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  • NY Times' Rutenberg Tries to Enlist Republicans to Defend Media, Oppose Trump

    02/26/2017 1:56:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Clay Waters
    Sunday’s New York Times featured the latest installment in easily-freaked media reporter Jim Rutenberg’s crusade against President Trump: “Trump’s Undermining Reporters May Haunt Republicans.” The online headline foreshadowed Rutenberg’s unlikely attempt to enlist Republicans in defense of the press and against Trump: “Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?” while the text box delivered an empty threat: “This strategy could push Republicans into a corner later.” Rutenberg made no acknowledgement of the increasingly unconcealed anti-Trump partisanship displayed by the media, including his own newspaper. Rutenberg’s own infamous front-page column from August 2016 argued that the rules of journalistic objectivity...
  • Romney: Future of GOP is 'breaking my heart'

    06/11/2016 2:41:12 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Mitt Romney blasted the Republican Party on Saturday for not doing more to stop presumptive nominee Donald Trump, saying that the prospects for the party are bleak. During a discussion in Park City, Utah, where Romney is hosting his annual conservative summit, the 2012 presidential nominee singled out Trumps former rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), the last two candidates to drop out of the race against Trump. "Ted Cruz was basically praising Donald Trump through the whole process," Romney told discussion host and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. And Kasich was in well after the time...
  • Bob Schieffer Says Ryan/Kasich Will Be Nominated on Second Ballot at GOP Cleveland Convention

    03/18/2016 4:44:54 PM PDT · by drewh · 160 replies
    CBS News Face the Nation ^ | today | Washington GOPe insders and media allies
    no link he just mentioned it to Charlie Rose in an interview
  • Jeb Bush: Social Security Means-Testing 'Ought to Be Considered'

    06/01/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 105 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 1, 2015 | Susan Jones
    ( - Jeb Bush says he would considering pushing back the Social Security retirement age by as many as five years and scaling back benefits for Americans who paid into the system but who also have accumulated wealth. "We need to look over the horizon and begin to phase in, over an extended period of time, going from (age) 65 to 68 or 70. And that by itself will help sustain the retirement system for anybody under the age of 40," Bush, a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination, told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Bush also wants...
  • Bob Schieffer Says Maybe Press Wasnt Skeptical Enough Regarding Obama in 08

    06/02/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/02/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Ya don’t say. He's retiring, so it's safe to speak ill of the Media Messiah. CBS’ Bob Schieffer says that perhaps reporters in the media “were not skeptical enough” of President Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that the whole political world was struck by the sudden rise of the senator from Illinois. This isn’t some revelation that Schieffer just had. It’s certainly been kicking around in the heads of veteran media types since early ’09 when it became rather apparent that Barack Obama was more of a bumbler than the suave,...
  • Al Hunt: 'I Have No Idea What Bob Schieffer's Politics Are'

    06/01/2015 5:31:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Al Hunt the most oblivious man in Washington, or was he just not telling the truth? On today's Morning Joe, lauding Bob Schieffer upon his retirement, Hunt actually said "I have no idea what Bob Schieffer's politics are." No idea? Really? Maybe Al hasn't been watching Scheiffer, but NewsBusters and its parent MRC have. Take a look at this link for a compilation of Bob's greatest hits on Republicans and his gushing praise of Democrats. Then come back and see us, Al, and let us know whether you now have an idea of Schieffer's politics. View the video here.
  • Schieffer: We Now Dont Know Where People Get Their News

    05/30/2015 11:05:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies ^ | May 29, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) The legendary Bob Schieffer is calling it a career Sunday as he hosts his last Face the Nation. Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 and in that span he covered the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Capitol Hill, anchored the CBS Evening News, and hosted Face the Nation the past 24 years. Washington has changed dramatically when he began covering the nations capital. Schieffer told CBS This Morning on Friday that the revolution in communications has turned D.C. upside-down. We now dont know where people get their news, but what we do know is theyre bombarded with...
  • Scott Walker promises a "contrast" with Clinton's foreign policy

    05/17/2015 12:59:52 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-15 | Rebecca Kaplan, Face the Nation
    If he runs for president in 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promises that "the contrast would be clear" between his foreign policy and that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "If I choose to get in this race, [foreign policy is] something I'm going to lay out a very clear plan for what we should do going forward, and how we should address the issues we face here in America and the issues we face around the world. I think there's a wide open door to lay out a very clear doctrine. And I do think that if foreign...
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Milbank Suggests Schieffer Should Seek Dem Nomination

