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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.
  • ‘Are they going to have to start over?’ CBS’ Bob Schieffer grills Dem governor over Obamacare

    02/23/2014 4:45:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/14 | Brendan Bordelon
    **SNIP** “One of the things that does not appear to work, or has had a hard time even getting off the — off the floor, getting started, is the president’s healthcare plan,” Schieffer began. “There’s no other way to look at it: this roll out was a disaster. Where are you on that, and how much do you think that’s going to hurt Democrats?” **SNIP** The reporter later asked whether O’Malley thought many Democrats would ask President Barack Obama to campaign with them this election cycle. “I hear a lot of them don’t want him in their states now,” Schieffer...
  • What Real Women Want

    02/17/2014 11:50:49 PM PST · by Saoirise · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 2/16/14 | Gina Louden
    This morning, I had planned to get up and work on my book, “What Women Want.” After an Olympic moment, the “Alphabet Soup” news emerged like cockroaches in the darkness. It was a day that ends in “y,” I suppose, so they were bashing Ted Cruz. That is nothing new. But I couldn’t believe the context. I choked on my coffee as I listened to two grown men (Bob Schieffer and Bob Woodward) acting like junior high school girls gossiping about how Ted Cruz sits alone in the cafeteria, because he hasn’t gone along with the clique. He isn’t doing...
  • See Side-By-Side Shots of Sneaky CBS Editing of Ted Cruz Interview

    01/27/2014 11:25:34 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 27, 2014 | 12:17 | Tim Graham
    The assumption that the Sunday news shows might be live and unedited certainly unraveled with Sunday's discovery that CBS opportunistically edited anti-Obama remarks out of Bob Schieffer's interview with Ted Cruz. The most insincere thing Schieffer said at the end was "We're going to leave this for another day, Senator." It's more like "We're going to kill this and never let it see another day, Senator." MRCTV's Bob Parks has assembled a nice video that illustrates what CBS cut out below: Here's what Schieffer actually asked Schumer on the subject of the Tea Party: SCHIEFFER: And joining us now for...
  • ‘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...
  • Even Bob Schieffer Has Limits [gay cardinals, popes of other colors, and irrelevancy][Rush Limbaugh]

    03/12/2013 11:57:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The College of Cardinals is now entering the Sistine Chapel to begin the conclave to elect the next Vicar of Christ.  For those of you in Rio Linda, that would be the next pope.  For those of you who are Italian, it would be Il Papa.  You may not know this.  Yesterday on CBS, Slay the Nation, they had a roundtable. Bob Schieffer had Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn and Carl Bernstein on from Vanity Fair. Bernstein of Woodward and Bernstein fame. And they were talking about the church, the Catholic Church, and the selection of the new pope....
  • Mitt Romney goes into the "Prevent Defense"

    10/22/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT · by publius321 · 48 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 10/22/2012 | Scott Ryan
    It is unbelievable that Mitt Romney did not answer a direct question teed up for him by the moderator Bob Schieffer - regarding the question of whether Obama mislead the American people over the unmitigated debacle and possible treason that was Benghazi. He gave Romney an open end question, inviting him to address the Libya debacle. Romney chose to ignore the question and instead recite a monologue that sounded like a canned political speech. Romney then allowed Obama to interrupt him and take over the question that was actually posed to himself - not Obama. It became evident six minutes...
  • Debate Moderator Bob Schieffer: GOP Obsessed With Birth Control

    10/22/2012 2:01:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 84 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    CBS newsman Bob Schieffer will host the third debate tonight between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.The first two debates prompted outrage from pro-life conservatives over their bias — from biased questions and Romney twice having less time to talk during the debate to the moderator interrupting Romney more or letting Obama get the last word in more often.Voters expecting a more fair and impartial debate this time around will be sorely disappointed — although it might be for the better that the debate is primarily expected to be focused on foreign policy issues. Schieffer made it clear earlier this...
  • 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...
  • Bob Schieffer (See BS) calls election for Obama based on Eastwood speech

    08/30/2012 8:12:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    BTLD | 8/30/12 | BTLD
    EASTWOOD WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO SPEAK FOR FIVE MINUTES!!! HE WENT ON FOR TEN MINUTES!!! Is that all you got, Bob?
  • 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: Cain "can no longer be ignored"

