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When ‘60 Minutes’ Checks Its
Journalistic Skepticism at the Door

New York Times, by David Carr

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Posted By:toledo, 12/23/2013 8:10:57 AM

Last week, a study commissioned by the president concluded that the National Security Agency had reached too far into the private lives of Americans. The study, which came after a series of journalistic revelations exposing the agency’s surveillance practices, recommended numerous reforms that would curb the N.S.A.’s prerogatives. President Obama said he was “open to many” of the suggestions. It was exactly the kind of news-making moment that “60 Minutes” — America’s leading purveyor of serious television news — has often been responsible for creating. For more than four decades, the program has exposed C.I.A. abuses, rogue military contractors and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/23/2013 8:28:15 AM     (No. 9665277)

"America’s leading purveyor of serious television news"

OK, that´s more than annoying but, even worse, it claims there is a hierarchy of truth, levels of elites to genuflect before. More dishonest judgement from the self-appointed. I´d ask them all to leave but it looks like it will take more than that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ronbet, 12/23/2013 8:56:05 AM     (No. 9665317)

WOW! Barack Obama is not the only one smoking the choom.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/23/2013 8:59:58 AM     (No. 9665327)

Only the Times could gush like this (where´s the barf alert?):

Let’s stipulate that “60 Minutes” has been and continues to be a journalistic treasure, which just this year has done hard-hitting pieces on the damaging practices of credit report agencies, the high rate of suicide among returning veterans, and how tainted pain medication that caused fungal meningitis killed dozens and sickened hundreds.

"Journalistic treasure"? Leslie Stahl, her face newly hoisted and ironed, "interviewed" Susan Rice last night. We have not been watching 60 Minutes, but the segment on Amazon a week or so ago was so interesting, we thought we´d have a look.

Pathetic interview. Mainly leading questions so that Rice could deliver the Obamadministration´s talking points on national television. Rice was supposed to come across as a super-intelligent, super-educated, superwoman who, of course, has our security firmly in hand. Etc, etc, etc.

They could redub 60 Minutes the Weekly Obama Gazette.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/23/2013 9:02:22 AM     (No. 9665333)

It´s not journalism, it´s not skeptical and it´s not even 60 minutes long unless you count commercials.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ho72, 12/23/2013 9:21:13 AM     (No. 9665361)

So apparently the NYT sees 60 Minutes as the video version of itself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/23/2013 10:13:31 AM     (No. 9665415)

Fantastic. A former newspaper is now presenting as "news" the events and methods of a weekly television "news" show. A show that has been known - with great regularity - for checking their ETHICS at the door.

Spare me.

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