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  • 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), CBS’s “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer referenced Eric Cantor’s 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  card...now! 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.
  • CBS’s 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 Republicans…What 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:...That’s 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 Sunday’s 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 I’m going go to with the 3%. That’s not conservative, that’s Trotskyite radicalism.” [See video below.] (video at link) Friedman’s obnoxious comments came after Schieffer wondered, “In our politics now, everything breaks on these ideological...
  • NYT’s 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 Assad’s 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.” It’s like 97% of experts say this. 3% say that. And, conservatives...
  • ‘Face the Nation’ Edits Out Senator Cruz Condemning Obama’s ‘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 Schieffer’s 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 Cruz’s YouTube page and what aired on today’s Face the Nation broadcast, the senator’s comments surrounding President Obama’s “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 Gov’t

    01/26/2014 2:55:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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.: You’re ‘Plunging Off into the Unknown’ to Stop Obamacare

    10/13/2013 7:43:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 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 that’s been ignored for years, and that’s too much spending.” “But congressman, don’t 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
    cbslocal.com ^ | 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. “I’m 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 I’ve ever covered”

    10/06/2013 5:27:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 57 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 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 Obama’s 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 administration’s 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...
  • Condoleezza Rice joins CBS News as contributor

    01/20/2013 12:56:04 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 25 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | 1/20/13 10:37 AM EST | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has joined CBS News as a contributor, appearing Sunday on "Face the Nation" to launch her new gig. Host Bob Schieffer made the announcement at the start of a roundtable discussion.
  • 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/23/12 | Anjali Sareen
    On CBS’s 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 Obama‘s next Secretary of State. Affleck said, “I’m 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Debate’s choices of three Beltway lib journo-tools — CNN’s Candy Crowley, PBS’s Jim Lehrer and CBS’s Bob Schieffer. So far, they’ve 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
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 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
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 didn’t 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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 Buster.com ^ | 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]

    06/27/2011 4:54:02 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 88 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 06/26/11 | Matt Schneider
    Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, fresh off of being informed people think she’s flaky, also took time to speak with Bob Schieffer. Schieffer was most interested in learning whether Bachmann regretted some of her strongest rhetoric against President Obama from the past, and Bachmann admitted “there’s a lot of things I wish I had said differently.” Bachmann informed Schieffer that despite some past comments, “I don’t question the President’s patriotism at all.” [...]
  • 'Trump is a racist': Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host...

    04/28/2011 6:29:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    A senior CBS news anchor today labelled Donald Trump's campaign to raise doubts about President Obama's school grades as an 'ugly strain of racism'. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer made the comments in the wake of Mr Trump's calls yesterday for Mr Obama to release college transcripts 'proving' he had the grades to enter Columbia and Harvard. The attack came as new research suggested viewers for Celebrity Apprentice - some of the most liberal for any TV show - were deserting the program due to Mr Trump's outspoken rants against Mr Obama. ... Yesterday Mr Trump called on the...
  • Tea Party strategist predicts 'tremendous gains' for candidates

    09/27/2010 12:03:33 AM PDT · by Syncro · 10 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 09/26/10 | Jordy Yager
    Tea Party strategist predicts 'tremendous gains' for candidates By Jordy Yager - 09/26/10 12:25 PM ET The head of one of the most powerful U.S. Tea Party movements said on Sunday that candidates under the burgeoning party’s umbrella are going to make “tremendous gains” this November because they have “turned the political system on its head.” Longtime political consultant Sal Russo, a leading strategist within the Tea Party movement and the head of the Tea Party Express, told Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that his organizing group is so strong -- raising more than $5 million so far...
  • Schieffer Defends 'Old Media;' Dean Criticizes Fox News on Sherrod Story

    07/26/2010 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 18 replies
    TV Newser ^ | July 26, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    At the close of Sunday's "Face the Nation," CBS anchor Bob Schieffer reflected on the week's Shirley Sherrod to-do (which the NYTimes recounts here.) "In case you haven't noticed, I'm old media with a capital "O," proud of it actually," said Schieffer. "And yes, we do operate differently than some in the new media...We still call people involved in a story to get their side, editors fact check, and we never publish or broadcast anything unless we think it's true. Last week we saw what can happen when it's done the other way." He continued, "I know the old media...
  • CBS Bob Schieffer: I Didn't Ask Holder About The Black Panther Thing Because I Didn't Know About It

    07/18/2010 5:20:56 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 49 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/18/10 | HAP
    Video of Bob Schieffer being interviewed on Howard Kurtz program on CNN...Sorry Bob, we're not buying that you didn't know, you're a news man...(Video)
  • Bob Schieffer: Obama Preparing for Specter Loss; "Doesn't Want to be Associated" with It - Video

    05/17/2010 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 1,112+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 17, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News' Bob Schieffer today - the day before the Pennsylvania Primary - saying that sources tell him that the White House is preparing for a loss by incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democrat Primary, and that President Obama "doesn't want to be associated" with it. Obama has campaigned for Specter. Too late, Mr. President. You are already "associated with it." Specter switched parties to save his own skin (he thought) and do your bidding.
  • Schieffer Says Resignation Will Stop Sarah From Running

    04/09/2010 5:04:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,401+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bob Schieffer predicts that Newt Gingrich will make a run for the presidency and Sara Palin won’t. Appearing on The Early Show today, Schieffer saw Palin’s resignation as Alaska governor as too big of a political obstacle in the primaries. Here’s how the Face The Nation host imagined a GOP primary opponent putting it to Palin in a debate: View video here.
  • CBS' Bob Schieffer Calls Palin an "Amusement"; Does Not Think She Will Run for Office Again - Video

