Scott Pelley seemingly made it his personal mission to destroy President Trump, and that decision has cost him…big time.
Pelley has anchored the “CBS Evening News” since 2011, when he succeeded far-left activist Katie Couric, who has since been busted peddling fake news in an alleged documentary on gun rights. Apparently, Americans are tired of leftists in the media pushing propaganda, which is being reflected by the poor ratings the mainstream media has been receiving, thus causing CBS brass to can Pelley.
According to Page Six, CBS News President David Rhodes give Pelley his pink slip while he is away on assignment, and sources say that “Poison Pelley’s” office is being cleared out as we speak. While he’s not being removed from the network entirely, he is being reassigned permanently to the “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday nights.
In addition to Pelley’s abysmal ratings, the anti-Trump anchor has also been creating friction between him and his boss, sources said.
“[Pelley] was pushed out of the ‘Evening News.’ It’s been coming for a long time. This could have been handled better — [Pelley] is away on a story, and they’re cleaning out his office. It’s not the correct way to treat the face of CBS news.”
However, Rhodes apparently thought that leaving the “CBS Evening News” without an anchor was a better choice than keeping Pelley around as there hasn’t been a replacement named yet. Although, the network does have plenty of other reporters to choose from as Pelley’s replacement.
Pelley recently made news after he interviewed conservative journalist Mike Cernovich, a lawyer, independent blogger/author/filmmaker, and a dominant voice on Twitter, who confronted Pelley over allegations of so-called “fake news.” In the interview, Pelley exposed himself as woefully unprepared to debate someone who doesn’t toe the MSM’s liberal line, although it’s unclear if the interview had anything to do with his firing.
Below is a partial transcript of the March 26 segment, via Breitbart News:
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— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 27, 2017
Cernovich: She had a seizure and froze up walking into her motorcade that day [September 11, 2016].
Pelley: Well, she had pneumonia. I mean—
Cernovich: How do you know? Who told you that?
Pelley: Well, the campaign told us that.
Cernovich: Why would you trust the campaign?
Pelley: The point is you didn’t talk to anybody who’d ever examined Hillary Clinton.
Cernovich: I don’t take anything Hillary Clinton is gonna say at all as true. I’m not gonna take her on her word. The media says we’re not gonna take Donald Trump on his word. And that’s why we are in these different universes.
No matter how you slice it, another far-left activist masquerading as an objective reporter has been removed from the nightly news, and the country is going to be better off because of it. Now let’s just hope that CBS realizes the reason ratings are down and actually puts someone on the show who’s going to be fair to the President.