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  • Harry Smith Quotes Scripture to Counter Republicans on Refugees

    11/21/2015 9:21:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I turned on MSNBC this morning in the admittedly masochistic hope of seeing Melissa Harris-Perry, only to find Harry Smith--of all people--hosting continuing coverage of the Paris attacks and related issues. After running clips of Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee questioning the admittance into the US of Syrian refugees, Smith immediately displayed on screen and read the passage of Matthew 25 that begins "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . . I was a stranger and you invited me in," etc. Smith then turned to the Rev. Jacqui Lewis, pastor of the...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • 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.
  • Limbaugh Hits Back at Obama for Criticism

    04/04/2010 8:50:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies · 3,734+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 3, 2010 | Dan Weil
    Rush Limbaugh is striking back at President Barack Obama. On Friday, the nation's top-rated radio host hit back at Obama, saying the president isn’t telling the truth and doesn't have the support of the American people. The controversy started Thursday, when Obama used an interview with CBS' Harry Smith to level a broadside at Limbaugh and Fox News host Glenn Beck. Smith asked Obama if he is “aware of the level of enmity that crosses the airwaves and that people have made part of their daily conversation" about him, including being called a Nazi and socialist. Obama shot back, "Well,...
  • President Obama Shoots Hoops with Harry Smith - Video 4/1/10

    04/01/2010 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 234+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a brief video clip of President Obama shooting hoops with reporter Harry Smith. Obama was asked if he can "go to his right," and Obama said he can, "but I prefer my Left." No doubt about that! Obama is about as "Left" as they come.
  • CBS's Harry Smith Interrupts Sen. Jim DeMint to Defend Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano - Video

    01/01/2010 9:13:12 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,362+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News anchor Harry Smith interrupting Sen. Jim DeMint during an interview the other day to defend Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. DeMint had started to point out Napolitano's statement following the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 that "the system worked," when Smith interrupted to clarify what she said. Smith told DeMint, "I don't want to defend what she said" - and then went on to defend what she said! Smith then dismissed it all by telling DeMint, "That's ancient history - let's move on." No, Harry. It is not "Ancient History." The...
  • Gore Reads Poem, Harry Smith Swoons: 'Wow...I’m Happy to Hear it in Your Voice'(vomit)

    12/18/2009 9:12:44 AM PST · by big black dog · 34 replies · 953+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    In an interview to be aired on the CBS "Early Show" Wednesday, Nobel Laureate Al Gore read his global warming poem to Harry Smith. Even worse, the 23-year CBS veteran journalist, almost like a teenybopper swooning as she approaches a rock star for an autograph, actually asked the former Vice President to read it to him. When the Global Warmingist-in-Chief was done, Smith said breathlessly, "Wow. I'm so glad you read that...I'm happy to hear it in your voice." Readers are cautioned to stow liquids and flammables at a safe distance before proceeding HARRY SMITH, HOST: You've written plenty of...
  • CBS’s Smith Touts Green Couple Who Lived Year Without Toilet Pape

    10/05/2009 7:39:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,732+ views ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith promoted a new book and documentary about a New York City couple that spent a year without modern amenities, such as toilet paper and electricity, to limit their impact on the environment: “This is an amazing saga....when the lights were switched back on, Colin and Michelle clearly saw a year that meant so much more than living without toilet paper.” Smith asked Colin and Michelle Beavan what their “inspiration” was, to which Colin replied: “Concern for the planet. I mean, we were reading so much about global warming happening and we were...
  • CBS’s Harry Smith Cites Medicare as Socialist Success Story

    09/09/2009 3:27:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 606+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/9/2009 | Kyle Drennen
    While arguing with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele about health care reform on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith proclaimed: "...if the public option is socialism, then what is Medicare?....That people overwhelmingly think works pretty well for them." Steele pointed out Medicare’s obvious flaw: "Medicare’s a government-run program that is not – that is not doing that well....Harry, come on. How often do we have to do another reset on Medicare because it’s in default or running out of money?" Steele went on to challenge President Obama’s drastic approach to reform: "My only point is why do we...
  • Smith Scolds Romney For Raising Obama's Un-Reaganesque Iran Response

    06/24/2009 5:11:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 939+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Harry Smith interviewed Pres. Obama earlier this week, I noted that his idea of "speaking truth to power" was to suggest Bo the dog was out of control. But when Smith had a Republican in his sights this morning, the mild-mannered Early Show host suddenly went Rambo. Smith, raising his finger, scolded Mitt Romney for pointing out that Pres. Obama's response to the Iranian situation was far weaker than Ronald Reagan's vis a vis the Soviets. View video here.
  • Smith's 'Truth To Power' To Obama: What's Up With Bo?

