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Interrupting Tuesday’s edition of Dr. Phil, CBS News broke in to announce that their candidate for president, former Vice President Joe Biden, had finally made up his mind and selected Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his running mate. CBS was so excited by the breaking news that they cued up triumphant music to celebrate the completion of their 2020 ticket. At one point, they noted Democrats hoped she would make Vice President Mike Pence “nervous.”
“This is a CBS News special report. (…) We are coming on the air with breaking news. The wait is over. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate,” anchor Margaret Brennan beamed as the music played (as the video below shows).
Missing the tacit admission, Brennan noted: “The announcement was made just moments ago via a text message to supporters.” At one point, she even held up her phone to show the camera the message (pictured above). After doing that, political correspondent Ed O’Keefe nodded in agreement and then reached for his own phone off camera.