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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:26 PM
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Bob Schieffer's opinion at the end of "face the nation"
Don't have a link, but he was talking about keeping Bush blissfully ignorant - what else is new? - during the "evacuation of D.C."

Basically he said that this shows that the president is inconsequential and wonder whether this is what Bush would like. And shouldn't he be notified, at least, that his wife was whisked away to a bunker?

No, he did not wonder about Bush riding a bike in the middle of the day while the rest of us can barely get time off for lunch..
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 12:31 PM
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1. I felt his closing essay was spot on-a rarity.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 01:04 PM
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2. I'm beginning to really like Bob Schieffer
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mrdmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 01:11 PM
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3. First things first, I just started a job that pays more and I can have
my hour long lunch to boot.

2) One has to question Mr. Bob Schieffer and his motives. Smirking Chimp just did an article on MSM (can you believe it?) pointing out a few things, on of them being Bob Schieffer:

<snip>
It was not by chance that Bob Schieffer was named moderator of the final presidential debate last fall. As Kennedy noted, Schieffer asked not a single question about the environment, concentrating instead "on abortion, gay marriage and the personal faith of the candidates, an agenda that could have been dictated by Karl Rove."

And who's to say it wasn't?

Shortly after he was named interim anchor of the CBS evening news, Schieffer told a late night interviewer that if Bush can bring our troops home from Iraq by Christmas he will go down in history as a great president. Sure, forget what he and Cheney have done to the economy, the environment, health care, the treasury and thousands of American families mourning the loss of their sons, daughters and spouses. This disaster of a president is one step away from becoming one with Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson. Just ask Bob.
<end of snip>

link
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/article.php?sid=21107&mode...

Unfortunately it is an article written just right to piss you off. Sorry to start your Sunday morning with a thorn in on side!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 01:49 PM
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4. Isn't Schieffer's brother a close friend/business partner of Bush?
Edited on Sun May-15-05 01:53 PM by BrklynLiberal
Tom Schieffer, if I am not mistaken.

Yep, here it is...

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/7583.htm

John Thomas (Tom) Schieffer
Ambassador, Australia
Term of Appointment: 09/29/2001 to present

In 1989, he was an investor in the partnership led by George W. Bush and Edward W. (Rusty) Rose that bought the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. He was designated as Partner-In-Charge of Ballpark Development in 1990. In January 1991, he was named President of the club reporting directly to general partners Bush and Rose. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the club as well as the building of the Ballpark in Arlington. When Bush was elected Governor of Texas in 1994, Ambassador Schieffer assumed Bush's duties as general partner. The partnership sold the team in June 1998 to Dallas financier Thomas O. Hicks. He stayed on as President until April 1999, when he resigned to become consultant on the development of the real estate around The Ballpark. After visiting projects around the United States and Europe, Ambassador Schieffer completed his consulting work for Hicks in May 2000. He is the President of J. Thomas Schieffer Management Company and Pablo Operating Company.


and that is the clean version of the story...
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RAF Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:02 PM
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7. yep
Schieffer (CBS) has a brother that is in real close with the Bush gang.

It pretty obvious that most of these scum bags in Washington are in the same club regardless of political affiliation. This country is beyond the corrupt stage. We are at a point were democracy doesn't really exist. Only major aspects are left intact (for now) to give the appearance of such.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 01:52 PM
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5. I'm sure bush doesn't give a
fuck what happened while he was on his two hour bike ride on a work day.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 01:55 PM
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6. CBS News has turned HARD RIGHT
with Bob Schieffer as anchor. They are not a overt as Fox News which makes them more dangerous. The bias at CBS is in the TONE, and lack of opposition viewpoint, and lack of coverage which is negative to the bush* administration and Corporate corruption and influence.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 03:07 PM
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8. And yet you still get "liberal media"
stories from the far right (e.g. AIM.org) still blasting CBS daily.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 06:52 PM
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9. I haven't watched it since Rather signed off
Schieffer never interested me as an anchor on that Sunday talk show and I sure as hell don't feel like getting the news from him every night.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 10:08 PM
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10. Well, this was about his comment this morning
and I was not even watching the program, TV stayed on from the Sunday Morning program and then I listened to his opinion.

I recently switched to CBS news because ABC has been getting fundie on me. Even before Jennings had to leave, too many programs about faith and stuff.

At least, he continues with mentioning the ones who die in Iraq..
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 10:31 PM
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11. no, no, no....
Please,please, NO FUNDIES....it's just too cute name. It's the religious wrong or the Extremist Right. Labels are important. Let's use the right ones. People might not mind belonging to a "Fundie" group (Note: the word Fun is part of Fundies), but they would stay away from those called the Religious Wrong.

If we don't frame the language quickly....we're dead in the water.

Capeesh?
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Piperay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-05 04:16 AM
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14. After what happened to Dan Rather
all these guys are scared shitless, they all learned what happens when you go against the chimp regime. :scared:
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 10:47 PM
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12. I aalways listen to Bob on Sun AM. He does much better than MTP
and I think he did a good job on the last Presidential Debate. I am not looking for a LW broadcast and do not ever watch FOX because it's totally RW. I disagree with all of you who think Bob is biased. I think he's one of a very few who tries to be a real reporter anymore.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-05 12:05 AM
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13. I agree with you.
I was prepared to hate him when he took over for Rather. I watched a few times, especially during the Terry Schiavo fiasco. He has not avoided critical stories. I have had to revise my opinion of him.
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