CBS’s Face the Nation Bob Schieffer on Not Asking the New Black Panther Party Question to Holder … “I Didn’t know about it, I was on Vacation”
Simply incredible and rather unbelievable … the excuses the MSM will come up with rather than admit they are bias.
According to CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer, he did not ask the question of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation/DOJ case to Eric Holder because “he did not about it”because the previous week he had been on vacation. ARE YOU SERIOUS? That begs the question, was his staff on vacation to? Does anyone really believe that Schieffer does not have a staff that researches stories and events in the news?
It might also beg the question and ask was the rest of the state run media on vacation too as to why they did not cover the story of Eric Holder and the DOJ dropping and already won case of voter intimidation against the NBPP?
Watch the CNN interview with Bob Schieffer via NewsBusters and see just how not believable his explanation is.
Chatting with Howard Kurtz on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Schieffer said, “This all really became a story when the whistleblower came out and testified that he’d had to leave the Justice Department and so on. And, frankly, had I known about that, I would have asked the question.”
KURTZ: Let’s start with the obvious question. Why did you not ask Eric Holder in that interview about this former Justice official’s allegation that a case against the New Black Panther Party was dropped because of racial politics?
SCHIEFFER: Well, it’s certainly a question that is a legitimate question to ask. And basically what happened was this all really became a story when the whistleblower came out and testified that he’d had to leave the Justice Department and so on. And, frankly, had I known about that, I would have asked the question.
I was on vacation that week. This happened — apparently, it got very little publicity. And, you know, I just didn’t know about it.
I mean, you know, God knows everything, but I’m not quite that good. Every once in a while, something will slip by me. And in this case, it just slipped by me. If I’d have known it, I would have asked about it.
Isn’t it convenient that the MSM always has an excuse when it comes to not covering a story that might be damaging to Obama? How was Bob Schieffer able to cover any news story on his show last weekend and ask Holder the questions he did? The Russian spy case broke the same week as the Holder/NBPP one. How was Schieffer able to muster those questions?
This lame excuse certainly reminds us all when former ABC “World News” host Charlie Gibson said nothing last year because he wasn’t aware of the charges against ACORN. Of course where was CNN covering the NBPP – voter intimidation case as well.
So the excuse of the MSM is, we are not bias … JUST INCOMPETENT!