Tag: Scott Pelley

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UPDATE: CBS Exec Fired After No Sympathy for ‘Republican Gun Toters’ Post

Hayley Geftman-Gold, who served as senior counsel for strategic transactions at CBS, was fired Monday afternoon by the network. In a social media post, Geftman-Gold wrote that, for partisan reasons, she is “not even sympathetic” to the 50-plus murdered and 400-plus hospitalized during Sunday’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

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Geller: The Third Man

Conspiracy theories bore me. They are an enormous waste of people’s time and energy, particularly now, at a time when conspiracy fact (i.e. the global jihad) is so overwhelming. You don’t need fairy tales when reality is so much more compelling. But something smells rotten in San Bernardino.

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Paul Ryan Hopes to Find ‘Common Ground’ with Obama

In an interview that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday, newly elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he hopes to lead a House of Representatives that is “functioning again.” “I think wiping the slate clean was about wiping

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Donald Trump: ‘Humane’ Deportation Plan for Illegal Immigrants ‘Will Work’

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump doubled down on his immigration plan with 60 Minutes’s Scott Pelley, who said Trump’s plan to deport roughly 11 million illegal immigrants isn’t practical. Trump said he will round up the illegal immigrants in a “humane way” and his plan is “practical” and “will work.”

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Watch: Trump Doubles Down on Reaction to Anti-Muslim Statement

Tuesday on the “CBS Evening News,” anchor Scott Pelley previewed a forthcoming interview with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump set to air on his network’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday. In the preview clip of that interview, Pelley pushed Trump on

White Males Make Nightly News Comeback

White Males Make Nightly News Comeback

America’s identity-politics’ obsessed news media went back to the future Wednesday with the announcement that white male David Muir would replace Diane Sawyer as the weeknight anchor of ABC World News.  Along with white male Brian Williams at NBC and

MSNBC's Chris Matthews the Least Likable News Anchor

MSNBC's Chris Matthews the Least Likable News Anchor

A ranking of 24 news personalities found CBS’ Scott Pelley the most likable anchor while MSNBC’s Chris Matthews ran dead last just behind fellow MSNBC host Alex Wagner. The ranking is based on Q scores, a numerical value based on

Schwarzenegger: Change Constitution So I Can Run For President

Schwarzenegger: Change Constitution So I Can Run For President

Sources tell the New York Post that former California Governor is seriously lobbying for a change to the constitution so that he can move to the White House:  “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules

CBS Anchor Scott Pelley Forced to Apologize to Staff

CBS Anchor Scott Pelley Forced to Apologize to Staff

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley has had a pretty rough month — I mean, other than being the top guy at a laughingstock news network. First, he was caught fudging the ratings for Fox News; then the New York

CBS's Scott Pelley Underestimates Fox News Ratings by 90%

CBS's Scott Pelley Underestimates Fox News Ratings by 90%

In a recent interview, CBS Evening News host Scott Pelley said that he thinks that Fox News really doesn’t have very many viewers–underestimating the network’s actual ratings by about 90 percent. Pelley told Deadline Hollywood that Fox might have perhaps

Scott Pelley: Is Collins Jackie Robinson?

Scott Pelley: Is Collins Jackie Robinson?

After NBA basketball player Jason Collins came out on Monday, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley asked CBS Sports anchor James Brown this question: “Is this a Jackie Robinson moment?” Brown, in response to the question, said Pelley’s comparison was a “fair

Networks Plan Extended Coverage of Boston Manhunt

Networks Plan Extended Coverage of Boston Manhunt

TV Newser rounds up the evolving coverage plans of the Boston Manhunt by the major broadcast and cable networks. A police source told NBC News that the manhunt could drag well into the weekend. If that proves to be the

Boehner Slams 'Outrageous' Move To Release Detained Immigrants

Boehner Slams 'Outrageous' Move To Release Detained Immigrants

CBS: House Speaker John Boehner tells Scott Pelley it’s “outrageous” that detained immigrants are being released from U.S. detention centers because of budget cuts from the pending sequester. For more on the interview, watch “The CBS Evening News.”

Media Taking Care in Early Election Coverage

Media Taking Care in Early Election Coverage

(AP) – In an impatient age of social media and instant communication, a close presidential election on Tuesday forced patience upon an army of journalists anxious for answers. Hours after some of the first polls closed, news organizations said most

Obama: 'A Flash Of Pure Fury' Over Budget

Obama: 'A Flash Of Pure Fury' Over Budget

CBS News: President Obama revealed quite a temper when budget talks were failing last year, according to a new book by Bob Woodward. Scott Pelley asks the President about a conversation he had with House Speaker John Boehner.

Obama: No Bipartisanship Without Tax Increases

Obama: No Bipartisanship Without Tax Increases

This morning on CBS’ Face the Nation, President Obama made clear that the centerpiece of his entire presidential campaign will be his Ahab-like quest to raise Americans’ taxes. Last year, Republicans signaled they were willing to raise some taxes in

Analysis: Partial Victory, Partial Defeat For AZ

Analysis: Partial Victory, Partial Defeat For AZ

The Supreme Court struck down three provisions of Arizona’s immigration law while upholding one other provision. To understand this better, Scott Pelley spoke with NYU law professor Richard Pildes on what the court’s decision means for law enforcement.

MSM Ignores CBO Report on Doubled Obamacare Costs

MSM Ignores CBO Report on Doubled Obamacare Costs

We all know network nightly newscasts are bad, but just how bad are they? The Congressional Budget Office released new cost estimates for Obamacare and, surprise, surprise, they’re about double what they said they would be when Democrats arm-twisted, bribed and lied