CBS Excuses Hillary Saying Businesses Don’t Create Jobs; ‘Just Overshot’ Trying to Please Liberal Base

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from Media Research Center,

The broadcast network blackout of Hillary Clinton telling an audience that corporations and businesses don’t create jobs ended on Thursday night as the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley brought it up during a segment that continued the liberal media’s hammering of New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie for confronting a heckler at an event on Wednesday.

While CBS deserves some credit for finally mentioning this, they just as easily lost it when anchor Scott Pelley and CBS News political director John Dickerson rationalized away what she said as an attempt to please the Democratic base.

After discussing Christie, the program first played a portion of the soundbite from Clinton, who said at an event for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley that: “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”

Afterward, Pelley and Dickerson both emphasized that Clinton clarified her statements and Pelley asked if this was her being “rusty.” Dickerson responded by chalking it up to her:

[T]rying to speak to those Democratic voters who think that corporations and the wealthy have benefited from a rigged economic system and some of those voters think that if she’s President she’s not going to fix that imbalance. So, she was trying to speak to them and she just overshot and she later said, yes, corporations and entrepreneurs do create jobs.

For the roughly 90 seconds prior in the segment, Pelley and Dickerson dug into Christie with Pelley saying that “New Jersey may be the Garden State, but it’s Governor is no shrinking violet” and posed to Dickerson whether “Christie’s style and his combativeness” could impact the 2016 presidential campaign if he runs.

Dickerson replied that “this is part of his image of himself” and seen by many until the Bridgegate scandal occurred, at which point “this Chris Christie went into hiberation,”

From The Media Research Center: