RUSH: This is Alan in Birmingham. Alan, thank you for calling, thank you for waiting, welcome to the EIB Network.
CALLER: I want you to know that I really appreciate you giving me a chance to express myself. I’ve been holding this in my craw for years. I don’t know what you remember exactly, but when the Lewinsky thing came up and they announced it, they had all the CBS announcers and all that. Schieffer was very indignant as a father of girls in the defense of Lewinsky and the fact that an older man would take advantage of her. Then suddenly, maybe hours later, he mollified his views and decided, ‘Well, it’s his personal sexual life.’ Well, Schieffer is no man.
RUSH: Wait a second. Now, I’m not trying to be provocative here.
RUSH: But I don’t remember that.
CALLER: I know, but I do.
RUSH: So when the Lewinsky thing first hit, Schieffer was angry —
CALLER: He was angry like any father would be.
RUSH: — that a powerful man would take advantage of Lewinsky because Schieffer has daughters?
CALLER: Yeah. You would be like me. I raised four children, two girls. By God, if that had happened to my girl I would have been after him, you know?
RUSH: All right. Okay. Now, I’m not disputing you.
RUSH: I’m just saying I don’t remember.
CALLER: Yeah. That’s what I’m saying. It happened so long ago but I want you to know once he saw maybe his job was in jeopardy he mollified his views to the more conventional idea: ‘Well, it was his personal sexual life.’ Like heck it was! If that had been my daughter I’d have been in his face, you know?
RUSH: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So Schieffer modified his views, ‘Wait a minute,’ and went along with the conventional wisdom which was, ‘Hey, it’s his private sex life. It didn’t affect the way he was doing his job.’
CALLER: That’s right.
RUSH: It’s none of our business.
CALLER: Right. But first he reacted like a father with some guts.
CALLER: But eventually his guts were gone.
RUSH: So you think somebody got to Schieffer.
CALLER: Oh, I’m certain they did. Yeah. I’m sure it was his job. I’m sure it was the way he wanted to present it.
RUSH: We’ll find that.
CALLER: I know it. It’s so long ago but I want you to know I’ve always held that had in my heart, that Schieffer is not much of a man.
RUSH: All right. Well, he’s a liberal. That would go hand in hand.
CALLER: And I thank you for letting me get it off my chest.
RUSH: Right on, right on, Alan. Thanks very much for the call. Let’s go back to last Sunday, CNN’s Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz interviewing Bob Schieffer about his interview with Eric Holder, and Kurtz says, ‘Let’s start with the obvious question: ‘Why did you not ask Eric Holder about the former justice official’s allegation that the case against the New Black Panther Party was dropped because of racial politics?”
SCHIEFFER: I was on vacation that week. Uh, this happened; apparently it got very little publicity, and I just didn’t know about it. I mean, God knows everything but, uh, I’m not quite that good.
KURTZ: (haughty chuckle)
SCHIEFFER: Every once in a while something will slip by me and in this case it just slipped by me. If I’da known it, I’da asked about it. I’ve known about this lawsuit. Uh, this is about something that happened back in 2008, but I think any reasonable person would also answer: There hasn’t been a lot of news about it until this Justice Department official came forward.
RUSH: Yeah, and the Justice Department official came forward before you went on vacation! The Justice Department official came forward a couple or three weeks ago. But I think Bob Schieffer’s probably telling the truth. I don’t think Bob Schieffer did know about it. I don’t think Bob Schieffer had the slightest idea. Bernie Goldberg had a great analogy. I’ll paraphrase this, but Bernie Goldberg on Fox last night had a great analogy. A terrorist bomb could go off in Bob Schiefferrs neighborhood and kill 30,000 people, but if it wasn’t reported in the New York Times, Bob Schieffer wouldn’t know it happened. Which is pretty descriptive of the shell that these people all live in. Charlie Gibson! Charlie Gibson didn’t know what the ACORN tapes. He was on vacation, too. ‘Ha, ha, I didn’t know about that! I certainly would have asked about it if I’da known about it. I didn’t know about it. I had no clue.’ Brad Sherman (Democrat-California), ‘I didn’t know about this Black Panther case. It wasn’t in any of the media that I read.’ It wasn’t. It wasn’t in any of the media, because there is no media.
