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  • CBS intentionally violated posted gun show rules in phony undercover stunt

    05/05/2012 1:06:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    “‘Bullet Button’ Used To Get Around California Gun Laws,” CBS 5 San Francisco reported Tuesday. “CBS 5 went undercover to a recent gun show at the Cow Palace in Daly City and found ‘California legal’ assault rifles throughout,” they claim. It’s a non-story, really, as their undercover team found nothing illegal—they weren’t even looking for that—or that couldn’t have been obtained openly. The entire purpose of the “investigation” appears to be to gin up public frenzy about a legal device that allows for changing magazines on semi-automatic firearms that comply with California’s specific model and cosmetic features bans. “I've emailed...
  • Osama Bin Laden thought CBS might be a good network to air his propaganda

    05/04/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 3, 2012 | jonathan lemire
    “We should also look for an American channel that can be close to being unbiased, such as CBS, or other channel that has political motives that make it interested in broadcasting the point of view of al Mujahadin,” Bin Laden wrote in one of the letters uncovered in the raid that killed him. But one of his top aides, American-born Adam Gadahn, raged against coverage of the terror group on U.S. television. Gadahn believed that several of the American networks, in particular CNN, were “in cooperation with the government” —and saved much of his scorn for Fox News. -snip However,...
  • Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)

    04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    The DailyCaller.com ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been nearly eight years since Dan Rather’s long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bush’s supposedly questionable National Guard service wound up giving the media a black eye after some of the documents used to in the report turned out to be fake. Nonetheless, Rather is still at it, making the case that he was in the right and that the only reason he was forced out at CBS was because of pressure from his corporate superiors. Rather made...
  • 60 Minutes Steers Christians Against Israel

    04/29/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9:06 AM, Apr 28, 2012 | Mark Tooley
    Last Sunday, CBS’ 60 Minutes broadcast “Christians of the Holy Land,” by Bob Simon, largely blaming Israel for an exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. The showing coincides with a growing international campaign to portray Israel as anti-Christian, showcasing Palestinian Christians as evidence. “Palestinian Christians, once a powerful minority, are becoming the invisible people, squeezed between a growing Muslim majority and burgeoning Israeli settlements,” the segment opened. “Israel has occupied the West Bank for 45 years.” But the harsher indictment came from a Palestinian Lutheran pastor and critic of Israel. “If you see what's happening in the West Bank,...
  • Election Night 1980 from CBS - Part 3 of 3! (You can feel the sadness)

    04/25/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT · by Signalman · 42 replies
    youtube.com ^ | videoholiccollection
    From November of 1980, here is CBS's coverage of Election Night. Taped from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. This is part 3 of 3.
  • CBS Downplays Graphic Afghanistan Photos as a GOP 'Distraction,' ABC Minimizes

    04/20/2012 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/20/12 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS's Bill Plante on Friday downplayed graphic photos of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with severed body parts of suicide bombers as a GOP "distraction," insisting that Republicans were "somehow" trying to portray this (and other issues) as a failure of leadership. None of the networks wondered if this reflected poorly on Barack Obama. Since the Los Angeles Times first reported the 2010 pictures, ABC has only offered one report, airing on World News. CBS allowed a lone segment on the April 18 Evening News and a brief mention by Plante on Friday's This Morning. He spun, "...Republicans keep pointing
  • Does Anyone Really Believe The New 46/46 Poll Coming From CBS? Obama at 46%? Laughable?

    04/19/2012 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 30 replies
    Most respectable polling outfits show Romney ahead by three to five points. Yet CBS has it an even 46 points each. Hmm, wasn't it CBS who also polled in the final two weeks of the 2008 election showing Obama beating McCain with an Eleven Point Spread? It was something like; McCain 38% Obama 53%? (don't recall the actual numbers). Then again, us conservatives don't take any poll involving CBS/Compost/ABC/NBC seriously anyway. CBS will likely never present a poll showing Romney ahead of Doggman via 55% to 45% lead.
  • CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

    04/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/13/2012 | Georg Szalai
    UPDATED: Executive chairman Sumner Redstone made an unchanged $20.3 million last year, while his CEO overtook Viacom's Philippe Dauman to become the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards. The total pay package, details of which were disclosed in a regulatory filing, was up 21 percent from the $57.7 million the media mogul had made in 2010 and makes him the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. In 2010, the highest-paid CEO in the...
  • Mike Wallace' CBS Documentary - The Homosexuals (1967)

