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  • The Truth About Fox News Viewers

    01/05/2011 3:35:22 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 05, 2011 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Does watching Fox News rot your brain? According to a report released last month by WorldPublicOpinion.org at the University of Maryland, "Misinformation and the 2010 Election," the more people watch Fox News, the more they are "misinformed." The allegation rapidly became a favorite topic for leading mainstream news outlets including The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, CBS News, Slate, The Atlantic. Even major newspapers in Canada and the U.K. covered the report. Of course, left-wing websites -- the Talking Point Memo, Media Matters, and the Daily Kos -- reveled in the findings. The report asserted that Fox...
  • Early Show anchors are out as CBS shuffles its morning lineup (ObamaLover Harry Smith Out!)

    12/01/2010 4:05:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/1/10 | Lisa de Moraes
    With CBS chief executive wife Julie Chen safely ensconced in CBS's new daytime gabfest "The Talk," CBS News got the all-clear to announce, just in time for the holiday season, that it was giving other members of "The Early Show" on-air team the old heave ho-ho-ho. Gone, as of Jan. 3, will be anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez and weatherman Dave Price. The network wants you to know, however, that they will continue to be employed on air by CBS News - just elsewhere.
  • CBS and AP Photoshop Racist Picture of Obama

    11/04/2010 8:30:54 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 54 replies · 1+ views
    CreativeMinority Report ^ | November 04, 2010
    How can CBS News explain this photoshopped picture? What possible explanation could they have? Accompanying their election coverage on their website, CBS published this photoshopped picture of a half black/half white President Obama with Republicans and Democrats on either side of him as if to say he is split between the two. Needless to say Obama's white side is on the side of the GOP's John Boehner and Eric Cantor. His black half is on the side of Harry Reid and Charles Schumer. Are they saying that Obama will have to act white with Republicans? How could anyone think that...
  • (Video) CBS News on Sarah Palin: Shrewdest Political Figure Most Electric In Country

    11/03/2010 8:41:38 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 8 replies
    Most of the candidates Sarah Palin endorsed chalked up victories Tuesday. And that scorecard leaves pundits wondering whether she'll now train her sights directly on the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. As CBS News Correspondent Jeff Glor reports, .the former GOP vice presidential nominee backed 43 candidates for the House. Thirty of them won, with races involving nine others still undecided. Her record in Senate races was closer: She endorsed 12 candidates. Seven won. Though it's been 15 months since Palin stepped down as Alaska governor, she was very much in this election, stumping for candidates across the country, skewering...
  • Anchorage CBS Affiliate Caught on Voicemail Conspiring Against Alaska’s GOP Senate Candidate

    10/30/2010 10:47:41 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 84 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | P.J. Salvatore
    <p>The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.</p> <p>The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.</p>
  • Audio: CBS reporters plot hit piece on GOP candidate

    10/31/2010 2:41:48 PM PDT · by goldendays · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | October 31, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Audio: CBS reporters plot hit piece on GOP candidate Tape reveals news team scheming to find 'child molester' supporting politician Joe Miller Reporters from a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly left a voicemail by mistake at the campaign of the state's Republican nominee for Senate, Joe Miller, in which the journalists can be heard plotting to "find" a "child molester" among the politician's supporters. The reporters are also overheard hoping for violence against Miller so they can "send out a tweet" and Facebook alert that "Miller got punched" at a rally he held four days ago. The apparent accidental...
  • "Anger In The Land", 60 Minutes Tonight: Amazing CBS Report on Recession

    10/31/2010 6:33:55 PM PDT · by DaughterofEve · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Tonight's candid "60 Minutes" report on the country's disastrous economy, focusing on Newton, Iowa. Must see!!
  • CBS radio correspondent charged in marijuana case (Another MSM Dope Head)

    10/03/2010 8:01:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/3/2010 | Clarence Williams
    A veteran CBS Radio News correspondent was arrested early Saturday on drug charges after police searched his Northwest Washington home and found marijuana plants growing in his yard, police said. Officers arrested Howard Arenstein, 60, and his wife, Orly Katz, 57, at their home in the 3500 block of T Street and charged them with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, police said. According to his biography on CBS News's Web site, Arenstein's wife, known professionally as Orly Azoulay, is a Washington correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, one of Israel's most widely circulated newspapers. Police executed a search warrant at the...
  • CBS reporter arrested on drug charges