    10/28/2011 5:27:12 PM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 10/28/11 | Bob Schieffer
    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 a couple of stumbles, and goes back down. But then you take Herman Cain, who has no real campaign staff, has not raised very much money...
  • Posted on August 7, 2011 Schieffer To Axelrod : "Things Are Worse" Since Obama Took Office

    08/07/2011 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Clairity · 27 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug. 7, 2011 | Bob Shieffer
    During his interview with Obama 2012 campaign strategist David Axelrod, "Face the Nation" hoe Bob Schieffer played a clip of President Obama talking with NBC's Matt Lauer a few weeks after he took office. AXELROD:...We're in a different place than where we were than the day he did that interview -- SCHIEFFER: Well, we are. Things are worse than they were.
  • 'Trump is a racist': Bob Schieffer attacks The Apprentice host... as liberals desert reality show

    04/29/2011 3:07:37 AM PDT · by Scanian · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail. UK ^ | April 29, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    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. The furore came soon after the President...
  • Watch Rep. Paul Ryan’s ‘Obama-Cool’ Reaction To President’s Hot Mic Remarks About Him

    04/18/2011 5:39:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17th, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    On Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer seemed to be setting Rep. Paul Ryan up for a sort of political “2 Girls, 1 Cup reaction video,” placing Ryan in splitscreen as he listened to President Obama’s candid “hot mic” remarks at a Chicago fundraiser earlier this week. While the President’s fiery remarks were a departure from his characteristic cool, Ryan’s pulse never got above 85. The Obama/Paul Ryan dynamic has undergone a shift in the last week or so. Ryan’s budget proposal got heaps of praise from the political media for being “courageous,” even as they were split...
  • In Show-Ending Poem, CBS's Schieffer Spins Christmas Classic Into Critique of Tea Party

    12/28/2010 7:26:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Ending Sunday's "Face the Nation" in poetic fashion, CBS's Bob Schieffer gave a year-end commentary where he portrayed John Boehner as the flustered "orange-faced" leader of a divided House GOP. Schieffer also snidely criticized the Arizona immigration law.
  • Morris sees American “Dead” People

    11/29/2010 8:06:38 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 12 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 11/29/10 | Alaphiah
    What two things does writer and author Edmund Morris and president Barry Hussein Soetoro have in common? They are both African-American and they were both born in Kenya. Morris born in Nairobi, Kenya and Soetoro born in Mombassa, Kenya. It must be a Kenya Africa thing. It seems that everyone who was born in Kenya is hatin’ on America. Soetoro does it all the time and now Morris. On Bob Schieffer’s, Face the Nation guest Edmund Morris speaking through the eyes of world based on the fact that he is a naturalized American who was born in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Guest to Bob Schieffer: “That’s a Bull$#*! Question,” Calls Americans Lazy, Obese

    11/28/2010 7:55:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    mediaite ^ | 11/28./10 | Matt Schneider
    Although the clip below from CBS’s Face The Nation is not as confrontational as the title to this post might suggest, it’s actually much funnier. Bob Schieffer annually hosts a roundtable in an attempt to bring together for an intellectual conversation four authors who wrote serious historical or political books. This year authors Ron Chernow (Washington: A Life), Arianna Huffington (Third World America), Edmund Morris (Colonel Roosevelt), and Bob Woodward (Obama’s Wars) participated in the thoughtful and sedate conversation, that is until a sound rarely, if ever, heard on a Sunday morning news show caught all viewers by surprise:
  • Schieffer To Axelrod: Is That The Best You Can Do? (Video)

    10/11/2010 7:39:01 AM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies
    Face The Nation via THFA ^ | 10/10/10 | Bob Schieffer
    The answer is Yes.
  • CBS Bob Schieffer v. Delaware Repub Candidate Christine O'Donnell

    09/19/2010 9:29:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/10 | Greta Van Susteren
    How did CBC's Face the Nation and host Bob Schieffer handle the Christine O'Donnell cancellation? Here it is: (by the way, since I am traveling, I did not get a chance to see how my colleague Chris Wallace handled her cancellation with him) _______ From CBS’s Face The Nation and host Bob Schieffer SCHIEFFER: Well, as many of you read in your morning paper, we expected to have Christine O'Donnell, the surprise winner of that Republican Senate primary up in Delaware, with us this morning. She called us or e-mailed us yesterday morning and told us that she was canceling,...
  • Bob Schieffer Blames Internet For Americans Believing Obama Is Muslim [Spin-o-rama]

