NewsBusters Podcast: A Sappy Rerun for Christine 'No Evidence' Ford

March 22nd, 2024 10:39 PM

Christine Blasey Ford provided what they call “no evidence” to back up her 2018 claim that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teens. Kavanaugh fiercely denied the charge. But CBS and ABC and NPR have provided sappy publicity for her new book – which provides no new evidence of her story.


CBS's Soft Hunter Biden Interview Downgrades Laptop Scandal to 'Rumor'

April 4th, 2021 12:20 PM

Hunter Biden’s new book deal landed him a sympathetic interview on this weekend’s CBS News Sunday Morning with correspondent Tracy Smith. While the interview alluded to various political scandals plaguing the younger Biden (namely the Burisma controversy, the laptop scandal, and an ongoing active investigation into his finances), it provided viewers with barely any information about…


Now It's Okay to Grill Hunter? 'Of Course' Laptop Could Have Been Mine

April 2nd, 2021 11:40 AM

Suddenly, now that Hunter Biden has a lucrative new book to promote, it’s okay to ask the son of Joe Biden basic questions about a missing laptop that may implicate the now-president in business dealing with China and Ukraine. CBS will have a pair of interviews with Hunter airing on Sunday and Monday morning. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday reacted to a preview of one by…

Willie Geist and Andrew Cuomo

Geist Grills Cuomo on COVID Failures, Then Asks if He’ll Be Biden’s AG

October 12th, 2020 5:11 PM

Viewers of Monday morning’s Today show could be forgiven if they experienced whiplash while watching fill-in co-host Willie Geist interview New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. While the anchor did repeatedly press the Democrat on his major failures in responding to the coronavirus, Geist wrapped up the exchange by wondering if Cuomo would accept a promotion to Attorney General of the…

CBS Celebrates ObamaCare Achieving Long-Held Liberal Goal

March 23rd, 2010 5:31 PM
Even before ObamaCare passed, on CBS's Sunday Morning reporter Tracy Smith touted the bill as the fulfillment of a century of liberal efforts: "After months of rancor in the streets, and histrionics in the halls of Congress, the vote takes place in just a few hours....if it feels like this long, angry, divisive debate over American health care has gone on practically forever – the fact is, it has…

He’s So Fine: CBS Early Show Explores ‘How Cool is “The Man” O

December 27th, 2008 10:39 PM
On Friday morning’s The Early Show on CBS, viewers were treated to what almost seemed like a parody of Barack Obama’s mainstream media paparazzi fawning over the Democratic President-elect, as the show ran a report exploring the question of "How cool is Obama?" and co-hosts Harry Smith and Tracy Smith referred to Obama as "the man" and "the epitome of cool," respectively. Audio of the classic…

CBS: ‘Does America Care’ About Edwards Affair

August 11th, 2008 6:22 PM
On CBS’s Sunday Morning, correspondent Tracy Smith reported on the news that John Edwards had cheated on his wife, but wondered: "I guess my question is, okay, sure, so it's going to be reported...But does America care at this point?" After political analyst Jeff Greenfield replied to her question with "sometimes," Smith cited poll numbers on the issue: "Yes, only sometimes. In a 2007 poll, 56…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Highlights Michelle Obama’s ‘View’ Appearan

June 19th, 2008 1:48 PM
On Thursday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Julie Chen teased an upcoming segment on Michelle Obama appearing on ABC’s "The View": "Also this morning, like Cindy McCain did this past spring, Michelle Obama co-hosted 'The View' yesterday. We're going to see how comfortable she was with the women of 'The View' and what she had to say on everything from sexism in politics to who does the housework in…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Valentine for Barack Obama

February 14th, 2008 3:06 PM
On Thursday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Harry Smith introduced a fawning segment on Barack Obama: "On the campaign trail, Barack Obama is often treated like a rock star. People wait hours just to hear him speak." The segment did not focus on campaign strategy or policy, but rather it focused entirely on Obama’s rhetoric as correspondent Tracy Smith touted MSNBC’s Chris Matthews being "thrilled"…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Praises ‘Amazing Grace’ of Elizabeth Edwards

January 31st, 2008 12:08 PM
On Thursday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Harry Smith continued the media’s love affair with John and Elizabeth Edwards following the former Senator dropping out of the presidential race: "John Edwards says he is stepping aside so 'history can blaze its path.' And it will tonight. Also this morning, we're going to look at the amazing grace of Elizabeth Edwards who has campaigned passionately beside…