Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader'
By Noel Sheppard | January 17, 2013 | 10:10
NewsBusters reported Wednesday that CBS's Bob Schieffer compared President Obama taking on the gun lobby to America defeating the Nazis in World War II.
Hours later, conservative talk radio host Mark Levin took on this nonsense calling Schieffer "a Potemkin journalist, a phony" who behaves like a "propagandist" and an Obama "cheerleader" (transcribed highlights follow, audio available at Right Scoop):
MARK LEVIN: You should hear the media today. It’s pathetic. If we were talking about the first amendment as I’ve said repeatedly, they’d be going nuts about a dictator. But because we’re talking about the second amendment, they cheer him on. Where’s this jerk from CBS, this Bob Schieffer, this dinosaur?
Levin then played the clip of Schieffer comparing Obama taking on the gun lobby to America defeating the Nazis in World War II.
In the middle of the clip, Levin interrupted saying, “This is one of these pretend journalists I talk about, a Potemkin journalist, a phony…This guy needs to see a doctor in my humble opinion, Mr. Producer. This guy needs to be checked.”
LEVIN: Defeating the Nazis a more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby? You know what, Bob Schieffer, you’re a very sick old man. You really are. Your liberalism often now spews out, spews forth like somebody who’s heaving. You pretend you’re a news man, you’ve been around for at least a century…How pathetic you are. [...]
This guy’s a propagandist. He’s an advocate. He’s telling you, “President has to do this. He gave a great speech, one of his greatest ever, but he’s going to have to do more. Look we defeated the Nazis, we got to defeat the gun lobby. You know, like the NRA.” I’m surprised they didn’t talk about the Jewish lobby, but let’s just stick with the NRA. “We got to defeat the gun lobby. I mean folks if we can get Osama bin Laden, if we can defeat the Nazis, we’ve got to defeat the National Rifle Association.” You jerk. You little nobody. […]
I want to explain something to this phony journalist, to this pretend dinosaur here. We can’t stop murder in federal prisons you idiot. We can’t in state prisons, in county jails, in city jails where people are behind bars, where the government controls their every movement, when they take a crap, when they take a shower, when they eat their meals, when they exercise. Everything is controlled, and we can’t control murder and rape and assaults in our prison system. And suddenly, it’s not the country he remembers if we can’t prevent these things in the future. […]
The facts don’t matter to Bob Schieffer. Bob Schieffer’s a cheerleader. He’s a clapping seal. Somebody give him a ball so he can balance it on his nose.