    04/11/2012 1:10:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    CBS Reports ^ | March 7, 1967 | Mike Wallace
    "The Homosexuals" is a 1967 episode of the documentary television series CBS Reports. The hour-long broadcast featured a discussion of a number of topics related to homosexuality and homosexuals. Mike Wallace anchored the episode, which aired on March 7, 1967. Although this was the first network documentary dealing with the topic of homosexuality, it was not the first televised in the United States. That was The Rejected, produced and aired in 1961 on KQED, a public television station out of San Francisco. Three years in the making, "The Homosexuals" went through two producers and multiple revisions. The episode included interviews...
  • Trayvon Martin Case Highlights Why Americans Distrust Media

    04/09/2012 10:44:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 04.05.2012 - 4:45 PM | Bethany Mandel
    Trayvon Martin Case Highlights Why Americans Distrust Media Bethany Mandel | 04.05.2012 - 4:45 PM When Americans first heard the story of the death of Trayvon Martin, many in the public and in the media decided on a narrative for why George Zimmerman killed the unarmed black teenager in Florida on the night of February 26. It was decided that Zimmerman, a “white-Hispanic” (should we now start classifying President Obama as the first white-African American president?) pursued and shot an innocent unarmed black teen in cold blood, because of his own racial bias. Over time, details available to the public...
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace hammers Margaret Sanger in 1957 interview

    04/08/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | December 3, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    In 1957, an aging Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and the international birth control movement, agreed to an interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace. In stark contrast with the sympathetic reception Sanger could expect to receive today in a network television interview, Wallace hammered Sanger with difficult questions and caught her in contradictions, while Sanger squirmed, fidgeted, and denied statements she had made only a week earlier in pre-interview discussions with CBS staff.
  • 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...
  • Storm as experienced TV weatherman sues CBS for sex discrimination

    03/19/2012 12:54:07 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 106 replies · 3+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2012 | staff
    An experienced TV weatherman has sued CBS broadcasting for sex and age discrimination claiming his job applications were ignored purely because he isn't a 20-somthing and female. Hunter, who has been a weatherman for Fox5 in San Diego, sued the broadcasting giant in Los Angeles last week. However CBS claims Kyle Hunter's complaint is frivolous and based on gross misstatements of fact and say they will vigorously defend themselves in court. Hunter argues that his gender and age kept him from getting on-air weather jobs at CBS stations KCBS and KCAL despite his meteorology degree and years of experience. According...
  • Obama Admin. Pulls Funding, But CBS Scolds Texas for Daring to Harm Sacrosanct Planned Parenthood

    03/16/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 16, 2012 | Brent Baker
    Obama administration officials in the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday they would pull all of Medicaid’s funding for Texas’ Women’s Health Program because the state decided to no longer pass those funds along to abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood. Instead of holding the Obama officials accountable for putting the interests of a favored liberal group ahead of the poor women of Texas, right on cue the CBS Evening News turned it into another tale of woe with women as victims in the loss of “free” services provided by the sacrosanct Planned Parenthood.  “A fight over Planned...
  • 60 Minutes does a hatchet job on the Roman Catholic Church

    03/04/2012 5:56:05 PM PST · by TWohlford · 33 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57390125/the-archbishop-of-dublin-challenges-the-church/ | 4 Mar 2012 | Tim Wohlford
    An Irishman named Diarmuid Martin says the Catholic Church in Ireland has reached a breaking point, a crisis that he says results from the sexual abuse of children by priests and the cover-up by the Church. Martin has provided tens of thousands of pages of evidence against specific priests, and his words and actions carry extraordinary weight. That's because Diarmuid Martin is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Bob Simon reports.
  • CBS: "Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation."

    02/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Look out, Eric, Sharyl Attkisson's on the prowl again. Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder. "The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident," attorney Trey Martinez told CBS News. Martinez represents Zapata's parents and the surviving ICE agent in the assault, Victor Avila. "They...
  • CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Suddenly Skips Accepting Award at CPAC

    02/09/2012 10:36:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/9/12 | Tim Graham
    Tim Graham's picture CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has distinguished herself by reporting on the "Fast & Furious" gunwalking scandal in the Obama Justice Department. The conservative media watchdog group Accuracy in Media awarded her their Reid Irvine Award for investigative reporting at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday -- only Attkisson failed to appear. Instead, Michael Calderone at The Huffington Post wrote CBS Washington bureau chief Christopher Isham accepted the award in Atkisson's honor and said that the network "is very proud of Sharyl's groundbreaking reporting." Attkisson is the first reporter from a non-conservative media organization to receive...
  • Jan Brewer Just Trying to 'Score Some Points With Obama-Haters in Arizona'

