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Analysts of Bill O'Reilly in a -- days -- Bernie segment tonight just a few minutes CBS newsman Bob Schieffer 75 years old.
We'll take the stage and reduce -- Obama Mitt Romney in the last presidential debate mr.
Schieffer is considered to be a liberal Matt.
And joining us now from North Carolina is a man who knows very well Bernie over so you comfortable with Schieffer moderating -- debate.
There -- let's -- I'm not worried.
You're right I do know Schieffer I work with him at CBS for very long time you worked with him.
And despite the good Ole boy Texas routine.
Despite the awe shucks demeanor which she and Dan rather another -- have down pat cheaper is no -- him.
He spent more than half his adult life more than half his life actually in Washington.
And he knows what's going on and I think tonight he's going to be tough on both candidates he knows that conservatives are out there.
Just waiting to pounce on him if he makes any mistake it all I don't know that that matters to him.
But I think he's not gonna go easy on Barack -- tough on Mitt Romney the spotlight is too bright the stage is too big.
And he's not that dumb so.
Well he does -- line is I think you maybe meet tougher on the president.
Then on the governor because he doesn't want to be accused.
Like Indy -- -- was.
Of helping out the president's side that's what I.
I'd be stunned if Schieffer.
Favors the president tonight.
But he he said something interest in along along the very lines of what you mentioned about Candy Crowley in all he told.
A newspaper -- Fort Worth, Texas worries from.
I'm just gonna read you once -- here he says people pay too much attention to moderate news.
We're like umpires.
You'll only hear criticism.
From the losing team.
Well what -- is really saying there.
Is that there's no legitimate criticism of Candy Crowley -- Martha Raddatz or Jim -- or even Bob Schieffer tonight possibly.
It's only sour grapes it's only whining from people -- -- lost but what happens -- the moderator.
And affects the outcome of the debate.
All we not allowed to criticize the moderator -- we criticize umpires if they screw up and affect the outcome of the game.
What -- did in that quote.
Is what so many mainstream reporters do they're saying -- -- pure.
We're involved at all.
And if you don't believe that if you think we need the -- -- the problem then you know pointing to the people at home then you're the problem -- Zero you can take the reality that your side lost.
One of the things that Bob Schieffer could do.
Is -- the debate one way or the other by his selection of questions because online at town hall and unlike Lara.
Schieffer has whole -- control over the Q&A year.
He he has total control of the topics we know what the topics are going to be.
-- was gonna be America's roll over in in the world does a squishy little old being.
Do you expect Schieffer to go in with a Libya thing hard -- he could if he wanted to.
Yet you -- -- early in the program if he doesn't.
Ask anything about living he needs to retire yes Aaliyah -- and had a big time to your -- -- and not Joseph Klein Joseph Klein says.
Forget about it I gotta tell you about that Joseph Klein announcer I don't even get that.
I mean Libya is a major storing -- in every big newspaper in the country it's finally made network news.
I have a funny feeling that.
If for Americans were killed in Libya.
After they had asked for more security.
And George W.
Bush were president.
Joseph Klein would think it was an important story I mean this is this is just a liberal journalist who's rooting for Barack Obama.
Dismissing Libya as an issue and I'm wondering since we heard it from him and we heard it from the general tonight.
I'm just wondering if this is the new talking point.
-- it is that's definitely big but President Obama can't do that seeking any -- this -- this is an important I mean now would be the end of him.
But Bob Schieffer has to make a decision and -- be well worth watching everyone.
Whether to make this a central issue of the foreign policy debate are right and say listen Mr.
I understand what happened -- wanna tell us and I got an opportunity right now to tell us.
All -- does he do it in -- kind of roundabout.
Who easy ways so that they can get away from.
Well I don't you know we'll know soon enough and -- -- Libya Libya and Iran.
You know Libya and Iran and the other two big specific issues on the whole Middle East is is that you know and he's got a he's got to -- some good questions about this if he doesn't.
He's going to get nailed rightly if he doesn't and he's going to say.
It's it's the losers side who's who's complaining which is what that quotations about but I you know what really bill I'm not worried I think he knows.
That that everybody's watching and ease.
I'm not worried -- I -- -- usually out on the word I've got to be tough get on both sides.
Very briefly the only possibility is that because he has a liberal worldview.
Video or anything else mostly because it is it is a big in those liberal circles about possible I guess I Bernie thanks as always on deck White House correspondent --
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