Skip to comments.Schieffer On Scandals: "It's Very, Very Disturbing What We're Seeing" (Video)
Posted on 05/16/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT by neverdem
CHARLIE ROSE: You have seen lots of second terms. This one came in on a big political victory, wanting to do things. And you have this picture, one, of intrusive government and yet a president who seems like a bystander in his own government.
BOB SCHIEFFER: People were talking in Washington about -- some people were saying, "Are we back to the Nixon administration? This is what they did in the Nixon administration." This is not the Nixon administration, where you had burglars and people talking about blowing up the Brookings Institution. This is more of a case, is anybody home?
I mean, just all of a sudden you have this thing with the Justice Department where theyre getting all these phone records of all the reporters. The Attorney General, well he didnt know anything about it. You get to the IRS, they dont seem to know anything about the Tea Party thing. You come to White House, they dont know anything about Benghazi. Somebodys got to grab hold of this thing. Its very, very disturbing what were seeing here.
NORAH ODONNELL: What do you make of the presidents actions yesterday? He dealt with all three things yesterday: He fired the head of the IRS. Released 100 pages of emails that deal with Benghazi. And then on the third scandal the snooping into the AP reporters phone records, the president then put out that hes for this shield law for journalists. The White House took a lot of proactive action yesterday.
SCHIEFFER: They did. But that was yesterday. How is it these things all nobody seemed to be taking very seriously up until this point? There is no question though, that the administration was trying to get the story out that the War on Terrorism, the threat of terrorism...
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Don’t take this as a complete defense of the MSM.
But when a press conference happens, it’s well known the it’s the White House that decides beforehand who will be allowed questions.
I’ve read a number of reports saying basically “They told us if we asked that question, we’d be cut off.”
Combine that with the thought that maybe they would have a better “relationship” with liberal type reporters, and you can see the outcome, it’s right in front of you.
Combine that with the idea that most reporters are as spineless as Boehner.
Combine that with the idea that even if a government employee does something wrong, they are unlikely to get fired, and if they are fired, they still get their pensions, and probably just pick up a cushy job lobbying for some outfit.
It’s totally corrupt. Totally Machiavellian. I saw the corruption in the early 90’s and have not voted since then. I am not a voluntary individual member of a corrupt system.
I am willing to stand 100% behind a true, Constitutional Republic, but we have not had that for decades, maybe almost a century.
Spooner was right.
“Colson admits to doing many unsavory things in his time before converting to Christianity, but he prefers to be infamous only for the real ones, writing:
SIR I noticed that your review of a biography of Richard Nixon referred to me in a couple of unflattering ways, including the notion that I contemplated firebombing the Brookings Institution (The fuel of power, May 10th). You need to know, if it ever does any good, that this is untrue. The fellow that testified about it during Watergate has totally recanted.
It is not true that I ever urged or suggested it. It was the idea of one Jack Caulfield, who told me about it in the White House mens room, and I told him he was crazy. Mr Caulfield called me one day and said he wanted to make amends; that I had been unfairly treated, and he was sorry. He later confirmed this to Jonathan Aitken, who wrote a biography of me. I dont know if it does any good to try to change these things now, but that is the fact.
I was able to locate the relevant passage of Aitkens book, Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed, online and it confirms Colsons claim. Its not well-known that Caulfield recanted his allegation, so the Economist doesnt look all that bad. Still, fact-checking is supposed to be the big advantage of the mainstream media, isnt it?”
The History Commons, quoting Bernstein, Dean, et al give rise to the myth/lie. Still checking.
SCHIEFFER: And we still dont know the answer to that. Its a pretty easy thing.
Some good stuff in this discussion. Liberals all asking questions about Obama and Hillary. I never thought I would see this.
Soon MSM will roll over for Obama. They can’t let Hillary down. Most of them are wimps who don’t know how to think independently. They just take orders from their media bosses. What’s funny is that most of them are so clueless they don’t even realize they are nothing but paid propagandists. When they claim to be an unbiased reporter, they really think that’s true. The MSM follows the Chinese media model, which is call yourself a reporter, but please don’t do any hard-hitting reporting against the Leftist Establishment or you will get fired.
Boneless chicken, boneless Boehner, and boneless reporters. One of these has a viable function.
I agree with you about the nature of the system. In that kind of system the cream does not float to the top, but s**t floats. It can't be fixed without fundamental changes.
Blaming it on Nixon, it’s Nixons fault!
Schieffer’s a fool - but he ‘looks’ like a caricature of a wise old journalist. They could be loading us on trains for concentration camps and the old fool would be befuddled.
Funny quote for a moron who’s had his eyes closed for 5 years!!
We actually agree about something.
“Obama didn’t know anything about the forcible detention of 10 million opponents in 180 concentration camps in 48 states. We think 2 guys in Cinncinnati....”
Make a good tag line for someone...
Yeah, targeting conservatives for the benefit of Obama's reelection wasn't something anyone was aware of... Except for the thousands of us the IRS targeted.
And Homeland Security targeted.
And the FBI profiled...
Hey you creepy Nazi Schieffer if this had been happening to your beloved liberals or gays or union members you would have seen it.
Yeah, Schieffer - just keep reading the letters written in dem war rooms by people pretending to be conservative - letters crafted for you.... your hatred's that important for the SS troops on the left. They've got a useful fool and they know it. Eff you SSchieffer...
Reference to “Google Book” passage re Caulfield recant..search “Caulfield”....go to pages 151-153....not very public but still there. No other confirmation, found.
He is 100% in control of the storyline, and is radically succeeding in the full sense of the word.
NOT a mental image I needed while drinking my first cup of coffee .....
THIS ADMINISTRATION OF ISLAM-COMMUNISM WAS A COUP DETAT
by the MSM and al Qaeda.
And Congress???? Did they protect America?????
NO. THEY GAVE THE MOSLEMS PROTECTION
FROM THE US GOV’T AND OBAMACARE.
Schieffer the Obama fascism enabler, hardly defender of the faith or the Constitution.
If there was a sword in a stone, he would have to fall on it and die, instead of pulling it out and to kill the dragon.