An article from CBSDC/AP about "The legendary Bob Schieffer," says he's "calling it a career Sunday as he hosts his last “Face the Nation.” He, "joined CBS News in 1969 and in that span he covered the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Capitol Hill, anchored the “CBS Evening News,” and hosted “Face the Nation” the past 24 years."
While unfamiliar with Mr. Schieffer's work, his observation regarding today's viewing public caught the eye, as follows: "We now don’t know where people get their news, but what we do know is they’re bombarded with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Most of the information is wrong and some of it is wrong on purpose.”
Therefore, the first thought arising is that if "We now don’t know where people get their news," how do they know it's wrong?
Yet, what's far worse, and incredibly, overbearingly, arrogant is his high-handed belief that "It is our job to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant in what they need to know. That is the job of the journalist and I have to say it’s harder and harder.”
While pompously opined, and overtly insulting to the viewing public, as Schieffer's misguided comments were, it did clearly explain why Fox News continues setting records, as does the Internet, while the mainstream media is losing audience in droves.
Reader,I am a somewhat regular watcher of face the nation, not so much that I expect to be informed but I am interested in what one of the five corporate media outlets thinks you should believe."
And then he added a quote from Mark Twain, made many, many years ago, but still quite true today: "Those that don't read the paper are uninformed. Those that do are misinformed."
Ms. Dowd asks, "Is Hollywood really ready to give a 67-year-old woman a leading role in a big-budget production?
"Hillary Clinton’s campaign has echoes of various classic movies: “Single White Female,” with Hillary creepily co-opting the identity of the more trendy Elizabeth Warren; “My Fair Lady,” with Hillary sitting meekly and being schooled on how to behave by tyrannical Pygmalions (Iowa voters); “The Usual Suspects,” with Hillary’s hoodlums, Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock, vying to be Keyser Söze; and, of course, “How to Steal a Million,” a caper about a heist plotted by a couple that doesn’t need the money."
And then, Ms Dowd gets to her real point, suggesting, "Hollywood is mostly united behind Hillary, with a few Bernie outliers and Elizabeth dreamers. But it’s a forced march."
So, the underlying problems continue to abound among loyal Democrats, many of whom aren't pleased at all by having Bill's wife foisted upon them. Which means, that once again there very well might be a true alternative to her who hasn't stepped up yet. Such as the one last time around who crawled out of the woodwork unexpectedly and went on to win the presidential election twice, instead of her.
Are you listening yet, Mayor. Bloomberg?
And finally, the following which was posted by a friend today on FB.
That's it for today folks.