CBS Thought ‘Price is Right’ Was More Important Than Emergency Declaration, Cut Trump Short

Conservative Tribune | 2/17/2019 | Cillian Zeal
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On CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” one of the recurring political segments involves a character known as the Uninformed Correspondent — the mother of the show’s producer — who goes to various events and makes a fool of herself. She called the North Korean leader “Jim Soo-sung” and, when asked about the president’s Twitter habits, “I don’t go on Twit.”

The joke is that we have an electorate that might not be entirely informed, possibly because our media isn’t doing a particularly good job of bringing them the facts.

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Hey, on a completely unrelated note, CBS decided that President Donald Trump’s announcement of his decision to declare a national emergency in order to get the border wall constructed was less important than an episode of “The Price is Right.”

“CBS coverage of President Donald Trump’s televised address on his national emergency declaration ended 21 minutes before its conclusion, as the eye network opted to return viewers to game show The Price Is Right,” Deadline reported.

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“All of the other broadcast and cable news networks carried the declaration and news conference on Friday afternoon to its conclusion.

“CBS News reported that the White House assured the network Trump’s speech would be no longer than eight minutes. But Trump started at 1:10 PM and finished at 2 PM,” Deadline concluded.

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Insert your own “come on down!” joke here, I guess.

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