    04/19/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it was tongue in cheek. But still, it revealed an underlying truth . . . On today's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer wondered why the Dems have fielded only one presidential candidate, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank responded by suggesting that Schieffer himself should go for it. Milbank said there was a "real opportunity" for someone to run against Hillary by filling the Elizabeth Warren slot and then observed that Schieffer would "have some free time after this summer" [since he has announced his retirement.] Schieffer began a Shermanesque response: "if nominated I would not" before dissolving in...
  • Tom Cotton Explains Iran Letter to Bob Schieffer

    03/15/2015 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    weejly standard ^ | 3/15/15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas explained the reasoning behind the letter he and 46 other senators sent to Iran about the nuclear deal this morning on CBS. Watch Cotton's interview with Bob Schieffer here:
  • Its Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The most expensive election in history. Our democracy is being bought and sold. This election, debased by money, shames us all. These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on Face the Nation, CBSs Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. Thats easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • Schieffer Gaffe: Calls for 'Path to Citizenship for Hispanics,' not Illegal Immigrants(VIDEO)

    06/15/2014 3:47:11 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | June 15 2014 | Breitbart TV
    During the closing moments of his interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), CBSs Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer referenced Eric Cantors defeat in Virginia on Tuesday as it pertained to the issue of immigration. However, rather than stating how immigration reform was needed to create a path to citizenship for those here illegally, Schieffer instead said there was for a path to citizenship for Hispanics.
  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • Andrea Mitchell Fails to Ask Kathleen Sebelius Obvious Question About 'Resignation'

    04/13/2014 3:31:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Andrea Mitchell needs to turn in her journalism! She completely blew the opportunity to ask outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a question that would have shed light on whether she voluntarily resigned or, as many have speculated, she was fired by the White House. Despite interviewing Sebelius for over five minutes on Meet The Press (video after the jump), Mitchell absurdly neglected to point out a big discrepancy in Sebelius' accounts of her departure.
  • CBSs Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by RepublicansWhat is going on here? Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • Thomas Friedman On Conservatives Questioning Global Warming:...Thats Trotskyite Radicalism

    04/07/2014 3:17:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/7/2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman took a nasty swipe at conservatives over the subject of climate change on Sunday April 6. Friedman appeared alongside Heidi Cullen of Climate Central on Sundays CBS This Morning and proceeded to mock conservatives who question human-caused climate change. Speaking to host Bob Schieffer, Friedman claimed that 97 percent of scientists believe in climate change and conservatives are saying Im going go to with the 3%. Thats not conservative, thats Trotskyite radicalism. [See video below.] (video at link) Friedmans obnoxious comments came after Schieffer wondered, In our politics now, everything breaks on these ideological...
  • NYTs Friedman Compares Global Warming Deniers to Trotsky Marxists Blames Global Warming for

    04/07/2014 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/6/14 | John Hoft
    Wow. This was warped and offensive. New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman sited a debunked study to compare global warming deniers to Trotsky Marxists then blames the Syrian revolution on global warming, not on Bashir Assads brutality. Let me put this in personal terms. Your son or daughter has a disease. And you go to 100 doctors. 97 out of a hundred say, This is a cause and this is a cure, and three percent say, This is a cause and this is a cure. Its like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives...
  • Face the Nation Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obamas Abuse of Power'

    01/26/2014 8:57:19 PM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday morning and was met with a barrage of questions from host Bob Schieffer about his involvement in the government shutdown. Apart from being the victim of Schieffers accusations that the Tea Party senator was to blame for the shutdown, it also appears that Mr. Cruz was the victim of editing by CBS. Based on video from Senator Cruzs YouTube page and what aired on todays Face the Nation broadcast, the senators comments surrounding President Obamas abuse of power were edited from the program. Instead what aired was a...
  • Rubio destroys Bob Schieffer

    07/17/2011 9:32:42 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 60 replies
    CBC ^ | 07/17/2011 | vanity
    Marco got Bob lost in the debate.
  • Bob Schieffer Drags Up Tired Old Attack That Ted Cruz Shut Down Govt

    01/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | January 26, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    President Obama is scheduled to give his sixth State of the Union address on January 28, and CBS’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer decided to bring on the man who will give the Tea Party response, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Rather than focus primarily on the failures of the Obama Administration over the past 5 years, the veteran CBS reporter chose to use his interview with Cruz as an opportunity to attack the Tea Party favorite and spew White House and Democratic talking points at the Republican. Schieffer began his interview with Cruz by saying that the senator “led...
  • Feinstein: Hey, you could have kept your plan until we enacted ObamaCare

