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CBS anchor Pelley:
Journalism´s house is on fire

Associated Press, by David Bauder

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/11/2013 3:52:34 PM

NEW YORK— Top CBS News anchor Scott Pelley delivered a tongue-lashing to fellow journalists on Friday, urging them to worry less about the "vanity" of being first on a story and more about being right. "This has been a bad few months for journalism," Pelley said. "We´re getting the big stories wrong over and over again." The "CBS Evening News" anchor made the criticism while accepting a journalism award named for broadcast executive Fred Friendly from Quinnipiac University. He didn´t exempt himself, noting that during early reporting of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre last December he mistakenly reported

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/11/2013 3:55:19 PM     (No. 9321877)

AND the news anchors are the LAST to know.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/11/2013 3:56:03 PM     (No. 9321879)

Wow, what a clever way to write this story without once mentioning Sharyl Atkinsson.

/s off/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: surgedr, 5/11/2013 4:05:28 PM     (No. 9321890)

Translation: Everyone should wait till nobody cares about the story anymore and then we can decide not to report it at all!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: avikingman, 5/11/2013 4:05:32 PM     (No. 9321891)

Knee deep in the crap he´s been shoveling from CBS for years, he belatedly discovers that when you´re in a hole the best thing to do is stop digging.

Crocodile tears. Phony.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/11/2013 4:06:33 PM     (No. 9321892)

Take off your partisan blinders and you will be shocked at what is happening to America. In the end you will be blamed and held responsible.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 5/11/2013 4:08:47 PM     (No. 9321894)

No, first or last is not primary, correct or correct is important, but PARTISANSHIP on behalf of a corrupt Administration is INEXCUSABLE> and THAT is what has been occurring for almost 5 years. The primary job of a media outlet is to keep a Government honest, and not only has that been almost totally missing, but media outlets are actually promoting the Administration propaganda, either by omission or commission.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dcomd, 5/11/2013 4:15:18 PM     (No. 9321898)

Those who can: do.

Those who can´t: teach.

Those who can´t teach: become journalists.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MindMadeUp, 5/11/2013 4:16:21 PM     (No. 9321900)

#3 has the underlying message: Don´t report on things like Benghazi until the Democrat cover story is well developed and you can "report" that as fact. Then justify the delay on journalistic principles.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 5/11/2013 4:23:57 PM     (No. 9321909)

If Ed Murrow reported today for CBS, he would be extolling the autobahns Hitler built and how Auschwitz totally operated on bio-fuels.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: joew9, 5/11/2013 4:26:45 PM     (No. 9321911)

They are waiting on Benghazi to make sure they get all the facts exactly correct so the 2050 Britannica encyclopedia will have the correct facts. And people in the future will say I wonder what the public would have done if they had only known this?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: plumnellie, 5/11/2013 4:28:00 PM     (No. 9321913)

Thanks to insightful posters. I not connect the dots. Feel silly thinking we had a small opening into a dawning truth to be found in the msm. Should have realized he was digging at the only real truth seeker at CBS. The tar pits are too good for all biased ´journalists´. I really would love to see a wave of young lean and hungry men and women flood the media with go get um stories about the corruption in government...Dem and Repub alike. Not holding my breath.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 5/11/2013 4:30:42 PM     (No. 9321916)

FTA "Kurtz had written that Collins, who made headlines by being the first active player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues to come out as gay, had hidden a previous engagement to a woman in his announcement. In fact, Collins revealed the engagement in his first-person Sports Illustrated story and in a subsequent ABC interview."

Where is the outrage for the risk to his fiancee for his infidelities? Why aren´t media figures/celebrity hosts, including Oprah, pushing this aspect of the story?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jinx, 5/11/2013 4:32:26 PM     (No. 9321917)

Did he mention how journalists today omit news in order to protect the President. They have made fools of themselves in order to keep Hillary out of jail for lying to Congress. Of course she did not take an oath not to lie but what does that matter. I don´t trust today´s journalists or the MSM.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344, 5/11/2013 4:45:22 PM     (No. 9321929)

I miss Paul Harvey.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 5/11/2013 4:53:58 PM     (No. 9321932)

Scott: It´s not about rushing hastily to the story -- although you guys did that with the youtube video after Benghazi; it´s that reporters aren´t getting the story at all if it doesn´t fit their Peter Pan worldview. Grow up.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/11/2013 4:57:57 PM     (No. 9321936)

He should notice that it has been a few bad years, not months, for journalism. Or a few decades.

And make that for US journalism which supposedly has the most freedom in the world.

The rot is deep.

IMO the rank, best to worst, is CBS, ABC, NBC, CBS sometimes is worthwhile, ABC only by accident, NBC never.

PBS, APR, and NPR should not be called news.

FOX at least tries to balance. Mistakes are made. Like hiring Juan Williams.