    11/16/2009 10:06:16 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 711+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CBS News' longtime Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer today on CBS This Morning where he said he "can't imagine" that Palin has "much future in politics." Schieffer said he does not think Palin will ever run again, "and if she did, I don't think she would get very far." Schieffer pointed to the fact she left the Governor's office in Alasaka "because it was too much for her," and believes that will really hurt her if she runs in the Republican primaries in 2012. Schieffer siad he believes Palin "will sell a lot of books" and be...
  • CBS’s Schieffer Blames Army for Ft. Hood Shooting (rare media honesty)

    11/10/2009 12:33:24 AM PST · by STARWISE · 84 replies · 2,949+ views
    At the end of Sunday’s Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer offered commentary on the cause of the mass shooting at Fort Hood: “That doctor [Major Nidal Hasan] should not have been at Fort Hood. I don’t care how hard-up the Army is for mental health professionals....sadly, this shows the Army still does not take protecting soldiers’ mental health as seriously as it does training them to shoot.” Schieffer went on to argue: “And then there is the other part that often happens in government. Don’t deal with the problem, shuffle it off to somewhere else. When he...
  • Schieffer: Cheney’s Winning

    05/22/2009 4:59:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 2,276+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bob Schieffer’s first instinct was to act like a T-ball coach and give everyone a medal. But the avuncular Face The Nation host ultimately scored Dick Cheney the winner over PBO in yesterday’s dueling national security speeches. Schieffer made his admission on this morning’s Early Show. HARRY SMITH: This was a debate in every possible way, except it was not face-to-face. Is it possible to say which case was more compelling? View video here.
  • What About Bob?

    02/06/2009 11:23:51 AM PST · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 575+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 6, 2009 | Daniel Allen
    What About Bob? by: Daniel Allen, February 06, 2009 One of the most respected men in his field, veteran broadcaster Bob Schieffer, who is known for his intimate knowledge of Washington D.C., offered an insightful address to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) on Monday. Schieffer spoke about his role in the political world over the last several decades as a reporter, and about the changing nature of politics. Journalism is also changing, he explained. Though he deeply admires both Barack Obama and John McCain, Schieffer believes that both positives and negatives came from the 2008 election....
  • Did Bob Schieffer say Republicans are racist?

    02/03/2009 5:06:28 AM PST · by slomark · 38 replies · 1,525+ views
    The word “racist” may not have passed Bob Schieffer’s lips, but that certainly seemed to be the implication of his commentary on Sunday’s Face the Nation. While talking about Michael Steele, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and newly-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, he said: “So it was that the party of Lincoln which had freed the slaves, but in the process had become the party of mainly white people, came full circle and turned to an African-American Moses to lead it out of the political wilderness.” So from Schieffer’s point of view,
  • Torture Ban = Civil Rights Act

    01/29/2009 7:23:17 AM PST · by slomark · 1 replies · 215+ views
    Back in 1989, when Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega took refuge inside the embassy of the Vatican in Panama City, we blasted rock ‘n roll outside the embassy 24 hours a day until Noriega couldn’t take it anymore. We said we were serenading him. Noriega said we were torturing him. Good thing CBS newsman Bob Schieffer wasn’t on the scene. “Hubert Humphrey once said the 1964 Civil Rights Act was America’s single most effective foreign policy initiative,” said Schieffer said. “It…told the world what we stood for and that our system was about fairness and equal treatment and that it worked....
  • John Edwards Scandal: Mainstream Media Adhering to Schieffer Standard of Coverage

    08/27/2008 10:42:57 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 9 replies · 171+ views
    DBKP ^ | August 27, 2008 | Mondoreb
    Lethargy over John Edwards Scandal and Cover-up Returns to MSMIn the John Edwards Scandal, CBS News' Bob Schieffer serves as the poster child for the ADHD Mainstream Media. After a spike in coverage--largely composed of stories about why the MSM didn't allow their customers news of the John Edwards affair, scandal and cover-up before John Edwards gave the Dinosaur Press his okay--the MSM has 'moved on' to more pleasant topics, leaving the scandal's reporting and investigation to the National Enquirer and the blogosphere. Bob Schieffer, of CBS, might well one day become a case study in Journalism 101's "Death of...
  • CBS Surprisingly Skeptical on Obama–Wright

    04/30/2008 5:19:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies · 48+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Remember how the MSM swooned over Barack Obama's Philly speech on race after the Rev. Wright tapes pushed the story to the front pages? I expected the same kind of rapturous reaction to Obama's press conference of yesterday in which he definitively ditched the conspiracy-mongering minister. But, surprisingly, that was not the case at all on CBS's Early Show this morning. To the contrary, the tone was set by the opening graphic shown here, which skeptically asked: "too little, too late?" And when Bob Schieffer and Juan Williams appeared a bit later, they were similarly cynical. Then again, there was...
  • Can We Accept Another Va. Tech? (CBS News: Inevitable Without Stricter Gun Laws)

    04/23/2007 7:36:17 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 62 replies · 1,420+ views
    CBS News ^ | April. 22, 2007 | Bob Schieffer
    Not since 9/11 can I remember a worse week than the one we have just experienced. This week the death toll in Iraq went even higher; hundreds died as the government prepared to send more American troops into the war zone. Yet I don't remember even a casual conversation about that as the unimaginable tragedy unfolded at Virginia Tech. Reporters love to cover big stories, but there was no joy in our Washington bureau which carried the biggest part of the load in covering the Virginia Tech horror — for our people, there was only revulsion and a sense of...