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  • Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

    12/09/2018 2:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    [CUT - On Bill Barr:] "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make. I generally do not support nominees, for the most part, unless I know them personally [CUT - On Heather Nauert:] “Does she have detailed...
  • CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault

    12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft. The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be...
  • CBS' Garrett: More access to Trump than Obama, Bush, 'we see him all the time'

    10/10/2018 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Pollard · 24 replies
    Washintong Examiner ^ | October 09, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett doesn’t buy the portrayal of President Trump as an enemy of the media and a chief executive who has eliminated access for journalists. “He loves us, and he hates us, and he loves us,” he said with a laugh. “There is more access to this president than there was to Obama. We see him all the time. He takes questions a lot,” Garrett said. “We see him and interact with him and punch in questions with far more frequency than with Obama. Probably more so than for W. Bush,” he added. Much more a...
  • Wait, When Did They Bring Back Murphy Brown?

    11/29/2018 6:42:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Nov 2018 | Jim Treacher
    If you're old enough to remember 1988, you know it was a terrific year for sitcoms. The Cosby Show was the #1 show in America, and Roseanne was hot on its heels. Cheers, The Golden Girls, Night Court, The Wonder Years -- it was a great time for comedy. And in addition to all those classics, another show also premiered that year: Murphy Brown. Based on my meticulous research 30 seconds of Googling and my vague memories from 30 years ago, Murphy Brown was an ensemble workplace comedy about a TV journalist who yelled a lot, and it was funny...
  • Diane English "we are not cancelled. But we will have to wait until spring to hear... "

    11/29/2018 8:22:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Diane English twitter ^ | November 29, 2018
    Hi again, guys. No, we are not cancelled. But we will have to wait until spring to hear if we are renewed for another season of 13. Thank you for being such a loyal audience. We shoot episode 13 tomorrow. Meanwhile you have four more episodes to enjoy starting with tonight.
  • 'Murphy Brown,' 'Happy Together' to End After Initial Orders on CBS

    11/29/2018 6:33:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/28/2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    A day after doubling down on unscripted fare come January, the network is firming up its comedy slate for 2019, with its Murphy Brown reboot and Damon Wayans Jr. vehicle Happy Together both ending their respective runs after their initial 13-episode orders.
  • Another Hate-Trump Show Cancelled: Murphy Brown

    11/29/2018 7:23:53 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11/28/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, look at this, folks. CBS has canceled Murphy Brown. Historic low ratings. CBS is saying (paraphrasing), “Hey, there’s no news here. We’re canceling it after 13 weeks. It was only a 13-week order. So we’re just not renewing it. We’re not canceling anything.” That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it. You know as well as I do that if Murphy Brown had been a hit, that they’d be trying to do another Roseanne version of it except not get rid of Candace Bergen. So another “We hate Trump” comedy down the tubes, Murphy Brown, and they’ve canceled...
  • GM bought back $10 billion in stock since 2015, double what job cuts will save

    11/28/2018 8:28:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Irina Ivanova
    When General Motors announced it was cutting up to 14,000 jobs and idling five automotive plants, it justified the massive cuts by citing long-term savings. The cuts would free up $6 billion in cash, for a net savings of $4.5 billion in cash by 2020. The move will "make General Motors more agile, resilient and profitable" while the economy's still revving, CEO Mary Barra told investors Monday. Wall Street seemed to believe her, with GM's stock rising nearly 5 percent and one analyst on the call congratulating her "on getting in front of the curve here." But GM hasn't exactly...
  • Leftists Pack Bob McNair Obit with Snark

    11/26/2018 8:00:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, passed away on Friday, I believe. I only met him one time on the golf course. I didn’t know him at all. He had been battling melanoma and I think leukemia for 20 years. Two or three years ago they thought that he had gone into remission and was cancer free. But he succumbed to the disease. He was 81. He was a genuinely self-made guy. He was born in Tampa and arrived in Houston with 700 bucks in his pocket. This is a true story. He got to Houston during...
  • Trump: 60 Minutes did a phony story about child separation when we had the same policy as Obama

    11/25/2018 6:51:21 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 25, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    @60Minutes did a phony story about child separation when they know we had the exact same policy as the Obama Administration. In fact a picture of children in jails was used by other Fake Media to show how bad (cruel) we are, but it was in 2014 during O years. Obama separated.... ....children from parents, as did Bush etc., because that is the policy and law. I tried to keep them together but the problem is, when you do that, vast numbers of additional people storm the Border. So with Obama seperation is fine, but with Trump it’s not. Fake...
  • Abrams Campaign Manager Touts Support From Rather, Scarborough

