CBS’s 60 Minutes

This used to be a fun show to watch, a “good” show. Back in the day they used to expose both individuals and corporations that were acting against the welfare of mankind.
But alas, they have been taken over by the media giants that control all or at least most of what we as consumers are fed on a daily basis.
Sunday evening was a prime example of the controlling forces. Scott Pelley gave us an interview with Speaker of the house John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.
A response to President Obama’s state of the union address. A response where the leaders were given softball questions with an opportunity to put their spin on all points made by the president. With no rebuttal to their obscene statements.
One point that really bothered me was when Boehner said something along the lines of “president Obama failed to get the message from last November where Republicans were overwhelmingly voted in” a suggestion that the people have spoken.
Pelley let this slide, failing to mention the fact that in last November’s election the Democratic Party received more votes than the Republican Party. It is only through gerrymandering and voter suppression that the Republican’s gained seats in congress and the senate.
As of this morning the only broadcaster from either the right or the left that I have heard calling out this lie is Melissa Harris Perry. Watch the clip here….

And here is a brief clip of last night’s segment where Pelley lets the twosome rant on unquestioned.

    What a shame this show has become!

Have a warm day today my friends and best wishes to the good people of Greece and their vote for independence from the Oligarchs!


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