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  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 2:44:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rather appeared horrified by Trump’s comment, struggling to explain his shock. “By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” he said. Rather challenged the media to hold Trump accountable for his words, urging them to do more to try to shame his supporters. “We will see whether major newscasts explain how grave and unprecedented this is and whether the headlines in tomorrow’s newspapers do it justice,” he said. “We will soon know whether anyone who has publicly supported Trump explains how they can continue to do.”
  • '60 Minutes' Failed to Air Hillary's Dodgy Answers on DNC E-Mails

    07/25/2016 9:50:37 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 25, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Michael Warren at The Weekly Standard notes that somehow, the staff at CBS News doesn’t have a nose for news. The hottest breaking story – the Wikileaks posting of DNC e-mails proving they were tilted toward Mrs. Clinton and plotting to damage the Sanders campaign – got left on the cutting room floor Sunday night. Does anyone believe that CBS News isn't capable of realizing this e-mail portion of Scott Pelley's interview was the hottest, and editing it in instead of out? It almost makes one wonder if CBS felt they had to clear it with the DNC or the...
  • CBS News Crew Tried to Show How Easy it Was to Buy an AR-15… It Backfired BIG TIME

    06/18/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Tribunist ^ | 6/17/2016 | Tribunist Staff
    A CBS News crew decided to join apparently dozens of journalists across the country this week and purchase an AR-15 rifle on camera to show “how easy” it was to purchase a firearm by sending reporter Paula Reid to purchase one of these rifles, along with ammunition, from a Virginia gun shop. (Video at link)
  • It's 'Our Jobs' As Journalists to Shift Conversation Away From Clinton's Past

    05/29/2016 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Mier · 22 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs ^ | May 26, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    During a conversation Wednesday night at a YMCA in New York City, CBS’ late night host Stephen Colbert interviewed CBS News political director John Dickerson on the race for the White House. At some point in the interview, they took audience questions in which one person asked if Bill Clinton’s past should affect Hillary Clinton’s future. Dickerson responded by admitting that it was one of journalists’ “jobs” to steer the conversation away from candidates' pasts.
  • CBS Applauds Businesses Trying to Intimidate Mississippi Over Religious Freedom Law

    04/08/2016 2:36:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/7/16 | Kyle Drennan
    After the network spent days attacking both North Carolina and Mississippi for passing religious freedom laws it labeled “discriminatory,” on Thursday, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King touted “a major corporate backlash” against Mississippi as “executives from GE, Pepsi, Levi Strauss, and other companies sent a letter yesterday to the Governor Phil Bryant condemning the new law...” In the report that followed, correspondent Mark Strassman promoted one small business owner blasting the measure: “In Jackson, Mississippi, Mitchell Moore owns Campbell's bakery. This Republican says the state's religious freedom law is bad for business.” Moore worried: “...we now have a target...
  • CBS Anchor to Rubio: What Do You Mean Hillary 'Lied' About Benghazi?

    10/29/2015 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Marco Rubio embarked on something of a post-debate victory tour today, visiting six national morning shows to reflect on last night's proceedings. One of his stops was CBS This Morning, where puzzled host Charlie Rose pressed Rubio about what he meant when he said that last week's Benghazi hearings proved that Hillary Clinton had lied.  The Florida Senator basically reiterated his explanation from last night (via the Weekly Standard): Charlie Rose Sticks Up for Hillary in Interview With Rubio Rose counters with Clinton talking points, muddying the waters by blaming confusing and conflicting intelligence offered by the CIA -- but as they say, that...
  • CBS’s Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly ‘the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis “could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage” as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • Dan Rather space shuttle prank call

    08/26/2015 9:14:05 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 5 replies
    CBS news ^ | Feb 1, 2003 | Dan Rather
    Prank call during dan rathers show when space shuttle columbia exploded. Guy calls his show saying piece of Columbia shuttle fell in his yard, and experts determined it was one of Babooey's teeth. Rather is a self-admitted idiot.
  • Donald Trump: "I will be phenomenal to the women"

