By Nicholas Stix
At 8:09 a.m. today, CBS 2 News Sunday (that’s how my TV remote identifies it) had a quick “report” by John Dickerson, the host of Face the Nation. Dickerson spoke of “unsubstantiated charges” by President Trump that the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama” (the latter my phrasing, not his) had wiretapped him.
Dickerson wasn’t reporting, he was just parroting what he’d read in a New York Times reportorial. He should have said, “As I read in the New York Times…,” “According to the New York Times,” or still better, “As the New York Times asserted in a reportorial,” but instead he faked having done research, and tried to con viewers into thinking he was reporting facts, rather than opinion. And for this, the guy gets paid millions of dollars per year!
For at least 13 years, the MSM have parroted statements by “Barack Obama,” without making it sound as if he were a liar, even though he was the worst liar in the history of the American presidency.
But John Dickerson has qualifications: He has the right leftwing politics, and his mother, Nancy Dickerson Whitehead, was rich, and was CBS News’ first feminist operative. So there!