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Scott Pelley: D.C. Attack on Congressmen
Was ´to Some Degree Self-Inflicted´

NewsBusters, by Tom Blumer

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/19/2017 4:57:24 PM

Thursday evening, CBS´s Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network´s Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that "It´s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted." It´s clear from Pelley´s subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are "Yes." It´s equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right. Here is Pelley´s full commentary: Transcript below: It´s time to ask whether the attack on

Just when you think they couldn´t get worse. It is breathtaking and reprehensible that the horrific attack had only happened the day before. What a vile, despicable worm Pelley is. I guess he had to get in a good dig before his last day. I´m glad he´s gone, not that I ever watched that filthy hack anyway. This will probably enable him to get lots of job offers. The leftists in the media love snarky, inappropriate remarks like he made..


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 6/19/2017 5:04:21 PM     (No. 11291488)

Pelley isn´t even worth commenting about.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 6/19/2017 5:04:26 PM     (No. 11291489)

Using the same logic Scott Pelley had better watch his back.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Shucky, 6/19/2017 5:05:22 PM     (No. 11291491)

Justifying and thereby inciting the assassination of elected representatives.

His comment is sedition.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/19/2017 5:08:16 PM     (No. 11291497)

That gives implicit permission for the next rabid Bernie Sanders supporter to open fire on Republicans.
That is the most disgusting thing a news anchor said since the night of 9/11/01, when ABC accused President Bush of cowardice for not flying back to D.C. immediately. (The Secret Service would not allow it.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ocho reales, 6/19/2017 5:11:10 PM     (No. 11291506)

Pelley is a pompous, arrogant, oleaginous news commentator pretending to be Walter Cronkite or Tom Brokaw. I´m sure if we knew him personally we would find him totally reprehensible as a human being.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 6/19/2017 5:14:19 PM     (No. 11291510)

His comment falls flat....like his face.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/19/2017 5:34:00 PM     (No. 11291539)

No, it was a crazy guy from Illinois.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche, 6/19/2017 5:50:53 PM     (No. 11291572)

It takes a special person, dare I say elite, to think like this. If you can´t follow Pelley´s tortured logic, you don´t get into the club.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/19/2017 5:51:30 PM     (No. 11291574)

My God. There seems to be no limit to the disgusting level these people will sink to.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobn.t, 6/19/2017 5:58:54 PM     (No. 11291586)

You´re an absolute idiot.
Now go pound sand you worthless piece of Common Bullcrap Snorters (CBS).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 6/19/2017 6:12:51 PM     (No. 11291605)

These guys are festering boils, fill to bursting with hatred. They are sad, destructive, angry little people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MorningStar, 6/19/2017 6:39:08 PM     (No. 11291639)

Although I´m in agreement with the above posters, I also must take exception to Scott Pelley´s statement "It´s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable,.." The criminal assault wasn´t on the US Congress, it was specifically on the REPUBLICANS. Name me just ONE DEMOcrat?! Zero, Nada!! These news-casters are PATHETIC, and so POLITICALLY POLARIZING!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rosefenn, 6/19/2017 7:07:52 PM     (No. 11291683)

Do these networks really wonder why no one watches them anymore? Do they not realize why people stay away in droves?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: AlpineLace, 6/19/2017 7:20:44 PM     (No. 11291696)

I am ashamed that this man is from Texas.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56, 6/19/2017 7:24:16 PM     (No. 11291703)

You know what we need ... and probably only President Trump could pull this off.

Trump calls Pelley and says, I will give you a one-on-one LIVE interview for 10 or 12 minutes on 60 minutes, prime-time, whatever you want. Bring your camera crew into the Oval Office, and no holes barred.

Day of the interview, not only are there CBS cameras, but either WH or RNC cameras to record the program.

Before Scott can get into his "Why did you collude with Russia" styck, President Trump says -- on LIVE TV, "Scott, before we start, I´d like to ask you something."

"How dare you even hint that the attack on Congressman Scalise was "to some degree self-inflicted? Have you no shame?"

And then continue to keep him on the defensive for the entire time. Why is the fact that the Obama Regime used the IRS, intelligence agencies, and other groups to surveil and harass politican opponents not covered by your network or your news show? Why does the conflicts of interest of the Clintons approving the sale of 20% of uranium to a Russian firm whose principals contributed millions to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bill Clinton a half-million dollar fee for a short speech not reach the level of collusion?

Why does the fact that the Obama Regime told the Warmbler family to stay low while the government used "strategic patience," while their son was being used as a lab rat by the North Koreans not meet the bar for coverage by the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley?"

After about 5 minutes of this, I´d expect every CBS station to be broadcasting "We have an unexpected loss of signal. Please stand by."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: southron, 6/19/2017 7:31:01 PM     (No. 11291712)

Did Lincoln shoot himself?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chance_232, 6/19/2017 7:31:25 PM     (No. 11291714)

In other words.......stop being republicans, get on the social democrat bandwagon and you will be safe.

Unless your a tax paying white male, in which case your still screwed.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 6/19/2017 8:25:15 PM     (No. 11291784)

Pelley ought to be shot at dawn. My fantasy.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Tianne, 6/19/2017 8:41:33 PM     (No. 11291796)

Scott Pelley delivered an anti-Trump newscast full of scathing comments and the pretentious raising of eyebrows each and every night.

Ultimately, Mr. Pelley made sure that he went out in a blaze of liberal glory as he delivered his blistering and abhorrent comments on his final newscast.

Mr. Pelley´s decision to repeatedly sully the reputation and performance of the principal personage of the United States of America led to his newscast being consistently rated 3rd place among the three major networks and led deservedly, imho, to his dismissal as anchor of CBS Nightly News.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/19/2017 8:50:17 PM     (No. 11291804)

To me politics is a means to various ends, both positive and negative. Politics never was an end in itself to me, and anyone who thinks I´m worth putting on an enemies´ list, or worse, isn´t in politics to persuade.

Pelley is a sick man. Just sick. And no good.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Throwback, 6/19/2017 8:53:13 PM     (No. 11291808)

OP, don´t compare him to a worm. That´s an insult to worms.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 6/19/2017 9:31:32 PM     (No. 11291847)

Pelley is showing exactly why he got booted from the anchor chair. Even the News Department CEO can see he way overstepped the line.

To blame the victims for this, instead of growing up and accepting blame for their big hateful mouths is beyond appalling. But so typical.

Rush needs to do a series of audios on who exactly is promoting this stuff. The media is very stingy with their coverage because hey, they are calling for violence too.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/20/2017 2:02:05 AM     (No. 11292048)

Typical. Libtards always blame Republicans for their own subversive conduct.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/20/2017 8:36:25 AM     (No. 11292213)

SO there moron, what would you be saying if a shooter took out Democraps?

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