    01/27/2012 2:31:53 PM PST · by NCjim · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 27, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    By daring to stand up for herself in recent exchange with President Obama, the media quickly labeled Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a villain. On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams was aghast: "Who have you ever seen talking to the president like this?....The governor of Arizona with her finger in the face of the President of the United States. You don't see that often or maybe ever." In the report that followed, White House correspondent Kristen Welker piled on with nasty sound bites attacking Brewer. A clip of left-wing MSNBC host Martin Bashir echoing Williams: "Is that really how...
  • Raunch meter rises for CBS Monday comedies

    01/25/2012 4:51:09 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 34 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 1/23/12 | David Bauder
    Last week seemed typical for CBS' sitcoms on Monday night, television's most popular — and raunchy — night of comedy. There was a strip club visit on "How I Met Your Mother," lap dance included. The stars of "2 Broke Girls" mistakenly believed an upstairs neighbor ran a brothel. "Two and a Half Men" included jokes about masturbation, oral sex, sex with moms, trading cigarettes for sex and two scenes with loud noises of passion from behind closed doors. A quick count found 53 sex jokes on the network's four comedies, which includes "Mike & Molly." There were also nine...
  • Did Santorum really say he didn’t want to make “black people’s lives better”? (CBS lies again)

    01/03/2012 6:54:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    This created an eruption on Twitter and in some of our comment threads yesterday evening, thanks to a CBS News transcript that put words into Rick Santorum’s mouth — or one word in particular. Santorum spoke to a crowd in Iowa yesterday about the fiscal sinkhole of Medicaid, and argued that government shouldn’t redistribute wealth to improve the lives of some at the expense of others. Santorum stumbled momentarily on the word “lives,” though, and that provided this Rorschach moment for CBS, who reported it thusly on their YouTube channel: While campaigning in Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, GOP presidential hopeful...
  • CBS Forwards Harry Reid's 'Lecture' of GOP and His Hope They 'Learned a Lesson' (Blatant Propaganda)

    12/24/2011 8:56:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12-23-11 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's CBS Evening News, as correspondent Sharyl Attkisson filed a report to inform viewers that the House of Representatives had approved the Senate plan for a two-month payroll tax cut extension, Attkisson included a clip of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid directing a "lecture" at and blaming House Republican freshmen for the delay, as she recounted his hope that they had "learned a lesson." While the report included two soundbites from Democrats that allowed them to put forth some of their message - in the form of one clip each from Reid and President Obama - the CBS correspondent...
  • Flat-Out Bonkers Obama Rates Himself 4th Best Prez EVER in 60 Minutes Interview- CBS Edits It Out!

    12/19/2011 5:13:43 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    George Washington doesn't even make the list... I caught a video clip at Maggie's where Barack Obama’s softball interview with 'journalist' Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes was edited -typically- to maximize public support for -or at least acquiescence to- the far-Left 'progressive' cause, regardless of how damaging this misguided and incompetent regime may be, or how delusional Obama may sound as he rambles on about how swell things are in that rapidly-contracting dreamworld of his. But the amusing bits wiped from this particular on-air segment -as exposed in the full interview posted online- really do take the cake: Obama actually ranked himself...
  • CBS Issues Apology for Hawaii Five-O Crew Actions During World War II Commemoration

    12/14/2011 12:50:21 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | Hawaii Reporter
    CBS's executive producer for the television series Hawaii Five-O, Peter Lenkov, issued an apology on Tuesday, December 14, 2011, on behalf of the Hawaii Five-0 production unit, to "veterans and members of the Greatest Generation Foundation whom we unintentionally offended when our events coincided." [ snip ] the crew was rude and disrespectful to 23 World War II veterans who attended a ceremony and visited the sacred cemetery while they were filming. Production assistants shushed and rushed the WWII veterans as they laid red roses at their friends’ gravesites and continued to work during the national anthem, taps and during...
  • CBS Hawaii Five-O Crew Disses Pearl Harbor Survivors: A Disgrace at Punchbowl

