“60 Minutes” reporter on pattycake Obama/Hillary interview: They knew we weren’t going to “play gotcha” with them

posted at 9:31 am on January 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, it’s one thing to softball an interview with The One so badly that even liberals are calling it “state-run media propaganda,” it’s another to go on TV and congratulate yourself for doing it. Kroft and Morgan sound like two gossip reporters chattering over one of them having finally landed a Brangelina interview, replete with cooing over “body language.” To appreciate how embarrassing it was, read Conor Friedersdorf’s transcript of each question asked by Kroft during the segment — but make sure to read to the end or else you’ll miss the contrast with what Scott Pelley asked Bush when he interviewed him for the same show in 2007. When Kroft says “60 Minutes” doesn’t “play gotcha,” what he means is that they’re willing to use precious time with the current president and secretary of state to ask things like this:

You said the staff took a little longer to ignore, to forget the campaign stuff. What about the spouses? Is that an impertinent question?

“Is that an impertinent question?” deserves to be etched in granite above the entrance to the Newseum’s eventual “Media in the Age of Obama” exhibit. Morgan, in fact, goes so far as to praise Kroft for not reminding Obama and Hillary how nasty the 2008 primary got. This is the moment we’ve arrived at as a culture, when a CBS News reporter’s failure to ask uncomfortable questions of top government officials isn’t dereliction of duty but rather “very gentlemanly” in the eyes of a primetime CNN host. Obama wanted a big audience for a joint interview with Hillary because he wanted to remind people who are grumbling about the lack of diversity in his cabinet that he did, after all, appoint the most famous and popular woman in American politics to a key position. So he chose “60 Minutes” and made the calculated gamble that even an outfit with a reputation for hard-hitting “serious journalism” would go weak-kneed at the chance to chat with both of them and end up treating the whole thing like a “People magazine” interview. You win, Barry.

Exit question: Why is Morgan interviewing Kroft at all here? Is gaining an audience with He and She so magnificent an experience that it qualifies as news in itself? Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.


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Pathetic

Lsm at its best

cmsinaz on January 29, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Fourth branch of government

blatantblue on January 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Liberal Media is Liberal.

Shocking….

sentinelrules on January 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Not going out of his way to make him (Obama) look stupid.

No, he can do that all by himself.

herm2416 on January 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Exit question: Why is Morgan interviewing Kroft at all here?

Left-wing echo chamber. So we’ve got to the point where asking the Secretary of State and President questions about the Benghazi cover-up or any substantive issue is considered “gotcha” but letting them slobber over each other like Chris Christie on a cheeseburger or Candy Crowley tag-teaming with the rat-eared wonder during a Presidential debate is just fine.

Happy Nomad on January 29, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Fourth branch of government

blatantblue on January 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Official announcement

Shy Guy on January 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM

“Is that an impertinent question?”

Needs to be etched on the lsm tombstone.
Herm, you beat me to it.

Kissmygrits on January 29, 2013 at 9:38 AM

“60 Minutes” doesn’t “play gotcha”

Mike Wallace is most definitely dead.

J_Crater on January 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Pravda Yankee style.

Limerick on January 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Steve Kroft = Media Apparatchik for the Personality Cult of Obama…

workingclass artist on January 29, 2013 at 9:43 AM

These people long ago stopped being satisfied with reporting news. They not only think they make news, but also believe they are news just because they wake up in the morning. The only thing missing is that they aren’t yet followed by hordes of groupies and papparazzi.

Liam on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Vladimir Putin can’t be totally evil if he occasionally shoots a reporter or two.

Archivarix on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

“What difference does it make” if 60 Minutes asks a tough question? /s

Buck_Nekkid on January 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

BOOM.

Ward Cleaver on January 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

I don’t have to read these type story’s anymore.I know what they are from the headlines.Lapdogs is too kind of a word for the LSM.

docflash on January 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

These people long ago stopped being satisfied with reporting news. They not only think they make news, but also believe they are news just because they wake up in the morning. The only thing missing is that they aren’t yet followed by hordes of groupies and papparazzi.

Liam on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

They just need to shave their heads, and then bump their cars into other cars.

Ward Cleaver on January 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

This administration and the media surrounding it make my skin crawl.

gophergirl on January 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Goebbels would be so proud.

kingsjester on January 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM

They knew we weren’t going to “play gotcha” with them

Really? How did they know?