RUSH: Linda. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: Well hey, Rush, this is Linda. How are you?
RUSH: I’m fine and dandy. Thank you.
CALLER: I’m so excited to talk to you! My girls are in the other room listening. I called the Monday after the Sunday that the Bob Schieffer piece ran, I was getting ready for church, and I was watching him interview Eric Holder —
CALLER: — and when he got to that last part and talked about how Americans are cowards about racism and he didn’t mention the Black Panther issue, I just couldn’t believe it, I was dumbfounded. So Monday around lunchtime that next Monday I was calling, and I called his number, I got it off of the Internet, and he answered the phone. And I couldn’t believe it. I said, ‘Is this Mr. Schieffer?’ And he said, ‘Yes, this is, who is this?’ And I said, ‘It’s Linda from Katy, Texas,’ and he said, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t normally answer my phone, but I’m expecting a call,’ and I asked him my question, and first he said, ‘Oh, it just must have been an oversight on my part.’ So I pressed him a little bit and I said, ‘If it had been the Klan in front of a polling station I think everyone would have been covering it,’ and he said, ‘Well, wait a minute, what are you talking about?’ And I gave him all the particulars about what happened in Philadelphia, and he asked me when did this happen, I was like, ‘Well, at the ’08 elections,’ and I told him he could get on YouTube and search it, he could see the footage of everything. And he said, ‘I’m sorry, I just don’t know what you’re talking about. I have not heard this at all.’ And I’m like, well —
RUSH: Wait a second.
RUSH: You called him after he was asked about the —
CALLER: No, I called him not yesterday, but a Monday ago.
RUSH: Oh. Oh, oh.
RUSH: You called him before he was interviewed by Howard Kurtz.
CALLER: Yes. Yes. I called him and he normally doesn’t answer his phone but he was expecting a phone call and he picked up his phone.
RUSH: By the way, did you know that there’s a Bob Schieffer School of Journalism? It’s at Texas Christian University.
CALLER: No, I didn’t know that.
RUSH: There is.
CALLER: Wow. Well, I must say he was very nice, very kind, he didn’t try and rush me off the phone. He let me ask all of my questions and I told him, ‘Hey I was born in ’67 in Mississippi so any time something like this goes on on either side, I just am always interested,’ and I just couldn’t believe that he didn’t ask Mr. Holder the question, but he didn’t know.
RUSH: He didn’t know about it.
CALLER: And he seemed just as genuine as he sounded — I saw the clip with the CNN clip and he sounded exactly like that, I mean he really didn’t know.
RUSH: He didn’t know about it and I’m sure had he known about it he wouldn’t have cared.
CALLER: Yeah. You know, it’s a little bit odd how so many things are skewed these days.
RUSH: Remember, there is no media. Bob Schieffer, he thinks of himself as a journalist but he’s not a journalist. And he’s not a reporter. You know more than Bob Schieffer does about what’s going on in your own country. You do. And it’s not your profession. It’s his profession to know, he doesn’t know. And he happily admits it to you. So there is no media. There is no journalism. You know, it’s their business to know these things. You make it your business to know. I make it my business to know all this stuff that they’re doing. I make it my business to know what’s going on in the country. They don’t, because that’s not their business. Their business is not to know what’s going on. Their business is to spread propaganda and advance an agenda, or to stay a member of the ruling class. Now, here’s something else, folks, thanks for the call, Linda, I appreciate it. If there is no journalism or there’s no media any more than all these polls are worthless, too. We gotta play this all out. We have to stop looking the media for information in all the polling that they do, because their polling is nothing more than, quote, unquote, news making, but we know they don’t make news. They advance agendas. They try to shape news. They try to shape opinion and that’s the purpose of polling.