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CBS Applies Multiple Ideological Tags to Ted Cruz But Refuses to Label Gore Vidal

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<strong>“A conservative Republican was beaten by an even more conservative Tea Party candidate,”</strong> <em>CBS Evening News </em>anchor
Scott Pelley announced Wednesday night in reporting Ted Cruz’s victory
in the Texas Republican primary. Sharyl Attkisson relayed how the
candidate Cruz defeated, David Dewhurst, “is considered a very
conservative Republican,” yet <strong>“Cruz spent months tacking even further to the right.”</strong><br />
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CBS, however, was unwilling to apply any ideological label in their
obituary piece on hard-left writer Gore Vidal, though in that story
Martha Teichner did issue one tag: She referred to the “televised
confrontation between Gore Vidal and <strong>conservative commentator William Buckley.”</strong></p>

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Pelley described Vidal as an “author” and hailed him as “a man of
letters and words, wielding them as swords to cut down the powerful.”</p><div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/08/02/cbs-applies-multipl…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.<a style="color: #003399;" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/08/02/cbs-applies-multipl…;