Uh, I Didn't Mean My Network
Over the years, CBS News has often faced accusations of liberal bias, which it has steadfastly denied. Was Moonves suggesting a new policy? I asked network spokesman Dana McClintock whether Moonves, when he said, "partisanship is very much a part of journalism now," was referring to CBS News.
McClintock sent back a four-word response: "No he was not."
So: When the chief executive of CBS attends an Obama fundraiser and explains his presence in part by saying that "partisanship is very much a part of journalism now," he does not mean CBS.