(4-15-14) CBS News has hired former acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell, as their senior security correspondent. Morell has been a frequent guest on CBS' Face the Nation, where he has disseminated CIA propaganda and misleading information, raising questions about CBS's journalistic integrity. Morell also works for Beacon Global Strategies, a DC consulting firm which peddles its government connections to defense contractors, raising even more questions about his role at CBS.
December 23, 2013
On December 23, 2013, Morell appeared on Face the Nation, where he promoted the government's campaign to prosecute Edward Snowden. On this day Morell stated:
"He violated the trust put in him by the United States government. He has committed a crime, in my view. You know a whistleblower doesnât run. A whistleblower does not disclose information that has nothing to do with what he says his cause is which is the privacy and civil liberties of Americans. You know if I could talk to Mister Snowden myself, what I would say is, Edward, you say youâre a patriot, you say you want to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, you say that you wanted Americans to have a debate about this and to make up their mind about what to do about this.