A “CBS Sunday Morning” report with Jane Pauley made former President Barack Obama and musician Bruce Springsteen’s work together look like a buddy movie.
The leftist bias in the new piece led to widespread mockery of the report.
CBS Sunday Morning airs puff piece on Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: ‘It looks like a buddy movie’ https://t.co/Pp6cbcXaMo
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“A rock star and former president hitting the road. If it looks like a buddy movie, well, it kind of has become one,” CBS correspondent Anthony Mason said regarding the report.
Obama and Springsteen hosted a podcast together in 2021 on Spotify called “Renegades: Born in the USA.”
CBS Sunday Morning airs puff piece on Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: ‘It looks like a buddy movie’ https://t.co/o1Vy3qE9X2
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“One thing that is interesting, people would look at this and go, ‘What’s a guy from Hawaii and a guy from New Jersey, Black guy, White guy, what have they got in common?’ You both see yourselves as outsiders. You talk about feeling invisible,” Mason asked.
“Sure, yeah. It might be the story of all artists and musicians, you start from the outside. When I was young, I felt voiceless, I felt invisible, but I fought to find out where I belonged,” Springsteen answered.
CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley setting up the syrupy interview with Obama & Springsteen: “Each of them can legitimately claim to be the boss. Anthony Mason is talking with former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. A story we consider one of our Sunday best.” pic.twitter.com/0XfkUrcTg5
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The odd promotion of the relationship between the former Democratic president and musical artist Springsteen has been widely promoted, now including positive reporting from CBS.
It is uncertain what the future holds in the relationship between the two cultural leaders, though it appears their work together is expected to continue.
However, the current failures in the Biden administration could lead to strong Republican wins in November that would change the political landscape.