Democrat water-carrying liberal Bob Schieffer is (finally!) leaving the helm at CBS’s Face The Nation, after almost a quarter-century.
Talking to Howard Kurtz, Schieffer admits that maybe reporters were not “skeptical” enough of Barack Obama during his campaign.
But then he backtracks, stating that, well, it’s the job of the opponents to “make the campaign.” And the role of journalists is to “watch the campaign and report on what the two sides are doing.”
….Asked whether the media gave Obama an “incredibly easy ride” when he broke onto the scene, the veteran newsman acknowledged that it’s the job of reporters to be skeptical of political figures.
“I don’t know. Maybe we were not skeptical enough. It was a campaign,” Schieffer said in the interview, which aired Sunday, adding that it is the role of the opponents to “make the campaign.”
“I think, as journalists, basically what we do is watch the campaign and report what the two sides are doing,” he said….
NewBusters has compiled a list of Schieffer’s biased reporting, “from trashing Conservatives to cheering on Democrats.”
How could we forget this “gem” from Schieffer?
Sarah Palin: Nothing but a Daffy, Delusional Joke
“My guess is she’s not ever going to run for anything and I think if she did, I don’t think she would get very far….I think she’ll be a great attraction out, you know, as an amusement. She’s interesting, she’s a celebrity. But I can’t imagine that she has much future in politics. I really don’t.”
– Bob Schieffer on CBS’s The Early Show, November 16, 2009.
And here is Schieffer, berating and lecturing Herman Cain:
“Mr. Cain, I have to ask you what is the point of that? Having a man smoke a cigarette in a television commercial for you?…Well, let me just tell you, it’s not funny to me. I am a cancer survivor like you. I had cancer that was smoking related. I don’t think it serves the country well, and this is an editorial opinion here, to be showing someone smoking a cigarette. You’re the frontrunner now and it seems to me as frontrunner you would have a responsibility not to take that kind of a tone in this campaign….Why don’t you take it off the Internet?” — Host Bob Schieffer lecturing Herman Cain on CBS’s Face the Nation, October 30,2011.
And then there are the fawning and drooling interviews with POTUS:
“You had a tough summer. We saw the rise of ISIS, the outbreak of Ebola, trouble in the Ukraine, illegal immigrants coming across the border. Did you ever go back to the residence at night and say, ‘Are we ever going to get a break here?’…You came here talking about hope and change. Do you still hope? Is change, was it harder than you thought it would be?” — Two of host Bob Schieffer’s questions to President Obama in an interview shown on CBS’s Face the Nation, November 9, 2014. –
So, good riddance, Mr. Schieffer. You will not be missed.