    08/09/2015 6:19:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/9/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to redirect incoming fire at rival Republican Jeb Bush, saying that Bush has a "huge" problem with women and he is by far the better candidate with that demographic. Trump excoriated Bush for saying "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues" at a speech in Tennessee last week. Bush later said he misspoke, and he was only questioning the federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. "This is worse than what Romney did when he blew 47 percent of the vote with his ridiculous statements," Trump said, referencing a...
  • The truth behind Dan Rather’s exit from CBS

    07/20/2015 8:25:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 20, 2015
    Dan Rather is coming to your local movie theater. At least the story behind why he’s no longer at CBS is. In “Truth,” Robert Redford plays Rather. Cate Blanchett plays his CBS producer Mary Mapes. In 2004, Rather reported that President George W. Bush’s powerful father arranged to keep his son in the National Guard to prevent serving in Vietnam. The report caused such hoo-hah that a treasured 24-year anchorman lost his job. Dan: “I’ve read the script. It’s serious. People behind it do a good job. It’s two great actors. You couldn’t want for a better cast. Redford playing...
  • What Were We Thinkin’… in 1967?

    06/02/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 30 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/2/15 | Bob Parks
    Can anyone imagine what Mike Wallace (given his politically incorrect tendencies) and CBS News would endure via social media had this special come out today, given how many of what are now deemed stereotypes have come to fruition?
  • "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer to retire this summer

    04/08/2015 8:41:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Face The Nation
    Bob Schieffer, the anchor of CBS News' "Face the Nation," announced Wednesday that he will retire this summer after more than 50 years of working in journalism.
  • Duke Finds Person Responsible For Hanging Noose On Campus

    04/03/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 70 replies
    "The identity of the student is being withheld in compliance with federal student privacy regulations. Officials are continuing their investigation to find out if others were involved." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/duke-finds-person-responsible-for-hanging-noose-on-campus/
  • CBS reporter sues network honchos for sexual harassment

    04/02/2015 7:39:57 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    nt daily news ^ | 4-2-2015 | STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A CBS celebrity reporter sued two of his bosses Thursday, saying they drunkenly groped him during boozy encounters that weren’t taken seriously by America’s Most Watched Network. Ken Lombardi, 29, charges in documents filed in Manhattan Federal Court that at a December 2013 CBS News holiday party, Duane Tollison, a senior producer, grabbed Lombardi’s crotch and kissed his neck. “I wanted to apologize if anything I did offended you or crossed a line. I like to get a little crazy. If you weren’t offended, then let’s do it again. LOL How is your day so far? :)” Tollison wrote the...
  • Politico’s Dylan Byers Sneers at Attkisson Hacking Lawsuit

    01/05/2015 6:40:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | John Sexton
    On Monday, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed details of a $35 million lawsuit against the Justice Department and the U.S. Postal Service for the alleged hacking of her computers. This led to a new round of snark from Politico’s Dylan Byers, who suggested on Twitter Attkisson was taking the wrong approach: #Realtalk: If you believe U.S. gov hacked your computers this isn’t the way you go about doing it… if you want publicity, on the other hand— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) January 5, 2015 This raises an obvious question. What is the right approach under the circumstances? Sharyl Attkisson pointed...
  • (Sharyl) Attkisson sues DoJ for hacking her computers

    01/05/2015 11:38:27 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the Obama administration put a journalist under surveillance for reporting critically on its activities? Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson says yes — and she wants $35 million in damages from the Department of Justice for it. Attkisson filed a series of legal motions today that claim the DoJ hacked into her computer and attacked her professionally: In a series of legal filings that seek $35 million in damages, Attkisson alleges that three separate computer forensic exams showed that hackers used sophisticated methods to surreptitiously monitor her work between 2011 and 2013. … In the lawsuit and related claims against...
  • KNEEPAD ALERT: FOODIE OBAMA IS HIPPEST PRESIDENT EVER!

