Thursday was the departure of Scott Pelley from the CBS nighttime news broadcast. He had to get his parting shots in before he left; in April, NewsBusters labeled him “hostile to Trump.” This particular broadcast would seem to support that.
In covering the story once more of the shooting during Republican baseball practice, Pelley added his own volley of shots, rubbing salt in open wounds with his viewpoint along side the shooter himself, labeling it as “foreseeable, predictable, and, to some degree self-inflicted.” He makes it sound as if they got what they deserved. With such voices in our daily news provoking and offering acceptance, we should anticipate even more to join in. How sad!
Margaret Godwin Bergmark, Lebanon
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