    11/04/2013 6:43:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein appeared on CBS Face the Nation yesterday in part to face the music. Bob Schieffer led off this portion of her appearance by noting that the Obama administration has failed to deliver on many promises of ObamaCare, not the least of which was if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Feinstein tries to explain that the promise was true up until the bill passed.
  • Bob Schieffer Hammers GOP Rep.: Youre Plunging Off into the Unknown to Stop Obamacare

    10/13/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | October 13, 2013
    Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer interrogated Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KA) on the House Republicans tactics to shutdown the government and test the breaching of the debt ceiling, challenging Huelskamp to name what, if anything, such measures had accomplished or were intended to accomplish. At the end of the day, what we have accomplished? Huelskamp said. Not much yet. But we have to focus on Obamacare, and we have to focus on the underlying problem thats been ignored for years, and thats too much spending. But congressman, dont you have to focus on keeping the government running? Schieffer asked. When...
  • Schumer: Mainstream Republicans Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted Cruz

    10/13/2013 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 71 replies ^ | October 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) The Senate has taken the lead from the House in attempting to devise a plan to reopen the government and avoid a potential default in the coming week. Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he is cautiously hopeful that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion. Im cautiously hopeful, optimistic that we can come to an agreement and open up the government and avoid default based on the bipartisan meetings that are going on, Schumer said...
  • NYT reporter: Obama admin most closed, control-freak administration Ive ever covered

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies ^ | October 5, 2013 | ED MORRISSEY
    Remember when the media rushed to talk about transparency in the Barack Obama “Hope and Change” era? Good times, good times. Leonard Downie, who once worked as the executive editor of the Washington Post and wrote a novel about Washington corruption and the Iraq War, finds a bigger and non-fictional problem in the successor to George W. Bush. Downie gives the Post a preview of his report from the Committee to Protect Journalists which outlines the Obama war on reporters and their sources: “A memo went out from the chief of staff a year ago to White House employees and...
  • In Obamas war on leaks, reporters fight back

    10/05/2013 12:37:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2013 | Leonard Downie Jr
    Leonard Downie, a former executive editor of The Washington Post, is the Weil family professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. This article is based on his report The Obama Administration and the Press, forthcoming Thursday from the Committee to Protect Journalists. In the Watergate era, the Nixon administrations telephone wiretaps were the biggest concern for journalists and sources worried about government surveillance. That was one of the reasons why Bob Woodward met with FBI official Mark Felt (a.k.a. Deep Throat) in an underground parking garage in Arlington, and why he and Carl...
  • Overnight Star Wendy Davis Condemns Politicians Using Abortion 'To Boost Political Aspirations'

    06/30/2013 9:07:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Latest dispatch from the Department of Pot-Meet-Kettle. On today's Face the Nation, Texas state senator Wendy Davis, who overnight went from being a national unknown to a rising star who today appeared on count-em three Sunday talk shows, has accused politicians of using the abortion issue "to boost their own political aspirations." Davis also accused Texas Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst of putting thousands of Texas women "in harm's way in order for them to step up the political ladder." Bob Schieffer never called Davis on her hypocrisy. View the video here.
  • Biden cancels annual summer beach party

    Vice President Joe Biden will not be throwing his annual beach party for journalists this summer, POLITICO has learned. Since 2010, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden have invited top journalists to their home at the Naval Observatory for a beach bash that has included Super Soaker fights, face painting, and a moon bounce. Past guests have included then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley, MSNBC's Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow, CBS's Bob Schieffer, ABC's Ann Compton, PBS's Gwen Ifill and New York Times reporter David Sanger, among many others. The Vice President's...
  • Bob Schieffer Likens Obama 'Taking on the Gun Lobby' to Hunt for Bin Laden

    01/16/2013 11:40:16 AM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Bob Schieffer somehow topped Chris Matthews during CBS News's special coverage of President Obama's gun control press conference on Wednesday, as he became the worst caricature of a foaming-at-the-mouth cheerleader for the chief executive. Schieffer lauded "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him [Obama] deliver", and compared Obama's new gun control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's push for civil rights legislation in the 1960s. The CBS veteran even went so far to liken the President's cause to the ten-year hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and the difficult endeavor of winning World War II [audio available here; video...
  • Ben Affleck On Possible Senate Run: One Never Knows [Drooling Media] I

