CBS’s Scott Pelley, the Most Anti-Trump Anchor on TV News

RichNoyes | April 27, 2017
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Since the inauguration, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley has repeatedly gone out of his way to slam President Donald Trump’s “falsehoods,” even asking if the President “is having difficulty with rationality.” But Pelley wasn’t always as zealous about highlighting presidential falsehoods. In December 2013, PolitiFact awarded Democratic President Barack Obama with peddling the “Lie of the Year” for his false claim that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” But Pelley’s CBS Evening News has never told viewers about PolitiFact’s ruling.

And back on August 17, 1998, when President Bill Clinton admitted his affair with Monica Lewinsky, then-White House correspondent Scott Pelley merely passed along that President’s tenuous parsing without using any of the judgmental language he now employs.

 

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