Sunday, July 18, 2010


If you are a regular viewer of Face the Nation on Sunday mornings as I am you will quickly remember host Bob Schieffer’s incorrect statement during the last week’s July 11th program. At that time Schieffer erroneously spoke about the Arizona Immigration Legislation when making a comment to Attorney General Eric Holder. In essence he said that the Arizona action would cause racial profiling, which if he read the Bill he would know that it is specifically prohibited.

Viewing the program today, Schieffer very casually corrected his error when addressing the issue with ex-Congressman and Senatorial candidate J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ). Nice effort, Schieffer, to cover-up your clear bias against Arizona’s efforts to protect its citizens.

The verbal dancing that takes place on the Sunday morning political talk shows makes them almost un-watchable. I personally would like to see them stop showcasing the bloviating politicians, and put some people on the programs that will give an honest appraisal of the issues confronting the average viewer. At one time the Federal Communications Commission urged broadcasters to function “In the public interest convenience and necessity.” Today the viewers of these programs only receive tornados of politically biased hot-air.


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