Sharyl Attkisson Blows Bush-Era Scandal Wide Open

J.K. Trotter · 06/03/14 10:40AM

A few months ago, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News, citing her network’s alleged fear of crossing the Obama administration. Today Attkisson reappeared on The Daily Signal, a news website bankrolled by The Heritage Foundation—a powerful conservative think tank—with a story about a government-funded research trial that may have harmed premature infants...during the George W. Bush administration.

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.

Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS for Future in Conservative Punditry

J.K. Trotter · 03/10/14 03:32PM

Long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who has repeatedly suggested that dark government forces secretly infiltrated her home and work computers in order to make them act weird, is finally resigning from CBS News. Attkisson tweeted her resignation on Monday afternoon, just as Politico reported that her contentious contract negotiations fell apart over Attkisson’s belief that CBS suffered from a “liberal bias”:

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.

CBS Newscaster Accidentally Refers to Prince William As 'Douche of Cambridge' On-Air

Kate Bennert · 11/28/12 03:15PM

While teasing an upcoming segment about the Douche and Duchess—sorry, Duke and Duchess—of Cambridge, a CBS newscaster showed us a glimpse of his foul-mouthed and likely more honest subconscious. Sure, he meant to say "Duke," but his casual chuckle betrays him. "Heh heh," he says to himself and everyone watching CBS 2 at 1 o'clock on a Wednesday.

Charlie Rose Does the Dougie, Does Not Break Hip

Robert Kessler · 10/03/12 02:35PM

It's been a while since we've checked in on CBS, television for people who lost the remote, so what's going on over at the Eye Network? Is Colin Powell still singing "Call Me Maybe"? Nope, it's just Charlie Rose yelling at you to get off his lawn dancing.

Mike Wallace Was an Icon of Television, Not Journalism

John Cook · 04/09/12 01:29PM

CBS News' Mike Wallace, who died over the weekend at 93, is being hailed as an icon of broadcast journalism for his foundational role as 60 Minutes' investigative bulldog. This is bullshit. He was a failed soap actor and vaudeville hack named Myron who just wanted to be on television. He was as much a journalist as Ryan Seacrest.

Why Doesn't CBS News Want You to Know This Mayor Is Gay?

Brian Moylan · 11/14/11 04:58PM

Last night CBS News did a segment about Alex Morse, the newly-elected 22-year-old mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts. It's not only newsworthy that Morse is the country's youngest mayor, but also newsworthy that he's one of only a handful of openly gay mayors. So, why did they gloss over the second fact?

Hero Pilot to Become Hero Talking Head

Richard Lawson · 05/19/11 05:36PM

Remember Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the amazing airline pilot who cured 9/11 by safely landing a damaged plane in the Hudson? Yeah, he's great. Well, he was great.

CBS News Vows to Rearrange Deck Chairs

Hamilton Nolan · 04/19/11 10:35AM

Network news divisions are still huge, relatively well-financed producers of some of America's best news coverage. They're also very slowly becoming dinosaurs. But hey—at least they're trying!

CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was an FBI Snitch

John Cook · 04/05/11 02:08PM

The Center for Public Integrity is reporting that an unnamed former ABC News journalist was an FBI informant during and after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passing along tips and revealing a source. We know who it is.

Katie Couric Dancing Away from CBS News

Max Read · 04/04/11 02:46AM

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric will leave the program in May, according to a "network executive" who has apparently not been paying attention to the thousands of news and gossip items that essentially confirmed the departure forever ago. [AP]