Bob Schieffer's Loaded 'Question'

May 31st, 2006 12:59 AM

Kudos to Larry Elder for pointing out on his radio show this afternoon (Tue. 5/30/06) yet another example of egregious liberal bias from CBS' Bob Schieffer. Get a load of this so-called "question" he posed to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on last Sunday's Face the Nation (Sun. 5/28/06):

SCHIEFFER: Sen. McConnell, let me start with you. Republicans are fighting among themselves in a way I haven't seen in quite a while; the war is going on; those gas prices are up; the Veterans Administration has found a way to let twenty-seven-and-a-half million veterans - has found a way to let their records, including their Social Security numbers - to be stolen; the former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said the other day that Democrats didn't really need an agenda any more. They really only had to say is, "Had enough?" I want to ask you: Are you gonna be able to hold your majorities in the Senate and House this year?

Good grief. ("The Veterans Administration has found a way to let their records be stolen"?? What?) Elder rightfully asked, "[Was that] a sermon? A speech? Or a question?" With MSM hosts asking such biased "questions" as this, is it any surprise that President Bush's poll numbers are so low?

How about a few reminders? Unemployment: a low 4.7 percent ... GDP, first quarter, 2006: an impressive 5.3 percent ... Record home ownership ... Inflation in check ... Lowered taxes ... Saddam Hussein is gone ... Libya surrenders their WMD programs ...

Is everything going perfect? Of course not. But is the sky falling? Bob Schieffer wants us to think so, but it isn't.

HT: Larry Elder, "the Sage from South Central"