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  • CBS fights '04 Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' fine (Janet Jackson SuperBowl event)

    02/24/2010 11:31:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies · 417+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Feb 23, 5:21 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    After six years of legal wrangling and one Supreme Court review of Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," CBS argued anew Tuesday that it should not be held responsible for the half-second of nudity. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had thrown out the FCC's $550,000 fine against CBS as arbitrary, only to have the U.S. Supreme Court kick it back down for review. The Supreme Court pointed to its ruling in a Fox Television-led challenge, when it said the FCC could threaten fines over the use of a single curse word on live TV. ...CBS was...
  • NFL putting the kibosh on mass [Super Bowl] screenings

    02/02/2010 6:18:17 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 117 replies · 2,513+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | February 2, 2010 | Chris Kirkham
    After a packed screening of the Saints' NFC Championship victory at Uptown's Prytania Theatre [in New Orleans], co-owner Robert Brunet has had hundreds of requests for tickets to view the Super Bowl at the historic theater this Sunday. But instead of preparing for the game, Brunet has been haggling with NFL lawyers for more than a week after he received a cease-and-desist letter telling him that the free screening had violated copyright laws. A similar story played out at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel, whose managers had planned a massive projection of the game on the side of the Canal...
  • CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom

    01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 207 replies · 7,350+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2010
    CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message. ''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the...
  • Jim DeMint's Right-Wing Jihad

    01/21/2010 2:25:56 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 987+ views
    CBS ^ | 1/18/10 | Michelle Cottle
    For all of Washington's political polarization, the U.S. Senate remains a clubby place. Sure, lawmakers talk smack about the unparalleled malevolence of the opposition, but there is, in general, a high degree of respect for the institution, its members, and its time-honored Way of Doing Things. While the House is known for its ideological cowboys, demagogues, and revolutionaries, the Senate is where bright lines and rough edges tend to get smoothed out in the name of statesmanship and legislative compromise. Clearly, no one told this to Jim DeMint. During his first term, South Carolina's junior senator has made quite the...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)

    11/30/2009 9:49:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 878+ views
    The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)  Webcast: 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair PollCali Carlin and Michael Hogan Present the Latest Results
  • Schieffer on Palin: No Future in Politics

    11/16/2009 9:28:28 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,749+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/16/09 | Dave Morgan
    Before Sarah Palin's highly-anticipated book, "Going Rogue," goes on sale this week, it has already generated controversy, skepticism and blowback. In portions that have been leaked in advance, and in interviews Palin has given in advance of the book's debut Tuesday, the former Alaska governor criticized senior aides to her 2008 running mate John McCain, which prompted retaliation from McCain's campaign staff — some speaking on the record, some anonymously. Of Palin's book, Steven Schmidt, McCain's chief strategist, told CBS News, "It's fiction, and it's not true." "This is Sarah Palin's turn to get even, as it were," said CBS...
  • 60 Minutes Puts Forth Laughable, Factually Incorrect MPAA Propaganda On Movie Piracy

    11/03/2009 6:00:46 AM PST · by steve-b · 26 replies · 1,577+ views
    TechDirt ^ | 11/2/09 | Mike Masnick
    31 years ago, in 1978, the television program 60 Minutes put on an episode about the awful threat of "video piracy" to the movie industry. Featuring the MPAA's Jack Valenti, the episode focused on how the VCR was going to destroy the movie business because anyone could copy and watch a movie in the privacy of their own home. Of course, in retrospect, that episode is hilariously wrong. You would think that, given how wrong they got it thirty years ago on this particular subject, 60 Minutes would be a bit more careful taking on the same subject again. No...
  • An Unhinged Right Wing. But Why?

    09/13/2009 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gary Younge
    Spare a thought, and maybe even a dime, for Kenneth Gladney. In August he and other members of the right-wing St. Louis Tea Party arrived at a town-hall meeting organized by Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan to lobby against universal healthcare. In the spirit of this fraught summer, a fight broke out, ending in six arrests. Who threw the first punch depends on whom you ask. But who got the worst of it was fairly clear. Gladney was taken to the emergency room with injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face and ended up in a wheelchair. His troubles...
  • CBS Airs "Most vile, Obscene" Attack on Catholic Church "Ever Aired"