    06/23/2009 5:00:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 975+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Pres. Obama told Harry Smith that "I would not want just a calm, passive dog. I want a dog with a little bit of spirit." Maybe so when picking a family pet. But when it comes to the media, PBO apparently prefers a lapdog. Witness Smith's tail-between-the-legs performance that won him a huge smile from the prez. Over the course of two days, the Early Show aired clips of Smith's recent interview of the PBO. Toward the end of today's segment, Smith says: "People in the mainstream media have been accused of being afraid to speak truth to power. I've...
  • Smith: Caroline To Vatican ‘Too Stupid’ To Be True

    04/14/2009 5:25:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 2,088+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Harry Smith trying to cover for Pres. Obama? Or was he simply expressing astonishment at the bone-headedness of the contemplated move? In any case, the Early Show anchor left no doubt that the notion of appointing Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to the Vatican was a non-starter non-pareil. Chatting this morning with Bill O’Reilly, a semi-regular Early Show guest, Smith called the floating of Kennedy’s name “too stupid” to be true. HARRY SMITH: Let me ask you about this. Caroline Kennedy: there’s this story . . . BILL O’REILLY: It’s unbelievable! SMITH: Wait, wait, wait. Here’s my question: do...
  • Smith Suggests NKorea Launch: ‘Just A Goofy Stunt’

    04/06/2009 5:30:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 833+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you’re a member of the MSM wanting to minimize the, uh, fallout for Pres. Obama from the North Korean missile launch made in defiance of his explicit warnings. What better way than to trivialize the event’s significance? That’s exactly what happened on today’s Early Show, as Harry Smith suggested the launch was nothing but a “goofy stunt.” Smith made his risible suggestion while speaking with UN Ambassador and Obama confidante Susan Rice. View video here.
  • On Early Show, O’Reilly Depicts Weak And Confused Obama

    02/05/2009 5:08:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 87 replies · 3,601+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    # “I don’t know if his grasp of the bill is what it should be.” # “He’s not living in the real world.” # “I want President Obama to be a leader. A leader. And right now, I think he’s confused.” # “I’m worried about Barack Obama losing control of the process.” — Bill O’Reilly, The Early Show, 02-05-09 Appearing on the Early Show this morning, Bill O’Reilly painted a portrait, as seen from the quotes above, of a confused Pres. Obama who is losing control of the economic recovery process. What made the Factor host’s portrayal all the more...
  • Early Show’s Rodriguez To Coulter: Don’t Republicans Have To Move To Middle?

    01/29/2009 6:28:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 2,409+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Early Show exiled Ann Coulter to its second half-hour today in favor of a peanut-butter update. And once there, Ann was tripled-team by the Early Show anchors. But that didn’t stop her from making the point that, now more than ever, Republicans need to stick by their principles. Coulter did so in the face of the suggestion from Maggie Rodriguez that what Republicans should really be doing is, of course, moving to the middle. MAGGIE RODRIGUEZ: Don’t you think that right now, it is, it behooves the Republicans to be a little bit more in the middle. Their voices...
  • Smith Surprisingly Skeptical On Stimulus

    01/28/2009 8:21:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 631+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I might have expected Harry Smith to cheerlead Pres. Obama’s stimulus plan. But interviewing an economist this morning, the Early Show anchor was surprisingly skeptical. Smith’s guest was Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s, who appeared before the House Budget Committee yesterday in support of the stimulus proposal. Zandi testified that the plan “will ensure that [the downturn] remains a recession and not a depression.” Smith began by surprising Zandi with a full-page ad in today’s New York Times [sponsored by the libertarian Cato Institute], signed 200 economists saying the stimulus package is unnecessary. Zandi retorted that there are...
  • Smith Wants Israel Stopped

    01/09/2009 5:07:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 753+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We all know that for months, Harry Smith has been demanding that the international community force Hamas to stop shooting thousands of rockets into civilian areas of Israel. So Smith speaks with unique moral authority now in calling for Israel to be stopped. Oh, wait. As far as I know, Smith never uttered a peep of protest over the Hamas bombardment of Israel. But that didn't prevent the Early Show host from demanding this morning that someone in the US stand up to stop Israel from doing what no one else could or would. Smith served up some heaping hyperbole...

    01/06/2009 9:35:18 AM PST · by andrew roman · 13 replies · 720+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 6 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Wait a minute.When NBC’s Today Show – or any of a number of left-leaning main-stream media morning excrement-fests – had on author after author demonizing President Bush during his eight years in the White House, that was perfectly acceptable.When these masters of journalism interviewed endless lefty whinycrat pundits who couldn’t race to the guest chair fast enough to blast the President that was more than reasonable.The fact that we were (and still are) a nation at war would never keep the morning TV video rags from booking as many Bush-slammers as possible.Hey, they're entitled. Free country.(That they call themselves "objective"...
  • Smith Sad Mumbai Terrorists Missed Americans, Hit Indians?

    11/28/2008 5:03:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 1,965+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Harry Smith sad that the Mumbai terrorists missed their intended American and British targets and hit Indians? Strange as it sounds, it's hard to interpret his remark of this morning otherwise. Smith was discussing the attacks on the Early Show with CBS terrorism expert Jere Van Dyk when he made his bizarre observation. View video here.
  • CBS’s Smith Compares Obama to Lincoln; Obama Attacks Hannity

    10/23/2008 12:12:07 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 73 replies · 1,642+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2008 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with Barack Obama aired on Thursday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith lobbed softballs at the Democratic candidate, spending half the interview on Obama visiting his ailing grandmother: "Lincoln said, 'all I ever hope to be, I owe to her,' in speaking about his mother. Your grandmother was very much like a mother to you. How important is this trip?" Smith later observed: "Some people say there's risk involved in this, with so little time left." Obama replied: "Yeah, well, the -- I think most people understand that if you're not caring for your family, then you're...