Is blaming media a cop out? You tell me.
In 2012, CBS CEO Les Moonves: “Super PACs may be bad for America, but they’re very good for CBS.”
Last February, he told investors, “Looking ahead, the 2016 presidential election is right around the corner, and, thank God, the rancor has already begun.”
Moonves, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference at the Park Hotel in San Francisco: regarding the flow of political advertising dollars “may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS, that’s all I got to say.”