CBS journalist's advocacy 'deplorable'

Monday, January 21, 2013
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A conservative media watchdog says veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer's recent statement likening President Obama taking on the NRA to defeating the Nazis was clearly over the top.

During CBS's special coverage of President Obama's gun-control press conference last week, the longtime reporter lauded the president's speech, calling it "one of the best speeches I've ever heard him deliver." (Read related Fox News story) Schieffer then compared Obama's new gun-control agenda to Lyndon Johnson's 1960s civil rights legislation and made the following comparison:

"Surely defeating the Nazis was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby. This is a turning point in this country."

Robey, Christian (MRC)Christian Robey, political director at the Media Research Center (MRC), says Schieffer knew exactly what he was doing.

"He did this because he is an ideologue, and he really does believe those things," Robey contends. "And he also believes that this would generate some sensation, drum up some fervor; it would get us talking about him. This is not journalism. This is advocacy. It's deplorable."

Robey also believes the reporter's comments may have been motivated by the left's complete disdain for tea partiers, who are major supporters of the Second Amendment.

"I think that there is this disgust that they have these tea partiers in their midst," the MRC spokesman suggests. "And that, I think, is one of the explanations for why they are so over the top. They really are disgusted by conservatives like us."

He further adds that liberal "journalists" are not breaking any new ground with this Nazi comparison.

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