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Playing second fiddle to Scott Pelley’s gag-inducing interview with President Biden on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, CBS journalist Lesley Stahl sat down with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and treated him with more respect and reverence than the show usually affords to American Republicans. Stahl willingly subjected herself to Iran’s oppressive customs for women and had the gall to suggest they’re “one of the most westernized countries in the Middle East” despite the recent murder of a woman for breaking a law on head coverings.
“We met President Raisi Tuesday at the presidential compound in Tehran for his first interview with a western reporter. I was told how to dress, not to sit before he did, and not to interrupt him,” she explained the terms of the agreement.
Stahl was willing to do all that, but in her 2020 interview with then-President Trump, she refused to acknowledge the existence of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. “[H]e’s in the midst of a scandal,” Trump explained at the time. And Stahl immediately jumped to then-candidate Joe Biden’s defense, screeching: “He’s not … No, come on … you’re exaggerating.”
Seemingly acting as Biden’s secretary on Sunday, Stahl pitched Raisi a meeting with the President when he visits the United Nations in the near future. But Raisi didn’t give her the response she wanted, shooting down the idea and claiming Biden was just like Trump.