CBS’ Bob Schieffer says that perhaps reporters in the media “were not skeptical enough” of President Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008, telling Fox News’ Howard Kurtz that the whole political world was struck by the sudden rise of the senator from Illinois.
This isn’t some revelation that Schieffer just had. It’s certainly been kicking around in the heads of veteran media types since early ’09 when it became rather apparent that Barack Obama was more of a bumbler than the suave, professorial wunderkind the MSM droolers made him out to be.
Schieffer is leaving his post on Face the Nation so he can now speak freely. He’s trying to retroactively give himself some journalistic credibility by pretending this idea is just now coming to him. If he really wants to act like a journalist on his way out the door he could be exhorting the MSM to be more skeptical of Mrs. Bill.