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Charlie Rose's very weak immigration interview with Jose Antonio Vargas - 09/29/13

... alien journalist Jose Vargas on CBS News' This Morning. They discussed the Time Magazine cover story Vargas authored called "We Are Americans/Just Not Legally". This post will discuss just some of the things that Charlie Rose didn't ask Vargas. On the video below, Vargas claims "there isn't a process" for illegal aliens to become legal immigrants. Rose doesn't point out that Vargas is misleading...

Can Caroline Horn get anything right? (CBS News, immigration) - 06/21/13

Caroline Horn of CBS News offers "Are pro-immigration reform Republicans hurting their 2016 chances?" ( peekURL.com/z3LwV8J ). It's not clear whether she's intentionally trying to deceive her readers or whether she's just a sloppy reporter, but let's take a look. She writes: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading the Senate efforts to pass legislation. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., told a...

How CBS immigration poll misleads (legalization, amnesty, Cirilli, Mataconis, Moran) - 01/29/13

... why a new immigration poll from CBS News misleads (link). It purports to find a whopping 71% of Americans supportive of some kind of legalization program for illegal aliens, but it arrived at that figure through deceptive means. Here's the question that was asked ( peekURL.com/zXzB6ry ): Which comes closest to your view about illegal immigrants who are currently working in the U.S.? 1. They...

CBS Republican Presidential Debate November 12, 2011 (South Carolina, GOP, Romney, Cain, Perry, Ron Paul, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum, Graham, DeMint) - 11/12/11

... there's yet another one. This time CBS News will be the one asking the weak questions at a debate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It's set to kick off at 8pm Eastern. This debate will focus on national security and foreign policy, and one or more questions will be asked by Sens. Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham. If CBS were actually interested in hashing out the best policies,...

CBS poll: support for Arizona immigration law at 74% - 07/14/10

According to a new CBS News poll (link), support for the new Arizona immigration law is at a very high 74%: * 57% say the law is "about right" * 17% say the law "doesn't go far enough" Contrast that with 23% who say it "goes too far". The number you'll hear repeated over and over - and the one that CBS highlights - is the 57%. However, the actual support is the 74%: those who say it "doesn't go...

DOJ may challenge Arizona immigration law: what to do - 06/18/10

... rather than knowledge. However, CBS News now offers this (link): Now a senior administration official tells CBS News that the federal government will indeed formally challenge the law when Justice Department lawyers are finished building the case. The official said Justice is still working on building the case. Contacted about Clinton's comments today, State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said...

Kelly Cobiella agitates for illegal immigration (illegal aliens "flee" Arizona over new law) - 05/03/10

Kelly Cobiella of CBS News offers "Immigrant Families Leave Arizona, Fearing Law/At Least 100,000 Illegal Immigrants Flee the State Fearing Legislation; Some Citizens Angered by Financial Impact" (cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/03/eveningnews/main6457212.shtml). It's a hardly-subtle attempt to pull heartstrings in support of massive illegal activity and in opposition to the new Arizona immigration...

Immoral: Scott Pelley lies about Arizona law to support illegal immigration (John Hunter) - 05/02/10

... an attempt by Scott Pelley of CBS News to pull heartstrings in order to support illegal immigration (cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6453537n). Hundreds of people have died in that Canal along the border, and Pelley discussed a crusade by John Hunter (brother of Duncan Hunter) to install climb-out ladders and the like (allamericancanal.org). The problem is that their crusade would make things worse...

Stephanie Condon of CBS confused about basics of knowledge - 04/15/10

Stephanie Condon of CBS News offers 'Poll: "Birther" Myth Persists Among Tea Partiers, All Americans' (link), in which she shows that she has trouble with basic epistemological issues. She writes: The so-called "birther movement," questioning Mr. Obama's origins, began during his presidential campaign. It has steadily persisted through Mr. Obama's presidency, in spite of overwhelming evidence he...

Obama state dinner guests incl. Couric, Brian Williams, GE chairman, DreamWorks, NYT and WaPo reporters... - 11/24/09

... of NBC News * Katie Couric of CBS News * Fareed Zakaria and Sanjay Gupta of CNN * Robin Roberts of ABC News * General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt Unions: * Andy Stern of the Service Employees International Union * Richard Trumka of the AFL CIO Entertainment: * M. Night Shyamalan * Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen of Dreamworks Money: * Heiress Penny Pritzker Civil...

Lindsey Graham slams Glenn Beck; "Birthers" are "crazy" (The Atlantic's First Draft of History) - 10/01/09

The Atlantic is conducting a corporate-sponsored series of interviews they call the "First Draft of History". Me, I call them EstablishmentHackapaooza. Earlier today, one segment featured Sen. Lindsay Graham being interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic (firstdraftofhistory.theatlantic.com/analysis/graham_the_loyal_opposition.php). As could be expected, Graham wasn't exactly challenged on...