    09/03/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies · 3,369+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 2, 2009 ( - In all of his 16 years defending the rights of Catholics, the President of the Catholic League has "never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV."  League President Bill Donohue was referring to the August 27 edition of the CBS/Showtime program Penn & Teller.  The half-hour show libeled the Catholic Church with impunity, blaming the Church for, as Donohue put it, "every evil in history." Show host Jillette said the "intolerance, greed, paranoia, hypocrisy and callous disregard for human suffering" was the hallmark of the Catholic Church. Others on...
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site,, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • '60 Minutes' Creator Don Hewitt Dies

    08/19/2009 8:35:51 AM PDT · by TomServo · 59 replies · 3,514+ views
    CBS ^ | 08/19/09 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBS News) "60 Minutes"spokesman Kevin Tedesco confirmed 86-year-old Don Hewitt has died. Earlier this year, Hewitt was diagnosed with a small, contained tumor. Hewitt was already a veteran CBS newsman in 1968 when he created "60 Minutes," pioneering the TV newsmagazine format. He served as executive producer of the program until his retirement in 2004. Hewitt has been honored with the second annual Lifetime Achievement Emmy presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1995, he was awarded the Founders Emmy by the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He's...
  • The Pee-wee Herman Show is back....

    08/18/2009 6:17:41 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 79 replies · 4,190+ views
    Houston Examiner ^ | August 17, 2009 | Jenna Trunzo
    If you’ve been waiting since the ‘80’s to see an overstuffed talking chair catapult a suit clad man-child into a fantastic like sketch, you’re day has finally come. The Pee-wee Herman Show  is back and this time, Paul Reubens promises to keep it in his gray polyesters. Reubens said, “It’s time…. I've put part of him away for a long time, but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike - which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." That’s right; the long-awaited return of Pee-wee Herman...
  • What the Other Obits Won't Tell You About Cronkite (He pushed a radical agenda)

    07/19/2009 5:59:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 75 replies · 2,170+ views ^ | July 18, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Walter Cronkite is dead at 92 – but most Americans, many of whom considered him "the most trusted man" in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor – still don't know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position. He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn't lie, America believed. Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the...
  • Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

    07/17/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 144 replies · 5,270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," has died. He was 92. CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to racial and...
  • Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser

    06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 193 replies · 12,591+ views
    TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY
    -snip- Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show. "We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads. CBS declined to comment Tuesday. -snip
  • Fire David Letterman Protest To Held in New York Tuesday, June 16

    06/14/2009 12:05:23 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 41 replies · 3,452+ views
    NowPublic ^ | June 14, 2009 | Jon Azpiri
    Protestors have started a "Fire David Letterman" website and are planning to protest the talk show host for jokes her made about Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Willow. The protest is being organized by New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, attorney Gwendolyn Lindsay-Jackson, and radio talk show host John Ziegler. Earlier in the week, Ziegler was cut off during an interview with MSNBC about the Palin-Letterman controversy. The Fire David Letterman rally will take place on Tuesday, June 16 at the Ed Sullivan Theater at 4:30pm, an hour before the taping of Letterman's show.
  • Old Man At CBS Fixates On Sex With Teen Girls, Audience Delighted

    06/10/2009 1:12:43 PM PDT · by absentee · 110 replies · 7,323+ views ^ | 6/10/2009 | Caleb Howe
    Has Chris Hansen ever been a guest on Dave's show? Just askin. Fresh from calling Sarah Palin a slut and joking about her 14-year old daughter being raped and impregnated in front of a bemused stadium, David Letterman thought it would be hilarious to follow up by calling her a prostitute:
  • Letterman Gets New Deal at CBS (for less money)

    06/10/2009 1:41:28 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 36 replies · 1,166+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 9, 2009, 3:35 pm | Bill Carter
    David Letterman will continue his late-night show on CBS through August 2012 – and maybe longer. The host and CBS have worked out a new contract, though an announcement may not take place for some days. Mr. Letterman’s company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS have agreed on the details of the contract, including, for the first time, a reduced license fee for the 11:35 p.m. program, “Late Show with David Letterman,” and now are waiting for a “deal memo” that will lay out the terms in formal language. The news of the new deal for Mr. Letterman was first reported in...
  • Early Show's Sleazy Interview of Levi Johnston & Family: 'Were Palins Snobby?'