Mimzey on January 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM

We’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.

But it’s not like we won’t go out of our way to prop Him up.

applebutter on January 29, 2013 at 9:49 AM

What media bias?

-George Stephanopoulos

Kataklysmic on January 29, 2013 at 9:50 AM

No big deal, I never thought of Steve Kroft as a journalist any way. I always thought of him as the second banana in a comedy show.

Deanna on January 29, 2013 at 9:52 AM

“Marshall Mcluhan, casual view’n, head buried in the sand.”
P. Gabriel

onomo on January 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

Heh. Complete with grainy security cam footage of Kroft standing in front of a mirror practicing his smile and laugh for whenever Obama made a joke.

Weight of Glory on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Troll-free thread?

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Kroft could have at least ask if Anna Wintour was still being considered ambassador to the UK with the outstanding taxes?

Flange on January 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

“We’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.”

Because asking the President questions of importance or holding him accountable is just plain mean and RAAAAAACCCIIIISSSTTT!!!

Did anyone see Sally Quinn on O’Reilly last night? She thought that the interview was just “30 minutes of absolutely fantastic, fabulous, mesmerising, captivating, blah, blah, blah telvision.” She also said that she thought that Snooki would make an excellent candidate for MIT’s PhD physics programme.

/

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM

And by gotcha he means reasonable questions real journalist would have asked.

It’s ironic that Russia has a more honest media than the US at this point. Russian journalist speak truth to power and get a bullet to the back of the head. American journalist fellate their messiah and don’t even get a dollar on the nightstand.

HumpBot Salvation on January 29, 2013 at 9:58 AM

They knew we weren’t going to “play gotcha” with them

You bet they did.

hillsoftx on January 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Who wants to ask Obama a hard question? Don’t you know who he is? Besides, it would hurt his feelings. He’s so calm and cool and smiling. Why mess up his feng shui. Now, if it was Nixon and Kissinger, what do you suppose that interview would be like?

What, are Obama and Clinton too stupid for hard, substantive questions?

Paul-Cincy on January 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

how utterly effing nauseating, these truly know ways to outdo themselves.

gsherin on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I remember the days when politicians would wet their pants when 60 Minutes wanted to interview them.

They are now competing with TMZ and Entertainment Tonight for viewers so they have really dumbed it down.

tru2tx on January 29, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It’s not playing gotcha, Steve, to ask tough questions and hold politicians accountable. In fact, it’s your responsibility as a so-called journalist on 60 Minutes to do so.

Doughboy on January 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

The snark. It runs deep — because it is oh so true. To call this “interview” pathetic only scratches the surface.

rbj on January 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

60 Minutes should stop now. They’ve lived out their usefulness.

itsspideyman on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM

The term useful idiots comes to mind…

rightside on January 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Never forget that it was presstitute Steve Kroft who shamelessly pimped Billy “Bimbo Eruptions” Clintoon as “A Changed Man” with Shrillary the bobble-head doll nodding in agreement right on cue.

Blatantly See-BS’s political contribution of free nationwide advertising to the 1992 Clintoon presidential campaign disguised as “news.”

Nothing has changed at See-BS in these 20 years.

viking01 on January 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM

“60 Minutes” way of giving Fox a vote of confidence.

And “Hot Air” for that matter.

Jabberwock on January 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Exit question: Why is Morgan interviewing Kroft at all here? Is gaining an audience with He and She so magnificent an experience that it qualifies as news in itself?

Yes. On top of the liberal adoration for Obama, the Obama Campaign has had an effective strategy to further manipulate the media by withholding access most of the time while granting it almost at random other times. It’s like the the “random reinforcement” that makes gambling so compelling.

I believe this is why “Pimp with a Limp” and other small time local radio outfits got unexpected access to Obama while a bunch of big timers didn’t. It leaves all the local “morning zoo” personalities thinking they have a chance (and what these people say about candidates is important), and the snubbed big timers thinking if only they suck up a little harder, it’ll be them next time. The result is universal comprehensive sucking up.

Anyway, the “random reinforcement” media manipulation campaign is my theory to explain the extremely high levels of media butt-kissing, and I’m sticking to it.

forest on January 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

I am no longer surprised that the media, 90%+ Democrat, do everything they can to tear down Republicans and protect Democrats.

The media is the root of the problem. If most of America do not even hear of the scandals there is nothing we can do.

