Colman: ABOLISH “60 MINUTES”

If you love fiction, hate the facts, want political rhetoric and abuse those telling the truth, then “60 Minutes” is for you.  The recent interview by Lesley Stahl of President Trump—challenging his every statement, while fawning over Joe Biden is the best example of political propaganda that Castro would love.

Watching “60 Minutes” is a waste of time.  The program makes celebrities out of people who should be doing news coverage, not trying to promote themselves as serious journalists.

Over its history, “60 Minutes” has made celebrities out of such individuals as Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, and Stahl herself.

It’s time that CBS canceled “60 Minutes.”  CBS should go back to such entertainment programming as “I Love Lucy,” “The Jackie Gleason Show,” and “All in the Family.”

Want promotion of the rich and elite—this show is for you.  Want facts and hard hitting questions of all guests—this show is a live action version of “South Park” and just as silly.

Abolish “60 Minutes”

By Richard Colman, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views, 10/29/20

 So Donald Trump walked out of a “60 Minutes” interview broadcast on Sun., Oct. 25, 2020.

 There were two problems with the broadcast.

 The first problem was Trump himself.  By now, he should have developed enough political skills to handle any question.

 The second problem was “60 Minutes” itself.  “60 Minutes” has always been a form of show business.  A serious topic is packaged so that it resembles some sort of Hollywood production.

 “60 Minutes,” which first appeared in 1968, has become stale and boring.  Leslie Stahl, who has been with CBS News for about 50 years, did not ask appropriate questions during the Trump interview.

 Instead of Stahl, CBS should have tried to recruit an journalist with the intellectual acumen of the late Charles Krauthammer.

 Here are several questions that “60 Minutes” should have asked Donald Trump on Sun, Oct. 25: 

 In 2016, you campaigned against the “deep state,” meaning the bureaucracy.  What, if anything, have you done to reduce the deep state?

 –What is your plan to end the coronavirus pandemic?

 The United States is $27 trillion in debt.  What, if anything, have you done to reduce this debt?  In 1981, the debt was $1 trillion.  In 1837, when Andrew Jackson was president, there was no national debt.

 -Inflation is still a problem.  Prices, have been rising 3% to 4% a year, according to government figures.  What have you done to bring about price stability? 

 Mr. President, you have been rude to people like Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  You have called the speaker, “Crazy Nancy.”  You have also insulted such figures as the late Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and others.  In McCain’s case, you criticized him before he died and after he died.  What is your purpose in insulting other people, especially others with whom you have to work?

–Should government have a plan to provide health benefits to all Americans?

What have you done to end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Watching “60 Minutes” is a waste of time.  The program makes celebrities out of people who should be doing news coverage, not trying to promote themselves as serious journalists.

Over its history, “60 Minutes” has made celebrities out of such individuals as Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, and Stahl herself.

It’s time that CBS canceled “60 Minutes.”  CBS should go back to such entertainment programming as “I Love Lucy,” “The Jackie Gleason Show,” and “All in the Family.”

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Rico Lagattuta says

    The whole so called news media is as Colman describes, With the exception of Tucker, Hannity and a hand full of others, even Fox News has moved left. One American News is the last wall!

  2. Richard Eber says

    Iconic producer Don Hewitt who began the 60 Minutes franchise used the motto “Tell me a story” as a foundation for the program. Today this motto has evolved to become “make up a story” as the moderators have become the focus of the segments. The interview of Donald Trump is typical of how off track this series has gone.

    Unless CBS goes back to the roots that the late Mr. Hewitt created, the the once proud series should
    be humanely euthanized and be remembered in the TV’s Hall of Fame.

  3. Does anyone even watch this propaganda show any longer? It is like a day time “Days of our lives” FAKE SKITS….PEOPLE DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS GARBAGE SHOW..PLAY A GAME OR SOMETHING, YOU WILL GET WAY MORE OUT OF IT…

  4. Just another political sounding board that gave up honesty.

    Anyone remember the supposed flight records of Pres. Bush. Pure fabrication.

    It has been over 2 years since I watched 60 minutes Most likely I’ll be watching re-runs of last man standing.

    Give it a quiet death.

  5. Fred Schwartz says

    They have been a joke for many years now. I was a religious watcher years ago until i realized the lies that they told. Especially about Bush the younger.

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