Too Many Choices! Schieffer Bemoans News ‘Overload,’ Lack of ‘Vetting'

October 5th, 2017 12:13 PM
Long-time CBS journalist Bob Schieffer on Thursday whined about Americans having simply too many choices when it comes to consuming the news. Laughably, he unfavorably contrasted modern forms of news with the serious “vetting” of “mainstream” journalism. Regarding online and social media, the 80-year-old reporter complained on This Morning: “We are overwhelmed by it because we are in the midst of…

Suddenly Prim CBS Offended By Profanity: ‘Children Are Listening’

July 28th, 2017 12:26 PM
The journalists at CBS have suddenly become prim and proper and are offended by someone using profanity. Horrified at the use of expletives from White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday fretted to veteran journalist Bob Schieffer: “When you hear something like that, Bob, are you offended?... Are you disappointed? Are you saddened by it?” 

Schieffer: ‘Parallels’ Between Trump and Watergate, Trust Anon Sources

May 21st, 2017 3:10 PM
As the final segment to cap off Thursday’s CBS Evening News, the network allowed former Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer go on a rambling commentary where he dubbed Trump “the ‘What If’ president.” The premise of his commentary was “what if” the Trump had listened to Obama about hiring Flynn, and didn’t make every other misstep he had since being elected. Schieffer appeared during CNN’s so…

Huh? Schieffer Sees ‘Parallels’ to JFK Assassination in Comey Firing

May 12th, 2017 11:58 AM
If comparing the James Comey firing to Watergate isn’t enough, why not move on to the Kennedy assassination? That’s apparently the thinking of 80-year-old journalist Bob Schieffer on Friday. Appearing on CBS This Morning to bash Donald Trump as like “something out of a Godfather movie,” he first connected the President’s actions in the Russia investigation to the murder of JFK. 

Flashback: Media Loved Obama’s 2011 WHCA Put-Downs of Trump

April 29th, 2017 10:44 AM
President Trump is skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but that hasn’t stopped the media from nevertheless hyping the event. At that same dinner on April 30, 2011, journalists thought it was hilarious when then-President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers lampooned Trump from the stage, while the billionaire businessman sat in the audience. The media loved it.

NYT's Rutenberg Tries to Enlist GOP to Defend Media, Oppose Trump

February 26th, 2017 11:26 AM
Sunday’s New York Times featured the latest installment in easily-freaked media reporter Jim Rutenberg’s crusade against President Trump: “Trump’s Undermining Reporters May Haunt Republicans.” The online headline foreshadowed Rutenberg’s unlikely attempt to enlist Republicans in defense of the press and against Trump: “Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?” while the text box delivered…

CBS’s Bob Schieffer Recounts ‘Enduring Images of Barack Obama’

January 20th, 2017 12:07 AM
With President-elect Donald Trump set to take the oath of office in less than a day, CBS Evening News ended Thursday with anchor Scott Pelley turning the microphone over to former anchor Bob Schieffer to pontificate about how he imagines President Barack Obama. “In the early days, most Americans never saw their presidents or even their likenesses,” he began his gushy rambling, “In the modern era…

Pelley Swoons Obama ‘Is Not Going Gently into that Good Night’

January 18th, 2017 3:33 PM
Prior to President Obama’s final press conference, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley seized the opportunity to gush that Obama “will be leaving the presidency in less than 46 hours and he is not going gently into that good night.” 

Clueless Reporters Deny the Reality of Partial-Birth Abortion

October 20th, 2016 10:11 AM
On Thursday morning, journalists on CBS and CNN were aghast at Donald Trump bluntly and accurately describing Hillary Clinton’s support for partial-birth abortion. Attempting to fact-check the Republican nominee on CBS This Morning, former Face the Nation moderator Bob Schieffer falsely asserted: “ woman carries a child for eight and a half months and then decides she wants to have an…

Schieffer, Mitchell Bemoan Debate: 'How Have We Come to This?'

October 10th, 2016 3:13 AM
After a presidential primary in which the major broadcast networks assigned more than a lion’s share of coverage to Donald Trump overtopping his opponents, the lack of self-awareness following Sunday’s presidential debate was palpable as two network veterans bemoaned “how have we come to this” with so much “venom” between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Nets Push Clinton Effort to Exploit Hurricane for Political Gain

October 7th, 2016 11:46 AM
On Friday, all three network morning shows dutifully advanced concerns from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that Hurricane Matthew could impact voter registration in Florida and touted the Democratic nominee’s demand that the state’s deadline for registration be extended to help her get more support at the ballot box in November.

TV's Convention News: Condemning Republicans, Cheering Democrats

July 29th, 2016 12:45 PM
With both the Republican and Democratic conventions now concluded, it’s time to judge the news media on how fairly they covered the two parties. Media Research Center analysts looked at various aspects of coverage, all of which demonstrate that journalists obviously favored the Democratic gathering.

CBS, NBC: GOP Have 'Big Hate for Hillary,' Accuse Her of 'Everything'

July 20th, 2016 2:09 AM
NBC’s Tom Brokaw and CBS’s Bob Schieffer appeared near the conclusion of the hour-long Republican National Convention (RNC) specials on their respective networks and after they whined about the “dark” and “divisive” first night, they went off the rails to complain about Republicans “work[ing] up a big hate for Hillary” and “accused of everything from who'd a thought it to the diphtheria epidemic…

Networks Warn of ‘Dark,' 'Divisive’ Night at GOP Convention

July 19th, 2016 12:08 AM
During live coverage of the Republican National Convention, Monday, the three networks chided the “dark” and “divisive” tone of the GOP’s opening night. CBS’s Bob Schieffer offered a closing commentary in which he suggested that Trump in 2016 could end up like the landslide losses of 1964 and 1972. Regarding a single Code Pink protester, ABC’s Terry Moran blamed, “It was the kind of unsettled…