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Monday, October 10, 2016

Bob Schieffer should blame the media

Bob Schieffer, best known for hosting "Face the Nation" on CBS, retiring last year, did not like Sunday's debate:
This was WrestleMania, this wasn’t about presidential politics. I think Donald Trump gets most of the blame here, but I didn’t see much to be proud of on either side, although I thought she handled herself as well as she could under the circumstances.
Schieffer should climb down from the his tower and blame the real problem: moderators Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper.

Their questions set the tone for a debate on anything but the issues. Let's go to the questions asked. First question.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you, and good evening. The last debate could have been rated as MA, mature audiences, per TV parental guidelines. Knowing that educators assign viewing the presidential debates as students’ homework, do you feel you’re modeling appropriate and positive behavior for today’s youth?
Second question:
COOPER: Thank you, Mr. Trump. The question from Patrice was about are you both modeling positive and appropriate behavior for today’s youth? We received a lot of questions online, Mr. Trump, about the tape that was released on Friday, as you can imagine. You called what you said locker room banter. You described kissing women without consent, grabbing their genitals. That is sexual assault. You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?
So the woman asked that the debate be PG, and Cooper's first question is not about policy, but about a tape of a private conversation the Clinton campaign release from eleven years ago.

WrestleMania, indeed.


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  1. Forget about debates and biased moderators and, for that matter, elections. We can settle this quickly with one word: THUNDERDOME! - Elric

  2. In some quarters, they're calling her "Jaillary Clinton". That's gotta hurt.

  3. Bob was just upset his gal came out looking like the liar he knows her to be. That the debate was not like the purely substantive one with Nixon and Kennedy is really largely the fault of the media to which Bob gave his obedience long ago and served without any obvious complaint for decades. Perhaps his business changed without his real acquiescence, like may institutions over the years but he was a major player and cannot escape some responsibility. Trump was outnumbered and did what he could to help himself. Nor, to be charitable, would I expect to see Fiesty Bob asking for a cyanide tablet under similar circumstances.

    1. When it comes to political hardball, they're gonna have to change "Cop a walk" to "Cooper a walk".

  4. Ask yourself this, Mr and Ms America: Which are you more worried about, what came out of Trump's mouth, or the mess the country's in?

  5. The Harpy is a felon and her husband is a serial rapist. They belong to a Ruling Class that wants to destroy America by flooding it with illegals. Those facts must be presented to the American people. The press won't do it. So Trump must.

    And Schieffer clutches his pearls when he does.

    Steve in Greensboro

  6. The media starts out "in this corner weighing..." and then complains about a wrestling match. Maybe they should ask Kenneth Bone to write all their questions?

  7. And I thought it was supposed to be the foreign policy debate.

    1. It was. Sticking to issues of substance is foreign to them.

  8. Bob Schieffer is a brown stain on the underwear of American politics. My kids have no idea who he is and in ten years, no one else will either. Nice legacy, Bob.

  9. Bob has spend too much time in DC. I'm not sure how CBS gets the biggest dipshits in Texas for their news, but they damned sure do.

    1. Cronkite. Rather. Schieffer.

  10. "...she handled herself as well as she could under the circumstances."


    The office she seeks comes with no time-outs, safe-spaces, or hand-holders, you (Bob) desiccated, compressed, quadrilateral fail-fart.

    -Mikey NTH

  11. I see no one is bummed for Bob. No reason to be.

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