    10/03/2010 5:54:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 2, 2010 | Clarence Williams
    A veteran CBS Radio News correspondent was arrested early Saturday on drug charges after police searched his Northwest Washington home, and found marijuana plants growing in his yard, authorities said. Police arrested Howard Arenstein and his wife at their home in the 3500 block of T Street and charged them with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Arenstein is married to Orly Azoulay, Washington correspondent for Yedioth Ahronoth, the largest and most widely read newspaper in Israel. Police executed a search warrant at the home Saturday after a tip from an area resident, and found 11 fully mature marijuana plants...
  • CBS Not Hiding Animosity Toward Tea Party

    09/21/2010 9:06:08 PM PDT · by PLK · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | not published | CBS News
    Unbelievable. Check it out. Not even a pretense of objectivity. Mainstream media bias is often discussed on FR, but this is so over the top I can't even begin to describe it.
  • O'Donnell cancels "Face the Nation" appearance

    09/18/2010 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 292 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com ^ | September 18, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has backed out of an appearance tomorrow on CBS's "Face the Nation" with no explanation to the network. "They just emailed us and said she needed to cancel," said Mary Hager, "Face the Nation's," senior producer. O'Donnell's abrupt cancellation comes after scores of stories have emerged about extreme comments she has made in the past about issues ranging from condom usage to human brains being inserted into mice. The Republican has appeared on TV since her victory in Tuesday's primary, but she now may be heeding the advice bestowed earlier this week by Sarah...
  • CBS News Collapses As Katie Couric Heads For The Door (New round of layoffs expected this fall)

    09/01/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | rebecca Dana
    With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone. Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric. On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News. However she chooses to mark the occasion, it will no doubt be more subdued than the tears, dancing, and $10 million promotional campaign that attended her debut on Sept. 5, 2006.
  • Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000

    08/28/2010 4:28:29 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 119 replies · 1+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 8/28/10 | Alex Sundby
    An estimated 87,000 people attended a rally organized by talk-radio host and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.
  • Raw Video Discovered Showing Katie Couric Mocking Name of Sarah Palin’s Son “Track” – Video

    08/04/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies
    Here is video of CBS News Anchor Katie Couric during the 2008 Presidential Campaign being caught on video mocking Sarah Palin and her family during a practice session just days before the Republican National Convention. Couric is seen mocking the name of Palin’s son “Track” after reading his name, and later doing the same with the name of Palin’s hometown – Wasilla, Alaska. The video is instructive in that it shows the behind-the-scenes bias against Palin that was actually quite obvious during broadcasts as well.
  • OMG, CBS News is blaming Tory Cameron for Labour Brown's release of Libyan terrorist(Lockerbie)

    07/20/2010 3:46:32 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News, Chip Reid | 7/21/10 | CBS News
    CBS(Katie Couric, Chip Reid) is blaming current UK Prime Minister, Tory Cameron for the actions of Labour Brown(then UK Prime Minister) of releasing one of the Libyan Lockerbie bombers some 9 months ago.
  • New Layoffs Coming to CBS News?

    07/12/2010 1:44:13 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Forbes ^ | 7/12/10 | Dirk Smillie
    Another round of layoffs is said to be coming to CBS News, according to two veteran producers at the network. "My understanding is that the cuts are coming this month. I've heard this from the highest level," says one producer. If the cuts are made, it will be the third major round of layoffs at the network since 2008. In February, 75 staffers lost their jobs. This time, though, it could be the business side's turn under the axe. "I can't imagine there's another 75 people to whack on the news side," the producer said. A spokesperson for CBS declined...
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: CBS Decides Al and Tipper's Separation is the Fault of....George W. Bush

    06/02/2010 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 23 replies · 623+ views
    News Busters ^ | June 2, 2010 | Brent Baker
    Is there anything a journalist cannot or will not twist to bring the topic back to how life would be so much better if only not for that awful George W. Bush? On Tuesday's CBS Evening News, with the help of the Washington Post's Sally Quinn, Sharyl Attkisson managed to blame news, that Al and Tipper Gore are separating, on how they never got over being denied the presidency despite winning the popular vote in 2000. If only Bush hadn't taken it from them. Attkisson recalled “it's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention....
  • Andy Rooney's Memorial Day Hit-Piece

