I think you’d get better analysis from five guys down at the local barbershop, than with Bob Schieffer.
I think youd get better analysis from five guys down at the local barbershop, than with Bob Schieffer.
ANY guy at the local barbershop! No one’s memory is more selective than Schieffer’s. “[T]alking about blowing up the Brookings Institution . . .”? Schieffer conveniently forgets that Nixon’s enemies-list included communist sympathizers, “anti-war” critics (in quotes because anti-war meant anti-American. Fonda et al. were fine with supporting the wars waged by America’s enemies), terrorists (Black Panthers, Weather Underground) who went beyond “talking about” blowing up buildings and people! Nixon’s list was nothing more, nothing broader, than what a bipartisan House UnAmerican Activities Committee would have produced. Except, of course, that the dems had just torpedoed that committee!
Schieffer also gave air time to every single “peace” group returning from North Vietnam, advising POW relatives to take advantage of the groups’ services in delivering mail to and from the prisoners. Again forgetting that the Geneva Conventions demanded free mail-flow and that every peace-group visit furthered communist propaganda.
I’d say he was a tool; but even that overstates his role as a “journalist.”