CBS News Accused Of Anti-Semitism At Shareholder Meeting

By Alex Weprin Comment

Another shareholder meeting, another protest. Following in the footsteps of Disney and Comcast, shareholders at the CBS meeting accused CBS News and “60 Minutes” of anti-semitism in a story on the venerable program.

The story–about Christians leaving the Holy Land–got a few facts wrong, according to the activists, who claim that the cause is the local Muslim population, rather than the local Jewish population, as the story suggests. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves staunchly defended the program.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Paul Bond has more:

“The failure of CBS News to take action on this matter remains astonishing and inexplicable,” she said at the shareholder’s meeting, which was held for the first time at the CBS studios in Los Angeles…

Each of the CAMERA representatives spoke twice, and Moonves responded that he was standing by the 60 Minutes segment. CBS general counsel Louis Briskman spoke of 60 Minutes being the “crown jewel” of CBS News, and he said that the show’s “First Amendment rights should not be chilled.”