CBS Host Who Vacationed With Obamas Declares Them Scandal-Free

NewsBusters | 7/8/2019 | Staff
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Who better to interview Michelle Obama than CBS’s Gayle King? After all, the CBS This Morning host is a Democratic donor (including thousands to Barack Obama). She’s a close friend of the Obamas and even vacationed with the couple in 2017. So on Saturday, it shouldn't be surprising that the powerful journalist agreed that Barack Obama was scandal-free.

King conducted an hour-long interview with the former First Lady at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Mrs. Obama complained about having to go to Donald Trump’s inauguration and the preceding eight years in the White House: “Watching my husband get raked over the coals, feeling like we had to do everything perfectly. You know, no scandal, no nothing.”

Scandals

King eagerly agreed, “No scandals. Yes.”

Of course, that’s simply not true. Some major scandals included: The IRS targeting the Tea Party, the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, the terrible situation at Veterans Affairs hospitals, ObamaCare failures. That’s just a few. For more Obama scandals, see this list by the MRC’s Geoffrey Dickens. It’s not surprising that King wouldn’t remember them, they didn’t get much coverage.

Co-host - Trump - Reason - Course - Dismantling

Later, the co-host insisted that Trump’s reason for reversing course and “dismantling” so many Obama policies is simply because “the two of you did it.”

I wonder what it’s like for you to sit and watch everything that you and President Obama built seemingly being torn down or dismantled simply because the two of you did it. Not because there’s a better alternative sometimes, but just because it was an idea of the Obama administration.

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CBS has a tangled conflict of interest with the Obamas, King and good friend Oprah Winfrey. In addition to vacationing with the Obamas and donating to them, Winfrey was chosen to kick off the media campaign for Mrs. Obama’s book. This was...
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