Skip to comments.The bias of Bob Schieffer: Top 7 moments
Posted on 10/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by george76
In August, I blasted the Commission on Presidential Debates choices of three Beltway lib journo-tools CNNs Candy Crowley, PBSs Jim Lehrer and CBSs Bob Schieffer. So far, theyve acted just as expected and predicted. As I noted:
While the debate panel trumpeted the gender diversity of its picks, the chromosomal diversity is far outweighed by the political uniformity, class conformity and geographical homogeneity of the group.
The presidential debates are the last bastion of mainstream media self-delusion in the 21st century. They are a ritual laughingstock for tens of millions of American viewers who have put up with leading, softball questions for Democratic candidates and combative, fili-blustery lectures for Republican candidates campaign cycle after cycle.
(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com ...
Earlier I read this from MM’s site. Good stuff bump.
In arbitration hearings, one of the biggest negotiating points for attorneys is the obvious - the arbitrator. Union attorneys don't want business sympathizers and corporate counsel doesn't want a Jimmy Hoffa clone.
Raddatz? Crowley? Schieffer? Are you nuts?
I don’t watch the debates on purpose because they just make me mad.
From all accounts tho, Crowley must have set a record for obvious bias. I guess the Republicans are just plain used to being screwed and just go along.
Bob Skeletor will be his imperious harrumphy now-see-here-Governor-Romney worst at tonight’s Obama Revivalation.
Mitt needs to smile, keep his cool, and just refuse to acknowledge the moral superiority double-teaming that has been planned.
I never really have understood why Republicans put up with the moderator choices. During the debates for the general, the choices should at least be neutral, and in the Republican primaries, when everyone watching is to the right of the LSM, they should be downright conservative. I can’t see why Republicans think they have to accept whatever agenda-driven socialist is offered up, certainly in the general but especially in the primaries.
I thik moderators are unnecessary—just have open mikes rigged to timers: time’s up, mike goes off.
This is one of my pet peeves.....the GOP are pussies.
Why agree to be bound by Marquess of Queensberry rules for yourself and your opponent gets to fight under UFC rules.
And Hofstra University, located in the "swing state" of New York being a hosting site for two consecutive election cycles? Why?
Republicans, especially Republican challengers, have no chance of reaching low information voters who only watch MSM outlets, in any other way. A Republican has to have the skill set to get through this bullsh*t smokescreen and reach these voters directly. Ronald Reagan definitely had that skill set. Mitt Romney? We shall see.
But he only begin to make this a real horserace after the first debate.
I DETEST Schieffer ... and Obama. As much as I want to hear how Romney handles things, I don’t think I can bear to watch tonight. I know a couple of other people (will vote Romney) who are bailing on this last debate .... same reasons - don’t want to hear Obama lie and Schieffer enable/support/spin Left for Obama and watch Romney cut off, shorted on time, sabotaged, etc. It’s all just quite disgusting.
Whoever agreed to him as a moderator in the GOP, should be held responsible. I’m sick of these idiots.
Debates generally favor the incumbent. If there were no debates, Romney would lose because he would have little chance to speak to Americans in his own voice, and the DNC/MSM combine would have almost complete freedom to define him.
So the incumbent (Obama) would have preferred NOT to debate, but not debating makes him look like a chicken, so the Dems submitted to it even though there is little upside potential, unless the challenger makes a fool of himself.
So the incumbent has the upper hand in any debate negotiations.
That's bad, but not as bad as Gwen Ifill in 2008, who had a book in the works on Obama to be released after the election, which amounted to a $500,000 bet on his victory.
From what I understand, both parties are given a list of names they can chose from: Here is the list:
1. Hugo Chavez
2. Chris Matthews
3. Martha Radditz
4. Bill Mahrer
5. Fidel Castro
6. Van Jones
7. Candy Crowley
8. Bob Shiefer
9. Walter Cronkite
10. Peter Jennings
LOL, you are probably right. The GOP just needs to say no and start raising Cain for a fair debate venue for a change. They can go an election w/o a presidental debate if need be. The Left media is unprofessional and should be taken out.
Yeah, and that was just the republicans choices, here are the dems:
1. Rush Limbaugh
2. Andrew Brietbart
3. Candy Crowley
4. Mark Levin
5. Sean Hannity
6. Martha Raddatz
7. Nancy Reagan
8. Bob Shiefer
9. Ann Coulter
10. Laura Inghram
So you see, this is how they all agreed to the chosen moderators.
These events are always coordinated between the media and the RAT campaign. Let the RATS submit 50 questions and the Pubbies submit 50 questions, with 10 from each picks at random from the cookie jar. they can agree to opening and closing, followup procedures ahead of time—again, when the time is up, the microphone goes dead. Doesn’t matter if you are a slow speaker—too bad. ;((
No, I don’t “get’ it. No one says liberals get to be the bosses over the GOP. Tell liberals to screw off and demand what you want.
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