Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Letter to Face The Nation 29Jan2012

To Whom It May Concern,
I have been a faithful viewer of your program for a number of years and have always commended host and moderator Bob Schieffer for his performance.  I also realize that news stories and current events will dictate the show’s guests in any given week.  So while I was disappointed to see no coverage or analysis of the President’s State of the Union address, I did understand the need to cover the crazy and wild rollercoaster that the GOP primary season has become.
That being said, I find it inexcusable that your guest, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, was allowed to call President Obama ‘Captain Schettino’ on multiple occasions without a single rebuke from Mr. Schieffer.  Worse, Mr. Priebus seemed to enjoy the moment as he laughed at the notion of the comparison.  I do not need to explain to you the overt allegation made by Mr. Priebus, but what I expect from you is condemnation and apology for allowing a political operative to accuse our President of cowardice and dereliction of duty.
On the week you debuted the 60 minute broadcast, you may have gained 30 minutes, but you lost this viewer.  I venture I am not the only one.

Eric Resnick
Scottsdale, AZ.

1 comment:

  1. Great letter, but far too kind. For some reason, the MSM has caved and no longer are ready for interviews, and seem unaware that there is even such a thing as an informed follow up question.

    Maybe Newt scared them, but the capitualation of the MSM predated Newt's orchestrated attack on questions.

    Now, MSM just gives the microphone to the whichever conservative is spewing hate and distortions. So the "interview" is really an introduction, a set up, for whatever and whoever wants to trash Obama.

    They should learn from real interviewers, like Tim Russert, as shown in this clip.