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Bob Schieffer: Maybe Media Wasn’t ‘Skeptical Enough’ of Obama

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Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” retiring host of CBS’s “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer said “maybe” the mainstream media was “not skeptical enough” about then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) when he ran for president in 2008.

When host Howard Kurtz asked, “Many people in this country, as you know, think the three broadcast networks are too biased, too liberal. Would you agree looking back in the media gave Barack Obama an incredibly easy ride in 2008, and for much of his presidency?”

Schieffer said, “Well, I think, I think the whole political world was struck by this fella who sort of came out of nowhere with this very unusual name and when he won out in Iowa, I think people sat up and took notice.”

He added, “Maybe we were not skeptical enough. It was a campaign.”

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