Five years after that whole mess over forged documents about then-President Bush’s service in the National Guard, CBS News sure seems to be trying awfully hard to convince the GOP that they aren’t a Dem outlet.
Here’s a very interesting piece of information about Jeff Ballabon, the Republican lobbyist and political strategist who was just hired by CBS News to be the new CBS News senior vice president for communications. During the 2008 election, Ballabon wasn’t shy about courting Jewish voters and telling them just how dangerous Barack Obama is when it comes to Israel.
Here’s what he told the Orthodox paper Hamodia:
Obama is incredibly dangerous. Not because he is evil, but because he is naive. Agreeing to meet — without any pre-conditions — with the terror-supporting president of Iran shows his naivete. And even his Jewish advisors want to pressure Israel to divide Yerushalayim and to make sacrifices of defensive positions against the will of the military and security experts in Israel. They want desperately to appease the UN, the Europeans, the Arabs.
“I never said Democrats are evil,” he told me by phone just now. “My mother is a Democrat.”
Asked whether he would have any impact at all on editorial content at CBS, Ballabon said: “No.”
But Ballabon wouldn’t comment further, and he declined to say whether he still thinks Obama is “incredibly dangerous.”