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Brian Williams And Parachute Journalism

There is another part of the Brian Williams story getting too little attention.  It is when the million dollar New York celebrity anchors drop in out of the sky to "report" on the crisis du jour that they never really covered.

All it takes is a disaster, tsunami, massacre, war, hurricane and, of course, easy access for planes carrying their camera crews and makeup teams.  That's why you're more likely to see them in the Middle East or Europe than Africa or South America.

Obama Defends Relationship With Netanyahu On 60 Minutes


President Obama defended his handling of tensions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a "60 Minutes" segment that contrasted his style with Mitt Romney's.

The segment on Sunday featuring separate interviews played like a prelude to the debates next month between the two candidates for the presidency.

Romney, the Republican candidate, targeted Obama for turning down Netanyahu's request for a meeting with both leaders in New York this week to address the U.N. General Assembly.

‘60 Minutes’ Flat


Surely the folks at CBS do not think of themselves as biased against Israel. On the contrary, they surely see their work as thoroughly professional, fair to the bone. Nevertheless, last Sunday night’s “60 Minutes” report on Israel’s supposed oppression of Christianity was deeply flawed and failed the fairness test.

'60 Minutes' Slammed Over Segment On Christians In Israel


Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a "60 Minutes" segment that blamed Israel for the decline of the Palestinian Christian population in cities such as Bethlehem and  Jerusalem.

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