CBS Blasts ‘Far-Right’ John­son as ‘Anti-LGBTQ,’ ‘Cli­mate Skep­tic,’ ‘Elec­tion Denier’

Thursday’s CBS Evening News chose con­tin­ue to ear­ly brow­beat­ing of the pub­lic into turn­ing against the calm and steady new House Speak­er, Mike John­son (R‑LA) by trash­ing him as “anti-LGBTQ,” “an elec­tion denier, cli­mate skep­tic,” and “staunch con­ser­v­a­tive” whose over­all pol­i­tics is rid­dled with “far-right stances.”
Fill-in anchor Adri­ana Diaz was dig­ging Johnson’s grave in an open­ing tease: “Mike John­son takes up the gav­el as speak­er of the House and begins defend­ing his record as an elec­tion denier, cli­mate skep­tic and his anti-LGBTQ views.”

Lat­er, Diaz led into con­gres­sion­al cor­re­spon­dent Nikole Killion’s seg­ment with more omi­nous lan­guage about John­son: “Until now, the staunch con­ser­v­a­tive was lit­tle known out­side his state and par­ty and…he is remain­ing tight-lipped about some of his posi­tions.”
The chy­ron was more fit­ting of some­thing from CNN’ …