July 26, 2010 by USA Post
Newsbusters, CBS Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer, is a great journalist with a long career and laminated. But following his admission that the story did not mention Black Panther because he was “on vacation” and did not know anything about him, took to a comment from yesterday to scold the “new media” to the story of Shirley Sherrod.
The whole show really took on the issue of race. There was a discussion of the history Sherrod, media and a panel on race and history that Black Panther Schieffer did not ask the Attorney General Eric Holder a couple of weeks (NewsBusters thought the panel was not balanced).
But the comment Schieffer took Andrew Breitbart and “new media.” “I am old Media with a capital O. proud of her, in fact,” Schieffer said. “And yes, they operate differently than other new media and again I stress some.”
One such difference, Schieffer said, is that the old media can make mistakes, but not on purpose. Old media “[s call] people involved in a story to get his side”, while new media probably does not. Then Schieffer got the story wrong in the Shirley Sherrod timeline.
A blogger with an agenda-partisan way – not a journalist – to the heavily edited, totally out of context, now infamous sound bite from Shirley Sherrod online. Some of the popular cable picked up the story, and demanded the overthrow of the woman.
No calls to those affected, without control of any kind – just throw it out there and leaving women to defend themselves.
What does’ folk are talking about requiring cable overthrow of the woman? Because the only person who did was Bill O’Reilly, and until air until after she had already resigned. And if Schieffer had bothered to call those involved, before throwing it out there, know that O’Reilly show contacted the USDA on Monday afternoon and got no response.
This, the anchor who admits he would have asked the owner about the Black Panther case if he knew, but was on vacation (sounds very good indeed!) And, you know, not really had a lot of publicity. I wonder why. Maybe it’s because the old media is going on vacation and stick to their usual sources of Old Media to prepare for an interview, while new media is busy covering, just and comprehensive, the stories of many others in America are curious known. “If you just make a call from time to time to see these things before putting it on the web, you could save us all a lot of problems,” Schieffer said.
We disagree. The same is true for CBS News.
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