Face the Nation Fails to Probe Fed Official on Six-Week Lockdown Idea
August 3rd, 2020 12:24 PM
The localized lockdowns weren’t bad enough. Filling in for Margaret Brennan on the show he used to helm, John Dickerson failed to push back on Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari’s proposal that the entire country go into a month-long national economic shutdown. GDP fell 9.5 percent in the second quarter, and at least “30 million” are unemployed, in-part…
Colbert & Dickerson Slam Trump’s ‘Barbarism,’ Hail Biden’s ‘Honesty’
June 16th, 2020 1:45 PM
On Monday night’s Late Show, host Stephen Colbert and 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson hoped that Joe Biden’s “honesty” would turn America away from the “demagoguery” and “barbarism” of President Trump. They both seemed to forget how Biden’s first presidential campaign self-destructed in the midst of a plagiarism scandal.
CBS on History: Will ‘Divisive’ Trump ‘Hold Back’ Progress?
June 15th, 2020 12:18 PM
CBS journalist John Dickerson has written a new history of the presidency. Naturally, This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil brought on Dickerson to use The Hardest Job in the World as a way to bash Donald Trump. Dokoupil critiqued, “There's an FDR quote I think we can begin with. He says, ‘I can only go as fast as the people will let me.’ We're in a moment now where it seems the…
CBS Shows ‘Devastating Toll’ of Corona on Nursing Homes, No Cuomo
May 18th, 2020 5:30 PM
Monday's CBS This Morning on Monday highlighted the “devastating toll” the coronavirus is having on nursing homes in this country, noting that 28,000 deaths are connected to nursing homes. What wasn’t mentioned at all in the four minute-plus segment? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous decision to send COVID patients to nursing homes. Somehow, that…
CBS Poll: Viewers Feel ‘Nervous’ After Watching Dem Debate
February 26th, 2020 3:26 PM
At the opening of Wednesday’s CBS This Morning, co-host Anthony Mason touted a new poll conducted by the network immediately following Tuesday night’s chaotic Democratic Debate. The survey of “Democratic debate watchers” found that 47% felt “nervous” about the field of 2020 candidates after watching the free-for-all.
CBS HAILS ‘Showman’ Trump’s ‘Restrained’ SOTU as ‘Morning in America’
February 5th, 2020 1:26 AM
What was going on CBS Tuesday night during the State of the Union? In their post-speech reactions, CBS journalists praised the “master showman” President’s “incredible remarks” that, while “restrained,” showcased “a strong record on the economy” and “emotionally compelling stories” about “great Americans.” Even…
Late Night Liberals: Colbert and Dickerson Cheer Massive Tax Increase
November 8th, 2019 5:58 PM
All Americans love when millionaire television hosts preach forced wealth redistribution from their ivory towers, right? This is the latest liberal cause late night host Stephen Colbert advocated for on Thursday’s Late Show, during an interview with CBS’s John Dickerson.
On Impeachment, CBS Chides Voters Seeking ‘Preferred Media’
November 4th, 2019 1:00 PM
The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday fretted that, unlike past impeachments, voters aren’t paying attention to the warnings of the mainstream media. Instead, John Dickerson worried they are “going to their preferred media outlets seeking affirmation rather than information.” This Morning co-host Anthony Mason lamented, “You go back to Nixon. And I think…
CBS: No ‘Shared Set of Facts’ Could Lead to ‘Constitutional Crisis'
October 11th, 2019 1:38 PM
60 Minutes journalist John Dickerson on Friday blamed a lack of a “common set of facts” and social media that “allows different information” for “destroying institutions” and leading to a possible constitutional crisis in America. Dickerson appeared on CBS This Morning to contrast the impeachments of Nixon and Clinton with that of Donald Trump. Offering a…
NBC Joins CBS, Omits Inconvenient Tidbit on Climate Change Teen’s Ship
August 29th, 2019 12:25 AM
Wednesday’s CBS This Morning gave another glowing segment to Swede and climate change teen Greta Thunberg, but as my colleague Scott Whitlock noted, they failed to include an embarrassing tidbit that, while the teen sailed on a zero emissions-boat across the Atlantic to New York for a United Nations conference, two individuals are being flown across the Atlantic to retrieve the boat.
Blind Spot: ABC/NBC Skip Raids, Corruption Probe of Auto Union Bosses
August 28th, 2019 8:28 PM
Credit where it’s due: During Wednesday’s evening newscasts, CBS Evening News was the only network news program to report on the FBI’s expansive raids of current and former leaders of the United Auto Workers union. The corruption probe had been going on for four years and netted numerous convictions. Despite all of that, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News…
CBS Rips De Blasio 2020 Campaign: Answer to Question No One Asked
May 16th, 2019 11:15 PM
As the saying goes, “all politics is local.” That sentiment seemed to seep into CBS News’s Thursday reports on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio throwing his hat into the 2020 race. In both flagship morning and evening newscasts, anchors and reporters alike mocked the Democratic candidate. During CBS This Morning, co-host John Dickerson quipped: “Bill de Blasio is the answer…
Nets Hype Democrat Hissy Fits After Alabama Passes Abortion Ban
May 15th, 2019 10:48 AM
Wednesday morning the big three networks fretted over another comprehensive pro-life bill that was passed in the Alabama Senate last night, that would punish doctors who perform abortions or related activities during any stage of pregnancy for any reason other than saving the life of the mother. The bill’s Republican sponsor hopes to force the Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade. Instead…
Iran-Friendly NBC Skeptical Their Buddies Behind 'So-Called Sabotage'
May 13th, 2019 9:23 PM
It seems that in the eyes of NBC News, the evil Iranian regime can do no wrong even as all the evidence points to their involvement in the sabotage (via explosives) of four oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Despite U.S. warnings over a week ago about such attacks from Iran or its proxies, Monday's NBC Nightly News projected skepticism with anchor Lester Holt calling the explosions “…