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  • ’60 Minutes’ Was Outmatched by Trump

    10/14/2018 11:07:46 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 173 replies
    Variety ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2018 | Daniel Daddario
    The President talked over Lesley Stahl in a relentless blast of rhetoric that seemed more rally than interview ......the President’s interview had effectively the same impact as a rally; it allowed him to bulldoze his chief enemy, the media, while airing his own points at ceaseless length..... Lesley Stahl’s interview with Trump was an undeniable get; he’d been scarce on mainstream media since around the time he appeared on tape with NBC’s Lester Holt and indicated he’d fired former FBI Director James Comey in part due to the Russia investigation. But the interview seemed governed by two motives, both of...
  • Al Franken joked about raping Leslie Stahl in 1995 New York Magazine article

    11/16/2017 10:32:10 AM PST · by navysealdad · 48 replies
    Democratic Sen. Al Franken was accused by a California sports radio broadcaster on Thursday of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006 -- but the politician has a history of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women. Franken, then a comedian, was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a skit for “Saturday Night Live” that involved drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
  • Maher Calls US Military 'Mass Murder Machine,' Extreme Muslims 'Teabaggers'

    04/23/2016 12:04:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | April 23, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On his Real Time show on Friday, HBO comedian Bill Maher referred to the U.S. military as a "mass murder machine" as he recalled that the reason he likes Bernie Sanders so much is because the Vermont socialist is the only presidential candidate who would argue against building a bigger military. A bit earlier, as he discussed with the New Yorker's Lawrence Wright the possibility of Saudi government officials being linked to the 9/11 attacks, Maher also made a crass reference to Tea Party conservatives -- whom he has mocked in the past as "teabaggers" -- by referring to Muslim...
  • Annoying Greenie on Defense

    01/12/2014 5:59:13 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/12/2014 | Marita Noon
    After decades of controlling America’s energy narrative, on January 5, CBS’s 60 Minutes fired a shot that has put the green lobby on the defensive. The next day, two very different media outlets lobbed blows that could represent a new trend; a change of tone in Washington. The 60 Minutes piece, featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl, aired, perhaps intentionally, at a time when it may have had the lowest possible viewership, as it aired opposite the NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. You may have missed it. But environmental/renewable-energy believers took the hit—and they...
  • Lesley Stahl: ‘We're All Going To End Up Wearing Burqas’

    04/21/2013 12:23:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 4/21/13 | Noel Sheppard
    CBS’s Lesley Stahl made a comment Sunday that in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing might give many Americans chills. During a discussion about that horrific event on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show, Stahl said, “We're all going to end up wearing burqas” (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • The Spymaster: Meir Dagan on Iran's threat (Iran is Rational?)

    03/11/2012 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 11, 2012 7:06 PM | Lesley Stahl
    Meir Dagan has been described as "hard-charging" and "stops at nothing." For more than eight years, Dagan made full use of those qualities as chief of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, where he focused on keeping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. When that job ended, Dagan did something unheard of for an ex-Mossad chief: he spoke out publicly, voicing opposition to Israel launching preemptive airstrikes against Iran's nuclear facilities anytime soon. Dagan believes the Iranian regime is a rational one and even its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - who has called for Israel to be annihilated - acts in a somewhat...
  • “60 Minutes” Grills Eric Cantor on Why He’s Republican in Sunday Night Hit Piece

    01/02/2012 3:05:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    60 Minutes” grilled Majority Leader Eric Cantor on why he is Republican. “You’ve taken a lot of criticism from American Jews for being a Republican… They’re very critical of you.” Video Maybe because democratic policies are bankrupting the country?… Maybe because 50% of Democrats oppose Israel.How dare he stray off the plantation. Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In this wide-ranging interview, Cantor describes his childhood in Virginia, his identity as a Jewish Republican, and his current reputation as a legislative “Dr. No.” Despite mounting public frustration with partisan bickering in Congress, Cantor says he is willing to...
  • Immelt's Stunning Question To Stahl: Why Don't You Root For Us Like Our Employees Do?

