Well, it’s official. CBS News has officially handed over their mantle as “The Tiffany Network”. It originated network news as we know it today. It was the home of such mega stars as Douglas Edwards, Edward R. Murrow, and yes, Walter Cronkite himself. Back in the day, what CBS said went. They were trusted. They were honest. They covered news with authority and without bias. You never knew who those three men, and the reporters that worked at CBS voted for. Nor did you care. You wanted to get the facts from a news story and you got it with CBS. That mantle has long been tarnished, first with Dan Rather, and then with the roaming cast of third-stringers that occupied Cronkite’s seat over the years, but could never rise to his level of objectivity.
The fall from grace has been a long time coming, but we can now consider it complete.
Back in 2020, CBS News wanted to believe that the Hunter Biden laptop story was a non-starter at best. They did their best to wipe the legitimacy from their airwaves citing it to be a hoax, a fraud, and not worthy of mention. People like Norah O’Donnell were tabbed to discredit the whole laptop story during the presidential elections.
Now, CBS News has come clean.
In a move that one can only describe as “too little, too late”, CBS has declared to the world that yes, Virginia, the Hunter Biden laptop is indeed real, and does contain enough damage to seriously damage the Biden family business of scarfing as much money from far away countries as Ukraine and China as is humanly possible.
The move only deflates what shred of credibility that CBS News had. Certainly in the past 41 years, since Cronkite retired, the honesty and integrity that people like Edwards and Murrow brought to the news game diminished. Names like Dan Rather, Connie Chung, Bob Schieffer, Katie Couric, Scott Pelley, Jeff Glor, and O’Donnell came and went but none could match Cronkite in tenure or ranking.
For CBS News to come out two years late and now say that yes, the Hunter Biden laptop is actually legitimate, and does have a place for discussion in the newsrooms around the world is a joke. As long as their guy won the 2020 election, CBS was willing to sacrifice it’s own credibility and honesty and trade in the ethics that those early network pioneers forged for what? Joe Biden? Really? I would think that if you’re going to trade in the honesty and integrity of a Douglas Edwards, a Walter Cronkite or an Edward R. Murrow, you’re at the very least going to do it to save the country. But CBS saw fit to piss away that good name in order to give Joe Biden the White House, and two years of freedom to pass whatever he could to advance a socialist agenda.
Whether or not Biden is going to be able to escape the upcoming investigations, the rumored deals with “the Big Guy” raking in 10% of the millions that were invested in Biden Inc. remains to be seen. What is crystal clear however, is that television’s version of “The Gray Lady” as the New York Times was called prior to losing their credibility, is now ranked as another scant version of TMZ. CBS CEO, George Cheeks should join the long list of anchors that have come and gone over the recent years. It’s embarrassing. I can only imagine what Walter Cronkite is thinking about now.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!