At CBS News, Kid Gloves for Fetterman, Brass Knuckles for Greene

CBS Information provided a superbly terrible distinction on its Palm Sunday information exhibits. On “Sunday Morning,” Jane Pauley puffed and polished Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa. Within the night on “60 Minutes,” Lesley Stahl assaulted Trump-adoring Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

The Pauley interview lasted nearly 10 minutes and was completely pitched to relaunch Fetterman as he left Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Heart after being handled for despair for six weeks. The selection of Pauley, who wrote a memoir in 2004 revealing she had bipolar dysfunction, was additionally fully aligned.

“I discovered Sen. Fetterman hopeful, optimistic, able to return to the US Senate and his function as a dad,” Pauley started. “A towering mayor with a Harvard diploma and a penchant for hoodies and shorts, he was changing into a rising political star and an unlikely darling of the style world.”

CBS piled liberal bias on prime of liberal bias, touting how The New York Occasions celebrated his trend sense, regardless that he attire like an eighth-grade skateboarder: “Together with Beyonce and Brad Pitt, Fetterman was one of many paper’s Most Fashionable Folks of 2022. It was an edgy, trendy look.”

The Fettermans added that that Obama-loving GQ journal referred to as Fetterman “nothing lower than an American style god.” There was no chuckle observe.

The low level right here got here when Pauley identified that Fetterman wanted to stare at phrases on a display to know her questions—which absolutely suggests a notable incapacity as a legislator. Then she made mild of it. Fetterman prompt he heard voices like Charlie Brown’s instructor within the TV cartoons, and Pauley stated, “I ought to get my husband a type of, as a result of after I speak, he hears that very same ‘wa-wa-wa-wa-wa.’”

Regardless of this present incapacity, Pauley concluded by suggesting Fetterman was presidential materials: “Your trajectory from mayor to lieutenant governor, United States senator, was nonetheless pointing up. At 53, in politics, that’s a younger man,” she swooned. “Can you could have aspirations? Are you able to serve past the US Senate?”

In contrast, the Stahl interview with Greene was roughly 13 minutes of attack-doggerel. Stahl started: “We appeared up some phrases which have been stated about you. ‘Loopy,’ ‘Q-Clown,’ ‘Looney Tune,’ ‘unhinged,’ ‘moron.’ Fairly ugly stuff.” Stahl saved up the ugly stuff, that Greene has “fairly radical views … outlandish, even thuggish.”

Stahl principally underlined wild overstatements, like “Democrats are a celebration of pedophiles.” However President Joe Biden prompt the Republicans make “Jim Crow appear to be Jim Eagle,” and CBS didn’t blink.??????Half of America would chuckle when Stahl requested, “Can’t you battle for what you imagine in with out all that name-calling and with out the non-public assaults?” As if Democrats by no means do?

CBS grabbed outdated CNN opposition analysis that MTG’s Fb web page revealed she appreciated a press release about Nancy Pelosi getting a “bullet to the pinnacle,” and that the Parkland faculty capturing was a “false flag” operation. The congresswoman tried to say some staffer did that, as if she wasn’t accountable.

It was comical that the Left was infuriated that Stahl gave the eye to MTG, who loves nothing greater than consideration. Nevertheless it was viciously damaging.

4 years in the past, Anderson Cooper interviewed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for “60 Minutes.” He challenged her from the ideological lodestar of Nancy Pelosi. Was she inexperienced? Was she too radical (in a approach that hurts different Democrats)? However he wasn’t throwing “unhinged moron” at her. He wasn’t fact-checking her worst tweets.

It stays wonderful that liberals would say conservative information channels are far too reflexively partisan, as they counsel CBS is, if something, too accommodating to the right-wingers.


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