New Host of Face the Nation Advised Obama in 2013 to ‘Destroy the GOP’

dickersonJohn Dickerson [pictured], replacing Bob Schieffer as the new host of Face the Nation, will continue the same level of objectivity that CBS has brought to viewers for half a century. In 1964, when CBS was one third of all television news, Walter Cronkite and Daniel Schorr repeatedly smeared Barry Goldwater as a crypto-Nazi.

His successor, Dan Rather, blew himself up in spectacular fashion with RatherGate in 2004, as dissected by all those bloggers in their Pajamas, to coin a Website name.

In 2007, Rather’s successor, Scott Pelley, violating 32 flavors of Godwin’s Law in the same fashion as Cronkite, “was asked why he refused to include global warming skeptics in his reporting. He responded, ‘If I do an interview with [Holocaust survivor] Elie Wiesel, am I required as a journalist to find a Holocaust denier?’”, as NewsBusters noted.

All of which is why, as John Nolte wrote in 2013 at Big Journalism, “Reading the Left’s fevered desires over at Slate isn’t anything new:”

Not even articles breathlessly titled and subtitled:

Go for the Throat! Why if he wants to transform American politics, Obama must declare war on the Republican Party.

Not even articles that read:

The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP. If he wants to transform American politics, he must go for the throat. …

Obama’s only remaining option is to pulverize. Whether he succeeds in passing legislation or not, given his ambitions, his goal should be to delegitimize his opponents. Through a series of clarifying fights over controversial issues, he can force Republicans to either side with their coalition’s most extreme elements or cause a rift in the party that will leave it, at least temporarily, in disarray.

Slate is what it is and some bloodthirsty Slate writer orgasmic over the prospect of Obama permanently pulverizing and destroying the GOP is as noteworthy as green on grass.

Oh, except after someone like Brit Hume connects the dots.

The author of this outrageous left-wing fever dream is John Dickerson, whom Slate describes as “Slate’s chief political correspondent”. What Slate leaves out of its little bio, though, is that Dickerson is also the political director at CBS News.

Dickerson is merely being Dickerson, and  there’s no doubt he speaks for legions upon legions of those in the media today.

And just in time for the 2016 election, Dickerson will be the host of Face the Nation. What could go wrong?


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    Hey, if politicians (Al Gore, et al.) can be accepted as scientists, why can’t politicians (George Stephanopoulos, et al.) be accepted as anchor journalists too?

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    ‘Deface the Nation’ is just another in a long list of propaganda departments for Progressives. It is church for the godless.

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    CBS, NBC, ABC etc. and all their various facades under different names, they are all cheap pimps for an ideology.

    Ever notice when one prez is in the oval office, they keep hammering away at any particular point as if it were a disqualifying criminal act. And when a successor of the opposite party steps in, the same matter continues or even becomes worse and they say nothing of it and continually praise his efforts in general.

    I can’t believe the public in general doesn’t notice this unless they are as stupid as the msm believes them to be.

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