Forget "Sixty Minutes"--it took the geniuses over at Media Matters for America
(MMfA) all of about 60 seconds to pounce foolishly on the Breitbart TV video of CBS' Steve Kroft asking a question of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. MMfA immediately pronounced it a "Right-Wing" smear job.
Right-Wing's Pelosi Smear Ignores Historic Credit Card Reform Passed Under Her Watch
And MMfA didn't stop there. It was like watching a one-legged man off to the races, down the track of a newly discovered dastardly Right-Wing smear campaign in action:
Breitbart.tv: "60 Minutes Challenged Nancy Pelosi On Her Conflict Of Interest While Speaker And Facilitating Financial Reform While Being Involved With Credit Card Companies." The exchange was posted on Andrew Breitbart's Breitbart.tv website, promoting the notion that Pelosi faced a "conflict of interest" while overseeing credit card reform as Speaker:
From there, MMfA quickly circled the wagons around the former Speaker, desperate to show her as an innocent champion of the people against those evil credit card companies--one of which she seems to have invested with on favorable terms, despite relevant legislation making its way through the Congress she then led.
Fox Nation: "Pelosi Visibly Shaken When '60 Minutes' Confronts Her About Shady Investments." Fox Nation suggested that the exchange demonstrated that Pelosi had "shady investments":
Wall Street Journal: "Congress And The White House Are Taking Aim At Controversial Credit-Card Practices." In April 2009, The Wall Street Journal reported:
But what's this
McClatchy: "Consumers ... Would Get Strong New Protection" Under Credit Cardholders' Bill Of Rights. McClatchy reported in May 2009:
? Had they paused a moment to think, assuming they're capable of same, they might have discovered that Pelosi was not the only one questioned. We're still waiting for their valiant defense of current Speaker John Boehner given the same Right-Wing onslaught he's apparently now facing along with his predecessor. We'll update once MMfA gets around to figuring out whatever is actually going on, though, admittedly, that would be a first and may take a very, very long time.
In a curious nod to James O’Keefe-style guerrilla filmmaking, Steve Kroft of CBS’s 60 Minutes turned up at Capitol Hill press conferences yesterday with surprise questions for both House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).