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60 Minutes Has a
Really Bad Year

National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:drive, 12/18/2013 12:29:11 PM

What happened to 60 Minutes? That’s the question many of the show’s viewers are asking themselves as the show winds down its worst year since the scandal that rocked CBS News nearly a decade ago and forced Dan Rather into retirement. The program rankled critics on Sunday with a two-segment piece on the National Security Agency’s post-9/11 surveillance operations. This time, it was the reporter himself who raised eyebrows: CBS sent senior correspondent John Miller, who has flitted in and out of the law and intelligence communities throughout his career, to sit down with NSA chief Keith Alexander. Miller has served stints

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/18/2013 12:34:04 PM     (No. 9658851)

I haven´t watched 60 Minutes in decades. 40 years ago I watched it every Sunday. Not anymore. Can´t be trusted.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gem1400, 12/18/2013 1:19:52 PM     (No. 9658902)

I gave up on 60 minutes when they got caught rigging a pickup truck to explode to "prove" that the gas tank was unsafe in an accident. They couldn´t actually make the tank flame so they rigged it and then claimed that the resulting fire was "spontaneous". That was 86 for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Raristotle, 12/18/2013 1:26:59 PM     (No. 9658906)

I have followed the stories that appeared on 60 Minutes since 2006 (while usually never watching it). 60 Minutes, in 7 years, has had only one story that can be construed as remotely negative toward the Left or Obama, the recent Benghazi story which they ultimately disavowed. I believe this has something to do with why 60 Minutes is failing. At one point--say the late 1970´s and early 1980´s--a viewer had no alternatives at 7 PM on a Sunday night. Now? They have hundreds of alternatives, and half of the audience realizes that they don´t necessarily like blatent propaganda shoved down their throats. What´s happening to 60 Minutes is what´s happening to the rest of the media.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/18/2013 1:28:26 PM     (No. 9658908)

#2, that wasn´t 60 Minutes who did that. It was either Dateline NBC or 20/20. Irregardless, 60 Minutes is so biased and unabashedly pro-Barack and anti-conservative that it isn´t worthwhile.

Back in the day when Mike Wallace would show up with a camera crew and relentlessly grill people until they spilled the truth, it was a great show.

Another great moment: the late Ed Bradley´s famous question to Kathleen Willey [an unfortunate name] about her ´encounter´ with Bubba Clinton: "Was he AROUSED???"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: joew9, 12/18/2013 1:39:22 PM     (No. 9658916)

#2 and #4.
But it was 60 minutes that did the hyper exaggerated Alar on apples scare that put many apple producers out of business.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 12/18/2013 2:09:06 PM     (No. 9658956)

The network name says it all. See BS. A total waste of time. They went along with all of Obama´s lies about Healthcare and told no one. They covered for that lying slimeball.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky4, 12/18/2013 2:34:26 PM     (No. 9658994)

They earned every bad thing that happens to them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/18/2013 3:17:12 PM     (No. 9659047)

For me, they´ve been history for about 15 years. Same with CBS news.
The last time I watched CBS news was when Dan Blabber referred to the Supreme Court ruling against Gore´s challenges in Florida as a "stupefying decision."

CBS = Constant Bull Scat.

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