    04/08/2009 6:28:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies · 1,863+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How sleazy and rock-bottom was Maggie Rodriguez’s interview of Levi Johnston and his family, aired on The Early Show this morning? At one point Rodriguez asked Levi’s sister whether she thought the Palins were “snobby.” Consider that. CBS thought it was good journalism to ask and appropriate to air the opinion of: the sister of the former boyfriend of the daughter of a former vice-presidential candidate whether she thought that former vice-presidential candidate’s family was “snobby.” View video here.
  • CBS Blasts Palin in Ridiculous 'Scandal' Segment

    04/07/2009 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 23 replies · 1,966+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | April 6, 2009 | Erin Brown
    Recent earthquake activity in Alaska provided “CBS Early Show” co-hosts with a ready-made metaphor for a segment on the personal lives of some of the those surrounding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. But their quake turned out to be barely a ripple. Hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez couldn’t contain their smirks as they introduced the piece. “There's been an earthquake rumbling outside Anchorage, but there is some other rumblings, as well, near Wasilla,” Smith snickered. “Oh, indeed,” Rodriguez chimed in with her eyebrows raised. “Sarah Palin says that she is focused on one thing, governing Alaska. But it has been...
  • CBS News' Lara Logan Gives Birth (Chief of Foreign Affairs, all right)

    01/08/2009 6:03:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 2,315+ views
    PopEater ^ | January 7, 2009
    Lara Logan was named chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News in June, and now this - the journalist just gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Logan and her husband, Joseph Burkett, welcomed Joseph Washington Burkett V to their family on December 29. The birth of their child is a pleasant chapter in a romance marked by scandal. Though both Logan and Burkett were separated from their respective spouses when they met, the relationship that began in Iraq in 2007 caused a flurry of tabloid commentary. The front page of the New York Post featured a story calling Logan...
  • CBS newsman's $70m lawsuit likely to deal Bush legacy a new blow (Dan Rather strikes back!)

    12/27/2008 9:06:59 PM PST · by pillut48 · 57 replies · 3,583+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday 28 December 2008 | Christopher Goodwin
    "After an outcry from the White House and conservative bloggers who claimed that the report had been based on falsified documents, CBS retracted the story, saying that the documents' authenticity could not be verified. Rather, who had been with CBS for decades and was one of the most familiar faces in American journalism, was fired by the network the day after the 2004 election."
  • Couric Has Palin to Thank for Ratings Boost

    12/24/2008 2:43:06 AM PST · by Anita1 · 26 replies · 1,096+ views
    Newsax ^ | December 23, 2008
    After two years of relentlessly bad ratings news, Katie Couric finally has something she can smile about. . . That makes four straight weeks where her audience was bigger than at the same point last year, according to Nielsen Media Research. The improvement could be a result of the positive feedback Couric received for her interview of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the presidential campaign. Palin fumbled on a question about what publications she read regularly, and the interview was a launching point for one of Tina Fey's "Saturday Night Live" spoofs.
  • CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won (but they remain uncommitted)

    10/07/2008 11:23:42 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 74 replies · 1,841+ views
    CBS Poll: Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won Oct. 8, 2008(CBS) Uncommitted voters named Barack Obama as the winner of the second presidential debate as well, according to a CBS News/Knowledge Networks poll. Immediately after the debate, CBS News interviewed a nationally representative sample of 516 debate watchers assembled by Knowledge Networks who were "uncommitted voters" - voters who are either undecided about who to vote for or who say they could still change their minds. Forty percent of these uncommitted debate watchers said Obama won the debate, 26 percent said John McCain won, and another 34 percent thought it was...
  • Obama "Palling around with terrorists?"

    10/06/2008 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 68 replies · 1,565+ views
    CBS Online via The Spartan Truth ^ | Gator_that_eats_dems
    (CBS) CBS News Investigative Producer Laura Strickler wrote this story for Over the weekend, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) of associating with terrorists. “Our opponent is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who target their own country,” Palin said. What is she referring to? FACTS: Palin is talking about Obama’s association with a 1960’s anti war radical who now lives in Chicago named Bill Ayers. Obama met Ayers in 1995. The senator has repeatedly noted that when Ayers committed his domestic acts of terrorism forty years ago, Obama was...
  • SeeBS News Bias at Debate

