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How 60 Minutes Wasted Its Interview with Obama

There are 41 comments on the www.theatlantic.com story from Dec 13, 2011, titled How 60 Minutes Wasted Its Interview with Obama. In it, www.theatlantic.com reports that:

The hour-long conversation was a typical example of a broadcast journalist failing to hold a powerful politician accountable

In an interview posted by 60 Minutes on Sunday, President Obama spends an hour answering questions posed by Steve Kroft, a 23-year veteran of the CBS television program who has won numerous broadcast journalism awards and enjoys unusual access to the president: earlier this year, he conducted the only interview with Obama on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and back in 2008 he scored the first post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama.

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Dec 13, 2011
since the begining of his presidential campaign the man has NEVER been held to task by the media...
(nor, does it look like he'll EVER be)

conor friedersdorf is just now figuring this out?

no one else EVER would have made it past the rev. wright debacle, the rezko or the bill ayers associations, the sealed college records or, the birth certificate fiasco.

anyone who says that isn't so is either a total idiot, or a total lemming.
Big Daryle

United States

#2 Dec 13, 2011
The media wanted a ------ elected as president, and they got their wish. Now that the country is virtually in ruins, apparently they still want him reelected!!!!!!!!!!
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#3 Dec 13, 2011
It was a great interview! Obama is a great president!
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#4 Dec 13, 2011
carey529 wrote:
since the begining of his presidential campaign the man has NEVER been held to task by the media...
(nor, does it look like he'll EVER be)
conor friedersdorf is just now figuring this out?
no one else EVER would have made it past the rev. wright debacle, the rezko or the bill ayers associations, the sealed college records or, the birth certificate fiasco.
anyone who says that isn't so is either a total idiot, or a total lemming.
Yes of course YER CORRECT!...CBS,NBC,MSNBC,ABS,P BS,all the LOONY comedians..the N.Y. Times,Time Mag. and so many others ..are all HUSSEIN LOVERS..THEY ALL GET A THRILL UP THEIR KAZOOS at the sight of him....Something Freud could explain?? ya think??..A THRILL UP THEIR LEGS at the SIGHT AND SOUND OF OBAMA?????..says a lot!!

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 Dec 13, 2011
CHECK SIX wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes of course YER CORRECT!...CBS,NBC,MSNBC,ABS,P BS,all the LOONY comedians..the N.Y. Times,Time Mag. and so many others ..are all HUSSEIN LOVERS..THEY ALL GET A THRILL UP THEIR KAZOOS at the sight of him....Something Freud could explain?? ya think??..A THRILL UP THEIR LEGS at the SIGHT AND SOUND OF OBAMA?????..says a lot!!
It is not unlike the visceral hate you feel when you see someone like President Obama running our nation. he was elected in a landslide, in an election fixed against him. GET OVER IT, this is almost 2012.
mob scene

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 13, 2011
Obama will be in the White House for 4 more years! Republicans have clowns that are running at this point.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#7 Dec 13, 2011
carey529 wrote:
since the begining of his presidential campaign the man has NEVER been held to task by the media...
(nor, does it look like he'll EVER be)
conor friedersdorf is just now figuring this out?
no one else EVER would have made it past the rev. wright debacle, the rezko or the bill ayers associations, the sealed college records or, the birth certificate fiasco.
anyone who says that isn't so is either a total idiot, or a total lemming.
The article was referring to real issues, not your laundry list of extremist fantastic lies. Go smoke some more tea.

“Go Ahead Liberal, Make My Day”

Since: Dec 07

Florida...home of Trump

#8 Dec 13, 2011
'60 Minutes' is no longer a newsworthy show' it's an Obama informercial
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#9 Dec 13, 2011
I am sick and tired of every time I turn on my TV set either him or his wife are in my face! I can't even turn on the Disney channel without her telling me what I should or shouldn't eat!! Get over yourselves already!!
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#10 Dec 13, 2011
It was a great interview and Obama will reign for 4 more years.....whitey get over it!
Akim von Sigurd

Trier, Germany

#11 Dec 13, 2011
How can Amerikans be sooo stupid, naiive, and gullible to have a Mosleme terrorist as president.

You people deserve everything you get from this follower of Adolf Hitler.

Even Herr Hitler was not responsible for killing as many people as Ubama has murdered in three years.

