NEW NewsBusters Podcast: A Completely Partisan Easter Weekend on CBS ‘Information’


CBS had fairly an Easter weekend. We’d name it one other “Equity Is Overrated” Weekend. CBS “Information” lurched from an embarrassing article that brazenly touted “3 methods corporations may also help battle Georgia’s new restrictive election legislation”…to pandering to Hunter Biden and his household….to slamming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a coronavirus exploiter. It was a wonderfully partisan lineup.

CBS got here below the gun even earlier than 60 Minutes aired for deceptively enhancing out elements of the battle between CBS correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi and Gov. DeSantis. The silliest part of this piece is when Alfonsi critically compares the vaccine rollout in Florida to….The Starvation Video games. 

Does anybody assume CBS would have been in Florida investigating vaccine distribution if Democrat Andrew Gillum had overwhelmed DeSantis in 2018? As an alternative, Gillum was discovered bare and unconscious, aligned with a male intercourse employee and a stash of crystal meth. 60 Minutes did not discover that fascinating. 

Hunter Biden drew two interviews on CBS, one with Tracy Smith on Sunday Morning and one with Anthony Mason for Monday’s CBS This Morning. This does not rely discussing the Tracy Smith interview on Friday’s morning present. 

The timing right here is blatantly self-interested. It’s information when the Bidens resolve it’s, when it’s time to money in….with a Simon and Schuster book, a division of CBS. They introduced this connection, however it nonetheless smells. It gave CBS each motive to squash the Hunter Biden story when the New York Publish was dropping bombshells final fall. On Monday, it is the #9 greatest vendor at Amazon.

Some really useful hyperlinks to associate with this chat: My MRC Particular Report on this present was Syrupy Minutes. Then there’s the sleazy 60 Minutes story on the e-book Lucky Son, the place creator J.H. Hatfield floated the wild allegation that George W. Bush was a cocaine vendor. Hatfield was uncovered as a person convicted in 1988 of paying a success man $5,000 to homicide his former boss with a automotive bomb. 

However 60 Minutes really posted this online: “Simply because he lied to his editors about being a convicted felon is not a ok motive for these editors to doubt his e-book, wherein he makes use of nameless sources to accuse George W. Bush of masking up an arrest for cocaine when he was a younger man.”

The host of this section was one Lesley Stahl, who final fall was telling Donald Trump there was no proof on Hunter Biden’s laptop computer that was value investigating. 

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