The core of the problem must be fought and fought now.

Stop whining. Get organized or get destroyed.

Do you just want to watch it all crash down around you? Are we that fragile?

Fight and fight now.

GardenGnome on January 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Kroft and Morgan sound like two gossip reporters chattering over one of them having finally landed a Brangelina interview

Um, that’s kind of what Piers has ALWAYS been…

Resist We Much on January 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Does anyone watch 60 minutes?
I didn’t even know it was still on?

Delsa on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Go ask your Libiot ‘acquaintances’ if this constitutes ‘biased media’? And they will say “What does it matter?”

We are soooo fooked.

RavingLunatic on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Bootlicking Presstitutes licking the soles of the boots of the Jack booted thug!
We the People will remember these treasonous Bootlickers.

ConcealedKerry on January 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM

“What difference does it make?”

Kroft, you are a disgrace to your profession and will be forever remembered as a failed and corrupt reporter.

trs on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM

MSM is filled with lying two-faced Obama Clinton shills,

But we already knew that.

SparkPlug on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Still, it is “60 Minutes” which even my aged parents tuned out long ago because they couldn’t take the vapidity, and I remember as a kid watching my parents settle in to watch it every week.

Bishop on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

And the same ‘intellectual elite’ of the media wonder why their credibility is ranked below that of used-car salesmen, and that they’re referred to as Obama’s Whores.

GarandFan on January 29, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I hear the Presidential Seal knee pads are the most popular item as SWAG for the MSM….Kinda like Derek Jeter and the gift bag he gives to his paramours.

abnormal_1 on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I gave my 7-year-old nephew a tougher grilling than this when I picked him up from school yesterday.

You call yourself a man, Steve Croft?

Naturally Curly on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Why watch when I knew it was going to be a puke inducing tongue bath?

Even the “highlights” reek of 60 Minute knee pads.

marybel on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Still, it is “60 Minutes” which even my aged parents tuned out long ago because they couldn’t take the vapidity, and I remember as a kid watching my parents settle in to watch it every week.

Bishop on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Same here.
I can remember Sunday evenings, where my mom would pop some popcorn and settle in for the weekend entertainment known in our house as “The Pinko Hour”.
Our dog quickly learned that a great place to lie down was between mom and the TV set. On particularly choice segments the bowl was given an up close and personal view.
Dad stood by to handle the carnage.
Good Times.

My teachers always marveled at my knowledge of “Yellow Journalism”

Jabberwock on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Not only is this crazy when you compare the Bush interview on 60 Minutes to the Obama/Clinton love fest, but look how they treat CEOs and business leaders in interviews.

They ask business leaders tougher questions. Last time I checked, consumers have a choice in whether or not they give their money to a business for a particular product…we are stuck with Obama for 4 more years, yet they can’t ask questions on par with what is asked of Fortune 500 CEOs? Nuts.

weaselyone on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM

In other news, sales of kneepads spike in the DC district for some strange reason…

You know, If nothing else, at least Monica can say she got over being tied to the “Big Creep”; whats the MSM gonna do when President Hollywood is gone…in about another 1200 days?

:sigh:

BlaxPac on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM

There is only one question I wanted Kroft to ask either the President or Secretary of State Clinton — “What was Ambassador Steven’s last mission that day in Benghazi and which one of you gave the “stand down” order?”

Anything else is choreographed bull shit. CBS and 60 Minutes can go to hell.

RobertE on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 AM

You mean, people still watch 60 minutes?

HiJack on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

Snarky AP at his finest. In light of all the disgusting news we still have a reason to smile. Don’t ever change AP, this is why we luv ya.

D-fusit on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Forget Steve Kroft. I witnessed a higher degree of journalistic integrity every Saturday morning as a kid watching Sid and Marty Krofft.

I’ll take “Bigfoot and Wildboy” over Obama-Biden any day.

Bruce MacMahon on January 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

I guess getting to the bottom of incompetence and corruption is now known as playing “gotcha” according to the LSM. How pathetic.

Ta111 on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

This Obama/Clinton interview is JUST like the Romney interview by Scott Pelley last year…just look at these softball questions for Mitt, no difference right? No gotcha questions right?

PELLEY (on camera): Ten years ago, when you were running for governor of Massachusetts, you were solidly pro-choice on abortion. Now you’re against abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother. When you were running for governor, you ridiculed the idea of signing a “no new taxes” pledge, and yet now you’ve signed one. Some people, Governor, have an uneasy feeling that you’re not constant, that you say whatever you have to say in a particular moment.