    12/28/2014 3:02:28 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-27-2014 | John Hinderaker
    December 27, 2014 KNEEPAD ALERT: FOODIE OBAMA IS HIPPEST PRESIDENT EVER! By John Hinderaker By any reasonable standard, the Obama administration has been a train wreck. But that doesn’t prevent our state media from fawning over him as though he were the reincarnation of George Washington. Here, it is CBS, telling us that Obama is a “foodie” who eats at the trendiest restaurants, is “far hipper” than other presidents; in particular, “so much cooler than President Bush.” Actually, if you watch to the end you will get a clue as to why President Bush generally chose not to dine out...
  • Toronto: Dan Rather Scandal Movie 'Truth' Gets Greenlight (Exclusive)

    09/04/2014 3:42:50 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/04/2014 | Pamela McClintock
    James Vanderbilt's Truth, the high-profile movie chronicling the scandal that derailed Dan Rather's career, has gotten the greenlight to begin shooting this fall. Brett Ratner's RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment will finance the movie, starring Robert Redford as the iconic news anchor and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, Rather's producer. At the same time, FilmNation has come aboard to represent international rights and will pre-sell the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night (based on the cast, it's sure to whet appetites). Mythology Entertainment is the driving force behind Truth, which was...
  • LOOK: T-shirt company replaces Redskins with Rednecks

    08/10/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    San Fransico-based T-shirt company Headline Shirts has taken full advantage of the Redskins name controversy by introducing a new line of shirts based on the team logo. But instead of a Native American, a redneck, complete with raccoon tail and mullet -- is prominently featured. (No idea if this violates trademark law, but if it does, and a judge does not overturn the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ruling canceling the Redskins' trademark registration, there's nothing the team would be able to do about it.)
  • Attkinson: Journalism Has 'Gone Backwards' Since Days Of Woodward, Bernstein

    08/10/2014 2:14:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 10,2014
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” fill-in moderator Martha Raddatz asked how journalism has evolved since the time of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s role in the Watergate scandal that resulted in the downfall of then-President Richard Nixon. Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS News, where she resigned after becoming disenfranchised with the editorial direction of CBS, suggested that had the Watergate scandal happened today, Nixon might have skated if he employed the tactics President Barack Obama’s is using in handling his controversies. “I think we have gone backwards since that time where we...
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Conservative Dallas Pastor Stands By His Remarks About Jesus, Border Fence

    07/12/2014 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 11 JULY 2014 | CBSDFW.COM
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The leader of one of Dallas’ largest congregations is facing some criticism, based on statements he made on a national newscast. After Pastor Robert Jeffress offered an assessment on the border crisis involving unaccompanied minors, some accused him of invoking scripture in an inappropriate manner. Dr. Jeffress told CBS 11’s Steve Pickett while Jesus loved children, he also respected the law. In that context, Jeffress believes a complete act of compassion for these children starts with tightening the border they’re allowed to cross.
  • Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration In The Interest of Public Safety

    06/04/2014 3:39:38 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | June 4 ,2014 | Patrick Sweeney
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho on Wednesday canceled an event to celebrate his release after city officials were bombarded with angry phone calls and emails. *SNIP* The city said the June 28 event was canceled "in the interest of public safety."
  • Report: White House Aides Accusing Bergdahl’s Unit Comrades Of ‘Swift Boating’ Him

    06/04/2014 9:07:41 AM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/4/2014 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — White House aides are accusing soldiers who served with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are “swift boating” him following his release over the weekend after five years in captivity. NBC News’ Chuck Todd reported Monday that the White House did not expect this sort of vitriolic backlash exchanging five high-level Taliban members held at Guantanamo Bay for Bergdahl, who left his Army post in 2009 in Afghanistan and was subsequently taken captive. “They did not expect this backlash on Bergdahl himself,” Todd reported on NBC’s “Today.” I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as we didn’t...
  • Here’s What CBS Said in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Its Reporting Bias

    04/21/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Blaze ^ | April 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Original Title:Here’s What CBS Had to Say in Response to Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims About Network’s Reporting Bias CBS News on Monday responded to its former employee Sharyl Attkisson’s claims that the network indirectly discouraged her from doing investigative reporting critical of the Obama administration. Attkisson reported extensively on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. The ex-CBS reporter later revealed that she didn’t run into the same roadblocks while reporting on issues that hurt former President George W. Bush. She blamed a lot of the bias problems on special and corporate interests. n response to Attkisson’s public comments, CBS...
  • Sharyl Attkisson charges Media Matters helps produce news reports for CBS

