Shepard Smith Lectures Conservatives on ‘Extreme’ Climate Change
November 27th, 2018 8:01 AM
Every now and then, anchor Shepard Smith seems to feel the need to distance himself from most of the other on-air personalities on the Fox News Channel, and Monday afternoon saw the latest incident. Unfortunately, this time Smith had the opportunity served up to him on a silver platter by the Trump Administration, which released a grim new report from 13 federal agencies on the Friday start to…
Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off, He Zings Her
October 14th, 2018 9:51 PM
During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying…
Stelter/Cupp: Trump Is Making the World a ‘Darker’ Place for Reporters
May 24th, 2018 12:19 AM
During Wednesday’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, CNN senior media reporter Brian Stelter and HLN host S.E. Cupp bought into Stahl’s questionable claims and used them to bash the President as a beacon to authoritarian dictators the world over. “So what I've been saying for 18 months is confirmed,” Cupp self-righteously declared. “President Trump's war on the media is…
Lesley Stahl: Dems Always Assume Press Is ‘On Their Side’
May 23rd, 2018 5:38 PM
During the same interview in which she recalled a supposed off-camera conversation with Donald Trump about his efforts to “discredit” the media, at Monday’s Deadline Club Awards Dinner, 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl also took Democrats to task for assuming “that reporters are on their side” and always expecting positive press coverage.
Irony: Williams Worries About Claims Trump Is Discrediting Journalism
May 23rd, 2018 12:20 PM
Journalists are freaking out over an alleged admission by Donald Trump that he attacks the press simply to “discredit” reporters and so that “no one will believe you.” CBS This Morning, CNN, ABC’s The View and MSNBC have all fretted over the quote.
CBS Hammers ‘Devout’ DeVos: ‘Most Hated Member’ of Trump Cabinet
March 12th, 2018 1:49 PM
60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl on Sunday hammered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, twice telling viewers that the “devout Christian” is the “most hated member of the Trump Cabinet.” The 13 minute segment was heavy on critics and those who despise DeVos. Stahl knocked the Education Secretary at every turn, bringing up her wealth and describing the journey “from…
1999: CBS Admitted Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Stop Columbine
February 22nd, 2018 1:29 PM
While liberal journalists are exploiting the Parkland shooting tragedy to get more gun control legislation, including another “assault weapons” ban, what they’re not telling their viewers is they know it won’t work. Or at least that’s what CBS News’s Lesley Stahl recognized way back in 1999, when she admitted that the 1994 assault weapons ban did nothing to…
CBS Softball to McCain: ‘You Worry’ Trump Is ‘Not Fit for the Office?'
September 25th, 2017 5:07 PM
60 Minutes journalist Lesley Stahl on Sunday offered a softball interview with John McCain, pressing the GOP senator who often votes against his own party as to whether it was Donald Trump has “has initiated divorce proceedings with Republicans.”
Lesley Stahl Frets That Courts Aren't Doing Enough to Thwart GOP
April 25th, 2017 6:16 PM
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, Samuel Johnson famously observed. And the courts become a desperate refuge for liberals after they lose an election, political observers inevitably witness. Practically as soon as "controversial" Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski was introduced on Sunday's 60 Minutes by reporter Lesley Stahl, you could see her pitch coming.
Stahl Hails ‘Unflinching Integrity’ of ‘Hero’ WashPost Publisher
April 18th, 2017 11:40 AM
Liberal journalists love other liberal journalists. Veteran CBS reporter Lesley Stahl talked to the New York Times on Sunday and praised the “unflinching integrity” of the late Katharine Graham. Graham was the publisher of the Washington Post for more than two decades, including during the Wategate era.
Notable Quotables: Special Media Meltdown Edition
November 21st, 2016 8:00 AM
In this November 21 edition of Notable Quotables, The media throw a collective fit over the election of Donald Trump. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews moans: “This is a different Earth today than it was 24 hours ago.” CNN’s Van Jones declares Trump’s victory was a “white-lash” against Barack Obama and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman compares Trump…
Bozell & Graham Column: '60 Minutes' Grills the New President
November 15th, 2016 11:06 PM
Donald Trump is a persistent critic of the media and is attacked for not granting them enough access. But there he was, three days after the election, the president-elect taping a long interview with CBS and 60 Minutes, where he could expect Lesley Stahl would push, push, push from the Left.
Stahl presented him as a terror for minorities. “I want to ask you all about something that's…
CBS’s Stahl Hounds Trump in Fear of Roe v. Wade Being Overturned
November 14th, 2016 11:19 AM
The long-awaited 60 Minutes interview of President-elect Donald Trump finally aired on CBS Sunday evening and featured long-time correspondent Lesley Stahl obsessing over the future of abortion under Trump by fretting about Roe v. Wade being overturned. Additionally, she attempted to press Trump on whether he’s concerned about all the people (translation: leftists) who are afraid…
Trump-Pounding Stahl of 2016 Doesn't Match Kerry-Puffing Stahl of 2004
July 18th, 2016 2:32 PM
While pundits start to evaluate how Donald Trump and Mike Pence performed on 60 Minutes over the weekend, let’s focus on how Lesley Stahl did. As one might expect, it was a lively debate (with all kinds of interruptions), and not a softball interview. That’s quite a contrast with how the same Lesley Stahl interviewed the Democratic ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards in 2004, and…