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Bob Schieffer: If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'
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Posted on 12/16/2012 9:31:26 AM PST by chessplayer

CBS's Bob Schieffer made a comment Sunday about the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, that's likely to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.

During a Face the Nation panel discussion about the incident, Schieffer said, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now"

I guess Schieffer forgot how when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen people while injuring 29 at Fort Hood in November 2009, much of the media initially buried his Islamic affiliation. This included the CBS Evening News that day.

Schieffer himself had some problems with Hasan's Muslim roots as on the first Face the Nation following the shootings, he said, “It’s looking more and more like he was just, sort of, a religious nut. And you know Islam doesn’t have a majority – or the Christian religion has its full, you know, full helping of nuts too.”

At the end of that program, he actually blamed the Army for the shooting saying, "That doctor [Hasan] should not have been at Fort Hood.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobschieffer; sandyhookpolitics

1 posted on 12/16/2012 9:31:33 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Who? The press?

If he any skin color from tan and darker, we would be talking about Lindsy Lohan right now.

Or maybe this stupid white dude is unaware of the carnage that is happening on the S. side of Chicago? Of course he is.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: chessplayer

Liar. It would be “workplace viiolence” and story buried


3 posted on 12/16/2012 9:38:02 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: chessplayer

Schieffer is senile and long past his shelf date.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 9:39:00 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: chessplayer

What a jerk.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 9:39:07 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: chessplayer
Poor, poor Bob. Though it is interesting to hear the viewpoint of a pagan schlockmeister.
6 posted on 12/16/2012 9:40:13 AM PST by Hans
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To: shalom aleichem

I’d pretty much say the liberals are going nuts.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 9:40:13 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: chessplayer

Yeh Bob, and if my aunt had ball$, she would be my uncle.

Of course, we can’t use that statement in today’s world as it is getting hard to tell who is who.- or isn’t

These people are storming the wrong places. Schools, Movie theatres, Malls, maybe they should start with the TV studios.

OH , that is right, you have armed guards and the ‘studio’ is one of the most secured areas in the building.

Now tell me who is worth more, the kids, average citizens OR people who sit at a desk reading propaganda?

NOT suggesting anything here, ‘just saying’.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 9:45:31 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: chessplayer
Bob Schieffer: If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'

Yet, Schieffer can't deny the stark reality that, there is a big reason that they have gained that reputation.

Most people wish if hadn't turned out that way, but, recent events have had many lessons that needed to be learned. Being in denial could have deadly repercussions. Schieffer himself has that same kind of thought when the first thing to crop into his mind was the association of Arab names with mass murders. He is projecting his own beliefs onto the rest of society.
9 posted on 12/16/2012 9:46:09 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: Malesherbes
Schieffer is senile

His mindset hasn't changed since he started projecting his ideology, so, that would suggest that, he's been senile his whole life.
10 posted on 12/16/2012 9:49:00 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: chessplayer

If Bob Schieffer Had Made Sense ‘People Might Think They’re Going Nuts’


11 posted on 12/16/2012 9:50:36 AM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up in CT +)
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To: chessplayer

Who woke him up?


13 posted on 12/16/2012 9:56:33 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: chessplayer; All

Just think, if the CT killer had a Jewish name...all the anti-Semites in the Liberal media would be having a field day. They did so in the George Zimmerman case (even though he is Hispanic and Black)


14 posted on 12/16/2012 9:56:43 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: chessplayer

And liberals would be downplaying it while screaming for tolerance.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 9:58:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

Nobody more infantile and moronic than a stupid, white lib with a microphone.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 10:02:37 AM PST by twister881
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To: chessplayer

Ya. We were kind of pissed when they blew the World Trade Center.

How soon we forget....


18 posted on 12/16/2012 10:10:13 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: chessplayer

And if he had TEA philosophy on his facebook page,,,,,there would be a feeding frenzy.


19 posted on 12/16/2012 10:10:59 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: chessplayer

Nancy must be a registered democrat because if she was a republican, Shieffer would be all over it.


20 posted on 12/16/2012 10:11:26 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: chessplayer

yeah, like the outcry with ft hood? Benghazi? ol coot needs to retire to shady lanes


21 posted on 12/16/2012 10:13:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe Bob should wonder why this usually happens during Democratic administrations.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 10:15:18 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: chessplayer

and this is one of the people that the Republicans pick to moderate at the debates? (shaking head)


23 posted on 12/16/2012 10:19:36 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: chessplayer

Schieffer is an idiot. If the shooter was an Arab, the press would be doing everything they could to cover it up. If the shooter was black, they’d be downplaying it. But Lanza fits into their “angry white man” narrative so they are hyping the shooting and spreading false propaganda - in other words, just doing their job as the propaganda organ for the NWO.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 10:22:52 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Hans

I heard Scheiffer told schummer that Face The Nation extended an invitation to the NRA but they declined. These people could not waite to politicize this issue. At least the NRA had the decency to try to give the families a chance to process their grief before the NRA allowed itself to be drug into the insanity of these leftist.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 10:24:35 AM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: cripplecreek
thank you...
26 posted on 12/16/2012 10:31:41 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer
“I guess Schieffer forgot how when U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan murdered thirteen people while injuring 29 at Fort Hood in November 2009, much of the media initially buried his Islamic affiliation. This included the CBS Evening News that day.”

Bob Schieffer is a cornucopia of idiotic statements, on most every subject. On a regular basis.

27 posted on 12/16/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: chessplayer

And with good reason Bob...What a stupid statement.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: chessplayer

Ask people about the Beslan massacre which killed nearly 20 TIMES the number of children in a school setting.

The media always tries to trot out the “right wing crazy” meme (they even did when Charles Bishop/Bishra stole a plane and crashed it into a bank or when that guy crashed a plane into an IRS office or when...).


29 posted on 12/16/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

That day is coming Bobby. That day is coming. In spades.


30 posted on 12/16/2012 10:45:09 AM PST by crosshairs (Too many things to say. Not enough room.)
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To: chessplayer

Pay attention Bobby. People are “going nuts” and the shooter doesn’t have an “Arab name”. The “people who are going nuts” don’t shive a git about the shooter or his name. It’s the guns that have the commie libs like yourself “going nuts”. You gotta start paying attention Bobby. You talkin’ sock puppets on the boob tube just can’t say anything you want anymore. Words mean things these days and 50% of us aren’t buying your propaganda anymore.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 10:47:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: chessplayer
If Connecticut School Shooter 'Had An Arab Name People Would Be Going Nuts'

And the Media would be hiding it

Those pompus msm assholes have no dignity.

32 posted on 12/16/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: chessplayer
Schieffer said, "If [shooter Adam Lanza] had had an Arab name, people would be going nuts about what we ought to do right now"

...as if people are not going nuts right now?

33 posted on 12/16/2012 10:50:35 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

Yes, but, it’s Bob’s people.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 10:54:52 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: chessplayer
No, the Media would be acting, as my Father use to say,
Like a Cat trying to cover up sh!t on a hot tin roof".
35 posted on 12/16/2012 10:57:35 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: chessplayer

If anyone would be going nuts, it would be Schieffer and his clones at MSBFD, working 24/7 to discount any link between muslim mass murderers and jihad.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 10:57:52 AM PST by DPMD
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To: chessplayer
Bob Schieffer doesn't even know how to think (which is what's wrong about pubic edumakayshun)....If asked "What is 2+2? he'd say "that depends on the meaning of 2"

Get ready folks and keep a full stock of weapons and ammo...the shit is going to hit the fan.

FMCDH(BITS)

37 posted on 12/16/2012 10:59:57 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: chessplayer

Just give it time, Bobby. There have been and will be many more “Arab names”. And please change your diapers.


38 posted on 12/16/2012 11:00:02 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: chessplayer

people are going nuts you imbecile... why even bring up something like this? it is not helpful... i hate the media...


39 posted on 12/16/2012 11:22:44 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: chessplayer

Going nuts you say??

Looks pretty much like they are going nuts now.

The antigunners are screaming like raped apes and the gunners want to arm every Union lady school teacher in the land.


40 posted on 12/16/2012 11:23:18 AM PST by Venturer
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If people had any idea how many Bat-sh*t crazy people there are walking around they would go nuts.

There are three constants with this kind of violence:

Schools
Guns
Crazy People

We cannot close schools.
We won’t give up our guns.

I guess we have to work on getting guns out of the hands of crazy people in schools.


41 posted on 12/16/2012 11:26:30 AM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: chessplayer
Bizarre comment.

People pretty much are going crazy about what to do now.

If the shooter had a Muslim name this might be considered a terrorist attack and it wouldn't be surprising if people reacted as they do to terrorist attacks.

Possibly not, given what happened with the Fort Hood shootings, but I don't get what he was getting at here.

It seems like a very knee-jerk comment without any thought behind it.

42 posted on 12/16/2012 11:42:11 AM PST by x
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To: chessplayer

Since it was a whitey school and whites were murdered, Bob’s liberal racist pals are cheering the deaths.

He should be proud. He and his Network liberal hate pals also got a bomb threat call into a whitey church near to the school. Bob’s dehumanization and murder of America in order to rid Dear Reader of that pesky constitution is “progressing”!

He could clean out his own closet of the Jamie Foxx’s in there before he looks anywhere else for a problem. Immoral, fascist pig.


43 posted on 12/16/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: chessplayer
It is only a matter of time before it is and there is multiple times more loss of life.

Beslan Russia Photos


44 posted on 12/16/2012 12:06:52 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: chessplayer

Think islamists are mourning?

Virtually every act of violent crime in this country facilitates islamism.


45 posted on 12/16/2012 2:40:50 PM PST by onedoug
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