    04/21/2014 6:31:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Now that she has left CBS News, Sharyl Attkisson is revealing all sorts of interesting facts about the way news is shaped by ideologues. Appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources (transcript) Attkisson: “Media Matters, as my understanding, is a far left blog group that I think holds itself out to be sort of an independent watchdog group. And yes, they clearly targeted me at some point. They used to work with me on stories and tried to help me produce my stories, and at some point” (emphasis added) Well, well, well. So the Soros-funded group works with mainstream media journalists on stories, according to...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Details the Obama 'Chilling Effect,'

    04/14/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Over the weekend former CBS Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson appeared on Fox News' Media Buzz to talk in detail about why she left the news network. Now there have always been tensions, there have always been calls from the White House under any administration I assume, when they don’t like a particular story. But it is particularly aggressive under the Obama administration and I think it’s a campaign that’s very well organized, that’s designed to have sort of a chilling effect and to some degree has been somewhat successful in getting broadcast producers who don’t really want to deal with...
  • Expert Believes Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Being Held For Ransom (Theory Du Jour)

    03/19/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 83 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | March 19, 2014
    Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is no closer to being found as the disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people nears its two-week mark. Pilot suicide, terrorism and hijacking are some possibilities that are being theorized to the plane as the search area expanded to 7 million square miles. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last week that “there are a number of possible scenarios that are being investigated as to what happened to the flight.” Rick Mathews, of the National Center for Security & Preparedness at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy of SUNY Albany, tells...
  • Judge: Married Women Can’t Divorce In Alabama

    03/13/2014 7:45:19 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    A judge ruled Wednesday that two women who were legally married in Iowa can’t divorce in Alabama, which doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages. Circuit Judge Karen Hall of Huntsville issued a two-sentence order throwing out the uncontested divorce of Shrie Michelle Richmond and Kirsten Allysse Richmond. Shrie Richmond filed the complaint this month saying the two were legally married in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2012. The suit said the two women, who are separated, no longer get along and want a divorce. The other woman didn’t fight the divorce. But the judge’s decision said the case was being dismissed because laws in...
  • Echoes of Edward R. Murrow in Sharyl Attkisson's departure from CBS News

    03/12/2014 3:50:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    CBS News has lost its strongest claim to be a fair and non-partisan news source with the departure of Sharyl Attkisson from the network. The award-winning reporter has been squeezed-out because of her reporting on investigative themes inconvenient to the Obama administration, including Fast and Furious and the Benghazi Scandal – two incidents in which United States government officials lost their lives. In 2013, her total air time on the CBS Evening News was a mere 53 minutes, a third of her air time prior to the Obama administration, when she reported on scandals involving Republicans. In the words of...
  • Obama Mocks GOP: ‘How Dare You Fix Things?,’ ‘You’re a Tyrant’ Using Executive Action

    03/04/2014 2:08:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/03/14 | Craig Bannister
    On Friday, Pres. Obama mocked Republicans who complain about his use of executive actions to "fix" Obamacare without involving Congress. **SNIP** "The reason they don't do it, of course, is that we already took the best ideas that are out there about bringing down costs and covering more people. Yes, there have been some disruptions. Yes, we lost that first month out of the gate. And we've worked hard to fix problems that have come up without any cooperation from them; in fact, they've complained when we fix them. They say, how dare you fix the things we were complaining...
  • American's fight to expose corruption in Russia

    02/17/2014 8:27:41 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 16, 2014 | Scott Pelley
    Russia has been showing the world glistening scenes of the Winter Olympics. It's a rare opportunity to brighten a national image that often skates on the thin ice of corruption. One authority estimates that 20 percent of the Russian economy is skimmed by graft and a lot of that by government officials. It may be that no one knows more about this than American-born businessman Bill Browder. Browder tells a story of thievery, vengeance and death worthy of a Russian novel. He's a thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin and he has torn a rift between Moscow and Washington....
  • Christian Rapper Responds To Macklemore’s “Same Love”, Gets Death Threats From LGBT Community

