's assassination

    08/17/2011 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 49 replies ^ | August 17, 2011 | James Hibberd
    A website frequently used by Al Qaeda has posted an assassination threat against David Letterman. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, a frequent user of the online forum called on Muslims to kill the CBS late-night host after taking offense at a joke made on the program. A poster calling himself Umar al-Basrawi wrote: “Is there not amongst you a Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever. Just as Sayyid (may Allah release him) did with the Jew Kahane.” Sayyid Nosair al-Masri was tried for the murder of...
  • Is CBS Bewitched? Network Plans to Remake the Classic TV Series

    08/11/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT · by tlb · 112 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Aug 9, 2011 | Hanh Nguyen
    Between the coven on True Blood and The CW's upcoming teen witch drama, The Secret Circle, don't we have enough witches on TV? CBS thinks not. The network has ordered a script for a remake of the classic TV comedy Bewitched, Variety reports. The recent success of certain reboots such as CBS' Hawaii Five-0 continues to keep networks and studios interested in the remake biz, despite poor box-office numbers or viewer backlash. ABC is reimagining Charlie's Angels for the coming fall season.
  • Early Show Echoes White House, Dismisses Debt Downgrade As 'Political'

    08/06/2011 1:54:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Should anything happen to the Obamas' Portugese water dog Bo, perhaps the First Family could adopt Jeff Glor as a pet parrot. The weekend Early Show weekend co-host proved the perfect White House mimic this morning. Glor dutifully echoed the Obama admin line, dismissing as "political" Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US government's credit rating. In support of his point, Glor twice mockingly referred to the fact that the country of Liechtenstein now has a better credit rating than the US. And your point is, Jeff? View video after here.
  • Huffington Post Forced to Issue Retraction, Apology After Falsely Accusing Andrew Breitbart,,,

    08/03/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/3/2011 | fox news
    Arianna Huffington’s liberal-leaning Huffington Post was forced to write a retraction Tuesday after alleging that conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart doctored a video clip from a White House press briefing in order to make it look like CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell was unhappy about the recent debt compromise during an exchange with White House press secretary Jay Carney. In the clip, which Breitbart and other conservative media used to describe what they saw as O’Donnell’s liberal bias, the CBS anchor appears to claim about the debt compromise: “You gave them everything they wanted and we got nothing.”
  • Boston gets a nonreality show

    07/10/2011 6:51:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Those who watched Boston’s revered Fourth of July celebration Monday night on CBS were treated to spectacular views of fireworks exploding behind the State House, Quincy Market, and home plate at Fenway Park, among other places - great views, until you consider that they were physically impossible. As viewers began to point out yesterday, it would not have been geographically possible to see the fireworks above and behind the landmarks in question, since the display was launched from a barge in the Charles River and in directions away from those places. “According to CBS, you can see the fireworks from...
  • Columbia’s Inner Circle

    07/08/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 6, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia’s sister organization, Accuracy in Media, has covered one-quarter of the faculty at the Columbia University School of Journalism and found them wanting. Indeed, it is interesting to compare Columbia’s descriptions of some of these with AIM’s findings: In 2005, AIM editor Cliff Kincaid noted that “Victor Navasky, publisher of The Nation and now chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, wrote an article for the Los Angeles Times under the headline, ‘Objectivity is Highly Overrated.’ He argued for more “opinion journalism” from the media.” It should be noted that Weather Underground leader Todd Gitlin also hangs his hat...
  • Casey Anthony: CBS Host Cries While Reading Verdict

    07/05/2011 2:51:18 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 263 replies · 1+ views
  • CBS Paints Anti-Israel Flotilla Activists As Nonviolent, Fails to Note Violent Coup By Hamas

    07/03/2011 12:49:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/3/11 | Brad Wilmouth |
    After showing an image of the sign "To Gaza with Love" from one of the boats of a flotilla planning to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, Saturday’s CBS Evening News showed a report highlighting the allegedly nonviolent intentions of American activists on board one of the ships - named "The Audacity of Hope" - without noting that, during last year’s anti-Israel flotilla trip, some activists attacked Israeli troops as they attempted to board. CBS correspondent Barry Peterson merely recounted that Israeli troops killed some of the activists without explaining why: Last year, boats ran the blockade. Israeli...
  • CBS shocker: Palin e-mails show her “angling” for VP slot (Search for the Big Deal Continues)

    06/11/2011 7:07:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Wow! Who has ever heard of a politician “angling” for a spot on the national presidential ticket? CBS blows the lid off of Sarah Palin’s outrageously outrageous ambition in their exposĂ©, published to their “breaking news” feed: Much of the country was taken by surprise when Sarah Palin became the Republican vice presidential candidate in August 2008, but newly-released e-mails make it clear that the little-known Alaska governor was angling for the slot months before Sen. John McCain asked her to join him on the GOP ticket.Earlier that summer, Palin and her staff began pushing to find a larger audience...
  • Sarah Palin loses ground within GOP: Is 2012 campaign doomed?