I watch foreign news. It has problems too. But they are less inclined to worship Obama or Democrats or Washington.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 5/11/2013 5:07:47 PM     (No. 9321943)

I´m tired of watching Pelley get interviewed on local TV every time he comes to visit relatives. He is treated like some sort of rock star. It´s disgusting. The man stands for everything this state stands against. Yuck!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: uno, 5/11/2013 5:27:05 PM     (No. 9321958)

It is possible to be right and first. You just have to find the pistascios to stick yer neck out. But just in case you can´t find ´em, here´s a hot tip for ya Scott: All you have to do is follow Drudge to first one in yer knee-pad bunch of liberal, boot-licking groupies!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lee333, 5/11/2013 6:03:48 PM     (No. 9321977)



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Reply 20 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 5/11/2013 6:15:26 PM     (No. 9321983)

Every so often a "news reader" tells the unwashed masses of the errors of the MSM ways (bias, missed stories,wrong information . . ) and within a few minutes goes back to the same old liberal ways of doing their business!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: steveracer, 5/11/2013 6:24:44 PM     (No. 9321990)

Scottie, how about being thorough and tenacious for starters.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/11/2013 6:28:26 PM     (No. 9321996)

Scott Pelley? He has put out more phony stories - with appropriate long face and sad tone or a moralistic "tsk, tsk" - than many others.

Definitely a pot or a kettle. Sooty.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 5/11/2013 6:58:29 PM     (No. 9322021)

Been on fire since 2008. So they are smelling the smoldering smoke now? Geez, the place is in ashes.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: flatwater, 5/11/2013 7:17:23 PM     (No. 9322029)

The Associated Press spent much of last week issuing articles mocking the GOP for continuing to ask questions about Benghazi....

The AP isn´t a credible news source. Neither is Scott Pelley.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/11/2013 7:51:09 PM     (No. 9322050)

He acts like this has been some kind of big unintentional oopsie! for him and his fellow journalists when nothing could have been further from the truth. This is what they get when they fail to tell the truth and give us the facts. Give up the agendas Mr. Pelley and maybe you all have a chance. We are a forgiving nation, how else do you explain Mark Sanford winning election again?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/11/2013 8:09:54 PM     (No. 9322066)

Can´t wait for all of the Pravda media to meet it´s end. I suspect, as another L-dotter mentioned, that stimulus money went to the major networks to keep them afloat. Therefore, they owe the current administration.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 5/11/2013 8:40:36 PM     (No. 9322078)

Ha-ha-ha!

I saw the headline and thought Scotty was apologizing for being a leftist suckup - - but no - - that isn´t nearly the case.

Scotty criticizes the leftist media for screwing up the Newtown, Jason Collins, and Boston bombing stories - - but says not a word about Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the IRS political witch hunt,- - or anything else involving the corrupt and incompetent Zippy adminstration.

Pelley was, is - - and probably always will remain - - a leftist propaganda sock puppet.

Pathetic.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Axeman, 5/12/2013 12:16:45 AM     (No. 9322228)

The fire started during Slick Willy´s reign. The ashes are starting to go cold now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Dems R Dumm, 5/12/2013 12:44:31 AM     (No. 9322243)

Welcome to the party Scotty boy. There´s just too many ways for us peons to check on the bilge that the LSM puts out as the truth. It has been going on for a few decades, at least since Walter Cronkite went to Vietnam.

How ´bout you guys start outing the liars that are feeding you the bad information, and get rid of upper management & the complicit anchors if they want you to ´shape´ stories to fit someone´s agenda. It´s always best to tell the truth the first time around and a lot less embarrassing.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/12/2013 1:20:52 AM     (No. 9322257)

"If you´re wrong, no one is ever going to forget."

They won´t even notice, Scott, if you´re all covering up for some democrat.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 5/12/2013 5:10:39 AM     (No. 9322306)

There are a few journalists that work for major news organizations who are true to their profession. However, the real journalists and, consequently, the real news is found on the internet. More and more people are abandoning the traditional news sources and are turning to the "alternative" for their news. People like Lucianne, Glenn Beck, and all the bloggers have figured it out.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Japanorama, 5/12/2013 5:57:00 AM     (No. 9322323)

Don´t watch them. Never will.
Thank the U.S. taxpayers for funding development of the Internet, and delivering us from the tight clutches of liberal journalists.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/12/2013 6:12:03 AM     (No. 9322328)

Maybe they should quit parroting what lies the WH wants them to say. Sibling to sibling has basically destroyed the drive-by Pravda.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 5/12/2013 11:38:27 AM     (No. 9322726)

CBS . . . Rather, Pelley and now a reporter that may actually want to report objective news and may get canned . . . very smelly, very smelly indeed!

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Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,

President Obama got elected
on competency. Now people
are starting to wonder.

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 4:57:05 PM     Post Reply
On Tuesday night two things happened. 1. A trio of Secret Service agents were sent home from Amsterdam after one was found passed out drunk in a hotel hallway. 2. The Obama Administration announced (another) extension of the enrollment deadline for Obamacare signups. At first glance, these two events have little in common with one another. But, modern politics is all about narratives and storylines. And, both of these events confirm a growing concern from the public about President Obama: That he´s just not up to governing his administration and, by extension, the country, effectively.

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed
Because ‘People Are Not Educated
About How to Use the Internet’

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2014 1:47:46 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.” “There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and


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