How It's Done: CBS Reporter Goes Against Grain, Torches Pelosi's 'Set-Up' Claim in HaircutGate

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement about a coronavirus aid package, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


While many in the mainstream media have predictably rushed to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hypocritical Monday trip to a shuttered San Francisco hair salon for a haircut and highlights, at least one journalist has dared to go against the grain with critical comments condemning her actions and her excuse-making and blame games.

San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious has received bad reviews and death threats after Pelosi (D-CA) bizarrely accused her of a “set-up” over the leaked video footage, which was published Tuesday.

Kathryn Watson, a White House reporter for CBS News digital, took to the Twitter machine not long after the news first broke of Pelosi’s display of double standards. Watson first responded to a tweet reporting that a spokesman for Pelosi proclaimed she didn’t know she’d done anything wrong by going to the salon.

“The closed signs on the salons might be a good indicator” that it’s closed, Watson pointed out, noting that one salon not far from where her parents live had a sign clearly posted on the front door noting it was closed thanks to California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom:


The next day, Watson made it clear she wasn’t buying Pelosi’s preposterous claim of a “set-up”, and also stated that as a top public official in California, Pelosi should be well aware of what the pandemic rules are in her city and state by now:

Watson then went on to note that there was no need whatsoever for Pelosi to have been maskless even while her hair was wet, and hinted that the House Speaker could have easily arranged for the stylist to come to her home for the appointment instead of having the salon make an exception for her:

The reporter followed-up a few minutes later by panning Pelosi’s “set-up” claim yet again:

Thank you, Ms. Watson, for showing what actual journalism looks like.

Pelosi has spent months – months – alleging Republicans are putting people’s lives at risk when they don’t follow recommended CDC guidelines and when they call for businesses to be allowed to reopen so people can feed their families and pay their bills.


In fact, the very day of her salon appointment (Monday) Pelosi went on MSNBC to lecture Trump and the GOP on mask-wearing and social distancing during the Republican National Convention.

Pelosi has no one to blame but herself for this situation. She got hoisted by her own petard and doesn’t like it, so now she, her family, her supporters, and even her stylist are trying to destroy Kious for pointing out the obvious of why it should be okay for her salon to open for everyone if exceptions can be made for powerful Democrats like Pelosi.

Watson is right on the money here. Pelosi feigning ignorance about what the rules are in her state and claiming this was all a “set-up” is a very bad look for her, no matter how nice her haircut and highlights might look when she appears on MSNBC and CNN for puff-piece interviews.

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