60 Minutes Fucked Up Again  

Allie Jones · 03/07/16 12:12PM

Is the woman pictured above Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mother? Heh, no. That’s Kim Cattrall, the Canadian actress best known for her role on Sex and the City and best known in my heart for doing this. In a feature on the prime minister last night, however, CBS’ 60 Minutes misidentified her as Margaret Trudeau.

60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft Guzzled Champagne from Mistress’s Ass: Report

J.K. Trotter · 01/07/15 04:55PM

Earlier today, the National Enquirer ran a story alleging that 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft has been cheating on his wife, the journalist Jenny Conant, with a Manhattan lawyer named Lisan Goines for over 3 years. Now the 69-year-old Kroft has confirmed the Enquirer’s scoop, which drew from extensive text message conversations between the paramours, in a statement to the New York Post:

Benghazi Truther Lindsey Graham Tied to Botched 60 Minutes Report

J.K. Trotter · 05/05/14 11:45AM

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the loudest voices of the Republican Party’s Benghazi conspiracy faction. According to Joe Hagan of New York magazine, Graham’s commitment to circulating rumors about the incident prompted 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan to consult the senator on what really happened during the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. It didn’t go so well.

J.K. Trotter · 12/27/13 11:32AM

Senior CBS correspondent John Miller, who anchored 60 Minutesglowing profile of the National Security Agency earlier this month, is leaving the network to lead the NYPD’s new counter-terrorism division.

It’s Time For 60 Minutes to Die

J.K. Trotter · 12/17/13 04:38PM

60 Minutes, CBS News’ hour-long Sunday newsmagazine, had a good run during its 45 year history, during which its target cohort had kids and retired to Florida. But as the last month indicates—Benghazi! Amazon drones! NSA!—it’s time for the glossy production to clean house. Or, more likely, die.

SNL Brilliantly Skewers Rob Ford and 60 Minutes

Gabrielle Bluestone · 11/17/13 04:15PM

Every so often, a beautiful sort of kismet occurs on Saturday Night Live, when a public figure goes off the rails and an SNL comic is perfectly positioned to mock them mercilessly. It happened for Will Ferrell with George Bush and Tina Fey with Sarah Palin. Now it's Bobby Moynihan's turn — and the man was born to play Rob Ford.

CBS Retracts Bombshell Benghazi Report Over Lying Source

J.K. Trotter · 11/08/13 12:22PM

Today CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes retracted its bombshell report about security failures during the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The embarrassing retraction, announced on CBS This Morning by Lara Logan, came nearly a week after The Washington Post challenged the veracity of one of 60 Minutes’ sources, a security contractor named Dylan Davies, and hours after the New York Times revealed that Davies supplied FBI investigators with a very different story.

Here's Proof Dick Cheney Had a Giant Heart

Lacey Donohue · 10/20/13 08:26PM

On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, viewers were given proof that Dick Cheney does, in fact, have a heart. Granted, the first one he had was a piece of shit: it suffered five heart attacks, started a war, underwent open heart surgery, multiple catheterizations and angioplasties, and had a defibrillator and pump implanted. But his newly donated one seems to be working just fine.