    06/09/2011 1:20:35 PM PDT · by DirtyHarryY2K · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Jun 9, 11:00 am ET
    DES MOINES—Sarah Palin says George Washington is her favorite founder because he was reluctant to serve but answered the call of duty. She likes to think of herself this way, answering the needs of a clamoring electorate. That is part of the cinematic beauty of her bus tour: The crowds that greet her can represent that call to take up their standard and head into presidential battle on their behalf. There's only one problem: The call isn't coming. That's the clear message in a new CBS News poll of the Republican field. Taken after the Palin bus tour started rolling,...
  • Media complains that Palin caravan puts reporters at risk

    05/31/2011 3:07:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Of all the complaints about Sarah Palin and her bus tour, this one’s easily the strangest. CBS reports that the media has begun to grumble that Palin’s decision to keep them out of the loop on the tour’s stops have created a dangerous working environment for reporters: Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles – including a massive...
  • Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight [Buh bye......]

    05/19/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Couric's Last Interview May 19, 2011 12:12 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – She made history by becoming the first woman to anchor the evening news solo, and tonight Katie Couric will sit in the anchor’s chair for the last time. As part of her departure tonight, Couric will interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and will file her final “Notebook” feature for Tonight’s broadcast will air at 6:30 p.m. and will also feature a retrospective of her time in the anchor chair. Couric began her tenure...
  • SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid

    05/12/2011 5:14:48 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 12 may 2011 | David Martin
    A new picture emerged Thursday of what really happened the night the Navy SEALs swooped in on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the 40 minutes it took to kill bin Laden and scoop his archives into garbage bags were all recorded by tiny helmet cameras worn by each of the 25 SEALs. Officials reviewing those videos are still reconstructing a more accurate version of what happened. We now know that the only firefight took place in the guest house, where one of bin Laden's couriers opened fire and was quickly gunned...
  • CBS Gives Obama Over 26 Minutes to Lecture on the Economy

    05/12/2011 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/12/11 | Matthew Balan
    CBS gave President Obama over 26 and a half minutes to answer 12 questions related to the economy during a town hall aired on Thursday's Early Show. Obama got six uninterrupted minutes to answer one question about Medicare during the hour-long event. Host Erica Hill wondered how the Democrat could "change the mind-set from things are tough to things are turning around" with the economy.Hill led the town hall with her concerned economic "mind-set" question, noting beforehand that "it seems that we have been hearing, whether it's on TV, at the office, around the kitchen table, things are tough,"
  • Katie Couric To ABC?

    05/05/2011 8:55:04 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 20 replies ^ | 5 May 2011 | Unknown
    After success at both NBC and CBS, could Katie Couric's next stop be ABC? Couric, according to reports, is on the verge of inking a $20 million pact with the network that would include a talk show, as well as a working relationship with their news division.
  • 'Trump is a racist': Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host...

    04/28/2011 6:29:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    A senior CBS news anchor today labelled Donald Trump's campaign to raise doubts about President Obama's school grades as an 'ugly strain of racism'. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer made the comments in the wake of Mr Trump's calls yesterday for Mr Obama to release college transcripts 'proving' he had the grades to enter Columbia and Harvard. The attack came as new research suggested viewers for Celebrity Apprentice - some of the most liberal for any TV show - were deserting the program due to Mr Trump's outspoken rants against Mr Obama. ... Yesterday Mr Trump called on the...
  • At Last, Couric Is Expected to Say (admit) She’s Leaving CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/25/2011 2:22:46 AM PDT · by abb · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years. Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network’s coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, CBS will announce her successor during the first week of May. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Katie Couric, anchor of CBS’s evening news since late 2006. The meticulously arranged exit plan was described by four people with knowledge of it, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because...
  • CBS Refuses to Release Full Audio of Obama's "Hot Mic Session"

