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America Learns Of Someone Named Scott Pelley

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If you’re an old person, and I mean Methuselah-old, you remember when “the news” was what happened between 6:30 and 7:00 every night after dinner. What you saw on ABC, NBC, or CBS (whichever one Dad hated the least) in that half-hour window was all you needed to know about the world that day. That was it. Well, maybe you’d get the local paper, if you wanted the funnies and the police blotter. But otherwise, you relied on three old white guys looking into TV cameras to tell you what was what.

In a media world of 24/7 cable talking heads and an Internet that moves so quickly that a presidential typo at midnight can become old news before you’ve even woken up in the morning, is there still a place for the evening news? Well, there’s at least one guy who doesn’t need to worry about it anymore.

Oli Coleman and Emily Smith, Page Six:

Scott Pelley is out at “CBS Evening News,” Page Six has exclusively learned.

Sources tell us that “Poison Pelley’s” office was being cleared out Tuesday while the anchor was away on an assignment for the network’s news magazine “60 Minutes.”

We’re told he’s being shifted permanently to “60 Minutes.”

Damn. That’s low, even for a show nobody watches anymore. That’s the second-coldest firing I’ve ever heard of.

Hey CBS, if you’re looking for an anchor, I know of a dude who’s looking for a gig: