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Mainstream scream: CBS’ Charlie Rose on GOP budget

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

 

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose who, when interviewing Rep. Paul Ryan about his House budget, pulled out a Democratic horror poster with the warning: “Just when you thought Medicare was safe, THEY’RE Back. This time they want to finish it for good.”

Rose said, “Democrats have tried...to portray you as someone who wants to destroy Medicare, and they have a poster in which you are, in a sense, the poster boy of that.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “So much for CBS’s promise that their new morning show would be high-brow. Rose’s decision to hit a guest with the other side’s cheap theatrical demagoguery on such a serious issue meant he’s adopted the tactics of MSNBC more than those he displays on his sober PBS interview show.”

Rating: Three out five screams.
 
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