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Steve Kroft´s Softball Obama
Interviews Diminish ´60 Minutes´

Atlantic, by Conor Friedersdorf

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Posted By:abuela10, 1/31/2013 11:10:17 AM

On 60 Minutes, the news-magazine show that prides itself on "hard-hitting" investigations and interviews, correspondent Steve Kroft, who has won most of the highest awards in his industry, has just broadcast another softball interview with the most powerful man in the world, a performance that ought to earn him a rebuke from his peers in the news business but almost certainly won´t. His CBS bio page proudly touts his unparalleled access to President Obama: He scored the first post-election sit down after Election 2008, another exclusive following the killing of Osama bin Laden,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/31/2013 11:13:25 AM     (No. 9150478)

As though 60 Minutes and CBS could be diminished.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 1/31/2013 11:23:22 AM     (No. 9150505)

Haven´t watched "60 Minutes" in many many years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/31/2013 11:26:05 AM     (No. 9150514)

Haven´t seen a "60 minutes" episode in years.
And how they´ve been able to get away with being considered a prime time show when they are 1 hour earlier has always escaped me.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 1/31/2013 11:33:17 AM     (No. 9150521)

http://en.rsf.org/IMG/jpg/2013_wpfi_world_press_freedom_map.jpg

America and our press are no longer the free institutions they once were...Consider this map ...and please pass it on...most especially to any low-information voters you may know...they learn through pictures sometimes.

Kroft is antiAmerican as is 60 Minutes for refusing to report truth and to hold Obama and Hillary to any standard that they would have questioned the previous president by...our pressnhas blood on its hands

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/31/2013 11:52:25 AM     (No. 9150571)

If you´re grossing out the Atlantic, you´re really gross.

Like most thinking Americans, I haven´t bothered with 60 Minutes or CBS in 20 years.

It´s the non-thinking ones who are doing us in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bmw50, 1/31/2013 12:03:02 PM     (No. 9150603)

Idiots are doomed to repeat history. Unfortunately, they are now the majority of "Americans".
Our media has successfully marketed immorality and Democrats blame the wealthy and religion for our demise; when they are the ones at fault. People should be smarter than that, but all they know is what they´ve been told and most of that is lies.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Marzon, 1/31/2013 12:40:53 PM     (No. 9150677)

"Softball interview"? It was more like a "tee-ball interview"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/31/2013 12:56:05 PM     (No. 9150712)

Monica Kroft could not drag 60 Minutes any lower than Dan Rather-not did. He did however continue a longstanding tradition at SeeBS.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/31/2013 12:56:34 PM     (No. 9150714)

Hat tip to the poster who, in the last couple of days, called Kroft´s questions ´Kroftballs.´

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/31/2013 12:58:37 PM     (No. 9150716)

Sorry for the second post, but it has to be the Lo Fo voters who are keeping 60 Minutes afloat. I don´t know anyone who watches the networks and I, myself, haven´t watched anything on the networks for at least 30 years. In fact, I think you could remove my TV and I´d never notice.

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