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Old 01-30-2013, 05:46 AM
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PIERS MORGAN: Let me ask you at the top, why do you think he keeps coming to you? Because thereís two schools of thought. One, is that you're the most brilliant, penetrating interviewer on American television. And the other one is that you give him a soft time. Neither of which I suspect is entirely the true picture.

STEVE KROFT, "60 MINUTES" CORRESPONDENT: No, I think that first of all, I think he likes "60 Minutes." Itís, you know, we have a huge audience. We have a format that suits him, it's long. We can do 12 minutes or 24 minutes. We do, you know, we do a good job of editing. And Iíve been doing these interviews with him since a few weeks before he declared his candidacy. So I covered him during the campaign and have kept doing it in the White House.

But I think it's a question of fairness. We have not -- I think he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him, that we're not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid and we'll let him answer the questions. (Piers Morgan Tonight, January 28, 2013)
Steve Kroft On Why Obama Appears On 60 Minutes: "I Think He Knows That We're Not Going To Play Gotcha With Him" | RealClearPolitics

Well, the cat's outta the bag now. CBS news would play gotcha with obama which means no hardball questions. They won't make him look bad. But it wasn't all that long ago that another CBS news man went after Bush 41 in an interview and "made him look bad." And that same (cough, cough,) journalist went after Bush 43 with a fake news story, one he knew was bogus.

You people who think the media isn't bias towards obama had better take your blinders and rose colored glasses off.

Now I'll wait for the FOX does it too responses.......
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Isn't it the press's job to ask challenging questions?...
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:05 AM
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A couple of thoughts on this. First, It may be odd to people who dislike the POTUS at a visceral level to understand that most Americans don't see everything through that prism. Sometimes people want to hear from the POTUS as a real human being. Not everyone is caught up in the partisan give and take. An interview doesn't need to be a list of questions partisans want asked. The man is the President of the U.S.. I see people that dislike the POTUS saying "I respect the office but not the man" Well, That is fine for the partisans but once in a while people that aren't as partisan or as political as you or I deserve an interview without this rancor. We have news channels dedicated to pushing the political disagreements. MSNBC and FOX are there for the partisans to battle. The President has done interviews with FOX and how did that go? He was continuously interrupted.

So we have seen your type of interview and it isn't really something that everyone wants to see all the time. Sometimes people like to see the President interviewed as POTUS. Because we should sometimes show that we respect the office and the fact that the majority voted for him.

They touched on the issues of the day but the interview was about Obama's respect for Hillary and the transition at Secretary of state. So it was a bit of a fluff piece but it was compelling to some because of the interplay between these two people who were once rivals. It is a bit of history in the big scheme because despite our political differences of the day there is more to politics than partisan driven angst.

This being said the second thing I would say about this is I am realizing more and more how far out of the mainstream this partisanship is in peoples lives. Most people aren't interested in the things us political junkies think are worth fighting about. They have issues in their own lives. All they hope for is the the government is doing their job. Most people are opposed to all the arguing and political rancor. They don't want to tune in on a Sunday night and hear the same old BS they can hear every day by a wide spectrum of talking heads. Maybe once in a while they like to see how former political rivals find a way to become friends and work together. It's a good lesson for young people to learn as well.

Lastly, As a partisan myself I'm glad this pisses you off.
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IMPOTUS is not a real human being.
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I get a kick out of all these:
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Is this idiot from 60 minutes supposed to be a professional?
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