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
Comments: 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..
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.)
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!
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."
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.
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.
RUSH: It’s 36 pages. It prints out on my printer (12-point font) to 36 pages. In a newspaper, 36 pages, and there’s nothing new in it! It’s incredible! It used to take me 25 minutes to mark this up. I finally, for the first time, used side by side on my laptop to do the markup instead of copy and paste. Well, I copied and pasted it but was side by side looking at… (interruption) No, the Washington Post has this incredible story: Obama’s Brave Struggle to Stop Russia from Tampering with Our Election. Not a thing new in it!
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(Facebook) - Former President Barack Obama took to Facebook to ask Republicans to reconsider their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party," Obama wrote. "Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did." He argued that the Republican health care bill
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In a year that he would like to forget, which included his acrimonious divorce to Amber Heard, Johnny Depp appeared at a Q&A at the new Cinemageddon stage at Glastonbury. Introducing his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who notoriously drank himself to an early death, the 54-year-old chose to discuss American politics. "I think [Donald] Trump needs help," he said. "There are a lot of dark places he could go." He added: "I´m not insinuating anything - by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible - but when was the last
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