CBS Catches Heat Over Their Poor Choices, Instantly Walks it Back

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Joseph Wulfsohn at Fox News reports CBS News decided on Saturday to delete a tweet for sounding way too partisan. On Friday, CBS tweeted out a report by Khristopher Brooks headlined “3 ways companies can help fight Georgia’s restrictive new voting law.”

CBS is not even trying to hide their left wing bias

Conservatives on Twitter mocked the tweet. “I missed the announcement that CBS is now a Democratic SuperPAC,” RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway quipped.

On Saturday, not only did CBS News delete the tweet, but it also reframed the report to downplay its advocacy.

The headline was changed to “Activists are calling on big companies to challenge new voting laws. Here’s what they’re asking for.” They added no editor’s note explaining the change.

The framework of the Brooks article remained. The three ways companies were urged to fight the Georgia election law was:

1. Do not donate to Republicans who sponsored the law just as corporations decided not to donate to Republicans who challenged the presidential election results.

2. Spread awareness of the Georgia law to other states – which the media are doing aggressively. “Major advertising campaigns have helped these companies individually, but ads can also help stamp out efforts nationwide to pass voting laws similar to Georgia’s, activists said.”

3. Fight for federal law — in this case, support H.R. 1, the federal law supported by Democrats to submit the states to federal supervision of election rules. Companies “need to work aggressively to call for the passage” of the For the People Act, leftist Nse Ufot said.

That’s not the only story Fox has on CBS. Wulfsohn also reported CBS is being accused of deceptively editing a heated exchange between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.-Fla.) and correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi accusing him of a “pay for play” scheme in a promotional tweet for 60 Minutes. Alfonsi noted the major supermarket chain Publix had donated, and were given the opportunity to administer vaccines.

“The criticism here is that is pay for play, governor,” Alfonsi told DeSantis.

“And it’s wrong, it’s wrong,” DeSantis shot back. “It’s a fake narrative. I just disabused you of the narrative. And you don’t care about the facts. Because, obviously, I laid it out for you in a way that is irrefutable.”

Governor DeSantis lays the smack down on lefty reporter

This was also challenged on Twitter from the right:

“Wow. And it appears that @60Minutes edited the clip to cut out several minutes of @GovRonDeSantis giving extensive details showing just how wrong this narrative is,” one Twitter user posted.

60 Minutes is attempting to create a phony scandal through malicious editing. Here is the excerpt from the actual conversation that was edited out by 60 Minutes.

“First of all, the first pharmacies that had the vaccine were CVS and Walgreens and they had a long-term care mission, so they were going to the long-term care facilities. They got the vaccine in the middle of December, they started going to the long-term care facilities the third week in December to do LTCs,” DeSantis told Alfonsi.

“So that was their mission, that was very important and we trusted them to do that. As we got into January, we wanted to expand the distribution points. So yes, you had the counties, you had some drive-thru sites, you had hospitals that were doing a lot, but we wanted to get it into communities more. So we reached out to other retail pharmacies: Publix, Walmart, obviously CVS and Walgreens had to finish that mission and we said we’re going to use you as soon as you’re done with that,” DeSantis continued. 

The Republican went on to say that Publix was the “first one to raise their hand” to say they were ready to distribute the vaccine. They rolled out the vaccine on a “trial basis” in three counties, which was met with “100% positive” feedback from seniors.

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