Pelley Explodes Over New York Post Report
CBS News anchor Scott Pelley refused to air a report on Monday night by investigative reporter John Miller about a State Department sex scandal because Miller broke the story earlier in the day on CBS This Morning, the New York Post reported today (Wednesday) on its Page Six column, citing network sources. Asked to comment, Pelley told the newspaper that he did not air the story because there was not enough time. But the source told the Post: Every other news outlet picked the story up. CBS had it on its website all day, so it was astonishing for Pelley not to even mention CBS's own exclusive scoop on the the CBS Evening News. According to the newspaper, Pelley phoned Tuesday night to object. That allegation is false. How long have you been a journalist? You wouldn't last ten seconds at CBS News. This is not how reporters do their job. You called my publicist but not me in my office? A CBS spokesperson later noted that Pelley and Miller discussed the story on the evening newscast -- on Tuesday.