Obama says healthcare plan won't cover illegal aliens (word games; possible exception for children) - 07/22/09

Katie Couric of CBS News asked Barack Obama whether his healthcare plan would include illegal aliens to which he replied "no" (link). He did allow for an exception: "First of all, I'd like to create a situation where we're dealing with illegal immigration, so that we don't have illegal immigrants... And we've got legal residents or citizens who are eligible for the plan. And I want a...

Seth Doane /CBS weeps for town built on illegal activity (Postville) - 06/14/09

Seth Doane of CBS News is just the latest "reporter" to go to Postville, Iowa and report on the immigration raid that occurred there over a year ago. Like all the others, his is a completely superficial report designed to pull heartstrings in an attempt support and cover up for massive illegal activity. The main report is in "A Small Town Under Siege/Residents Still Struggle To Recover After...

David Letterman smears 14-year-old girl; *CBS*, New York Times cover for him - 06/09/09

This site tries to avoid the Outrage du Jour, preferring instead to concentrate on topics that are actually important. However, this one is pretty outrageous. On last night's David Letterman show, he "joked" about Alex Rodriguez "knocking up" Sarah Palin's daughter during a Yankees game that Palin had attended. That's bad, but what's worse is that the daughter who was at the game was the 14-year-...

SPLC: DHS rightwing extremist report mentions them and "tracks" theirs "fairly closely" (Harry Smith; +two errors) - 04/16/09

... Dees. Speaking on yesterday's CBS News Early Show, Dees told a fawning Harry Smith that "I think they sync up pretty much", referring to an SPLC report claiming an increase in hate groups. Needless to say, Smith didn't point out that the SPLC has a fundraising interest in "hate", a word that they very broadly define. A transcript is at [1], and the SPLC crows about the similarities between the...

"The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S." - 04/04/09

William La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott of Fox News offer this (video report here):

Maria Gavrilovic/CBS News: Barack Obama opposes the North American Union. Oh, really. - 10/19/08

Maria Gavrilovic of CBS News offers 'Obama Addresses N.C. Voter Who Called Him "Socialist"' (link) in which she allows Barack Obama to mislead and confuses what someone says with what they actually believe: [At a campaign stop in Fayetteville, North Carolina, someone] asked the Democratic nominee about the North American Union, which he opposes. "I know some people have been hearing rumors...

Scott Shane/NYT's pro-BHO spin on Bill Ayers/Barack Obama collaboration - 10/04/08

... background... * Scott Conroy of CBS News offers "Lagging In The Polls, Palin Shifts To Fear Tactics" (cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/06/politics/fromtheroad/entry4503812.shtml), which follows 10/4's equally biased "Palin Says She Wants To Talk About Issues, Adds That Obama Pals With A Terrorist" (cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/10/06/politics/fromtheroad/entry4503812.shtml). In the first article he says: '[...

John McCain ad was right and Barack Obama, MSM misled about BHO's kindergartener sex education bill - 09/16/08

Earlier this month the John McCain campaign released an ad (link, video link) saying in part: "Obama's one accomplishment? Legislation to teach "comprehensive sex education" to kindergartners. Learning about sex before learning to read? Barack Obama. This has led to a wide variety of BHO supporters - specifically those in the MSM - calling McCain a liar. To a certain extent, they have...

Katie Couric to finally bring tough questions to the presidential race - 12/04/07

Perky Katie Couric [1] has decided to do something about the MSM's complete inability to call the presidential candidates on their endless lies and misleading statements, and will be asking them a series of tough questions in the coming days ("10 Tough Questions For 10 Top Candidates", link). And, I applaud her for her efforts [2]. So far, the MSM has almost completely refused to discuss...

What Steve Kroft/60 Minutes forgot to ask (Hazleton immigration ordinance) - 11/19/06

Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes offered a slightly fair report on Hazleton, Pennsylvania's new ordinance concerning illegal aliens renting and being employed in the city. Here's a partial list of some of the things he forgot to do: 1. At the end, when Kroft said that some people had called mayor Lou Barletta a racist, and Kroft lingered over the word "racist", he forgot to mention the far-left, anti-...

"Boosting For Billions" - 07/13/04

[This post is originally from 7/10/04; see the next post for an explanation] After its Kerry-Edwards-Stahl kissyfest, 60 Minutes ran a segment called "Boosting For Billions": "Boosting" is organized shoplifting, and if you think it's a petty crime, think again. As Correspondent Steve Kroft first reported in February, approximately $10 billion in merchandise is stolen from stores every year --...