    12/12/2011 11:01:46 PM PST · by Lornik · 29 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | Steffan Tubbs
    It looked strange from the moment we pulled up to thePunchbowl, a sacred Hawaiian site once the location for human sacrifice before Cook's arrival to the islands. Our tour bus, filled with 23 WWII Pearl Harbor survivors as part of The Greatest Generations Foundation came to the beautiful location in an old crater above downtown Honolulu for a closing ceremony and presentation. The National Cemetery of the Pacific pays tribute to those veterans of all faiths who served their country, many who lost their lives during WWII.
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • "Gunwalker": Agent's family wants death details

    12/02/2011 1:27:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 9, 2011 | NA
    A Senate committee investigating the so-called "gunwalking" scandal spent hours Tuesday questioning Attorney General Eric Holder, who testified that "Operation Fast and Furious," which has been tied to the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, should never happen again. Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in Arizona near the Mexican border 11 months ago. Two assault rifles that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allegedly let walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in "Fast and Furious" were found at the scene. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who broke this story, has spoken exclusively...
  • Gingrich: Poor kids don't work

    12/02/2011 6:18:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 170 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | staff reporter
    At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working," no one around them works and they get cash illegally.
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [A Charlie Brown Christmas]

    11/28/2011 5:15:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost didn’t happen Few headlines about network television make me giddy. Fewer still make me hopeful that all is good in the world. But back in August of 2010, I read the following headline from the media pages with great excitement: “Charlie Brown Is Here to Stay: ABC Picks Up ‘Peanuts’ Specials Through 2015.” The first of these to be made, the famous Christmas special, was an instant classic when it was created by Charles Schulz on a shoestring budget back in 1965, and thanks to some smart television executives, it will be around for...
  • Campaign 2012 moments: The "lazy" ad (CBS does Obama's work) Video

    11/23/2011 1:25:10 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 17, 2011 | Dan Farber
    Campaign moments capture the ebb and flow, the jousting and nitpicking and the frequent elusive grasp of the facts and context as candidates attempt to secure the highest offices in the land and a place in history. In this moment, GOP presidential nominee candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls President Obama "pathetic" in a video advertisement, running in Iowa and national cable, for his remark that America collectively has not done enough to attract new businesses and private investment to the country over the last few decades. OBAMA: "I think it's important to remember that the United States is still...
  • Mike Wallace - "The Homosexuals" (1967)

    11/20/2011 11:42:34 AM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Mike Wallace
    Mike Wallace - "The Homosexuals" (1967)You Tube
  • Good Morning, Barack!

    11/19/2011 2:32:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    Good Morning, Barack! With his poll numbers dropping like dissidents in Syria, President Barack Obama has to be hoping the national media will continue to help him out. Last time around, the network news organizations swooned over the junior senator from Illinois and marginalized his opponent, Sen. John McCain, as much as possible. According to a new study by the conservative Media Research Center, the president has some reason to be optimistic about the media in 2012. The group examined the morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC in order to ascertain campaign attitudes. The headlines are these: -- So...
  • On Scandal at Penn State:Hey CBS News When You Don't Have It, Don't Hype It, Lessons From Watergate

    11/17/2011 6:13:25 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies
    TVWEEK ^ | November 16, 2011 | Chuck Ross
    There’s an exemplary scene in the movie version of “All the President’s Men” that goes basically like this: Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein have been working their asses off on one of their stories about the Watergate scandal. They are pushing to have the story put on the front page of the paper. Ben Bradlee, the Post’s editor, reads the story and asks them a few questions. He then crosses out some words and adds some others and orders the story to be run, but to be buried inside the paper. Bernstein goes ballistic, arguing that it’s a front...
  • Bachmann Blasts CBS For Manipulating Debate, Has Proof

    11/13/2011 3:25:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2011 | staff
    Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign is expressing outrage over an internal CBS memo that they said is proof the network mistreated the Minnesota congresswoman during Saturday night’s CBS News/National Journal Debate. The email was accidentally sent to the Bachmann campaign by CBS News. The campaign decided to release the email to show what they believe was a planned effort to limit questions to Bachmann. Bachmann’s campaign manager blasted CBS for what he called “concrete evidence confirming what every conservative already knows.” “The liberal mainstream media elites are manipulating the Republican debates by purposely suppressing our conservative message and limiting...
  • Did CBS intentionally squelch Michele Bachmann in the debate?