    10/09/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was literally a show stopper. At the end of his "60 Minutes" interview with Lesley Stahl, GE CEO Jeff Immelt asked her: "I don't know why you don't" root for GE, and by extension for American business, the way company employees do? Did Immelt leave Stahl speechless? Rather than providing an answer, 60 Minutes could only cut to its tick-tick-tick stopwatch. View video here.
  • Stahl: I Can't Tell If ObamaCare Raises Taxes, But Worth It For Something 'Really Important'

    03/22/2010 5:25:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 943+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What kind of correspondents do they have at 60 Minutes? The kind who can't tell that the biggest tax increase in history is a tax increase at all. The kind who complain that even if it is a tax increase, Americans should be willing to pay it because ObamaCare is "really important." Exhibit A: Lesley Stahl. On Morning Joe today, Stahl--her 40 years or so as a reporter notwithstanding--said she "can't tell" if ObamaCare raises taxes and that her "head is hurting" from trying to figure it out. But so what if it does? Stahl had a sudden bout of...
  • Now we know: Peggy Noonan is a "fellow traveler." It makes sense now.

    12/07/2008 8:19:37 PM PST · by ventana · 25 replies · 1,886+ views
    December 7, 2008 | Peter Kafka purse strings haven’t completely closed for start-ups looking to raise money–even niche Web sites that hope to stay afloat by selling advertising., a site launched earlier this year, which targets women over 40, has raised a $1.5 million round led by Bob Pittman’s Pilot Group and the Rhime Group. No word on valuation, but I’d guesstimate’s investors peg its value in the high 9-figure range. The company has now raised $3.1 million in less than a year. The five founders–former publisher Joni Evans, “60 Minutes” reporter Lesley Stahl; New York Post gossip columnist Liz Smith; ad exec...
  • Lesley Stahl vs. Antonin Scalia In the Court of Public Opinion

    04/28/2008 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 28 replies · 440+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 April 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” Lesley Stahl interviewed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Half of the interview was excellent, reviewing his history from his childhood in New York City. The other half of the interview, on his judicial philosophy, was dreadful. Several times, Stahl attacked Scalia for his judicial theory of “originalism,” while leaving parts of his comments on the cutting room floor. She displayed a lack of knowledge about the Constitution. She referred to Scalia’s theory as fixing the meaning of the Constitution as the intentions of “people who ratified it over 200 years ago.” That echoed the comments...
  • Sarko The American Lesley Stahl Interviews France's New Leader

    10/29/2007 12:44:10 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 24 replies · 124+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 28, 2007 | staff
    (CBS) When Nicolas Sarkozy, France's new president, visits the White House next week it'll symbolize how much French-American relations have improved since the war in Iraq. Like most of the French, Sarkozy opposes the war, but he's a fan of almost everything else American: from Hollywood movies to the American work ethic. On issue after issue -- from Iran to Israel to the war on terror -- he sides with U.S. policy. He is so pro-U.S., the French call him "Sarko the American." The son of an immigrant from Hungary, Sarkozy is a real departure from past French presidents: he's...
  • Brokaw Chides Buchanan for Calling Felt "Traitor," But He Didn't (Chris Matthews)

    06/03/2005 2:42:36 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 52 replies · 1,648+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday June 3, 2005 | Brent Baker
    Will Tom Brokaw, the Today show, Chris Matthews and CBS's Early Show offer a correction? As Brit Hume noted Thursday night, the Washington Post corrected a Wednesday article which reported, that on Hardball Tuesday night, Pat Buchanan had called Mark Felt a "traitor." The correction explained: "Buchanan said that Felt had no personal loyalty to President Richard M. Nixon, 'so I don't consider him a traitor in that sense.'" In fact, it was Matthews who first falsely claimed that Buchanan had tagged Felt a "traitor." On Wednesday's Today, Brokaw was appalled by Buchanan's supposed characterization: "I think Pat said yesterday...

    08/27/2004 3:46:42 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 122 replies · 11,667+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/27/04
    CBS News has learned that the FBI has a full-fledged espionage investigation under way and is about to -- in FBI terminology -- "roll up" someone agents believe has been spying not for an enemy, but for Israel from within the office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports the FBI believes it has "solid" evidence that the suspected mole supplied Israel with classified materials that include secret White House policy deliberations on Iran. At the heart of the investigation are two people who work at The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),...
  • Lesley Stahl Regrets Iraq Stories

    04/23/2004 6:13:01 AM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 24 replies · 188+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 4-23-2004 | KATE WILTROUT
    VIRGINIA BEACH - Lesley Stahl has had her share of journalistic triumphs in the 14 years she has traveled the world interviewing newsmakers for "60 Minutes ." But Wednesday night, the CBS news correspondent and "60 Minutes" co-editor also talked about work she's less proud of: two pre-Iraq war reports casting doubt on Saddam Hussein's claim to have rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. "I look on those two stories as mistakes, journalistic mistakes," Stahl told a crowd of about 1,000 gathered in the Princess Anne High School auditorium. "I made them, and I regret it." Stahl described...
  • Stahl Regrets Not Trusting Saddam on WMD as She Did on al-Qaeda

    04/22/2004 1:52:59 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 21 replies · 145+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday April 22, 2004 | BrentBaker
    Lesley Stahl regrets doubting the honesty of Saddam Hussein and his minions on weapons of mass destruction, but not on having no ties to al-Qaeda, she asserted in a Wednesday night address she gave in Virginia Beach. Citing two 60 Minutes stories which cast doubt on Iraq's claim to have gotten rid of weapons of mass destruction, she described the pieces as "journalistic mistakes," according to a story in Thursday's Virginian-Pilot highlighted by Romenesko ( "Reporter regrets Iraq stories," read the headline over the April 22 story by reporter Kate Wiltrout about Stahl's comments to the Virginia Beach Forum, co-sponsored...
  • Imus vs. Stahl - Inside Politics (Calls her "gutless, lying weasel")

    03/25/2004 4:46:18 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 29 replies · 273+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/04 | Greg Pierce
    <p>Radio personality Don Imus called CBS' Lesley Stahl a "gutless, lying weasel" yesterday for abruptly canceling an interview during which Mr. Imus planned to hammer her about a conflict of interest, the New York Post reports.</p> <p>"I realize it's a little late in your life, honey, to start gettin' honest, but just say, 'I don't want to appear on the program ... because I heard what he said earlier this morning,' " Mr. Imus railed on his nationally syndicated radio program, which is also broadcast on cable-TV network MSNBC.</p>
  • Lesley Stahl Should Have Told Us (Eric Burns Bodyslams Lying Stahl, 60 MINUTES!)

    03/24/2004 11:00:49 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 228+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3/24/04 | Eric Burns
    <p>Full disclosure is not what it’s cracked up to be.  A pickpocket who tells you that he is a pickpocket is still a threat to pick your pocket.</p> <p>Then again, if a pickpocket does confess his pickpocketing, the odds are that you will protect yourself against his digital dexterity by shifting your money and credit cards to a more secure position. It is for this reason that pickpockets so seldom announce their occupation to potential victims.</p>

    03/24/2004 2:00:01 AM PST · by kattracks · 93 replies · 1,138+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/24/04 | JOHN MAINELLI
    <p>March 24, 2004 -- DON Imus called CBS's Lesley Stahl a "gutless, lying weasel" yesterday for abruptly canceling an interview during which Imus planned to hammer her about conflict-of-interest allegations. "I realize it's a little late in your life, honey, to start gettin' honest, but just say 'I don't want to appear on the program . . . because I heard what he said earlier this morning,' " Imus railed.</p>
  • Exclusive: Rumsfeld On Saddam

    12/15/2003 6:52:56 AM PST · by Hipixs · 11 replies · 207+ views Minutes ^ | 12/15/03 | Rumsfeld, Stahl
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talks to 60 Minutes in his first interview since Saddam's capture.  (CBS) President Bush got the first word that U.S. Forces believed they had Saddam in custody from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Secretary Rumsfeld talks to Lesley Stahl about what the capture of Saddam Hussein means for the future of American presence in Iraq and what it also means for the Iraqi people. Lesley Stahl: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for joining us this evening. I guess the big question today is, does the capture of Saddam Hussein now mean, Mission Accomplished? Secretary Rumsfeld:Well, certainly...