Bob Schieffer: 'Huma Doing Hillary No Favors'

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the media these days seem to see everything through the prism of what helps and hinders Hillary Clinton's path to the White House.

On CBS's Face the Nation Sunday, Bob Schieffer said Huma Abedin, by standing by her disgraced husband Anthony Weiner, was "doing Hillary Clinton no favors whatsoever if Hillary Clinton is planning to run for president" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BOB SCHIEFFER: Dee Dee, you were Bill Clinton's press secretary, let me ask you about this just from the standpoint of politics, people are talking about Weiner's wife, Huma as -- Hillary Clinton was her mentor, She was a very close aide to her and now some say she's taking a page from Hillary Clinton's book to stand by your man. My sense of it from just a politics point of view, she's doing Hillary Clinton no favors whatsoever if Hillary Clinton is planning to run for president herself, bringing this all up again and reminding people of it is not helping her mentor.

DEE DEE MYERS: Look, this isn't a story that anybody, particularly the Clintons, are happy to see splashed over the front pages and all over the news relentlessly. And I think they, as much as anyone, would like to see this go away. And so, you know, if they could choose they would certainly have Weiner get out of the race and Huma to get on with her life. It's very painful for the Clintons, because they are very close to Huma. She is a confidante of Mrs. Clinton's and of President Clinton's. And, you know, it's not a comparable situation in a lot of ways to what I think Hillary Clinton went through.

So in Schieffer's view, Huma Abedin should have done Clinton a favor and not stood by her husband?

I guess in the view of a liberal media member, everyone's a pawn for the Clintons.

Makes me feel so unimportant.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.