NBC and CBS Promote Michelle Obama's Year-Old Book With Softball Inter

May 8th, 2013 4:12 PM
On Wednesday's NBC Today, news reader Natalie Morales touted a "Today exclusive" with Michelle Obama, playing a clip of a "wide-ranging conversation" between the First Lady and Kelly Wallace of the NBC-owned iVillage website that amounted to little more than a friendly chat about current events and Obama's 2012 book, American Grown. On CBS's Sunday Morning, correspondent Lee Cowan conducted…

CBS: Levi Johnston Claims May ‘Shatter’ Palin’s ‘Conservative

September 3rd, 2009 3:33 PM
Teasing an upcoming segment on Thursday’s CBS Early Show about new attacks on Sarah Palin by the father of her grandson, Levi Johnston, co-host Maggie Rodriguez exclaimed: "And shocking allegations that could shatter former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s conservative family image. If she chooses to believe what Levi Johnston is saying." In the later report on Johnston’s Vanity Fair rant against…

CBS Reports Islamic Extremism in U.S. Prisons, No Mention of Gitmo Det

May 22nd, 2009 3:07 PM
At the top of Friday’s CBS Early Show co-host Julie Chen declared: "New details about that foiled terrorist plot in New York. Are American jails becoming breeding grounds for home-grown terrorists?" In the report that followed, correspondent Kelly Wallace explained: "Three of the suspects are U.S. citizens, all are Muslim. Three of the four are said to be jailhouse converts...One study estimates…

'Evening News' Lauds the Government Growth as 'Economic Bright Spot

May 19th, 2009 10:32 AM
You know the era of big government is alive and well when you see a mainstream news outlet praise the growth of the public sector as a "bright spot." Leading up to and throughout the 2008 national election cycle, CBS News was generally downbeat on the economy, even when times were much better than they are currently. However, now that government has taken a much larger role in the private…

CBS’s Kelly Wallace Issues Press Release On Obama Stimulus Plan

January 8th, 2009 4:10 PM
In a news report that sounded like an Obama campaign commercial, CBS Early Show correspondent Kelly Wallace declared: "Facing the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression, the Obama Administration is asking for the biggest stimulus plan in history. An estimated $775 billion to prop up a very sick economy." In the report, Wallace cited Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for Global…

CBS: High Gas Prices Deadly For Sick & Elderly

July 9th, 2008 5:06 PM
On Wednesday's CBS "Early Show," co-host Russ Mitchell declared: "The high cost of gas is hurting everyone these days. Families, businesses, and even charities. Many organizations that deliver food to the sick and elderly are being hit extra hard." In the report that followed, correspondent Kelly Wallace went even further: "In one rural California case, according to the president of Meals on…

CBS & NBC Relay El Baradei's 'Ball of Fire' Warning Vs. Israel Attacki

June 22nd, 2008 10:31 PM

Media Conflicted About FDA Investigation into Singulair

March 28th, 2008 5:59 PM

'Credit Crunch' More Worrisome to CBS than Inflation

August 8th, 2007 6:24 PM

Networks Fret Over Agenda Murdoch Will 'Impose' on Wall Street Journal

July 31st, 2007 10:17 PM
Though many journalists impose their views regularly in biased political coverage, and last year the New York Times publisher made clear his left-wing world view, on Tuesday night the broadcast networks framed Rupert Murdoch's acquisition of the Wall Street Journal around what agenda the “controversial” Murdoch will “impose.” That matches the “fear” expressed in online journalism forums and media…

Nets Barely Notice Surge in GDP Growth as They Focus on Dow Plunge

July 27th, 2007 9:50 PM
The ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts on Friday all devoted full stories to the fall in the stock market, touted as “the worst two-day point drop for the Dow in five years,” but barely had time for a sentence about the 3.4 percent second quarter jump in the GDP, the biggest in over a year. In fact, neither ABC nor NBC cited the specific 3.4 percent rise in the Gross Domestic Product, the measure…