    08/23/2010 3:41:47 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 54 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 22, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Bob Schieffer on Sunday blamed the internet for the growing number of Americans that think Barack Obama is a Muslim. Namelessly referring to last week's Pew Research Center poll finding that eighteen percent now believe this, the "Face the Nation" host concluded Sunday's program saying that "in the internet age, ignorance travels as rapidly as great ideas."
  • Bob Schieffer Blames Internet For Americans Believing Obama Is Muslim

    08/22/2010 7:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/22/10 | Michelle Boorstein
    Bob Schieffer on Sunday blamed the internet for the growing number of Americans that think Barack Obama is a Muslim.Namelessly referring to last week's Pew Research Center poll finding that eighteen percent now believe this, the "Face the Nation" host concluded Sunday's program saying that "in the internet age, ignorance travels as rapidly as great ideas." He continued, "Now, not only great minds can find one another and compare notes, so too can the nuts and the perverts and those who are simply looking to validate their prejudices."
  • CBS’ Bob Schieffer Knocks “New Media” While Getting Sherrod Story Wrong

    07/26/2010 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 7/26/10 | Steve Krakauer
    CBS Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer is a great journalist with a long, storied career. But in the wake of his admission that he didn’t mention the Black Panther story because he was “on vacation” and didn’t know about it, he took to a commentary yesterday to scold “new media” for the Shirley Sherrod story. The entire show actually took on the issue of race. There was a discussion of the Sherrod story, media and race and a panel about the Black Panther story that Schieffer did not ask Attorney General Eric Holder about a couple weeks ago
  • CBS's Schieffer Interviews Eric Holder, Ignores Black Panther Case

    07/12/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/12/10 | Kyle Drennen
    While devoting all of Sunday's Face the Nation to an interview with Attorney General Eric Holder, CBS host Bob Schieffer failed to ask a single question about the Obama Justice Department dropping a voter intimidation case against the Black Panthers or allegations that the department has adopted a policy of ignoring such cases. Schieffer discussed a range of topics with Holder, from the federal lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law, to a potential criminal investigation into BP, to the trial of terrorist Khalid Shaik Muhammed and closing Guantanamo Bay. At the end of the interview, Schieffer even asked about Holder's infamous...
  • Bob Schieffer Predicts Newt Gingrich will Run for President in 2012; Says Palin Will Not - Video

    04/09/2010 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 747+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 9, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News' Bob Schieffer on "The Early Show" today, where he predicted that Newt Gingrich will run for President in 2012, and that Sarah Palin will not run. Schieffer pointed to Palin's resignation as Alaska Governor as a major reason why she will not run. I don't know if she will run in 2012 or not, but her resignation as Governor won't keep her from doing so. Palin is young enough that she could wait 8, 12, or even 16 years to run if she decides the time is not right in 2012.
  • Face The Nation: Obama’s Issue Is “The Competency Of His Government”

    01/04/2010 2:14:28 PM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies · 1,031+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-04-10 | Curt
    You know its getting bad when your starting to lose liberal talking heads like Bob Schieffer. Here he is with his chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford on Face the Nation yesterday discussing the The Crotch Bomber and why the issue will continue to haunt Team Obama: BOB SCHIEFFER: Jan, some people, critics of the President are saying that perhaps the response to this was one of the low points of this administration. JAN CRAWFORD: Well, I mean when you’re talking about the Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano coming out and insisting that the system worked and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs...
  • Schieffer drops out of Texas governor's race

    11/28/2009 11:05:15 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies · 904+ views
    Star Telegram via Leagle ^ | 11/23/2009 | Dave Montgomery
    Nov. 23--AUSTIN A Fort Worth attorney Tom Schieffer dropped out the Texas governor's race today and urged the remaining Democratic candidates to unit behind Houston Mayor Bill White as the party's best chance to beat Republicans next fall. Schieffer's withdrawal came amid strong reports that White, who is now running for the U.S. Senate, will switch races to run for governor as the Democratic consensus. White said he will make a decision by Dec. 4. There was no immediate indication that other Democratic candidates planned to accept Schieffer's request. A spokeswoman for Austin entertainer Kinky Friedman said Friedman plans to...
  • CBS’s Schieffer: Ted Kennedy ‘Was The Classic American Hero’

