’60 Minutes’ Caught Cheating

I heard about this on the radio this morning, on Mark Simone’s show on WOR–our free and independent press, 60 Minutes in this example, tampered with the video to make Steve Bannon, then an adviser to President Donald Trump, look bad.

In the words of whistleblower Peter Duke, “By subtly tweaking the color of the video, they made him look like a bleary-eyed drunk.” And here’s the whole thing:

By way of demonstration, Duke does the same thing to a video of Charlie Rose–and gets the same result.

Can we believe anything we see or hear from the nooze media anymore? Do they never not cheat?

And this was 60 Minutes, supposedly the gold standard of TV investigative journalism. Just imagine what CNN and MSNBC get up to.

On the same show, Bill O’Reilly said the nooze business–newspapers, magazines, and cable TV nooze shows–is imploding economically and looking down the barrel of extinction: they’re being put out of business by the Internet and social media. Not that the social media have displayed any great regard for truth and fair dealing. O’Reilly says the noozies have decided that, with their livelihoods endangered by the imminent collapse of their business, the only way they can keep working is to take sides in the political wars. Out the window goes anything that would traditionally be recognized as journalism, to be replaced by unrestrained partisanship. And cheating. And lies.

A free and believable press is indispensable to America as a free republic. How are citizens supposed to make informed and rational choices if they have no reliable source of information on public affairs?

Someone really has to see to this.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “’60 Minutes’ Caught Cheating

  • unknowable2

    When I was young, if NBC News said it, you could safely chisel it in stone. Nowadays, they are all far less than credible.

    • leeduigon

      To say the least!

    • Phoebe

      Actually, there was a lot of skewing of the news even in the “good old days” of our youth. We just had no way of knowing about it then, because there were almost no other sources of information than the major networks and periodicals. The lamestream media want to go back to those days of their monopoly — and the social media are pretty much wrapping up their own monopoly right now.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    OAN is a great news network, privately owned, and gives objective news about America and the world in a professional way. At night they have two conservative talk shows. President Trump recently consented to George Stephanophalos interviewing him over a three day period (why, I do not know). One scene in the Oval Office was interrupted by coughing in the room so Trump asked for that scene to be redone. So what does small man George do, he releases to the MSM the clip where Trump asked the scene to be redone so they could use it to shot and spit about how mean Trump is.

    • leeduigon

      It’s probably why DJT called him “a little wise guy.”
      When I interview someone, even someone whose position I despise, even if I find that person obnoxious, I employ courtesy and a respectful manner… because that’s the way it’s supposed to be done!! Don’t these so-called journalists know anything?

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