CBS turns to benefit-cutting bosses for 'fiscal cliff' commentary
The CBS Evening News has decided the best way to inform viewers about the impending "fiscal cliff" is to let corporate CEOs affiliated with the Fix the Debt campaign recommend cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
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It's a brief story about some 'fiscal cliff' commentary made by some CEOs and presented by CBS facilitated by anchor Scott Pelley. Analysing the presentaion, FAIR's point is that some of those pushing the "cliff" crisis seem more interested in making some permanent cuts to programs like Social Security and Medicare, which would have far more serious consequences for Americans than the "fiscal cliff." It's fair to say that the analysis is pretty fair.
Yes, one shouldn't opt to question a horse what's the problem of the grass. Fair's comment is justifiable when they say: "Instead of doing journalism to expose the interests behind this campaign, CBS is giving them a megaphone."
“Look, if we go over the fiscal cliff it will be very bad, hugely bad—hugely negative for the stock market, which is, you know, a source of people’s ...
...news about media and media manipulation often doesn't seem like news at all since we have become accustomed to a blitz of misinformation most often emanating from corporate propaganda promoters like Fox News, but when the mainstream media propagates the same line it becomes more insidious as a specious argument reaches a wider audience to reinforce the misinformation. Although this article lacks a specific source, it remains verifiable, credible, very responsible.