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60 Minutes Viewers Blast Swoon Journalist Kroft Lovefest Interview of Obama and Hillary
NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 01/28/2013 5:42:07 AM PST by PJ-Comix

So who has cuter dimples? Swoon Journalist Steve Kroft or Mario Lopez?

It's a reasonable question to ask because the Extra host's interviews of celebs like Angelina and Brad couldn't have been anymore of a puff piece than Kroft's starry-eyed interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday's 60 Minutes. A half hour of softballs were gently served up by Kroft who acted as if he were overjoyed to just bask in the glow of his interviewees who ate up almost all the time praising each other. Oh, there was the obligatory question that Kroft was almost required to ask about Benghazi but it was delivered in such a manner as to be easily deflected by Hillary before the interview returned to full empty calorie cotton candy mode.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; barackobama; hillaryclinton; hillaryinterview; stevekroft; swoonjournalism
Steve Kroft is now in strong contention for the award of Swoon Journalist of the Year.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 5:42:18 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

ODUNGO REQUESTED the interview.....thus, his people (Jarrett) had the talking points. Steve Goebbels Kroft was just doing what he was commanded to do.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 5:48:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PJ-Comix

MEDIA GROUPIES MAKE ME SICK!!


3 posted on 01/28/2013 5:48:13 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: PJ-Comix

So what’s new?


4 posted on 01/28/2013 5:49:09 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Does anyone remember the fuss after Bret Baier interviewed the annointed one? No one can expect tough questions of Obummer ever again.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 5:49:33 AM PST by bolobaby
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6 posted on 01/28/2013 5:50:00 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: PJ-Comix
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7 posted on 01/28/2013 5:58:49 AM PST by CMailBag
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Gotta Love propaganda
8 posted on 01/28/2013 5:59:01 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: PJ-Comix

It’s still on the air?


9 posted on 01/28/2013 6:01:29 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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What made this interview remarkable is that OBAMA INITIATED IT BY CALLING UP 60 MINUTES AND SAYING HE WANTED ONE IN ORDER TO PUBLICLY THANK HILLARY.

If anyone didn't know that the MSM is a propaganda arm of Obama and the Dems, here is proof positive. There can be no doubt that Hillary will be the nominee in 2016 and she will be elected easily.

10 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:40 AM PST by kabar
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Kroft’s “wattles” need attention again...
11 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: CMailBag
MEDIA GROUPIES MAKE ME SICK!!

Do as I do - TURN THEM OFF!

I make FR and Drudge my home pages and get all my news from the internet, and through the Rush and Levin lenses. Since the clown took over the White Hut even radio stations (which I listen to all day) swoon on this a$$hat and so are required to run to the radio and switch it off every 30 min for the news break. Although CNN no longer is carried as a radio news feed in my area, a couple of years ago I found CNN to be more objective than Fox radio news. Fox would play a clip - no matter how short - of Zero lying every 30 min every day, whereas on slow Zero news days CNN would NOT make those fingernail scratches on the blackboard for it's listeners.

OUR BIGGEST WEAPON IS TO TURN THEM OFF, AND STOP ALL THE SEWAGE SPEWING FROM THE AIRWAVES.
12 posted on 01/28/2013 6:14:51 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PJ-Comix

Did anyone really expect anything different from ‘60 Liberal Minutes’?


13 posted on 01/28/2013 6:18:03 AM PST by Starboard
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Steve Kroft is Obama’s “60 Minutes” man...

...meaning he can stay bent over squealing like a pig for at least an hour.

14 posted on 01/28/2013 6:30:47 AM PST by Happy Rain ('Women in front line combat units are about as useful as Obama in a Cat House.")
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The American public thinks that was a hard hitting interview.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 6:46:28 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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They both need to swiftly meet their maker standing on a trap door for Benghazi. I would have tuned in to see that.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 6:54:44 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is more than just a media love-fest.

This is payback.

What is not widely reported is that JUST this week, all of the Hillary! campaign debts were paid. Which happened JUST as Clinton is leaving her role as SoS (in which she has held her tongue on Obama). Which, JUST happened to be the same week that Hillary Clinton went before Congressional committees to cover for Obama’s Benghazi coverup.

In one short week, debts are paid, backs are scratched and the Hillary! 2016 campaign has begun. Complete with an Obama-requested television pseudo-endorsement.

Of course, 60 Minutes was only too happy to be a part of this.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 6:57:03 AM PST by kidd
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To: Cheerio
OUR BIGGEST WEAPON IS TO TURN THEM OFF, AND STOP ALL THE SEWAGE SPEWING FROM THE AIRWAVES.

Unfortunately, Sirius/XM Satellite is also turning off news - Fox News Talk is off of XM already and will disappear from Sirius in February. Sirius is already heavily advertising a comedy channel to debut in February which likely will appear at that vacated location.

18 posted on 01/28/2013 7:00:19 AM PST by CedarDave (Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
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Poor Bill O’Reilly. He will now have to admit on tonight’s show that Kroft is a hack like the rest of the media.

He actually thought Kroft was going to be hard on the Muslim and the Fairy Princess.

after all, he knows Steve, and they came up in the business together. No way Kroft would let them skate.

I wonder how Bill is going to dismiss all this tonight, and how his friend Bernie Goldberg is going to cover for him..


19 posted on 01/28/2013 7:10:20 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Cheerio

Do as I do - TURN THEM OFF!

I NEVER watch the alphabet channels or the rest of the leftist channels for my news for that matter. It is too disgusting how they lie and spin in order to further the left agenda. They are no longer journalists or reporters they are propagandists. Pathetic and shameful.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 7:17:15 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: PJ-Comix

and The One was just complaining about lack of sympathetic media coverage in an equally fawning interview with the New Republic over the weekend.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 7:18:30 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: PJ-Comix

Oh I thought I was watching North Korean TV and the Almighty Leader and his Whore.


22 posted on 01/28/2013 7:21:50 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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People wouldn’t flock to Fox and Limbaugh if the other networks were neutral news agencies instead of the Obama Pep-club.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 7:55:10 AM PST by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: Diogenesis

Have not seen that one, that is good can I send to FRiends?


24 posted on 01/28/2013 8:15:32 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Steve “Buk—ke” Kroft is known to swallow anything put to him by the Dems.


25 posted on 01/28/2013 9:34:32 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: brownsfan
Yeah, the fanny slaps Obama gave Kroft while he did him WERE pretty hard hitting.
26 posted on 01/28/2013 10:58:29 AM PST by Happy Rain ('Women in front line combat units are about as useful as Obama in a Cat House.")
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