Fox's Bret Baier Quotes NB's Sheppard on Why Obama Loves Going on 60 Minutes
As NewsBusters reported, CBS's Steve Kroft told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday that President Obama likes going on 60 Minutes because "he knows that we're not going to play gotcha with him."
On Tuesday, Fox News's Bret Baier quoted NewsBusters associate editor Noel Sheppard's opinion on this matter (video follows with transcript):
BRET BAIER: Media watchers on the inside and outside are wondering why Sunday’s 60 Minutes interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton was so soft. On CNN last night, Piers Morgan asked CBS’s Steve Kroft why President Obama keeps coming on 60 Minutes. Kroft said quote, "I think it's a question of fairness. I think he knows that we’re not going to play gotcha with him, that we’re not going to go out of our way to make him look bad or stupid, and we'll let him answer the questions.”
NewsBusters said of that answer quote: “How proud the folks at CBS must be to know they’ve created an environment where the President of the United States feels comfortable coming on their network without any concern that he might be challenged and therefore look bad or stupid.”