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CBS Hammers Obama and Clinton for Sleazy Weinstein Connections

CBS This Morning stood alone on Monday in exposing the connections between prominent Democrats, like the Clintons and the Obamas, and the sleazy, scandal-plagued Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ABC ignored the now-fired executive’s years of contributions to Democrats, instead linking him to Donald Trump.

But CBS’s Tony Dokoupil dropped the hammer: “Since 2007, Weinstein has made $600,000 in political contributions, mostly to Democrats. He donated $40,000 to help Hillary Clinton in 2016 and more than $70,000 to reelect President Obama in 2012.”

He even added, “Michelle Obama praised him a year later.” Dokoupil then included a clip of Michelle Obama talking about the man who allegedly masturbated in front of a freightened woman he cornered in a restaurant. Mrs. Obama praised, “He’s a wonderful human being, a good friend.”   

In a later segment, Bianna Golodrygra highlighted, “Don’t forget, the Obamas’ daughter even interned for him as recently as this past summer. So many questions to be asked.” Speaking of the troubling connection, Dokoupil underlined, “[The] Clintons and Obamas have so far been silent. But at least eight senators who also received support from Weinstein say they will donate the money to women and victim’s groups.” 

CBS journalists deserve kudos for reporting the story as it is and not trying to cover for the Democrats and their embarrassing connection to Weinstein. The same cannot be said for ABC’s Good Morning America. 

In a later segment, Bianna Golodrygra highlighted, “Don’t forget, the Obamas’ daughter even interned for him as recently as this past summer. So many questions to be asked.” Speaking of the troubling connection, Dokoupil underlined, “[The] Clintons and Obamas have so far been silent. But at least eight senators who also received support from Weinstein say they will donate the money to women and victim’s groups.” 

CBS journalists deserve kudos for reporting the story as it is and not trying to cover for the Democrats and their embarrassing connection to Weinstein. The same cannot be said for ABC’s Good Morning America. 

In a two minute and 22 second, GMA’s Linsey Davis never mentioned the mogul’s close ties to prominent Democrats. Instead, she linked Trump to Weinstein, highlighting a picture of the then-reality TV star with the Hollywood power broker: “Even President Trump, pictured here with Weinstein at a 2009 film premiere, weighing in.” 

She then included this exchange, pushing the Access Hollywood comparison:  

LINSEY DAVIS: But when a reporter attempted to compare Weinstein’s behavior with President Trump’s, the President made this distinction. 

OFF CAMERA REPORTER: Did Harvey Weinstein act inappropriate? 

TRUMP: Well, he says they were inappropriate. 

REPORTER: A year ago that video that came out —  

TRUMP: That’s locker room. That’s locker room.

It’s certainly reasonable, given Trump’s own personal history, to bring up the Access Hollywood tape. But at least mention Weinstein’s Democratic ties. 

Over on NBC’s Today, Kate Snow barely improved on ABC’s sorry coverage. At the end of a full report on Weinstein, Snow briefly noted, “He was a big donor to Democrats, as well. Many have announced, guys, that they will give the donations over to charity.” That was it. 

[The bias by censorship on GMA was sponsored by Oral-B, T-Mobile and National rental car.]

(First reported by mrcNewsBusters)  https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2017/10/09/wait-what-unlike-abc-cbs-hammers-obama-clinton-sleazy-weinstein   (October 9, 2017)

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