    04/21/2011 7:33:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 27 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/21/11 | Aurelius
    Last week it was revealed that, during a meeting with Democratic members of Congress, President Obama's mic was accidentally left on. CBS recorded what he was saying and released part of it... Why, exactly, the entire audio was not released is not known. However, it has been discovered that CBS higher-ups refused to release the tape. The site Yes, But, However sent several messages on Twitter to CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asking why the full audio was being kept a secret: To which Mr. Knoller responded:
  • CONFIRMED: CBS Refuse to Release Full Audio of Obama hot mic recording

    04/20/2011 3:59:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 18 replies ^ | April 20, 2011 | Andrew Marcus
    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency. We observed that CBS only released “selectively edited” moments from the raw tape. We know how much the mainstream media values complete and full disclosure of recordings of this nature, so we found it curious, to say the least, that there was not one drop of intellectual curiosity from these guardians of media purity regarding the content of the full recording. Maybe CBS’s motive has nothing to do...
  • CONFIRMED: CBS Editors Refuse To Release Full Audio Of Obama Hot Mic Recording !

    04/20/2011 8:31:43 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 20, 2011 | Andrew Marcus
    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency. We observed that CBS only released “selectively edited” moments from the raw tape. We know how much the mainstream media values complete and full disclosure of recordings of this nature, so we found it curious, to say the least, that there was not one drop of intellectual curiosity from these guardians of media purity regarding the content of the full recording. Maybe CBS’s motive has nothing to do...
  • CBS News Sandbags Tea Party in Madison - Their Video Gives It Away [Update at 14, 52 (Video@7.05min)

    04/16/2011 5:41:20 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 103 replies
    See BS ^ | April 16, 2011
    I caught the CBS News evening report tonight for the first time in about 2 decades. They led off with a report of Sarah Palin's speech in Wisconsin, and they of course provided liberal spin. They claim there were far more liberals (i.e. union thugs) than Tea Partiers (claiming the thugs surrounded the smaller Tea Party crowd). But something caught my eye during the report, specifically when they did a pan of the "liberal crowd"...but they pulled a Dan Rather by using video footage from some liberal rally prior to the April 5th Wisconsin Supreme Court election.How do I know...
  • Did CBS Falsify Rally Footage to Favor Union Protesters?(Free Republic Gets Credit)

    04/17/2011 11:19:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | April 16, 2011 | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The Freeper community caught something interesting in CBS’s footage of Madison’s tea party rally which featured Sarah Palin.</p> <p>MADISON, Wis. – After weeks of relative quiet following the bruising battle over an anti-union collective bargaining bill, the state Capitol was again the scene of protests and counter-protests.</p>
  • BREAKING: Grassley has ‘damning’ Gunrunner documents – CBS News

    04/16/2011 6:05:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 88 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 April, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Devastating e-mail exchanges between a senior official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix, AZ and a cooperating gun shop operator have been revealed by Senator Charles Grassley in a letter sent late yesterday to Attorney General Eric Holder. “In light of this new evidence,” Grassley tells Holder, “the Justice Department’s claim that the ATF never knowingly sanctioned or allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers is simply not credible.” Grassley's press release can be viewed here. CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the information contained in the e-mails is “damning.” The e-mail...
  • Couric’s Rocky Path to a Likely Parting With CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/11/2011 5:01:35 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Bill Carter
    For Katie Couric, the offer in 2006 to become the anchor of “CBS Evening News” came with another incentive, one she prized almost as highly, according to two of her friends: the chance to report for “60 Minutes,” the newsmagazine that for Ms. Couric stood for the kind of serious journalism she had always aspired to. Regular appearances on “60 Minutes” were written into her $15 million-a-year contract with CBS, but once she arrived at the network, she found a chilly reception from some of the staff members at the venerable program. Some of Ms. Couric’s associates said that the...
  • Jeff Greenfield Leaving CBS News (Fired!)