    09/29/2008 5:10:49 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 17 replies · 1,514+ views
    parent of Ole Miss student ^ | Ole Miss blog | unk
    At the union this morning.... My daughter was at the union this morning for the media event....CBS was shooting live.... Many students showed up with pro McCain signs mostly made of posterboard and magic markers.... CBS was selectively 'removing' certain signs prior to the broadcast...then a few minutes later.....someone started handing out professionally made Obama signs. As this woman got near my daughter the nametag came into view.....the CBS producer was stacking the deck for Obama by personally passing out the signs..... Then the camera angles were set to cover the maximum number of those signs.....making the crowd look MUCH...
  • Little Love For The Media At Palin Rallies

    09/24/2008 1:51:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies · 1,555+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/24/08 | Scott Convoy
    (NEW YORK) They scold us for “being unfair,” remind us to “ask all the candidates the same questions,” and occasionally, they boo us. From Canton to Colorado, some of the tens of thousands of people attending Sarah Palin’s rallies regularly take it upon themselves to give the media a piece of their minds. So I thought it only fair to turn the microphone around, and give a handful of rally attendees a chance to air their grievances about the way in which the media has covered the Republican vice presidential nominee. Watch the video below:
  • Amanda Carpenter: Fred Thompson Calls Out CBS on [Sarah Palin] Bias

    09/10/2008 9:46:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 806+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 10, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is pushing back hard against a CBS reporter’s editorial assessment of his remarks at a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin earlier today. “Seems as if, all of a sudden, some of my old buddies over at CBS have become very sensitive to what they consider to be hyperbole on the presidential campaign trail. Imagine that,” Thompson told Townhall. Listen to Senator Thompson's full statement here. CBS Reporter John Bentley, who covered Thompson’s presidential campaign as an embed reporter, wrote a very negative analysis of the speech Thompson gave to introduce GOP vice...
  • CBS Censoring the word "God?"

    08/15/2008 9:20:18 PM PDT · by Redbob · 20 replies · 202+ views
    Did anyone else see the Letterman Show tonight, Friday 8/15: when actor Ben Kingsley walked out to great applause, he walked up to Dave Letterman and said "God Bless American Enthusiasm!" and then repeated himself, "God Bless American enthusiasm!" Except CBS simply filtered out the word "God." Both times. Watching closely, I know I saw Kingsley's lips form the word "God" both times, his lips were clearly moving before I heard "...Bless American enthusiasm!" I thought I was imagining things, but it happened a second time!
  • Obama Birth Certificate Fuss "Ridiculous" (CBS Chimes in)

    08/16/2008 1:17:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 169 replies · 1,163+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/16/08 | Davey Morgan
    Anti-Obama and right-wing bloggers have been throwing more and more criticism against the wall to see what sticks. One of their more fanciful charges is that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, born in Hawaii in 1961, is not a U.S. citizen and therefore cannot be elected president. In the face of Internet insinuations that the Illinois Senator was actually born somewhere outside the U.S. and therefore does not fall within Article II of the Constitution ("A natural born Citizen") and the 14th Amendment, Barack Obama's campaign has posted a copy of his birth certificate on its rumor-discrediting Web site,
  • CBS Poll: Obama Holding Off McCain (interesting internals)

    08/06/2008 11:09:35 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 39 replies · 158+ views
    CBS News ^ | Aug. 6, 2008 | CBS
    (CBS) Barack Obama leads John McCain 45 percent to 39 percent in the latest CBS News poll. Despite Obama's highly-publicized foreign trip and McCain's recent high-profile advertisements, the findings are unchanged since a CBS News/New York Times poll released last month. The percentage of undecided voters - 13 percent - also remains steady. Obama's overseas trip, which was widely seen as a success, has not enhanced perceptions of his effectiveness as a commander in chief. Just 20 percent of those surveyed say Obama is "very likely" to be an effective commander in chief, down 4 percentage points from last month....
  • Weird: Obama Top 10 List Disappears From Letterman Website

    08/06/2008 9:35:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 210+ views
    NiceDeb ^ | 8/6/08 | staff
    I’m not sure this is even worth mentioning. I’d think nothing of it…except McCain’s top 10 list from the day before is still there. If you remember the list was “The 10 Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident About The Presidential Campaign”: 10. Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to “Oklobama” 9. Offered Bush $20 for the “Mission Accomplished” banner 8. Asked guy at Staples, “Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?” 7. The affair with Barbara Walters 6. Having head measured for Mount Rushmore 5. Guy sits around eating soup all day 4. He’s voting for Nader 3. Offered...
  • The Empty Suit Meme (CBS covering for Obama gaffes, lies)