    02/17/2014 7:05:43 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 89 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 2/16/14 | therightscoop
    Admittedly I don’t listen to Christian rap or rap of any kind for that matter, but after watching this news report I had to hear Bizzle’s new song which is a well thought out response from a Christian perspective to Macklemore’s song “Same Love.”- (the song the played at the Grammys for the big gay wedding.) And let me say Bizzle’s new song doesn’t pull any punches at all. It treads in love but it doesn’t tread lightly. It’s quite powerful actually. But first, watch this news report by KHOU on how Bizzle’s life is being threatened because of his...
  • Missouri students block Westboro Baptist protest of Michael Sam

    02/16/2014 9:45:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    CBS sports ^ | Chip Patterson
    EyeOn College Basketball Missouri students block Westboro Baptist protest of Michael Sam By Chip Patterson | College Writer February 15, 2014 4:46 pm ET The Missouri community has shown overwhelming support for Michael Sam since the Tigers' football star announced that he was gay earlier this month. On Saturday a group of students united to drown out the protest efforts of the Westboro Baptist Church. The group was in town for the Tigers' home basketball game against Tennessee, protesting Missouri's support of Sam outside Mizzou Arena. Students blocked the Westboro Baptist protesters from view with a human wall, turned their...
  • Wendy Davis’ Daughters Write Open Letters To Texans

    01/28/2014 9:06:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 43 replies
    CBS 11 Dallas ^ | 1/28/14
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - The daughters of Democratic candidate for Texas governor State Sen. Wendy Davis have written open letters to Texas voters in response questions about their mother’s past. Davis’ daughters, Dru and Amber, wrote the letters to “set the record straight” and defend Davis from criticism she has received since published reports have challenged her life’s timeline of events. You can read the full text of the letters below. Davis had publicly said she started working at 14 to help support her single mother and three siblings in Fort Worth, Texas. By 19, she was married and divorced with...
  • (Willamette University) D-III kicker becomes first active player to publicly come out

    01/28/2014 2:30:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mike Singer
    Conner Mertens, a redshirt freshman kicker at D-III Willamette University in Oregon, did something on Monday night that no college football player on any level had ever done before. He came out, while still an active player. First to his coach, then to his team, and now Conner Mertens is coming out publicly. “I'm bisexual,” Mertens told head coach Glen Fowles via Outsports.com, who informed his young kicker prior to his message that all the coach cared about was his kicker's accuracy. His off the field actions wouldn't affect his playing time, Fowles told Mertens. In fact, when Mertens asked...
  • WWII codebreaker Alan Turing gets royal pardon for gay conviction

    12/24/2013 9:14:14 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/24/2013 | Reuters
    Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War Two by cracking Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a criminal conviction for homosexuality that led to his suicide. Turing's electromechanical machine, a forerunner of modern computers, unravelled the code used by German U-boats in the Atlantic. His work at Bletchley Park, Britain's wartime codebreaking centre, was credited with shortening the war. However, he was stripped of his job and chemically castrated with injections of female hormones after being convicted of gross indecency in 1952 for having sex with a man. Homosexual sex...
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 96 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Lara Logan Apologizes for ’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report: ‘We Were Wrong’

    11/08/2013 6:16:25 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 94 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday for what CBS News is now acknowledging was a flawed report last month about the Benghazi attacks. “The most important thing to every person at ’60 Minutes’ is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake, and that’s very disappointing for any journalist, it’s very disappointing for me,” Logan said on “CBS This Morning. “Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say you were wrong, and in this case we were...
  • Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination

    11/05/2013 1:11:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    Newsday ^ | 11-5-2013
    Dan Rather excluded from CBS' anniversary coverage of Kennedy assassination Published: November 5, 2013 1:57 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won't include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather's messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network. Rather helped organize CBS' plans for President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he's one of the few reporters on...
  • Oregon radio station nixes 'We love you long time' Chinatown billboard

    10/30/2013 8:36:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 29, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore., - An Oregon radio station said it will change a billboard in Portland's Chinatown criticized as insensitive for its message: "We love you long time." A statement issued by KXL-FM, Portland, said the billboard was not meant to be disrespectful and will be changed following complaints, KPTV, Portland, reported Tuesday. "It's a famous quote from an old rap song, we thought it would get attention but in no way meant disrespect to anyone," the station said. "This was a decision from the marketing and programming department. However, after our news department came to us and said they believed...
  • War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests

    08/05/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 45 replies
    CBS New York ^ | March 26, 2012 | CBS New York
    George Carlin is rolling over in his grave. The New York City Department of Education is waging a war on words of sorts, and is seeking to have words they deem upsetting removed from standardized tests. Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests. The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. “Halloween” is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to all because it isn’t celebrated by...
  • CBS News Promotes Pornography on Sunday Morning Show

    06/23/2013 9:34:52 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Sunday, June 23, 2013 | Kristinn Taylor
    The CBS Sunday Morning Show broadcast a five-minute segment this Sunday featuring an elderly female pornography author complete with readings and graphic sex demonstrations with dolls. All this during a time in the morning when young children and families are either watching television or getting ready for church. Reporter Bill Geist traveled to 'small town America' in the Texas hill country to interview 76-year-old Desiree Holt (a pen name) about her prolific 'mommy porn' books (over 140 in the past six years.) The segment features Holt reading sex passages from her book with the worst language bleeped, but obvious.Holt was...
  • CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again'

    05/11/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies
    CBS Anchor: 'We Are Getting Big Stories Wrong, Over and Over Again' "Our house is on fire." Daniel Halper May 11, 2013 12:09 PM CBS anchor Scott Pelley said at a speech at Quinnipiac University that journalists "are getting big stories wrong, over and over again." "Our house is on fire," said Pelley. The video of Pelley's speech is courtesy of nowthisnews.com. "These have been a bad few months for journalism," he added. "We're getting the big stories wrong, over and over again." The CBS newsreader was quick to take at least partial blame. "Let me take the first arrow:...
  • CBS Apologizes for Anti-American Show

    03/25/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    CBS finally apologized Sunday night one week after the television show “Amazing Race” broadcast what critics called an “anti-American” segment that offended Vietnam War veterans. “We want to apologize to veterans – particularly those who served in Vietnam – as well as to their families and any viewers who were offended by the broadcast,” said host Phil Keoghan in a statement at the beginning of Sunday’s night’s episode. “All of us here have the most profound respect for the men and women who fight for our country.” The episode caused widespread outrage among war veterans. James Koutz, the national commander...
  • Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution

    01/27/2013 8:36:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution The U.S. Constitution - a document perhaps too revered, says Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman. (Library of Congress) (CBS News) Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Louis Michael Seidman, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University: I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both...
  • Can We Trust CNET Again After a Scandal This Shady?

    01/14/2013 6:19:27 PM PST · by nuconvert · 56 replies
    CNET, one of the Internet's first and most influential authorities on gadgets and tech news, watched its editorial integrity spiral out of control Monday, with staffers quitting and editors left to explain themselves in the wake of explosive new charges over its annual Consumer Electronics Show awards — a scandal, it would appear, that goes all the way to the top of its corporate umbrella, and could shake the entire ecosystem of online tech journalism.
  • Bret Baier: What President Obama really said in that '60 Minutes' interview about Benghazi

    11/05/2012 5:27:00 AM PST · by maggief · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ANALYSIS: Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline. In the interview, according to the latest portions, Obama would not say whether he thought the attack was terrorism. Yet he would later emphasize at a presidential debate that in the Rose Garden the same day, he had declared the attack an act of terror. That moment was one of the most intense exchanges...
  • Obama on Flexibility with Putin: Its Hard to Negotiate Additional Treaties When I'm Off Campaigning

    10/29/2012 9:50:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 44 replies
    cnsnews.com/ ^ | 10/29/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    President Barack Obama said the reason he told Russia’s Dimitry Medvedev back in March--more than seven months before this year's presidential election--that he would have “more flexibility” after the election to work with Russian leader Vladimir Putin was because he was too busy campaigning and doing other "stuff." “The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it’s hard to negotiate additional treaties when I’m off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff,” Obama said on Friday, explaining his open-mic comments with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev earlier this year. The president’s latest comments came during an...
  • CBS News Affiliate Calls 2012 Presidential Race for Barack Obama Weeks Ahead of Election

    10/21/2012 8:46:52 PM PDT · by Scotswife · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack Obama. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/21/cbs-news-affiliate-calls-2012-presidential-race-for-barack-obama-weeks-ahead-of-election/#ixzz29znvhrOk