CBS Lies: ‘We’ Didn’t Misjudge Disgraced Avenatti (Fact Check: They Called Him a ‘Rock Star’)

Scott Whitlock | July 9, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The journalistic lying and distancing from disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti went into hyper drive on Thursday and Friday. The anti-Trump lawyer was sentenced to prison for his effort to extort Nike of up to $25 million. But while ABC and NBC continued to bury the story, CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil falsely tried to claim CBS had nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to the porn lawyer. Talking about what led up to Avenatti’s attempt to extort Nike, Dokoupil explained, “He had some very big financial problems. He had a big win in a lawsuit that then was reversed, and so maybe needed some money and went about getting it the wrong way.” Reporter Jamie Wax made things awkward by telling the co-host: “Maybe we went about covering him the wrong way.” 

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