    11/15/2018 7:13:07 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning to defend Democrat Stacey Abrams’ refusal to concede the race for governor in Georgia and hurl accusations of voter suppression against Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo touted support from disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and MSNBC’s own Joe Scarborough. . . "GROH-WARGO: And that is a very clear effort really exposing these issues. Because here’s the deal, whatever happens with our campaign, we’ve got to fix the system here in Georgia."
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | BY BO ERICKSON, PAULA REID AND CLARE HYMES / CBS NEWS
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...
  • CBS, NBC Celebrate Win for Dem Accused of Anti-Semitism, Downplay Diversity of GOP Winners

    11/08/2018 9:20:01 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/7/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In the midst of their midterm results coverage on Wednesday, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News touted the diversity of the Democratic Party’s field of winners. But in the process, they celebrated the election of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The problem? She’s been accused of anti-Semitism because of her anti-Israel stance. In a November 2012 tweet, Omar lashed out at the Jewish state of Israel by playing on anti-Jewish tropes. “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel” she wrote. And in a...
  • 2018 midterm election is a "referendum on us," political experts say

    11/06/2018 12:08:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | November 6, 2018
    Many consider today's midterm election a referendum on President Trump, but one Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says otherwise. "I think it's a collective mirror on us, who we vote as our leaders, where we are going as a country, what are our values," Doris Kearns Goodwin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." CBS News contributor and former "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer agreed. "President Trump has made this, he wants it to be, a referendum on him. I mean, he thinks most things are a referendum on him. But that is beside the point," Schieffer said. "I think it's a...
  • Lame ‘Murphy Brown’ Hits at Trump for Lying '5,247 Times' in Office

    10/26/2018 3:04:18 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 30 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | October 26, 2018 12:58 AM EDT | Karen Townsend
    The reboot of Murphy Brown is getting old quick. It has become a boring, paint by numbers exercise in liberal vanity, with shots (both direct and veiled) at President Trump, Melania, the Trump Hotel, and, of course, Fox News. In the CBS show’s episode titled “The Girl Who Cried Wolf” airing October 25, Murphy Brown went to a frequent gag. Murphy (Candice Bergen) is forever in need of a new assistant and the show’s social media/tech guru comes up with a solution – an artificial intelligence one. Murphy is skeptical and then the techie, Pat (Nik Dodani), demonstrates by using...
  • Secret Service: Agent who blocked reporter questioning Kushner reacted to ‘abrupt movement’

    10/17/2018 6:30:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The Secret Service said Wednesday that an agent who blocked a reporter attempting to question senior White House adviser Jared Kushner was reacting to "an abrupt movement." "The actions of the special agent in this incident were in no way intended to impede those rights or the media’s access to a Secret Service protectee," the Secret Service said in a statement. "The actions were taken solely in response to an abrupt movement by an unknown individual who later identified themselves as a member of the media," the agency added. The Secret Service reviewed the Tuesday incident in which CBS News...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Beto O’Rourke the ‘Bobby Kennedy of Millennials’

    10/17/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.” . . CBS in early October hyped O’Rourke as a “rising star.” Sadly for journalists, the “rising star” is now losing by an average of seven points. Over on MSNBC, Wednesday, Eddie Glaude Jr predicted an O’Rourke victory, adding, “If not, then I'll just reach for my Jamieson bottle.”
  • Monica Lewinsky disagrees with Hillary on whether Bill Clinton's affair was an 'abuse of power'

    10/15/2018 10:14:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/15/2018 | Alex Loxkie
    Hillary Clinton has defended her husband, Bill Clinton, over his affair with Monica Lewinsky by directly contradicting Lewinsky's characterization of what happened. In 1995, when Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern, she had multiple sexual encounters with the then-president, which he later lied under oath about. After the affair became public, Lewinsky was targeted by pundits belonging to both parties and reported feeling bullied to the point of feeling suicidal. Back in March, a few months into the #MeToo movement of women coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, mostly against powerful men, Lewinsky wrote that she had been...
  • Hillary Clinton: ‘The Way Trump Debated Me, It Was Imbued with Sexism’

    10/15/2018 12:00:21 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton complained the “way Trump debated” her was “imbued with sexism.” When asked if she really has a “file on sexism in politics,” Clinton said, “I do. I do. It’s a file that tells a somewhat sobering story about how hard it is to break through the mindsets that people have. And it is difficult for many people, not just men, a lot of women, to think, wait a minute, this woman is going to be a governor or a member of Congress or my mayor or...
  • ’60 Minutes’ Was Outmatched by Trump

    10/14/2018 11:07:46 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 173 replies
    Variety ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2018 | Daniel Daddario
    The President talked over Lesley Stahl in a relentless blast of rhetoric that seemed more rally than interview ......the President’s interview had effectively the same impact as a rally; it allowed him to bulldoze his chief enemy, the media, while airing his own points at ceaseless length..... Lesley Stahl’s interview with Trump was an undeniable get; he’d been scarce on mainstream media since around the time he appeared on tape with NBC’s Lester Holt and indicated he’d fired former FBI Director James Comey in part due to the Russia investigation. But the interview seemed governed by two motives, both of...