    05/31/2010 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 37 replies · 884+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/31/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    In less than 3 minutes last night on CBS's 60 Minutes, commentator Andy Rooney essentially negated the enormous personal sacrifice of countless men and women who gave their lives for their country. Rooney's Memorial Day commentary was nothing more than a hit-piece that minimized the nature of the sacrifice of Patriots--the notion that freedom is not free, and that freedom is worth dying for if necessary. While giving a nod to those who died in war, Rooney stated that, 'They did not give their lives. Life was taken from them.' In a sense, of course, he is right. Soldiers do...
  • FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam protesters

    05/16/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 45 replies · 1,052+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET | John Cook
    FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News.
  • FBI Files Discuss Cronkite Aiding Vietnam Protesters [News Anchor A Traitor?]

    05/14/2010 10:34:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 821+ views
    YahooNews ^ | May 14th 2010
    FBI Files Discuss Cronkite Aiding Vietnam Protesters Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News. The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, say that in November 1969, Cronkite encouraged students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., to invite Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie to address a protest they were planning near Cape Kennedy (now known...
  • Helen Thomas: The Last Defiant Roar Of the Old Media Dinosaurs [FR buckhead incident mentioned]

    05/01/2010 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 96 replies · 3,476+ views
    BigJournalism.com ^ | 5/1/2010 | Kevin L Martin
    Helen Thomas simply longs for the days when reporters and pundits could report spin, lies and opinion as fact and were never held accountable outside of page A-16 retractions. The new media’s finest moment came when in 2004 CBS’s Dan Rather attempted to influence a national election (much like his predecessor Walter Cronkite did with the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive), but unlike then, now there is a new media filled with grassroots activists who were going to hold the old media accountable and one of those activists on the Conservative Site Free-Republic under the handle “Buckhead,” was able...
  • Today's Quakes Deadlier Than In Past... Because Of Global Warming

    04/20/2010 6:15:20 PM PDT · by StACase · 41 replies · 1,059+ views
    CBS news ^ | June 18, 2008 | Associated Press
    (AP) New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago. The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of "global warming" is comprehensively and urgently addressed. The analysis of more than 386,000 earthquakes between 1973 and 2007 recorded on the US Geological Survey database proved that the global annual energy of earthquakes on Earth began increasing very fast since 1990. Dr. Chalko said that...
  • White House gets CBS to remove blog post alleging possible high court nominee is gay

    04/16/2010 12:47:52 PM PDT · by FatherofFive · 36 replies · 1,336+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | April 16, 2010 | Yahoo News
    There's not yet an official nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens — but the Obama White House's rapid-response machine is already working overtime to squelch speculation over the politics of the nominations process. Last week, it took just a few hours for the administration's communications team to tamp down a rumor that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on the short list of prospective nominees. (See our coverage of the Hillary rumor, and other names floated at the margins of the nomination debate here.) And yesterday, the administration blasted CBS News for a blog post on...
  • Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

    04/02/2010 10:21:30 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 127 replies · 5,130+ views
    Last week, President Obama signed historic health care reform legislation into law -- but his legislative success doesn't seem to have helped his image with the American public. The latest CBS News Poll, conducted between March 29 and April 1, found Americans unhappier than ever with Mr. Obama's handling of health care - and still worried about the state of the economy. President Obama's overall job approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 44 percent, down five points from late March, just before the health bill's passage in the House of Representatives. It's down 24 points since his...
  • Grade Obama's First Year in Office

    04/02/2010 9:56:52 AM PDT · by pointoflight · 10 replies · 487+ views
    CBSnews ^ | Jan. 10 | CBSnews
    With President Obama completing his first year (jan. '10) in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job. Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end.
  • DNC Donor Arrested for Threatening Rep. Cantor, Media Warns of 'Tea Party' Violence

    03/30/2010 5:37:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 596+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 30, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    A Democratic National Committee donor was arrested on Monday for death threats that he reportedly made toward Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), but many journalists are still blaming the conservative "tea party" movement for allegedly fomenting political violence. Philadelphia Norman Leboon, 33, was charged for posting a YouTube video in which he threatened to kill Cantor and his family, just days after a bullet was fired through the window of Cantor’s Richmond campaign office by an unknown gunman."You receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer's abominations," Leboon reportedly...
  • CBS News' Mark Knoller Notes "Tea Bagger" Protesters as Obama Arrives at Capitol

    03/20/2010 12:45:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 46 replies · 2,258+ views
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Saturday, March 20, 2010 | Mark Knoller
    Obama's motorcade arrives at Capitol Hill. Boos and jeers passing tea bagger protests. 4 minutes ago via webTea party demonstrators shouted "Kill the Bill" as Obama motorcade passed by.3 minutes ago via web
  • Obama's Health Bill Gets Nuns' Blessing

    Catholic nuns are urging Congress to pass President Obama's health care plan, in an unusual public break with bishops who say it would subsidize abortion. Some 60 leaders of religious orders representing 59,000 Catholic nuns Wednesday sent lawmakers a letter urging them to pass the Senate health care bill. It contains restrictions on abortion funding that the bishops say don't go far enough. The letter says that "despite false claims to the contrary, the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for elective abortions." The letter says the legislation also will help support pregnant women and "this is the real...
  • Harry Smith Colonoscopy to Air Live

    03/08/2010 2:01:51 PM PST · by libstripper · 63 replies · 277+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 8, 1010 | CBS News
    "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith is scheduled to have a colonoscopy Wednesday - and the show plans live reports as he undergoes the procedure. Viewers will also learn what Smith had to do to prepare for it. "CBS Evening News" anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric plans to be With Smith as he gets ready for and has the colonoscopy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Mark Pochapin. It will be the first time an anchor has had a colonoscopy live on network television.
  • CBS News prez defends Couric; denies reports of salary cut (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/03/2010 11:13:53 AM PST · by abb · 49 replies · 721+ views
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2010 | Michael Calderone
    Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, denied reports Wednesday that “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric is facing a salary cut when her contract expires. “I have not had any thought to change Katie’s role, Katie’s salary, anything to do with it,” McManus told POLITICO by phone from Miami, where he’s gearing up for Sunday’s Super Bowl on CBS. McManus said that Couric “has well over a year to go” on her contract—reportedly worth $15 million a year—and that “it has not even been a subject of discussion.” The network, he said, is “focused on putting on the...
  • Katie Couric Gets Some of Her Own Class Warfare Medicine for $14m Salary

    02/03/2010 9:17:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1,871+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/3/10 | Lachlan Markay
    Katie Couric may be getting a taste of her own populist medicine. When the Dow hit 10,000 last October, she (and other network news personalities) used the opportunity to bemoan massive payments to Wall Street bankers. But now the populist sentiment has turned on her. She faces dramatic pay cuts as CBS News downsizes Couric, shown in a, er, file photo at right, "makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year! It's complete insanity," one CBS News insider told the Drudge Report. "We report with great enthusiasm how much bankers are making, how it is out of step...
  • COURIC FACES PAY CUT; DEEP LAYOFFS HIT CBSNEWS (Overpaid at any price)

    02/03/2010 8:18:33 AM PST · by Huskrrrr · 19 replies · 766+ views
    CBSNEWS anchorwoman and 60 MINUTES contributor Katie Couric faces a dramatic pay cut at the network, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT. CBS boss Les Moonves is determined to save money and trim expenses -- from top to bottom -- at the former crown jewel of broadcasting.
  • COURIC FACES PAY CUT; DEEP LAYOFFS HIT CBSNEWS

    02/03/2010 7:07:58 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 58 replies · 2,279+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Feb. 3, 2010
    CBSNEWS anchorwoman and 60 MINUTES contributor Katie Couric faces a dramatic pay cut at the network, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT. CBS boss Les Moonves is determined to save money and trim expenses -- from top to bottom -- at the former crown jewel of broadcasting. Couric, the highest paid TV news personality in history, commands over $14 million a year, plus bumps for non-EVENING NEWS appearances. But her salary is now in the direct line of fire, network insiders explain, and a populist backlash against Couric's cash is said to be forming inside the newsroom. "She makes enough to...
  • D-Day (Layoffs) at CBS News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    02/03/2010 5:31:48 AM PST · by abb · 33 replies · 1,490+ views
    New York Observer ^ | February 2, 2010 | Felix Gillette
    On the evening of Monday, Feb. 1, Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS Evening News, was wearing red. For the next half-hour, she tore through the headlines. There were allegations of bigotry among the federal air marshals in the U.S., an American church group accused of trafficking children in Haiti, faulty gas pedals in Toyotas, a suicide bombing in Baghdad, a massacre in Mexico and a bodybuilder in Latvia with a rippled back like a map of Switzerland. “Thank you for watching,” said Ms. Couric, at the end of the broadcast. “I’ll see you here tomorrow.” Many of Ms. Couric’s...
  • "Before" and "After" Satellite Shots of Port-Au-Prince in Wake of Earthquake in Haiti - Video

    01/14/2010 5:11:52 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1,294+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a CBS News report that shows "Before" and "After" Satellite shots of the Haitian Capital City of Port-Au-Prince as a result of the 7.0 Earthquake that struck there Tuesday. The report uses "Google Earth" satellite imagery to focus in on some key landmarks such as the Presidential Palace, the National Cathedral. The images reveal utter devastation in the city. . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake

    01/14/2010 11:36:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 91 replies · 4,034+ views
    CBSNews ^ | January 14, 2010
    January 14, 2010 1:32 PM Rush Limbaugh Slams Obama's Response to Haiti Earthquake Stephanie Condon (AP Photo)In the face of utter devastation across Haiti following a huge earthquake, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves yesterday to blast President Obama for his response to the crisis. The disaster enables Mr. Obama to highlight his "compassionate" and "humanitarian" credentials and to "boost his credibility with the black community," Limbaugh said. He also decried the White House's promotion of charitable organizations through which people can contribute to the disaster relief. "We've already donated to Haiti," he said. "It's called...
  • CBS Reporter in Haitian Home When Tremor Hits; Appears in Live Shot with Silent Katie Couric - Video

    01/14/2010 11:41:42 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,786+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News reporter Jeff Glor in Haiti where he talked with victims and showed some of the hardest hit areas of Port-Au-Prince. Glor followed a family into their damaged home and while he was talking with her, a tremor took place that sent them all running back out into the street. Glor also shows the scene outside a hospital where many of the wounded are lying in the street with no help. He then appeared in a live shot with CBS Anchor Katie Couric. Glor continued to talk with Couric standing beside him. Couric never said...
  • Don’t believe Rasmussen? How about CBS polls on Obama approval?

    01/11/2010 8:35:03 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 809+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-10 | Mataharley
    For those still clinging to fantasy about Obama's approval rating soaring mightily over Rasmussen "disinformation/propaganda" numbers.... would you believe MSM's darling, CBS viewers coming in at 46% "approval"? Do allow me to quote from the CBS article: Mr. Obama's approval rating among independents has declined 10 points in recent months... and it now stands at just 42 percent. Allow me to add that CBS says the "disapproval" rate of *all* poll participants is 41%. Let's recap... s-l-o-w-l-y, shall we? All over "approval" of CBS responders = 46% Overall DISapproval at 41% Self ID'd Indy types at 42% approval Read more...
  • Obama Approval Rating Dips to New Low (CBS NEWS: Obama Down to 46%, Not Rasmussen, CBS NEWS)

    01/11/2010 5:10:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies · 5,309+ views
    CBS News ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Kevin Hetchkopf
    President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 46 percent, according to a new CBS News poll. That rating is Mr. Obama's lowest yet in CBS News polling, and the poll marks the first time his approval rating has fallen below the 50 percent mark. Forty-one percent now say they disapprove of Mr. Obama's performance as president. In last month's CBS News poll, 50 percent of Americans approved of how the president was handling his job, while thirty-nine percent disapproved. Mr. Obama still receives strong support from Democrats (eight in ten approve of his performance), but his approval rating among...
  • Fox News Nails ‘60 Minutes: Spent Ten Minutes on Palin, Skipped Reid’s ‘Negro’ Remark

    01/11/2010 4:35:24 PM PST · by curth · 12 replies · 896+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 11, 2010 | By Scott Whitlock
    Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn on Monday hit 60 Minutes for spending ten minutes out of a 13 minute segment highlighting negative dirt on Sarah Palin. At the same time, the news magazine ignored racially charged remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shawn analyzed Anderson Cooper’s January 10 interview with the authors of Game Change, observing, "...Most of the CBS story was critical of Sarah Palin." He explained, "The story did not mention Reid calling then-candidate Barack Obama light-skinned with no Negro dialect, comments for which the Senator has since apologized." This is despite the fact that authors...
  • "60 Minutes" Hit Job On Palin Was Truly A Joke

    01/11/2010 3:45:27 AM PST · by militanttoby · 80 replies · 4,194+ views
    JohnZiegler.com ^ | January 11, 2010 | John Ziegler
    As cynical as I have become about the news media, even I never thought I would see the day where "60 Minutes" provided far more comedy than "Saturday Night Live," but Sunday’s edition of the formerly respected news magazine gave the educated viewer infinitely more laughs than SNL delivered (although Charles Barkley’s pathetic performance may have still somehow been even worse than that of Anderson Cooper). Specifically I am referring to the segment that was allegedly devoted to the new book “Game Change” about the 2008 Presidential election. Quite simply, (partly because it dealt with subjects about which I have...
  • Schmidt: Palin has trouble with truth

    01/10/2010 5:35:37 PM PST · by writer33 · 316 replies · 8,291+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/10/10 | Jonathan Martin
    John McCain’s top campaign strategist said in an interview Sunday that Sarah Palin was dishonest as the GOP’s vice-presidential nominee and that her untruths have done long-term damage to her public image. “There were numerous instances that she said things that were – that were not accurate that ultimately, the campaign had to deal with,” said Steve Schmidt in an interview broadcast on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” “And that opened the door to criticism that she was being untruthful and inaccurate. And I think that is something that continues to this day.”
  • McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy 'God's plan'

    01/10/2010 4:57:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,420+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm—nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Schmidt...
  • 60 Minutes

    01/10/2010 4:37:22 PM PST · by Puppage · 65 replies · 3,988+ views
    Me | 1/10/10 | Puppage
    Anyone see the hit piece on Palin? I can't believe what I heard/saw.
  • CBS Frets Obama Must Work and So Can’t ‘Recharge His Batteries’ During Hawaii Vacation

    01/01/2010 11:38:44 AM PST · by maggief · 76 replies · 2,412+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 1, 2010 | Brent Baker
    The failures that allowed the unsuccessful Christmas Day terrorist attack have marred President Barack Obama’s relaxation schedule in Hawaii, CBS’s Jeff Glor and Chip Reid regretted Thursday night as Reid fretted Obama had “hoped to spend this vacation recharging his batteries, but now he appears to be spending most of it working” and assured viewers Obama is moving fast to protect Americans: “The President has immersed himself in the details of the review and that individuals will be held accountable, but the top priority now is to make sure it doesn't happen again.”
  • CBS's Katie Couric: 'I Feel Like Right Now in Many Ways, We’re a Very Angry Nation'

    12/22/2009 5:15:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 150 replies · 5,966+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Angry, frustrated, troubled, disappointed, disgust, disrespect - words not normally associated with holiday season. However, they were words Katie Couric used to describe where she sees the mood of country right now. Couric, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News," in a live Facebook video chat on Dec. 22, took on illustrating her view of the populace - a not very sunny picture (emphasis added). "I think more distant - I hate to say that, but I think, I think the economic situation in this country, I think, when people are struggling, that sometimes they need a place to vent...
  • LIVE THREAD: Obama on 60 Minutes

    12/13/2009 4:30:19 PM PST · by Jean S · 206 replies · 10,626+ views
    60 Minutes ^ | 12/13/09
    On now.
  • CBS News Wishes Tomato Thrower Had Hit Sarah Palin in Face

    12/08/2009 9:05:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 136 replies · 7,424+ views
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    Headline at CBS News:Sarah Palin Almost Gets Tomato in Face, but Jeremy Olsen Has Terrible AimLede:NEW YORK (CBS) Maybe Jeremy Olson should have practiced with a target first before attempting to pelt Sarah Palin with tomatoes at a book signing in Minn. Dec. 7.The above was written at the CBS News page CRIMESIDER: The True Crime Destination From the Producers of 48 Hours MysteryThe article was posted by Carlin DeGuerin Miller.
  • Racist Katie Couric Skeptical About "Jobs Saved Or Created" Fairy Tale

    10/30/2009 11:09:51 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 15 replies · 1,062+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/30/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    How long before we hear from Team Lightbringer that CBS isn't really a credible news organization? The latest bedtime story from the Obama administration was released today and, darn it, they just can't bring themselves to tell the truth. "Jobs saved" is no more measurable than "hugs hoped for" but when you have the smartest president in the history of EVER he's probably privy to some super-secret genius metrics that we Earth-bound beings couldn't handle. We're moving into new territory here. The formerly unquestioning MSM is showing signs of realizing that they might still need work one day after Barack...
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    11/12/2009 2:56:30 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 23 replies · 2,038+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 12, 2009 | Stephanie Condon
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