On his way out the door, long-time CBS “News” hack Bob Schieffer admitted what we on the right have known for decades, that the “news” media thinks they are the gatekeepers of what we, the people, are allowed to know.
As he ended his 24-year run Schieffer opened up about what he thought of the news biz and what he said is affirming for those who feel the media has been a corrupting force in America for decades.
Schieffer whined that journalism has changed, and in his view not for the better.
“We now don’t know where people get their news. But what we do know is that they’re bombarded with information 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” the retiring anchor said on CBS This Morning. “Most of the information is wrong and some of it, wrong on purpose. It is our job, I think, in mainstream journalism to try to cut through this mall of information and tell people what we think is relevant and what they need to know about.”
This paragraph is telling. It tells us that Scheiffer is upset that the big three networks no longer have the stranglehold on the news that they had from the 1960s to the 1990s.
He’s upset that there are voices out there with whom he and his fellow gatekeepers don’t agree.
But more importantly, he directly told us that he thinks it is the job of the “news” to be the ones to choose the stories we are allowed to learn about.
If Bob Schieffer and the rest of the Democrat operatives that make up the Old Media establishment don’t want us to know about something, Schieffer just openly admitted that they won’t report on it.
This isn’t “journalism,” Bobbie boy. This is an ideological political campaign meant to guide policy, not a “news” effort meant to inform Americans about what is going on.
Bob Scheiffer is just shy, here, of a direct admission that the media is not about “reporting” anything but is, instead about creating and pushing a political agenda.