PELLEY: People wonder, does Romney believe the things that
he says? You say what to those people?

PELLEY: Now, you made on your investments, personally, about twenty million dollars last year. And you paid fourteen percent in federal taxes. That’s the capital gains rate. Is that fair to the guy who makes fifty thousand dollars and paid a higher rate than you did?

PELLEY: Balancing the budget will require sacrifice. What is it, specifically, that you’re asking the American people to sacrifice?

PELLEY: As you know, a lot of people were concerned about the video of the fund raiser in which you talked about the forty-seven percent of the American people who don’t pay taxes. Peggy Noonan, a very well-known conservative columnist, said that it was an example of this campaign being incompetent. And I wonder if any of that criticism gets through to you and — and whether you’re concerned about it at all, whether…

PELLEY: You pray every night before you go to bed?

ROMNEY: I do pray every night, yeah.

PELLEY: What do you ask for?

ROMNEY: That’s between me and God. But mostly wisdom and — and understanding. I — I seek to understand things that I don’t understand.

weaselyone on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Steve Kroft’s Softball Obama Interviews Diminish ’60 Minutes’” — in The Atlantic, no less! That article is well worth the read. The “stunning contrast” with 60 Minutes’ GW Bush interview is, well, stunning.

KS Rex on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 AM

We’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.

We will however, go out of our way to make him look like the exalted messiah.

TexasDan on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I’ll take “Bigfoot and Wildboy” over Obama-Biden any day.

Bruce MacMahon on January 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Ironically Bigfoot and Wildboy are the codenames the SS use for obozo’s lovers.

Flange on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM

Tonstant Weader fwowed up.

Lisa Gronyitz on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM

We’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.

No. But you’d be willing to actually make something up to make “W” look bad or stupid.

These folks can’t get out of the way of their own hypocracy.

Jabberwock on January 29, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Saw a doctor’s w/o border documentary a couple of weeks ago. Guy goes over to North Korea to restore sight to hopefully 1,000 patients in 10 days. Amazing.
Just as much as the clip showing them pull off their bandages one by one and each (one by one) goes up to a portrait of Kim Jung ill and thanks him emphatically for restoring their sight, pledging allegance for many generations in an embarrasing display.
The incredible fear seems ridiculous. At first. It’s becoming more and more apparent that what we’re seeing in our media is becoming more than comparable. It at first seems very ridiculous,then sickenly pathetic, but I think they’re very much aware of what they’re/we’re dealing with.
We may all soon be thanking Obama for our sight, the sunlight, just letting us keep enough food for the day, not imprisoning us or maybe even our family for what we thought we had a right to say/think because of an archaic constitutional amendment but is now considered a crime.

onomo on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Steve Kroft………..
Ready to moderate the next Political Debates……………

Martha Raddatz available again, as well.

No problema.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

It’s hard out there for a reporter these days. What with Al Qaeda decimated, the end of a decade of war, the majority of our Ambassadors still alive, the economy in recovery, and the globe not warming anymore – what ever will they cover?

Good thing his imperial excellence is so newsworthy on his own or they would have nothing to say.

Lily on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Won’t play gotcha, will play footsie.

potvin on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

<blockquoteDoes anyone watch 60 minutes?
I didn’t even know it was still on?
Last I looked they were showing how deep a diver can go without a diving suit.

And to think this is the show that gave us what we came to know as “ambush journalism”. Obillary knew they wouldn’t get any “gotcha” questions? Wow. Candy Crowley redux.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Martha Raddatz available again, as well.

No problema.

FlaMurph on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

She did a terrific job of not asking Menendez about the underage sex slaves on Sunday.

forest on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

“We’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid.”

Don’t have to.

potvin on January 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Not going to play gotya? How about just pretending to be an actual journalist for a few minutes, hmmm? I know, I know, it’s hard to actually do your job sometimes.

Meople on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM

The term “circle jerk” comes to mind.

freedomfirst on January 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM

WOW!!! Allahpundit did such an AMAZING job of Uncovering something TOTALLY UNKNOWN here!!!

I mean – who KNEW that CBS News “60 Minutes” people were practicing their “drop to our knees in front of Obama’s lap pants-crease” exercises? TOTALLY SHOCKING!!

