Greenwald: "Bob Schieffer, Ron Paul and journalistic objectivity"Submitted by LapHog on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 19:47
Recently (and predictably), Bob Schieffer said some foul stuff about Edward Snowden.
I responded in that thread linking to the following piece, but upon joyful reflection, thought it worthwhile enough to call to the full attention of DP in its own separate thread here.
Thus, for those who haven't had the pleasure of reading the total annihilation of Bob Schieffer -- in defense of Ron Paul, no less -- please help yourself to an unmitigated can of whoop-ass, served up by none other than Master Chef and current Snowden-leaks star Glenn Greenwald, in his delicious entree called "Bob Schieffer, Ron Paul and journalistic objectivity." Excerpt:
CBS News‘s Bob Schieffer is the classic American establishment TV journalist: unfailingly deferential to the politically powerful personalities who parade before him, and religiously devoted to what he considers his own “objectivity,” which ostensibly requires that he never let his personal opinions affect or be revealed by his journalism. Watch how thoroughly and even proudly he dispenses with both of those traits when interviewing Ron Paul last Sunday on Face the Nation regarding Paul’s foreign policy views. In this 7-minute clip, Schieffer repeatedly mocks, scoffs at, and displays his obvious contempt for, two claims of Paul’s which virtually no prominent politician of either party would dare express:
(1) American interference and aggression in the Muslim world fuels anti-American sentiment and was thus part of the motivation for the 9/11 attack; and (2) American hostility and aggression toward Iran (in the form of sanctions and covert attacks) are more likely to exacerbate problems and lead to war than lead to peaceful resolution, which only dialogue with the Iranians can bring about:
Jump here to enjoy the full thrashing: http://www.salon.com/2011/11/24/bob_schieffer_ron_paul_and_j...