Column: Anderson Cooper’s ’60 Minutes’ informal for bootleg

The long running CBS News program 60 minutes There is a humanely divisive personality: the vicious attack dogs while the Republicans are in power, and the helpful informal producers under the Democrats.

Take March 13, when Anchorman Anderson Cooper hosted Transport Secretary Pete Butigig and a promotional segment for the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.” Butigig was identified as “a 40-year-old Harvard graduate, Rhodes scholar and former Navy reserve officer who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. He is now tackling an epidemic-related supply chain crisis and trying to secure hundreds of billions.” Taxpayer dollars are well spent on the aging transportation system in desperate need of repairs. “

CBS began with the collapse of the Pittsburgh Bridge in January, when Cooper asked Buttigig a series of some blended softballs, such as: “When someone is driving over a bridge, will they feel confident?”

He then followed: “While grading the overall state of the country’s infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the United States a C-minus. How is it possible for a country like the United States to get C-minus in infrastructure?

These are simple pitches. This sounds like an e-mailed question to a Bootigg publisher on CBS.

There was a question from the left about the infrastructure bill not having a “net positive impact on climate”. Biden’s agenda was a bit confusing towards Republican opposition. They ran a Soundbite by Ron Desantis, expressing skepticism about plans to “revitalize low-income black neighborhoods that are divided or damaged by the construction of interstate highways.”

Boutigig, who went on paternity leave for two months during the supply-chain crisis last year, briefly recounts a snippet of Tucker Carlson’s satire that Liberals at the time hated: “Pete Boutigig has been on leave since August. Babies, paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. It doesn’t matter how it happened. “

Cooper asked pro-“Are you surprised by that criticism?” Butigig said, “A little. Yes. Because it comes from some angle that speaks volumes about family values. “

Sending a famous gay liberal to interview another famous gay liberal guarantees a soft-soap segment. This “Secretary Pete” puffery was quite the opposite of what Cooper Flower went to the tabloid four years ago. 60 minutes With porn star Stormy Daniels, who threw dirt on Donald Trump and their alleged sexual encounter in 2006.

The questions were still soft, but designed to pierce the hole. When Daniels met with Trump, Cooper noted, “Melania Trump recently gave birth to a son, just a few months ago. Did he mention his wife or child in it? Cooper asked Daniels if he was physically attracted to Trump (no) and if he used a condom (no). “I thought it was a business deal,” he said.

So was the CBS interview, which led Daniels to tour the Strip Club as part of the “Make America Horny Again” tour.

This was the same 60 minutes They didn’t have time to interview Red, who came forward in 2020 to allege that Joe Biden sexually abused her in 1993 while working for her on Capitol Hill. Told that story 60 minutes Australia.

Cooper ended the segment by targeting C-minus engineers in America’s infrastructure, hoping Tim Biden would take it to B. Cooper told Buttigig, “Have you ever had a B in your life? You hit me as a guy who hasn’t had too many Bs in your life. “It’s good to be a Democrat.

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