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 ...
Always remember his ethics when he drove a distressed and distraught Lee Harvey Oswald's mother to Dallas. Her son accused of murdering the then president. He later has stated "I always wore a snap brim hat to look like a detective". He posed as one, to get the jump on the competition.
He could consider this interview as his "masterpiece" and then retire. Time will tell.
I wonder if David held similar views on his peers in the media like Bob for instance...
lol, sounds like Michelle Malkin has someone in mind for a "more diverse" moderator -- her.
I'd suggest Brit Hume, Laura Ingraham, Tom Sowell, and Star Parker.
I'd say old David Brinkley, whom my late, sainted dad thought the world of and trusted far more than the pompous Cronkite (Dad's bullshit detector always worked just fine!), pretty well nailed Slick Willie, except that he was overoptimistic about the next four years, LOL!
God, I'm so glad my poor old dad -- an assistant prosecutor's son -- didn't live to see Slick and Beast in the White House. He had radar for trashy, self-referential, basically criminal adventurers like them, and he hated people like that.
s And a narcissistic, bottom-feeding deviant like Barky? OMG ....
For the very reasons you’ve described, that is also why I have not watched any of the debates. I would be grossly irritated by watching the “moderators” slant the playing field in favor of Obama.
Worse yet, I would be even more incensed by Obama’s non-sensical bloviating answers to almost any question asked of him.
I “cheated” .... I had the TV on behind me and was watching the Power Line open thread (would rather have been on FR) & Dick Morris. Initially, I was pretty depressed because I expected a “stronger” Mitt, especially when Libya came up. It took me 20 - 30 minutes to ‘figure it out’ and then I started laughing. As awful as it was to hear Obama blah blah blah, every word just made him sound/look worse and worse. Romney got in his punches and there were a couple of good ones ... really good ones. For a good roundup of the punches, you can read them here: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/the-knock-out-punches.php
On Benghazi, I think the episode with Candy Crowley showed Romney which way the wind was going to blow if he tried to tangle with Obama directly. Of course, I am outraged beyond words with what happened as are many Americans; however, Obama was going to be impossible to pin down on that subject ... a friend of mine uses the term “slicker than eel snot” and I think that is a great description. I’m sure as Romney and his advisors tried to figure out a debate strategy, it became more and more obvious that they were not going to “win” on that issue and in fact, with Obama being the incumbent President, they would probably not even get to a draw. Romney is still a private citizen ... and Obama has a distinct advantage as the incumbent .
I think Romney played it perfectly - rope-a-doped Obama big time. Obama was staring at Romney, I think trying to figure out what was going on! I’m sure 3/4 of Obama’s time at Camp David was spent trying to figure out if MR says ‘this’ on Benghazi, we’ll say ‘that’ and if he says ‘that’, we’ll say ‘this’. Wasted time, big time. As the debate went on, Obama got snarkier, more petty and very diminished. Most folks agree Romney was calm, cool, collected, knowledgeable and Presidential. Chris Wallace and a few others said it looked like Romney was the president & Obama the challenger. I’m glad I listened .... glanced at the TV a few times (seeing Obama blah blah is almost unbearable). Schieffer, to my surprise, was VERY even-handed .... he tried a ‘gotcha’ once at least, maybe twice, and Romney handled it perfectly - made him look even more suited to be President. It was a GREAT evening for Romney overall - if Obama “won” (marginally) the debate, he lost the war.
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