    04/06/2011 6:40:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 4/4/11 | Alex Weprin
    Breaking: CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield is leaving the network. In an email to staff Monday night, Greenfield said he will be departing CBS at the end of April. It does not sound like the decision to leave was his own, if the email was any indication: “While I did not initiate this decision, I think it was the right one,” he wrote.
  • Washington Post and CBS receiving money from ObamaCare Slush Fund

    04/06/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT · by xtinct · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees. The Washington Post Company raked in $573,217 in taxpayer subsidies and CBS Corporation secured $722,388 worth of Americans’ money. “It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller. “When NBC used to...
  • CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch

    04/05/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 44 replies
    gawker ^ | 5-april-2011 | John cook
    The Center for Public Integrity is reporting that an unnamed former ABC News journalist was an FBI informant during and after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passing along tips and revealing a source. We know who it is...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Katie Couric destroyed CBS News

    04/04/2011 11:34:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/04/2011 | Joe Kovacs
    As news spreads that Katie Couric will be departing as anchor of the CBS Evening News, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Couric simply "destroyed" the network when it comes to viewership. A network executive told the Associated Press last night that Couric is leaving her anchor post less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. On his nationally broadcast radio show today, Limbaugh, a frequent critic of Couric, said, "I'm sorry, Katie, but you know facts are facts. You guys might own the narrative, but we have the facts here, and...
  • AP source: Couric leaving news anchor post

    04/03/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/World ^ | Apr 4, 12:07 AM EDT | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services. Couric's move from NBC's "Today" show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a...
  • Couric offered '60 Min'

    03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies ^ | March 28, 2011 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Katie Couric may finally get the chance to become a regular on "60 Minutes," now that she is apparently stepping down from the nightly news anchor job. An offer to become a regular correspondent for the prestigious Sunday night TV magazine is part of the package being offered Couric -- if she'll stay and do a projected daytime talk show for CBS, according to several network insiders. Ironically, Couric's 2006 contract called for her to contribute to the magazine at least six times a year, which never happened. When the show's notoriously prickly producers failed to give her any assignments,...
  • Obama Boycotts Fox News, Sets Tuesday NYC Interviews With ABC, CBS, NBC

    03/28/2011 5:53:53 PM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama has apparently set a new administration boycott of Fox News with this week's twice snubs of the news network.On Sunday, the administration sent the duo of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Sunday morning talk shows of ABC, CBS and NBC. Fox was excluded even though, as anchor Chris Wallace noted, the Fox show has more viewers than two of its three rivals.Monday evening, CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller posted on Twitter that Obama will be in New York City tomorrow for two Democrat fundraisers, the dedication of the...
  • Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit (Not so Perky One out by June)

    03/25/2011 2:32:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Friday March 25, 2011 | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave in June and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her but CBS is looking both within and outside the network, Howard Kurtz reports. The search is on for Katie Couric’s successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s...
  • Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit

    03/25/2011 2:31:14 PM PDT · by illiac · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/25/11 | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave in June and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her but CBS is looking both within and outside the network, Howard Kurtz reports. The search is on for Katie Couric’s successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s...
  • CBS Touts FDA Taking On 'Caloric Catastrophe' of Movie Theater Popcorn

    03/24/2011 3:18:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Kyle Drennen
    In a report for Thursday's CBS Early Show, contributor Taryn Winter Brill fretted over the impact of movie theater popcorn on Americans' waistlines: "Have you ever wondered how many calories you're actually consuming in that large popcorn with butter? You probably don't want to know. Pretty soon, though, you may not have a choice." Moments later, nutritionist Katherine Brooking declared the popular concession treat to be "a calorie bomb waiting to explode." Brill then touted a government solution to the problem: "Hoping to defuse this high caloric catastrophe, the FDA is working on a provision in the health care law...
  • CBS Finally Mentions Lack of Congressional Approval for Libya Attack...In Six Seconds

    03/24/2011 10:11:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/24/11 | Kyle Drennen
    At the top of Thursday's CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge acknowledged for the first time on the network that members of Congress were criticizing the Obama administration for failing to seek their approval on military action in Libya: "In Washington, the Speaker of the House takes on President Obama as to why he didn't talk to Congress before launching the attacks." While that tease seemed to suggest further discussion of the criticism during the show's Libya coverage, not a single word was mentioned throughout the rest of the broadcast. If a viewer missed those six seconds they would have...
  • Bernie Goldberg Predicts ‘Without Fear Of Being Wrong’ That Katie Couric Is Out At CBS

    03/21/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3/21/2011 | Frances Martel
    Katie Couric’s position at CBS News has come under question recently as reports have indicated both that their head anchorwoman may be looking for another home or that the network is attempting to significantly reduce her pay. And now resident media man at The O’Reilly Factor and veteran analyst Bernie Goldberg is betting his hat on it: “As anchorwoman of the CBS News, when her contract is out, she is gone.” The discussion came up at the tail end of a segment on the President’s approval ratings and the Libya situation– a much more politics-heavy Weekday with Bernie than his...
  • Gay marriage? Female priests? What does "America's Pope" think? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2011 1:56:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cbs news 60 minutes ^ | March 21, 2011
    Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is likeable, fun-loving, and quick to tell a joke - but he can also deliver a mean theological argument on some of the Catholic church's most conservative beliefs. Dolan is known as "the American Pope" and he's often considered the most important Catholic in America today. He's also a scholar and a passionate defender of the church's traditional views on what he calls "settled questions." If you've ever wondered why exactly the Catholic church opposes gay marriage and ordination of women as priests, listen to Dolan articulate the church's beliefs. It's far from...
  • ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC and NPR Ignore Death Threats t Wisconsin Republicans

    03/13/2011 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/13/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Numerous death threats were made against Wisconsin Republican lawmakers last week, but you wouldn't know about it if your only news sources were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.Bucking the boycott was Fox News's Bill O'Reilly Friday (video follows with transcript and commentary):BILL O'REILLY: But first, death threats in Wisconsin and that is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points" memo. The attorney general's office in that state investigating a number of death threats against some Republicans who voted to diminish union power.A radio station obtained this email, quote: "Please put your things in order because you
  • CBS Accuses Peter King of 'Poisoning the Atmosphere' of Radical Islam Hearings.

    03/12/2011 1:18:24 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 35 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | March 11, 2011
    On CBS Evening News, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes implied that the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims was simply a political show staged by chairman Peter King. She declared that "King's own past assertion that most U.S. mosques are run by radicals" resulted in "poisoning the hearing." She praised the emotional testimony of Rep. Keith Ellison. [Keith "the Muslim from Minnesota" Ellison took his oath of office on the koran and once wrote an article defending Louis Farrakhan against charges of anti-Semitism. He admits to close ties and collaboration with the Nation of Islam. In...
  • The Economy: Meltdown or Sabotage?

    03/06/2011 9:11:08 PM PST · by stolinsky · 20 replies ^ | 03-07-11 | stolinsky
    Everyone is talking about the Pentagon-sponsored study which concludes that the 2008 economic meltdown may have been deliberately triggered. Oh wait − not everyone is talking about it. In fact, few people have even heard of it. I didn’t learn of the study from ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, or liberal newspapers. I learned of it only by surfing conservative websites that reference the Washington Times. The study was prepared in 2009, but it was just made public. The study does not say that the economic meltdown was the result of deliberate action − that is, economic terrorism − but...
  • CBS Proclaims: 'Workers of the Nation Unite' in Union Protests

    02/28/2011 12:21:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Kyle Drennen
    At the top of Saturday's CBS Early Show, co-host Russ Mitchell cheered unions protests across the country: "Workers uniting. 50 rallies are planned in 50 states today, as organizers show solidarity with Wisconsin state workers, fighting to preserve their right to collectively bargain for benefits and work conditions." Introducing the segment later, fellow co-host Rebecca Jarvis noted how the protests were organized by Rather than accurately label the organization as left-wing, she simply referred to it as "an advocacy group."
  • Charlie Sheen to CBS, Warner Bros: 'We Are at War

    02/26/2011 7:49:27 AM PST · by chickadee · 104 replies · 1+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/25/2011 | Mark Cina
    Charlie Sheen has launched another crude attack against his bosses at CBS and Warner Bros following Thursday's announcement that the remaining season of Two and a Half Men has been scrapped. On Friday, Sheen (now in the Bahamas) called into the radio show Loose Cannons and lashed out at his bosses - whom he called "clowns" - for "getting up in my grill, telling me how to live my personal life." "I kept saying back off, back off - and they wouldn't," he added. "I kept asking for that respect and I couldn't get it.
  • CBS & WB Pull Plug On 2 1/2 Men (Sorry Charlie)

    02/24/2011 8:01:13 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 29 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 02-24-11 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    UPDATED: As Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen's erratic behavior escalated today in a series of verbal assaults on the show's creator-executive producer Chuck Lorre, the sitcom's network and studio did the only thing they could in the situation: pull the plug. But they only did it for this season. (Two and a Half Men was scheduled to resume production on Monday for 4 more episodes). So the door is left open for a possible ninth season. "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros TV have decided to discontinue production...