    09/01/2009 2:29:02 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 940+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/31/09 | Kyle Dennan
    At the end of Sunday’s Face the Nation on CBS, host Bob Schieffer fondly remembered Ted Kennedy, exclaiming: "In a sense he was the classic American hero, the imperfect man who was sorely tested and yet in that testing found a way to overcome personal flaws and go on to accomplish great things." Schieffer began his commentary by noting how Kennedy: "...crashed and crashed again during the early turns of his life, but somehow he kept on going through the sorrows and tragedies over which he had no control and the self-destructiveness over which he did. And in the final...
  • Tom Schieffer (D) takes step toward run for governor (Texas)

    03/02/2009 1:47:39 PM PST · by SolidWood · 43 replies · 2,536+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2009 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas — Democrat Tom Schieffer, a former international diplomat with close ties to former President George W. Bush, is moving toward a race for governor. Schieffer is forming an exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money and campaign for the office. If he ultimately runs, his relationship to the former Republican president is sure to be a top issue among Democratic primary voters next year.
  • Possible Run for Texas Governor

    02/13/2009 4:18:46 PM PST · by slag · 14 replies · 449+ views
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    Possible Run for Governor There is some speculation in the media that former U.S. Ambassador and State Representative Tom Schieffer is considering a run for Texas Governor. He was president of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and a business partner with George W. Bush. He served as ambassador to Australia and Japan while Bush was president. Although having had positions in the Bush administration, Schieffer calls himself a Democrat and says that if he does decide to run for Governor, it will be as a Democrat.
  • Schieffer Reports McCain Return to Washington at Urgent Appeal of Treasury Secretary - Video

    09/25/2008 7:14:54 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 15 replies · 616+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | September 25, 2008 | brianinmo
    Bob Schieffer reports that John McCain decided to get personally involved in the bailout negotiations after Henry Paulson said it was necessary to bring Republicans aboard and save the plan from failure. Once again, McCain is demonstrating leadership at what could be his own personal expense. Country First . . . . (see video at link)
  • Schieffer: McCain Campaign 'Demeaning to Women' Because No Palin Press Conferences

    09/16/2008 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies · 132+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | September 16, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Is Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain’s campaign strategy “demeaning to women?” Yes, according to CBS’s Bob Schieffer, because the McCain camp is selective about when and where GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin makes media appearances Schieffer, the host of CBS’s Sunday morning public affairs program, “Face the Nation,” appeared at Politics & Prose, a bookstore in Washington, D.C. on September 15 to promote his newest book, “Bob Schieffer’s America.” Schieffer, who is scheduled to moderate the last presidential debate between Obama and McCain, on October 15th, called it the McCain campaign’s “obligation” to make Alaska Gov. Palin available to...
  • John McCain Interview with Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" - Full Video 9/7/08

    09/07/2008 12:23:46 PM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Blogs for John McCain ^ | September 7, 2008 | brianinmo
    Here is video of Sen. John McCain being interviewed today by Bob Schieffer on CBS News' Face the Nation. . . . (see video at link)
  • MODERATORS FOR DEBATES ANNOUNCED

    08/05/2008 12:16:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies · 222+ views
    FirstRead.MSNBC ^ | Aug. 5, 2008 | Mark Murray
    The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced the moderators for the four presidential/vice presidential debates -- one of whom is NBC's own Tom Brokaw. First presidential debate Friday, September 26 The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. Jim Lehrer Executive Editor and Anchor, The NewsHour, PBS Vice presidential debate Thursday, October 2 Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Gwen Ifill Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, and Moderator and Managing Editor, Washington Week, PBS Second presidential debate (town meeting) Tuesday, October 7 Belmont University, Nashville, Tenn. Tom Brokaw Special Correspondent, NBC News Third presidential debate Wednesday, October 15 Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y. Bob...
  • Debate Moderators Liberal...Again

    08/05/2008 10:15:39 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 39 replies · 257+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 5, 2008 | The GOPNation.com
    The moderators for the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates have been announced and once again they all have one thing in common: they are all liberal hacks from the main stream media. This year's questioners are NBC's Tom Brokaw, CBS' Bob Schieffer and PBS' Jim Lehrer and Gwen Iffl. Pathetic choices, again.
  • Schieffer's Teary Goodbye