    12/24/2012 7:01:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 12/23/12 | Anjali Sareen
    On CBSs Face The Nation this week, host Bob Schieffer asked Ben Affleck point blank, Have you ever thought about running for public office? Although he attempted to deflect the question by noting the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary Senators, he ended up saying, well, one never knows. Schieffer noted there might be a vacancy for him soon, with Senator John Kerry being tapped to be President Obamas next Secretary of State. Affleck said, Im not one to get into conjecture, but then said, I like to be involved.
  • Bob Schieffer: If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'

    12/16/2012 9:31:26 AM PST · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    CBS's Bob Schieffer made a comment Sunday about the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that's likely to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. During a Face the Nation panel discussion about the incident, Schieffer said, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now" I guess Schieffer forgot how when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen people while injuring 29 at Fort Hood in November 2009, much of the media initially buried his Islamic affiliation. This included the CBS Evening News that day....
  • Say No to Feisty Liberal Moderators

    10/24/2012 4:54:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 24, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    In the final debate, liberal CBS anchorman Bob Schieffer did it right. He moderated without asserting his own political opinions. Indeed, if this was all you had as a compass, you'd never know where he leaned. It was a welcome change from the Raddatz and Crowley libfests. On the morning after the debate, CBS invited Fox's Bill O'Reilly to discuss the debate performances. Interestingly enough, he faulted them all, while CBS's Charlie Rose defended them all. Rose tried to suggest these debates reveal something more than policy differences, they reveal demeanor and temperament. "Well, then let's have Dr. Phil interview...
  • Who Met with Bob Schieffer Today?

    10/22/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 22 replies
    RushLimbaugh,com ^ | 10/22/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My question, who from the Obama team is meeting with Bob Schieffer today? Why would I ask? Because I think somebody from the Obama team met with Candy Crowley and reminded her -- see, if you go back, if you look, two weeks before the debate, Candy Crowley herself knew that Obama did not call Benghazi a terror attack, and then somebody, two weeks before the debate, called her attention to the fact that he had and gave her that transcript. I watched the debate, and Romney hears Obama say that he called it a terror attack,...
  • The bias of Bob Schieffer: Top 7 moments

    10/22/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 22, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    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...
  • Debate Night: Will Liberal Bob Schieffer Be the Next Candy Crowley?

    10/22/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | October 22, 2012 | Rich Noyes
    When CBS’s longtime Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer sits down in Boca Raton, Florida, tonight to moderate the final 2012 presidential debate, he’ll be following three journalists who became targets for criticism over how they handled their moderating duties. Upset liberals scorned PBS’s Jim Lehrer for taking a hands-off approach in the first debate on October 3, with MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman slamming him as “practically useless” for not jumping into the debate on behalf of President Obama. Such criticism may have encouraged the activist approach taken by ABC’s Martha Raddatz in the vice presidential debate October 11, and...
  • Will Obama Pull an October Surprise?

    10/19/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies ^ | 10/19/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Doug in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hello, Rush. This is truly an honor. RUSH: I appreciate that, sir. CALLER: I just want to throw this out. I expect Obama to try to pull something, and I want to know: Is he gonna try to pull something like foreign policy-wise before the debate on Monday, like a possible attack on Iran? RUSH: People have been thinking he would do something like that sometime this month. That would appear very suspicious, timing-wise. With this guy, anything's possible, but the way I'm looking at it honestly here, Doug, I...
  • Making 'Earthquakes' for Romney

    09/26/2012 4:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 26, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    After watching the national media's performance since the party conventions, one can only hope that college students are out on a summer safari or some Third World Peace Corps mission. Anything to avoid this mess. Sean Hannity is right. The establishment news media is dead. Whatever remains has only one standard. If it helps Obama, it's "news." If it doesn't, reporters should move on. There's nothing to observe here. Our media doesn't just report "news" unfavorable to Romney. They obsess over it; complete with repetitive and thoroughly useless incantations that Romney's campaign is hopeless. On September 17, perhaps not accidentally...
  • Shrinking from the Debate

