WATCH: CBS’s Margaret Brennan Gives New Meaning to the Word ‘Anti-Semitic’

October 17, 2023

CBS News host Margaret Brennan appeared to suggest on Sunday that Palestinians cannot be anti-Semitic because "all Arabs are Semites." Brennan made the remark in an interview with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) after playing footage of him saying Gazans are anti-Semitic.

"Anti-Semitism" is defined and widely used to mean hostility toward Jewish people as a group. "Semitic" is an obsolete term for a racial group that includes Jews and Arabs.

Brennan, like many of her colleagues in the news media, has a long record of stretching facts and logic to make Israel look bad. Before she took over as the moderator of CBS's Face the Nation in 2018, she shared her relentlessly negative views of Israel on X, formerly Twitter.

Notably, when Brennan went on maternity leave during the 2021 Gaza conflict, Israel got a reprieve of critical coverage.

Face the Nation did not respond to a request for comment about Brennan's reporting on Israel.