Herr Hitler was a decent person compared to this black piece of dogshit.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 Dec 13, 2011
Akim von Sigurd wrote:
How can Amerikans be sooo stupid, naiive, and gullible to have a Mosleme terrorist as president.
You people deserve everything you get from this follower of Adolf Hitler.
Even Herr Hitler was not responsible for killing as many people as Ubama has murdered in three years.
Herr Hitler was a decent person compared to this black piece of dogshit.
You are the leader of stupid, naiive, and gullible Americans.
You are the stupidest, and most filled with predjudice of all the tea-baggers. You are an utter moron.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Dec 13, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
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It is not unlike the visceral hate you feel when you see someone like President Obama running our nation. he was elected in a landslide, in an election fixed against him. GET OVER IT, this is almost 2012.
an election fixed against him??????
you really are clueless, bill...totally and utterly clueless!
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#14 Dec 13, 2011
Akim von Sigurd wrote:
How can Amerikans be sooo stupid, naiive, and gullible to have a Mosleme terrorist as president.
You people deserve everything you get from this follower of Adolf Hitler.
Even Herr Hitler was not responsible for killing as many people as Ubama has murdered in three years.
Herr Hitler was a decent person compared to this black piece of dogshit.
Coming from someone in a backwards azz country like Germany. Shut the hell up loser. Barack Obama reigns and will for 4 more years.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#15 Dec 13, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not unlike the visceral hate you feel when you see someone like President Obama running our nation. he was elected in a landslide, in an election fixed against him. GET OVER IT, this is almost 2012.
With LOONS like you with HUSSINS PICTURE in yer John,I would not talk too much....Like Matthews,your Groveling at OBAMAS feet .in some sexual adulation,,IS indicative of yer True self...YOU LOVE THE GUY!...YOUR DREAM BOY...

We Normal Americans can and do disagree with the CURRANT Commander in Chief...Its Called DEMOCRACY.The 1st AMENDMENT!..The BALLOT BOX,its AMERICAN.....not yer Worshiping with wild fanaticsun ,like supporters of FARRAKHAN,or Rev. Wright do,...which you do like OBAMA has for 20 years....face it boy..yer a enamored wild eyed ,worshiper of this Boney ASS who is on the way out....Thru Elections....That Door way goes both ways....Like you did to Bush now will happen to Obama

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!!
..
Send Him Flowers Bill..and mabey he will give you a lock of his ASS HOLE HAIR!....For You to SNIFF ON!.....

“Time to take back America”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#16 Dec 13, 2011
Every interview from the Obama cheerleader media is a waste of time. No one even believes the propaganda they push down everyone's throat anymore. As the new year progresses, we'll start seeing bogus reports of how good the economy is doing. Forget about the fact that real unemployment is 20%.

Socialism sucks!
WELFARE BUM PRESIDENT

Wasilla, AK

#17 Dec 13, 2011
Akim von Sigurd wrote:
How can Amerikans be sooo stupid, naiive, and gullible to have a Mosleme terrorist as president.
You people deserve everything you get from this follower of Adolf Hitler.
Even Herr Hitler was not responsible for killing as many people as Ubama has murdered in three years.
Herr Hitler was a decent person compared to this black piece of dogshit.
Yes, most of the Civilized world agrees with your assessment.
How could a anti-American with Muslim names be elected the Americans highest office many still ask themselves.

A lackey new age nut communist communist organizer who never even ran a candy store or worked a real work job that this stooge claims he is for the "worker" like union people that he knows nothing of.

I Know that the American silent MAJORITY will vote this fake out in 2012.

That is what we wait for!!!
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#18 Dec 13, 2011
May Obama win again in 2012 and reign again for 4 more years.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#19 Dec 13, 2011
And why did CBS/60 Minutes go soft on Obama? Well the answer is simple. Follow the money. No matter what it is, follow the money.

CBS is owned by National Amusements. The CEO is Sumner Redstone.

While claiming to be a Democratic supporter, and having a history of donating to many Democratic campaigns, including regular donations to the late Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle,[39] he endorsed Republican George W. Bush over Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, allegedly because he argued that Bush would be better for his company and the economy.[40] Despite this public endorsement, he donated money to John F Kerry during the primaries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumner_Redstone

Follow the money people.

Since: May 11

Ballwin, MO

#20 Dec 13, 2011
Kahoki wrote:
And why did CBS/60 Minutes go soft on Obama? Well the answer is simple. Follow the money. No matter what it is, follow the money.
CBS is owned by National Amusements. The CEO is Sumner Redstone.
While claiming to be a Democratic supporter, and having a history of donating to many Democratic campaigns, including regular donations to the late Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle,[39] he endorsed Republican George W. Bush over Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, allegedly because he argued that Bush would be better for his company and the economy.[40] Despite this public endorsement, he donated money to John F Kerry during the primaries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumner_Redstone
Follow the money people.
Yes, and NBC campaigned for Obama in return for all the "green energy" rewards given to Immelt and G.E.. So, what about PBS, CNN, ABC, NY Times, Newsweek, Time, McClatchy News, Tribune News, and every other media outlet that has thrown nothing but softball questions, and justified his every fck up? Did Obama payoff EVERY media outlet?

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