    09/01/2006 12:32:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies · 1,368+ views
    RMZ.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2006
    With tears welling up in his eyes, Bob Schieffer finally concluded his 18-month tenure as anchor of the CBS Evening News with an emotional in-studio tribute. Incoming anchor Katie Couric joined Schieffer at the end of Thursday night's broadcast in studio for a retrospective of his career, featuring a one-one-one pre-taped interview with the former Today Show host herself (perhaps to give viewers a sneak peek of the Katie to come?). Schieffer's professionalism resuscitated the reputation of the CBS Evening News at a time when the legendary news organization was mired in scandal in the wake of a widely disputed...
  • Schieffer Hands Over The Anchor Desk (turned to in one of its darkest hours. )

    08/31/2006 6:42:15 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 52 replies · 1,328+ views
    (CBS) Before Bob Schieffer had the grand slam of Washington reporting jobs — working every beat inside the Beltway — before he started covering presidential conventions in 1972 and every one since, before he walked the White House grounds with the most powerful leader in the world, he covered a par two, 18th hole. "Bob Schieffer, CBS News, at the National Put-Put Championship," he signed off that evening. Back then, management didn't see Schieffer as anchor material. But he became the one CBS turned to in one of its darkest hours. "Good evening, I'm Bob Schieffer. And tonight, we turn...
  • CBS anchor Schieffer prepares to sign off

    08/30/2006 7:12:02 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 29 replies · 778+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Paul J. Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS News veteran Bob Schieffer wraps his 15-month run in the "CBS Evening News" anchor chair on Thursday, paving the way for Katie Couric's debut Tuesday. Schieffer recently spoke about Couric's prospects, his delayed retirement, a big regret, and his budding career as a songwriter. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: HOW DO YOU THINK KATIE'S GOING TO DO WHEN SHE TAKES OVER THE ANCHOR CHAIR NEXT WEEK? Bob Schieffer: Katie's got all the tools. I think she's going to do a terrific job. She clearly has an enormous following. She's going to bring some people into the...
  • Big Government - Recovery From Katrina Shows That It can't Get Out Of It's Own Way

    08/27/2006 6:55:59 PM PDT · by A CA Guy · 41 replies · 1,574+ views
    Face The Nation on CBS TV ^ | 8/27/2006 | Bob Schieffer
    Allen Pizzey reported that Hezbollah agents are on the streets of Southern Lebanon handing out U.S. dollars to people whose homes were bombed out. One year after Katrina and we can't figure out how to get money to people who lost their homes in New Orleans, we're still not sure if it can survive another hurricane but a terrorist group has figured out how to get American money to the homeless in Lebanon? Talk about threats to national security – how about government so big, so complicated and so unmanageable, it can't get out of its own way? That's what...
  • Schieffer Ignores Obama's High Flying Record

    03/12/2006 9:41:22 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 3 replies · 190+ views
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | 3/12/2006 | NewsBusters
    On this morning's Face The Nation, Bob Schieffer asked Illinois Democrat Senator Barack Obama about ethics reform, which the anchor said "looks like it's just almost about to slide right off the table." Senator Obama responded: "Well, I'm not going to let it slide off the table." He went on to say that "We're going to try to see if we can ban some of the corporate jets that are being used and perks." Mr. Schieffer could have followed up with a question concerning the senator's own practices in that area. Last month in "The Hill," reporter Lynn Sweet wrote:...
  • "The US Marines can take people ...... turn them into Marines in 16 weeks." - Bob Schieffer

    03/01/2006 10:10:05 AM PST · by Jonah Johansen · 45 replies · 1,591+ views
    CBS "Face the Nation" ^ | 2/26/2006 | Bob Schieffer
    SCHIEFFER: ...my friend Mark Shields, who is an ex-Marine, pointed out on "The Lehrer NewsHour" the other night, he pointed out that the US Marines can take people from all over this country, from all walks of life, and turn them into Marines in 16 weeks. Why can't the Iraqis get these people trained up? Mr. HADLEY: Well, the Iraqis can train the soldiers to be in the units. But of course, the ability of the unit to work and fight alone without any support is a function of a lot more than just the young men and women in...
  • 'TODAY' READY TO LOSE KATIE

