Breaking his usual rule of never appearing on edited television, author and filmmaker Mike Cernovich went on 60 Minutes to show a record 15 million people the power of real news. The result was 60 Minutes’ highest rated episode in almost a decade.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ “60 Minutes” returned this week to a familiar place it hadn’t been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.
The venerable newsmagazine hadn’t finished as the most-watched program of the week since November 2008, when newly elected Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, sat down for the first TV interview since their election.
Cernovich’s appearance on 60 Minutes was a matter of great interest, with his many haters around the world expecting him to look bad in front of a record 15 million viewers.
Instead Cernovich showed the world why fake news works hard to no-platform him. They cannot win the war of ideas or a debate.
Sam Harris among many others backed out of a debate with Cernovich, and the 60 Minutes episode, which was heavily edited, showed why.
The #1 trending article on Buzzfeed scored the debate a clear with for Cernovich.
Scott Pelley, host of CBS News’ 60 Minutes, embarrassed himself in a Sunday segment about “fake news” — despite having the final cut on a hostile interview with a right-wing activist.
Mike Cernovich — a lawyer, independent blogger/author/filmmaker, and a dominant voice on Twitter — built up significant buzz for 60 Minutes by revealing on Thursday he had granted Pelley a sit-down interview. In the hours before the live broadcast, Cernovich anticipated that the 45-minute conversation would be “selectively edited” and pre-emptively published a partial transcript.
Reached for comment, Cernovich said he demonstrated the power of Gorilla Mindset. “I lived it,” he told this reporter.
Cernovich also encourages people to watch his powerful documentary on free speech. Released less than a week ago, Silenced has already received hundreds of reviews and is the smash hit documentary of 2017.