    07/23/2008 7:17:18 PM PDT · by milwguy · 27 replies · 563+ views
    C'BS ^ | 7/23/2008 | Kevin Drum
    For those of you who don't keep up with the conservative blogosphere, one of the memes they've been trying to push for the past couple of weeks is this: Barack Obama may give a good prepared speech, but his dirty little secret is that he's actually an empty suit who's totally at sea without a teleprompter. Today, for example, Andy McCarthy, offers up this snippet from an Obama press conference in Jerusalem: Just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran, as a way...
  • US appeals court overturns CBS Janet Jackson case

    07/21/2008 7:32:28 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 39 replies · 212+ views
    rooters ^ | 07/21/08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a decision to fine CBS Corp (CBS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) television stations $550,000 for airing a brief breast flash by pop singer Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast.
  • U.S. Attorney Formally Charges Larry Mendte

    07/21/2008 1:08:18 PM PDT · by Dog · 10 replies · 272+ views ^ | July 21, 2008
    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia announced Monday that it has charged former CBS 3 anchor Larry Mendte with a felony count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization. The government's case against Mendte, 51, is set out in an "Information" – the formal charging document. The Information charges Mendte with one count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and thereby obtaining information in furtherance of a tortious act. The Information says Mendte accessed the private e-mail accounts of former co-anchor Alycia Lane hundreds of times from from his Chestnut Hill home, his vacation home, KYW and...
  • CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to AP, kills it

    06/20/2008 6:52:21 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 85 replies · 340+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | June 19, 2008 | Anthony Watts
    CBS News sinks to new low; publishes crackpot global warming story, attributes it to Associated Press, kills it with no retraction Yesterday I posted a story from CBS News: Quake n’ Bake: Global Warming Causes More Energetic Earthquakes? The main headline was this: Seismic Activity 5 Times More Energetic Than 20 Years Ago Because Of Global Warming This drew a lot of attention because of the total lack of verifiable science associated with it. I posted some graphs of USGS data showing that the opposite was true, that recent earthquake energy was actually less that in the early 1900’s, and...
  • CBS’s Tough Look at Obama: Loves Scrabble, Doesn’t Like Ice Cream (!!!)

    06/18/2008 1:07:13 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 68 replies · 1,108+ views ^ | 6/18/2008 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Julie Chen teased an upcoming segment on Barack Obama: "...during the long primary season, we all learned a lot about Barack Obama. He is a Senator. He's a Harvard grad. He's a husband. And he is a father. But this morning, you're going to learn five things you probably don't know about Barack Obama." Later, in David Letterman style, correspondent Jeff Glor introduced the story: " are the top five things you likely don't know about Barack Obama." Among those things, were important facts such as "Number four -- in addition to enjoying basketball...
  • Obama Talks of Family's Military Service (Family liberated Auschwitz...Yeahhhhh)

    05/27/2008 11:48:44 AM PDT · by PA Engineer · 189 replies · 492+ views
    Cbs News ^ | May 26, 2008 | Maria Gavrilovic
    “My grandfather marched in Patton’s army, but I cannot know what it is to walk into battle like so many of you,” he told a small group of veterans here Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz.
  • Vinegar Hill on CBS

    05/24/2008 6:37:19 PM PDT · by YCTHouston · 19 replies · 284+ views
    "Vinegar Hill," starring Mary-Louise Parker and Tom Skerritt, will be the first to air on May 24. Based on the novel by A. Manette Ansay, the movie centers on a schoolteacher (Parker) and her husband (Skerritt), who move in with his dysfunctional parents when the family falls on hard times. Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley will portray Skerritt's mother.
  • Dan Rather files amended lawsuit [against See-BS]

    05/07/2008 6:09:40 AM PDT · by indcons · 10 replies · 128+ views
    THR ^ | May 7, 2008 | Paul J. Gough
    Dan Rather fired another round against his former network Tuesday, charging in an amended lawsuit that CBS News labeled the anchor "too hot to handle" and prevented him from being hired by other networks following his acrimonious departure. Rather was rebuffed in an earlier attempt when many of his claims were knocked down by a New York state judge. But the judge also allowed Rather to resubmit his claims. In the latest filing, Rather claimed that CNN, ABC, NBC and other networks met to talk about possible employment but that all eventually declined for reasons that included, in the lawsuit's...
  • CBS Obama Poll Misleading, Flawed and Biased