    02/20/2006 9:47:48 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 47 replies · 1,485+ views
    February 20, 2006 -- IT'S exactly 100 days until Katie Couric's contract on the "Today" show expires — and NBC seems to be preparing for bad news. Two news leaks over the weekend indicate that Katie is ready to leave the show to take over the anchor desk at "CBS Evening News." First, TV Guide reports that Nat alie Morales has moved to the top of the replace ment list if Katie bolts to CBS. Morales is close to signing a long-term deal with the network, which would move her out of MSNBC, where she's been a daytime anchor since...
  • Andy Rooney: Schieffer 'Embarrassing' CBS News

    01/12/2006 2:14:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 82 replies · 3,260+ views
    Andy Rooney: Schieffer 'Embarrassing' CBS News CBS’s ‘60 Minutes’ curmudgeon Andy Rooney says Bob Schieffer is "embarrassing the hell out of CBS.” In a televised appearance with CNN’s Larry King, Rooney said Schieffer should keep the job he was assigned on an interim basis after the departure of former ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor Dan Rather. CBS has been in hot pursuit of NBC ‘Today Show’ co-host Katie Couric as a possible "news celebrity” replacement for Schieffer on the Evening News program. The Tiffany network has reportedly offered Couric $20 million to leave NBC and take the job. Rooney suggested CBS...
  • Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points

    01/21/2006 8:49:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 1,573+ views
    Bob Schieffer: Osama bin Laden Used John Kerry's Talking Points 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden may have borrowed some of Sen. John Kerry's talking points for the audiotaped message he released on Thursday - veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said Saturday. Asked whether bin Laden had expressed "almost the same" sentiments that Kerry did during an appearance on Schieffer's "Face the Nation" broadcast in December, the CBS anchorman told WABC Radio's Mark Simone: "Well, he did. That's exactly right." Back then, Kerry complained to Schieffer: "There is no reason that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes...
  • Schieffer hoping CBS names Couric his successor

    12/13/2005 5:52:05 PM PST · by wjersey · 27 replies · 639+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/13/2005 | Gail Shister
    In today's installment of "As Katie Couric Turns," Bob Schieffer says he's wild about the Today star. Schieffer, "interim" anchor of CBS Evening News since March, would do a happy dance if the network signed Couric as his successor when her NBC contract expires in May. Couric "is a big-time journalist. I'm hoping we can get her," says Schieffer, scheduled to anchor Evening News from the National Constitution Center tomorrow, eve of the world premiere there of the traveling Ben Franklin exhibition. (CBS's KYW is a sponsor.) Like his new boss, Sean McManus, and his boss, Les Moonves, Schieffer waxes...
  • ABC, CBS Secretly Searching for Anchors

    09/27/2005 9:14:51 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 58 replies · 1,687+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 9/26/05 | David Bauder
    Executives at ABC and CBS News can be relieved this week that, unlike with Hurricane Katrina, their Rita coverage didn't appear seriously affected by voids at the chief anchor position left by the late Peter Jennings and Dan Rather. It's been more than five months since both men last anchored the evening news. ABC is conducting its search for a successor very privately. CBS has struggled, although it gave itself the bigger challenge. NBC's ratings spiked high in the wake of Katrina and the very visible work of its anchorman, Brian Williams. Even though its anchor decision hasn't been made,...
  • CST: How Dean distorts reality - Daffy Dean's absurdity on Iraqi women

    08/18/2005 6:15:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 774+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 18, 2005 | Robert Novak
    Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, arrived at CBS' Washington studios Sunday with one unusual talking point for his ''Face the Nation'' interview clearly in mind. He claimed Iraqi women were better off under Saddam Hussein's barbarous regime than they are likely to be under the nascent democracy. In fact, he said it three times. ''That's a terrible thing to say,'' one old-line Democratic loyalist told me. ''But what are we going to do about him? We're stuck with him.'' The answer by this Democrat and many others is to ignore him, which is not easy when he...
  • Deanocrats exposed: A party of no ideas

    08/15/2005 9:43:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 65 replies · 1,464+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 08/16/05 | Editorial
    Deanocrats exposed: A party of no ideas Tuesday, August 16, 2005 Give CBS's Bob Schieffer credit for asking a simple question to expose Howard Dean as the beefless polemicist he is. The Democratic National Committee chairman sat for Mr. Schieffer's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. The topic: Iraq. The question: What do Democrats propose to do about the public perception that the war has left us more vulnerable to terrorists? "Well, I think first of all, we need a plan," Dean said; President Bush "had no plan when we got there and has no plan to get us out. (The)...