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Safer’s Superiority Dance

My Yahoo-fan wife notes that CBS “60 Minutes” man Morley Safer slammed his rivals at a panel for shilling for the Bens and Jens for the dough celebrity interviews can ka-ching in the ratings: “This cloying by various television reporters for the right to interview the slut du jour just becomes kind of a silly joke, something out of ‘Saturday Night Live,’” he said. CBS uses its “60″ time on more important matters…like propagandistic segments

from free-food lines

claiming ‘30 million Americans” are going hungry in the lean Bush years. (They just replayed that just last week.) Their slogan: we don’t do celebrities. We do misleading political hit pieces.

Safer also suggested that maybe those Ohioans needing free food ought to camp outside his house. “Thank God for the ratings,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the ratings, we wouldn’t all be millionaires.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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