Some critics do not believe a CBS journalist handled the “60 Minutes” interview with President Joe Biden well.
Scott Pelley interviewed Biden on Sunday night and some were disappointed with his line of questioning.
Conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly tweeted, “Scott Pelley doesn’t push him. Nothing at all on the border. Lots of soft balls.”
President Biden on 60 Minutes. Scott Pelley doesn't push him. Nothing at all on the border. Lots of soft balls. We'll analyze what should have been asked tomorrow on the @NoSpinNews.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) September 19, 2022
Another user called Pelley a “bad journalist and interviewer.”
Biden used emergency covid declaration to enact student loan forgiveness and this is why Scott Pelley is a bad journalist and interviewer. https://t.co/ZCpdvrqf0S
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 19, 2022
One user argued that the program is a “complete embarrassment. An absolute shell of what it was when it WASN’T the media propaganda wing of the DNC. Scott Pelley is the poster boy for the death of journalism.”
60 Minutes is a complete embarrassment. An absolute shell of what it was when it WASN'T the media propaganda wing of the DNC.
Scott Pelley is the poster boy for the death of journalism.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) September 19, 2022
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— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) September 19, 2022
This is embarrassing for both @ScottPelley and @60Minutes. No question about Joe's numerous meetings with Hunter's business partners after repeatedly saying he'd never once met them? Nothing? Not one, Scott? https://t.co/0cbgzRXFVr
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 19, 2022
Scott Pelley never mentioned fentanyl, the laptop or the 782 people who died crossing our southern border this year.
He did point out "devout Catholic" Joe Biden "prays the rosary."
Pelley should have worn fishnet stockings & high heels. There are crack whores with more dignity
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) September 19, 2022
.@ScottPelley tip-toeing over broken glass on fire here, trying so hard to be empathetic and take a don't-blame-me tone for asking this in as big a bootlick fashion as possible. https://t.co/m03DyISG7j
— Bruce Hooley (@BHOOLZ) September 19, 2022
Biden also received some criticism for a remark he made about the COVID-19 pandemic during the interview, as IJR reported.
“The pandemic is over,” Biden said.
He added, “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over.”
The president continued, “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing. And I think this is a perfect example of it.”
Biden’s comments sparked a wave of criticism from users on Twitter.
He spoke on other issues during the interview with Pelley, including inflation, as IJR reported.
After Pelley pointed out that that inflation is currently hovering near a 40-year high, Biden responded, “I got that… We’re in a position where for the last several months it hasn’t spiked. It’s been basically even.”
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