Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bob Schieffer Laments Death of Colander Journalism

Bob Schieffer, host of Face of the Nation, is retiring from CBS after decades of massaging the backs of democrats and propagating their political ideology to millions of trusting Americans. 

Mr. Schieffer reminisced about the era of colander journalism and lamented the death throes of thought conformity.

“We now don’t know where people get their news, but what we do know is they’re bombarded with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most of the information is wrong and some of it is wrong on purpose,” Schieffer said. “It is our job, I think, in mainstream journalism to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant in what they need to know. That is the job of the journalist and I have to say it’s harder and harder.”

Since when did journalism become dog whistle for public relations for the Democratic Party?  

Mr. Schieffer is absolutely shameless, and without a doubt not the sharpest pencil in the drawer, too.  He is absolutely stunned at the amount of money that is pervasive in politics.

“I mean our campaigns have become, ‘I have more billionaires than you do so I’m a viable candidate.’ I don’t think that’s what the founders had in mind when they started this country,” he told “CBS This Morning.” “I don’t know where this goes, but I think something is going to have to change on that front because what we have now is people have to sign up with so many special interests before they get to Washington, that once they’re here they can’t compromise. And when you have a government and a legislative body that can’t compromise, you have what we have — a legislative body that’s in constant and total gridlock.”

Schieffer echoed similar comments during an interview with The Associated Press earlier this week, saying he’s disturbed by the changes he’s seen in Washington. It’s a meaner place, he said, partially fueled by Internet anonymity but also by a lack of collegiality. Lawmakers of all stripes and their families used to know each other better but now spend more time in their districts and less time in the capital. Some families never move.

I can tell you where this is going.  It’s called totalitarianism.  That’s what happens when a central government consolidates power.  And this yahoo is surprised at the amount of money in politics?  The richest suburbs in the nation are in Washington D.C., and he’s surprised at the amount awash in that town?

Mr. Schieffer and his ilk can’t even comprehend the fact that gridlock is exactly what our founding fathers wanted.  That was their intent.  The Bill of Rights was designed to check the federal government; not the states and their citizens.  But these statists have corrupted our founding principles as well.

Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Schieffer.  Don’t worry, I’m sure Face the Nation will continue to be a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party.    


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