    08/25/2012 4:33:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | August 25, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    A recent episode of the HBO program "The Newsroom" featured an expose of the lame presidential debate procedure we have accepted in America. The producer of the series, Aaron Sorkin, set up a confrontation between some Republican flunkies and the noble newsroom folks who wanted to change the debate format. Sorkin, a committed leftist, used the scenario to mock the GOP primary contenders, but the point is valid: The debates are largely a sham. First of all, the candidates don't have to answer the questions posed and often fly off into rehearsed bloviations that are as boring as they are...
  • Presidential and VP Debate Ambush Schedule with Moderator Bias

    08/13/2012 6:05:23 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 27 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-13-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The ambush schedule of presidential and vice presidential debates has been announced with moderator names: PBS' Jim Leher on October 3rd in Denver; CNN's Candy Crowley in Hempstead, New York; CBS' Bob Schieffer October 22nd in Boca Raton, Florida and ABC's Martha Raddatz meets the Veeps on October 22th in Danville, Kentucky. Sounds like another ambush in the making. Ryan will decimate Biden. By the way, in Chicago, Obama's hometown, The Won speaks at a fundraiser for "younger supporters" and the room is half empty. Here's some scoop: Photo: Mitt Romney - Paul Ryan Jim Lehrer (more on the Bush-Kerry...
  • Romney Buys Time on Face the Nation Running New Ad That Has Bob Schieffer Slaming Obama

    07/15/2012 1:28:20 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/15/12 | bob schieffer
    Host Bob Schieffer says he has just found out that Romney is running an ad during the commercial breaks using me.It is something we didnt know about when this broadcast started" . Schieffer says, obviously, I have no connection with the Romney campaign. It was done without our permission. It comes as a total surprise to me...(2 videos)
  • Conservatives Can Win on Social Issues

    02/20/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Santorum showed up yesterday on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. And, folks, it was like Bob Schieffer, who's, what, 90? Ninety-two? Bob Schieffer talking to Rick Santorum actually appeared as though Schieffer thought Santorum was from Mars. It was a space alien. What he thought, the things he had said, Schieffer could not believe that there was a human being alive on this planet who could think that way, who believed these things. He was shocked. He was stunned. And it goes to show the Republican establishment, clearly the Democrat Party establishment, do not have the...
  • Newt Gingrich Accused of Hating Mankind by 'Conservative' Kathleen Parker

    11/13/2011 3:51:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    News ^ | November 13, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Moments after being introduced by Face the Nation host Bob Schiiffer as a "conservative" columnist, the Washington Post's Kathleen Parker on Sunday referred to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as a "misanthrope" - aka a mankind hater (video follows with transcript and commentary): BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: And we're back now with our panel. Kathleen Parker, of course, a columnist for the Washington Post who writes kind of from the conservative side, I would say. Dee Dee Myers, President Clinton's press secretary, National Journal's Major Garrett who moderated the debate last night along with our own Scott Pelley. And our CBS...
  • Schieffer: Cain "can no longer be ignored"

    10/28/2011 6:34:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/28/11 | Bob Schieffer
    CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley spoke with chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer, about the Herman Cain phenomenon. A transcript follows. Pelley: Bob, I wonder how seriously should we take the Cain campaign? Schieffer: I think it has to be taken very seriously at this point, Scott, and here's why. Think about this: Mitt Romney has been plodding along at about 25 percent in the polls and it's like he's been running most of his life. Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, gets into the race, zooms immediately to the top in the polls, has...
  • Schieffer To Axelrod: "Things Are Worse" Since Obama Took Office (video)

    08/08/2011 7:48:51 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 8, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    During his interview with Obama 2012 campaign strategist David Axelrod, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer played a clip of President Obama talking with NBC's Matt Lauer a few weeks after he took office. Here's what a newly inaugurated President Obama said: PRESIDENT OBAMA: that's exactly right. And and, you know, a year from now I think people are gonna see that we're starting to make some progress. But there's still gonna be some pain out there. If I don't have this done in three years, then there's gonna be a one-term proposition. Schieffer, reminding Axelrod that...
  • Coburn: Unlikely I'll back McConnell debt plan

    07/17/2011 9:57:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/17/11 | Lucy Madison
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Sunday that fellow GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's proposal to raise the debt limit was "a great political plan" but that it didn't solve the nation's debt crisis - and so he was not likely to vote for it. In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Coburn claimed he no longer cared about the politics of the debate, and said that "I am only going to support something that actually solves the problem." "I haven't firmly decided, but I am unlikely to support it at this time," Coburn said, of McConnell's plan, which would allow...
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann Regrets Saying Obama Has Anti-American Views [VIDEO]

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    TV Newser ^ | July 26, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
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