    11/13/2011 1:05:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Have you ever had one of those 'uh-oh' moments where you hit "reply all" on an e-mail without intending to? I have. And, apparently, so have the people at CBS News, and they have some explaining to do.The question at hand involves how many questions the candidates get during debates. There’s always plenty of grousing about that from the second and third tier candidates – Rick Santorum did it again last night in South Carolina – but Michele Bachmann now has a much more solid case to make in complaining on this score. It turns out that CBS inadvertently sent...
  • CBS News/NJ GOP Debate: Winners and Losers [Videos, Transcripts, Fact Checks]

    11/13/2011 10:05:50 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 13, 2011 12:22 AM | Brian Montopoli, Stephanie Condon, Corbett B. Daly
    The CBS News/National Journal debate Saturday night was the first to focus on foreign policy, and it generated fewer fireworks - but more substance - than many of its predecessors. For that reason we aren't going to simply list winners and losers this time around and instead discuss the candidates' performances - though we're still putting those we thought did best at the top.
  • Leaked CBS memo backs Bachmann 'snub' charge Campaign says network debate manipulated to shut her

    11/13/2011 8:10:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 11/13/11 | WND
    WASHINGTON – Michele Bachmann's plenty steamed about her treatment in tonight's CBS News/National Journal debate between GOP presidential candidates. Several times throughout the course of the 90-minute presentation, Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., attempted to follow-up questions and answers by other candidates – just as the moderators of the debate suggested they would be allowed to do at their discretion.
  • CBS panned for Republican debate performance

    11/13/2011 12:55:00 AM PST · by South40 · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    The first broadcast network presidential debate this year, which ended its national telecast and switched to a choppy livestream feed two-thirds of the way through the event, produced a storm of complaints from viewers across the country and two of the candidates on the no-frills debate stage in Spartanburg, S.C. CBS’s foreign policy debate, co-sponsored by National Journal, offered unusually detailed discussion of policy and a format that was free of many of the literal bells and whistles of more slickly-produced face-offs. But the confusing format — the televised portion for most of the nation ended after an hour and...
  • Michele Bachmann accuses CBS News of bias

    11/12/2011 10:04:44 PM PST · by South40 · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/12/2011 | Holly Bailey
    Michele Bachmann's campaign accused CBS News of bias after her spokeswoman was included on an email chain between network officials that suggested she would get limited questions during Saturday's debate. In the email chain—which the Bachmann campaign posted to its Facebook page —a CBS employee notified CBS News political director John Dickerson that Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart had volunteered the candidate for an interview on Dickerson's post-debate webcast. The employee copied Stewart on the email and told Dickerson that she had been included on the message. "Okay let's keep it loose though since she's not going to get many questions...
  • The Big Loser of the Night: CBS

    11/12/2011 7:17:18 PM PST · by TBBT · 109 replies
    The Corner ^ | 11/12/2011 | Marc A. Thiessen
    f there was a loser on the debate stage tonight, it was CBS. First, they scheduled their debate on a Saturday night between two major football games. Then they decide to only broadcast the first hour of their 90-minute debate. Then their Internet feed failed for the final 30 minutes. This was CBS’s first and only debate — and it showed. Scott Pelley was a terrible moderator. He treated the men who might be the next commander in chief like schoolchildren, cutting them off in mid-sentence, lecturing them to answer his questions. He even lectured Newt Gingrich on policy, telling...
  • CBS is INCOMPETENT! Don't provide enough bandwidth for the debate online feed!

    11/12/2011 6:21:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 49 replies
    self | 11/12/2011 | self
    They drop network coverage, tell you to go to CBSnews.com to watch the rest of the debate and don't provided enough bandwidth to handle the extra load.... The online feed is unwatchable... INCOMPETENT!
  • ARE YOU SERIOUS CBS, AN HOUR FOR A DEBATE?

    11/12/2011 5:21:46 PM PST · by kennvido · 29 replies
    11/12/2011 | Kennvido
    I haven't started watching the debate yet, but I can't believe it's just an hour. What the heck can they do in and hour? CBS should have rerun a couple of Two And A Half Men and ran a two hour debate some other time when they could spare the time.
  • Feds: Mexican Cartel Plotted Attack Against US

    11/12/2011 4:26:52 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Military.com ^ | Novermber 12, 2011 | Karen Hawkins
    The leaders of a powerful Mexican cartel, frustrated that U.S. law enforcement was interfering with their lucrative drug business, plotted a military-style attack on a U.S. or Mexican government building to "send the gringos a message," federal prosecutors allege in documents filed this week. Leaders of the Sinaloa cartel sought dozens of American-made weapons for an attack in Mexico City on possible targets that included government buildings, an embassy or consulate or media outlet, according to documents in the case against Vicente Zambada, an alleged top lieutenant in the cartel.
  • CBS poll shows Obama approval on economy still falling (only 34% approve, a stunning 60% disapprove)

    11/12/2011 2:01:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    If the 2012 election will be won or lost on the economy, then the latest CBS poll shows that Barack Obama will lose it — badly. His approval rating on this measure has dropped to the lowest point of his presidency in the CBS series, with only 34% approving and a stunning 60% disapproving. That’s also after more weighting shenanigans by CBS in the sample, too: President Obama’s ratings on the the most important issue for his re-election — the economy — have posted the weakest showing of his presidency, according to a poll released Friday by CBS News.About 60...
  • Veteran Anchor Bill Kurtis Says Bialek Was Former CBS Employee With a ‘Track Record’ . . . .

    11/09/2011 9:13:11 AM PST · by TBP · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 8, 2011 at 10:25pm | Tiffany Gabbay
    On his radio program Tuesday, Mark Levin aired a clip of veteran journalist and CBS anchor Bill Kurtis on WLS saying that Herman Cain’s accuser, Sharon Bialek, is a former CBS employee with a “track record.” Given her checkered past, a chuckling Kurtis posited that Bialek‘s and Cain’s roles in the alleged car-incident could even have been reversed. Some of Kurtis’ observations on Bialek were as follows: “She has a history.” “There is a lot more to this story.” “I can assure you that there will be far more to this story.” “Let’s put Herman or Sharon in the car...
  • Network Wars? CBS's "Blue Bloods" takes a great shot at Al Sharpton and MSNBC

    11/05/2011 9:14:00 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 31 replies
    one man's opinion
    Wow..The culture of Political Correctness hasn't totally overtaken Hollywood. CBS's "Blue Bloods", is a hit series, now in its second season, and a favorite of mine. It stars Tom Selleck as the NYC Commissioner, surrounded by several family members who are also cops. It's tough, gritty, and filmed in NYC. A pretty accurate portrayal. Last night's episode was very kewl...
  • Microsoft, Starbucks among 70 major organizations to join suit AGAINST DOMA (shopping season alert!)

    11/06/2011 2:21:00 PM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | Janet I. Tu
    Microsoft and Starbucks are among 70 corporations, financial institutions, medical centers, and other major organizations that have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).The organizations are, or represent, major employers who argue that DOMA imposes significant administrative costs, and that it harms their ability to attract and retain talent."Microsoft has joined dozens of corporations, organizations and governments in support of a challenge on constitutionality grounds to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA," the company said in a statement. The amicus brief "points out the significant...
  • CBS Broadcasts 'Sexual Assault' Claims Against Herman Cain

    On Wednesday's Early Show, CBS's Betty Nguyen incorrectly reported that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain had been accused of "sexual assault" by two women. Nguyen later accurately reported that the women actually leveled sexual harassment allegations against Cain. The fill-in news anchor used the erroneous term during a 14-second news brief 37 minutes into the 7 am Eastern hour: "One of two women who accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual assault wants to speak out. The woman's lawyer say she wants to be released from a confidentiality agreement, so that she can publically respond to Cain's recent claims...
  • Cain Schools CBS Schieffer on Planned Parenthoods Racist Roots (PP not happy)

    11/01/2011 12:33:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Real Feminist ^ | 11-01-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministWhat is Bob Scheiffer’s Solution to “Epidemic of out of wedlock black babies”? Planned Parenthood! Herman Cain hits it out of the park on Big Abortion's history and founder. Bob Scheiffer plays gotcha with Cain and gets schooled... He asks Cain if he has “proof” that abortion clinics were placed in black neighborhoods to “curb the negro population”. Did this “seasoned journalist” really ask that? Mr. Schieffer, Google is your friend. The racist roots of Planned Parenthood have been out there for years, but only now is it coming to light for most Americans, as the media...
  • Herman Cain tops Mitt Romney in latest CBS/NYT poll

    10/25/2011 5:16:12 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 146 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/25/11 | Corbett B. Daly
    Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll. Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released Tuesday, compared to Romney's 21 percent. In early October, the two men were tied at 17 percent.