What’s REEEELY Amazing is how he Really WENT AFTER them and UNCOVERED a LOT of the “back-door Media lying policy” of the Government Media Complex, instead of just giving Kroft a loving “tweak on the cheek” here!! I mean, I don’t know WHO is more “hard hitting“: Kroft or Allahpundit….

—-oh, wait………..

williamg on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Does anyone watch 60 minutes?
I didn’t even know it was still on?

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

When I was in middle school, my social studies teacher went out of his way to make sure we all knew the cast of “60 Minutes”. If I recall, it was Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Mike Wallace, and that “did you ever notice…” guy (Andy Rooney).

I wish I knew then what I know now. Social studies would have been one heckuva class!

freedomfirst on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

Vintage AP.

Dusty on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Coming soon: Anderson Cooper interviews Piers Morgan about what it was like to interview Steve Kroft about his interview with Obama and Hillary.

I had to scroll up to check, yup, brilliant AllahP snark.

Fallon on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Someone ought to create a parody series called “Mystery Political Theater 2000 using these interviews. It would be a riot.

Dusty on January 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Wipe your mouth, Kroft.

RovesChins on January 29, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Allahpundit,
You’re are more courageous than I, being that I just couldn’t gin up the courage to listen to those rump-swab, groveling, adulating, backscratching, backslapping, boot-licking, brown-nosing, bum-licking, fawning, glad-handing, lackey, sycophants as they drooled over that poseur that is usurping the office of POTUS.
As for me, I curse that impostor and all those in Congress who have violated their oath of office by not investigating the truth about Obama’s eligibility or the many instances where he has violated the Constitution. They can all go to hell, not an honest one among them. Not a peep from even one; they all are a part of the good-ol’-boy club in DC. F’em all and the horse they rode in on.

soghornetgunner on January 29, 2013 at 1:49 PM

And just as a reminder for all of us Americans:
Constitution, Article 6 – Debts, Supremacy, Oaths
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”.

The current oath, enacted in 1884:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

soghornetgunner on January 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM

“Mr. President, what newspapers or periodicals do you read?”

jjjdad on January 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Kroft says that they edited the interview and tailored the questions to avoid playing gotcha or making them look bad.

How are these people not ashamed for the special treatment that everyone knows Obama and Hillary received?

blink on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM

An increduluos combination of ignorance, arrogance, appathy. Fool enough to almost be it, cool enough to not quite see it; drones!

They also edited out Krofts bowing. When the dogs are smelling each other’s backsides, there’s really little want for confessions or a gotcha camera. They’d hide in the head in the hopes of looking up Palin’s skirt but right now it’s butt sniff’n time. Such grace. Such class. Such enemies of the people.

They really should pray their master stops his class warfare.

onomo on January 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM

If the lame stream media is having a slobbering love fest with the O and his administration, this has to be catorgized as the first bisexual interview.

mediamime on January 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Brilliant observation by one of the commenters over at Power Line:

If I want to watch a three way I’ll get a video with better ‘actors’ who look good in front of the camera.

Kroft says that they edited the interview and tailored the questions to avoid playing gotcha or making them look bad.

That would be fine if they did that for everyone, but it’s quite obvious that 60 Minutes is most famous for playing gotcha and editing interviews to make people look bad. That’s what 60 Minutes has always done.

How are these people not ashamed for the special treatment that everyone knows Obama and Hillary received?

blink on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 AM

One of the other commenters at Power Line recounts how a friend of his once did a “60 Minutes” interview. He wisely brought his own camera crew with him to the session. That way he knew he wouldn’t be misquoted, edited, or taken out of context.

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM

What a disgrace. Even to a “profession” as noble as journalism.

acyl72 on January 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

One of the other commenters at Power Line recounts how a friend of his once did a “60 Minutes” interview. He wisely brought his own camera crew with him to the session. That way he knew he wouldn’t be misquoted, edited, or taken out of context.

Del Dolemonte on January 29, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t do that for all interviews. With video cameras dirt cheap and the ability to up load an unedited version as a rebuttal seems like a no brainer.

Flange on January 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

1. Be subjected to a steady stream of deceit and misinformation.
or
2. Throw away the “newspaper” and turn off the TV.

Pick one.

This bitter clinging racist xenophobic
Luddite moment brought to you by

S. D. on January 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM

60 минут

Jaibones on January 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM