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November 8, 2013
The most important thing to every person is the truth and today the truth is we made a mistake. That’s very disappointing for any journalist.
CBS News reporter Lara Logan • Revealing that the news outlet believes it was misled by key source Morgan Jones in their reporting on the Benghazi story for “60 Minutes” a few weeks ago. Jones, who was interviewed under a pseudonym and whose real name is Dylan Davies, gave differing accounts to Logan and the FBI, and also wrote a book revealing differing information from what he told the FBI. “We take the vetting of sources and stories very seriously,” Logan added. “But we were misled and we were wrong and that’s the important thing.”
9:03 // 10 months ago
November 7, 2013

Oops.

pbump:

Nice work, CBS.

Whoa, so CBS’ Benghazi report might be compromised? Huge deal.

21:24 // 10 months ago
September 2, 2013
With the content, especially the NFL and CBS being the No. 1 network in the ratings, you just have to believe they are going to win every time.
RBC Capital Markets media analyst David Bank • Explaining why CBS probably won a protracted battle with Time Warner Cable over retransmission fees. CBS and its sister networks (Starz and Showtime) are back on the air after corporate mouth breathers spent the last month breathing out of their collective mouths.
22:01 // 1 year ago
August 30, 2013

If you’re on Time Warner Cable, a long football season might be in the cards

  • nine the number of years Time Warner Cable held out for a deal with the NFL Network on retransmission fees—something likely to be avoided in the current conflict the company is having with CBS, but nonetheless, expect drama in the weeks to come. Three million people have been missing out on shows on the cable system for a solid month now, and if the two sides don’t make a deal fast, it’ll start cutting into the football season—including the upcoming “Manning Bowl” between the Broncos and Giants. source
18:41 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2013

CBS blacks out online streaming for Time Warner customers

This is the latest step in a contentious battle over retransmission fees mounted between CBS and Time Warner Cable, which drove the latter to pull CBS and affiliated cable channels from its lineup in various markets, Los Angeles and New York most prominently. Time Warner had directed their customers to get around the blackout by using Aereo, a startup which offers broadcast network channels online for $8 per month (CBS is currently suing Aereo, which doesn’t pay retransmission fees). This seems like it could be a riposte to that urging — even for internet-only subscribers, if you’re going through Time Warner, CBS is off-limits. source

19:32 // 1 year ago
August 3, 2013
20:18 // 1 year ago
February 7, 2013
Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.
A “wardrobe advisory” from CBS • Warning performers and attendees at the 2013 Grammy awards that they don’t want a wardrobe malfunction on Sunday night. The Grammy Awards have had a history of revealing clothing in recent years, and CBS has had a history of protracted legal battles as a result of pop stars’ wardrobe malfunctions. (The 2004 Super Bowl, which featured Janet Jackson’s infamous moment, aired on CBS.)
19:41 // 1 year ago
January 14, 2013
CBS has nothing but the highest regard for the editors and writers at CNET, and has managed that business with respect as part of its CBS Interactive division since it was acquired in 2008. This has been an isolated and unique incident in which a product that has been challenged as illegal, was removed from consideration for an award. The product in question is not only the subject of a lawsuit between Dish and CBS, but between Dish and nearly every other major media company as well. CBS has been consistent on this situation from the beginning, and, in terms of covering actual news, CNET maintains 100% editorial independence, and always will. We look forward to the site building on its reputation of good journalism in the years to come.
A statement from CBS Interactive • Given to Ad Age following the news that reporter Greg Sandoval resigned from CNET after the publication was forced to retract an award nomination for Dish Network’s “Hopper,” which allows end users to skip commercials easily. (CBS and Dish are embroiled in a lawsuit over the device.) Anybody else more than a little concerned by the fact that CBS doesn’t seem to understand why this cast a negative light on the journalistic integrity of CNET? source
16:27 // 1 year ago
August 22, 2012

Which would you choose, reruns or Ann Romney?

maxistentialist:

New York Times:

At 10:30 on Monday night, Ann Romney is scheduled to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, in Act 1 of her husband’s four-day introduction to the nation. But tens of millions of people will not be able to watch.

CBS plans instead to show a rerun of “Hawaii Five-O,” its hit police series. Viewers of NBC will see a new episode of “Grimm,” about a homicide detective with the supernatural ability to sense evil. And ABC plans to show “Castle,” a series about a best-selling mystery novelist who helps solve crimes.

Misplaced priorities, or is this speech not that big a deal?

(via maxistentialist)

19:07 // 2 years ago
August 16, 2012

producermatthew:

Excerpt from a documentary on the film “Collateral Murder,” aired by the television station Al Jazeera English in 2010.

Assange later told Frontline and CBS News after Pfc. Brad Manning was arrested that Wikileaks would have no way of identifying its source:

“Our technology means we don’t know who is submitting us materials,” Assange told Katie Couric in a segment aired by CBS News on December 18, 2010. “But the name Bradley Manning was first heard by us when we read an article about his arrest in Wired magazine.”

Assange also told the Frontline Club: “We don’t keep records of who our sources are, because it’s very difficult with modern communication spying to keep anything secret over the long term, extremely difficult when dealing with organizations that do not follow the rule of law like the NSA — so instead, our sort of modus operandi is when we receive material is to never know who it’s come from precisely.” - http://goo.gl/jvmsD

Seems like today’s a good day to resurface this. 

11:08 // 2 years ago