    03/25/2008 4:04:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1,343+ views ^ | March 25, 2008 | Matt Towery
    Last week I wrote that it would be hard to determine the political impact of either Barack Obama's pastor's comments, or Obama's subsequent speech about those various comments. I also wrote that our own polling firm would attempt to measure exactly that. (For the record, our polls have correctly polled the winner in every presidential primary race we've surveyed this year, except the Tennessee Republican primary.) In our survey of the Wright/Obama situation, we merely asked if respondents were aware of the pastor's "past comments," and of "Sen. Obama's speech about the remarks made by his pastor." We did not...
  • State GOP asks `60 Minutes' for evidence or retraction

    02/28/2008 9:25:45 AM PST · by Laverne · 5 replies · 87+ views
    The Birminghan News ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2008 | KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY - The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party sent a letter to "60 Minutes" producers asking for a retraction unless they could provide evidence backing up a segment on former Gov. Don Siegelman's prosecution. In the segment aired Sunday, north Alabama lawyer Jill Simpson said Republican strategist Karl Rove in 2001 asked her take a compromising photo of Siegelman with one of his aides. "Only the most committed anti-Rove/Bush activist could swallow such a tale," party chairman Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, wrote in the letter to "60 Minutes." "If you are unable to publicly produce hard and convincing evidence...
  • Couric Injects Silly Girl Talk in 60 Minutes Interview with Clinton

    02/11/2008 5:54:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies · 878+ views
    News Busters ^ | Feb. 11, 2008 | Brent Baker
    60 Minutes on Sunday night ran back-to-back interview segments with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and while Steve Kroft's session with Obama provided a friendly forum in which Kroft admired how “through twelve long months of mind-numbing, muscle-aching, adrenaline-fueled monotony and exhaustion, there has been barely a misstep” by Obama, it was devoid of anything approaching the giddy girl talk about mainlining coffee and high school boys Katie Couric put into her segment with Clinton. Couric set up the story by trumpeting how Clinton “remains focused, energized and anything but defeatist.” She soon wondered: “How do you do it? I...
  • '60 Minutes' Preempted This Sunday for Global Warming Hysteria

    01/19/2008 7:43:43 PM PST · by CedarDave · 72 replies · 963+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 19, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Fortunately, most people will likely be watching the Giants-Packers game Sunday evening, and will therefore miss the one-sided hysteria. However, for those that mysteriously don't switch channels after the Chargers-Patriots game, CBS will offer a special about global warming this Sunday instead of "60 Minutes." How marvelous. The CBS News website hysterically described this installment of "The Age of Warming": Nowhere is the evidence of global warming as striking than near the earth's poles. CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley's report brings him to the top and the bottom of the world, where scientists point out the effects of the warming...
  • Muslim Aids Jews Attacked On N.Y. Subway

    12/12/2007 10:06:14 AM PST · by Conscience of a Conservative · 114 replies · 245+ views
    CBS News ^ | CBS/AP
    A suspected bias attack on four Jewish subway riders in New York City has resulted in a friendship between the Jewish victims and the Muslim college student who came to their aid. Walter Adler is calling Hassan Askari a hero for intervening when Adler and three friends were assaulted on a subway train in lower Manhattan on Friday night.
  • Nickelodeon Slime for Kids

    11/21/2007 4:08:43 PM PST · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 28 replies · 156+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/21/2007 | Katie O'Malley
    But it was another type of slime that hit the Nickelodeon screen during a segment of Nick News, hosted by Linda Ellerbee. Presented as a news program for kids, the recent episode “Rebels with a Cause”, featured, among others, two anti-war teens.

    10/11/2007 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 125 replies · 2,980+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 11, 2007 | Drudge Flash
    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, claims he converted from Islam to Christianity, Scott Pelley reports in a story that brings viewers inside the secretive "Supermax" prison where he is being held. Pelley also reports that some 900 force feedings were performed on other al-Qaeda terrorists who went on repeated hunger strikes to protest conditions at the Colorado top-security federal prison. The 60 MINUTES segment will be broadcast Sunday Oct. 14 (7:30-9:00 PM, ET/7:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. The prison in Florence, Colo., which the government calls ADX-Florence for...