CBS Skews Stats to Back Up Patricia Arquette’s Equal Pay Comments


<p><em>See more in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>All three major broadcast networks took time during their post-Oscars stories on Monday night to mention actress Patricia Arquette&rsquo;s calls for <strong>&ldquo;wage equality&rdquo; </strong>and <strong>&ldquo;equal rights for women,&rdquo;</strong> but it was the <em>CBS Evening News </em>that went one step further by devoting a whole segment to the topic and used loaded statistics to craft a one-sided argument to prop up Arquette&rsquo;s rant.</p>

<p>Anchor Scott Pelley noted her as one example of how award winners<strong> &ldquo;used the national stage as a soapbox&rdquo; </strong>and gushed that <strong>&ldquo;she has point&rdquo; </strong>when it comes to the issue of what men and women earn.</p>

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