CBS is coming under fire for running an unbalanced story that glorifies both Cordray and the CFPB without allowing his critics to respond.
CBS News’ “Sunday Morning” asked if Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray was “doing his job too well,” as part of a piece that could easily be confused with political propaganda.
The Washington Free Beacon noted that only one opponent of Cordray, Texas Representative Jeb Hensarling, was given the chance to rebut the Director’s claims. However, CBS made every effort to muffle the Congressman’s words. From The Free Beacon:
In response to each criticism, however, Hensarling’s soundbites were immediately followed by rebuttals from CFPB supporters. CBS showed footage of Hensarling criticizing professors, who support CFPB, to those same professors. In response, they laughed at the Texas congressman.
On top of that, one of the professors that went after Rep. Hensarling in the story, Christopher Peterson, worked as a Special Advisor to Cordray at the CFPB while another that defended the Bureau, professor Adam Levitan, served on its advisory board.
CBS’s story comes as Cordray is expected to resign from the CFPB in order to run for Governor of Ohio.
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