CBS News’ Bob Schieffer interviewed Rep. Elijah Cummings on Face the Nation this morning. New information suggests that, upon request from some Democrats, Lois Lerner worked to provide Cummings, the ranking Dem on the House Oversight Committee, with information regarding the targeted conservative group True the Vote.

You might think this potential bombshell would have been worthy of a question or two, but Schieffer apparently did not, as Newsbusters noted:

The topic of Cummings’ relationship with Lois Lerner wasn’t worth a single mention?

How very unsurprising.

https://twitter.com/ChrisAMillerNow/status/455460900435423233

Schieffer did of course find the time to ask Cummings this:

Gee, what answers do you think Cummings gave?

  • Finrod Felagund

    News flash: major media plays for Team Blue. Film at 11.

  • Tony0920

    hey now. that would have been a racist question. guffaw

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    I don’t know why we’re even surprised at this point. They could catch Al Sharpton standing over a corpse with a smoking gun in his hand as he raved “I did it and I’m glad I did it!”, and the boot-licker media would still be too busy playing with airplane models to report it.

    Also, anyone want to bet how long until our resident split-personality troll runs in here to proclaim that we’re all racist for questioning Rep. Cummings?

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      The real racists are the ones who elect Cummings. Their only defense against racism is that they elected Martin O’Malley to be King of Baltimore in the 90s. Though his black allies told them to do it so…

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Back in my day reporters actually asked questions! Actually, they came on after a presidential state of the union speech and lied about what the president had just said. Reporting has never been the same since the Marconi. This has been going along for a very long time. At this rate the Federalist Party will be doomed.

  • Chuck Vipperman

    Whatever happened to the adversarial relationship between politicians and the press? I grew up with hard-nosed, hard-drinking journos asking tough questions of politicians on both sides of the aisle. Now, most interviews seem better suited for an Oprah episode.

    • deareg

      The obvious answer is that we still have that adversarial relationship but it only exists between these pseudo-journalists and conservatives of any party! Watch how they rip into a fine man like Dr. Ben Carson or Justice Thomas just for being black and conservative.

  • Sean

    Why is this surprising to anyone? Schieffer has proven time and again that he rarely pays attention to the actual day-to-day goings on in Washington, so it far more likely an explanation that he has no idea of the allegations or the emails Issa has in his possession detailing Cummings’ office involvement with Learner.

  • carmenta

    Damage control for Cummings – undoubtedly he would have refused the interview were any tough questions asked. The media is complicit in the farcical political process; wh%res fawning over the lib/left/progs

  • tjack

    Worse than avoiding the obvious questions is why interview Cummings at all in the first place. What has he ever done for women and equal pay in the past?

    • mickeyco

      What’s he ever done for anyone but Elijah Cummings?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    And libs actually trust that crap for their news?

    If Schieffer was any kind of journalist he would have reduced Cummings to a stuttering idiot by slamming him with questions about his possible involvement with the IRS targeting.

    Instead, nothing. And bringing up the equal pay for women talking point? Lame, especially since CBS refuses to report on Obama paying female staffers less than men, and Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis doing the same thing as well.

    And libs say there is no liberal bias in the media.

    I can see why Sharyl Attkisson left CBS.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      I’m not sure one even has to ask Cummings questions to reduce him to a stuttering idiot. To reach the level of a stuttering idiot is Cummings’ stretch goal.

      If Issa could “arrange” it so that this clown’s microphone never turned back on (“Oh, how’d that wire get cut?”) I would be much obliged. Some days I drive from my district into Cummings’ and I feel unclean doing it. I know that he might actually be better than my rep (yes) but a shiver still runs down my spine.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Champion
    Bull
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  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Where’s Sharyl Attkisson when you need her? Oh right, she has no place at CBS because she’s not a bootlicker.

    “Up next on CBS, we ask President Obama why he’s so awesome.”

  • WhoDat

    Three people watch that show. No big loss.

  • notenoughtime

    Why does anyone tune into this drivel?! Nonexistent ratings will get the message across loud and clear!

  • arttie

    Change the name of the show to “Face the Eunuch” because we know Schieffer is lacking.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Except for the fact that he’s on the Issa committee, and that he’s up for re-election this November in what can safely be called one of the most secure seats in Congress, what else would you want to talk to Cummings about? Asking him why his parents gave him the same initials as the poet e.e. cummings? (There’s probably a story there, but who cares, really?)

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      If that is indeed Cummings’ namesake then I doubt he knows anything about it.

      I wonder why Dr. Carson doesn’t run against this tool. Sometimes I wonder when Cummings will finally PO the Maryland Machine enough that they replace him with a shiny new Democrat tool. The time for that is probably approaching.

  • Super Marsupial

    May as well have asked ”Does we ship you with Lois Lerner maybe?”

  • Republicanvet

    What a washed up hack.

  • BAW

    “His Relationship With Lois Lerner” and the lies he told the committee about his contact with Lois Lerner.

    But in all fairness I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Schieffer is completely unaware of Rep. Cummings lies denying what evidence now proves is true. Schieffer lives in a certain little world, a tiny little bubble and he’s old. I’ve seen him do fair interviews and ask good questions even of Democrats. But they have become the exception rather than the rule.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Frankly I think people here are giving Bob Schieffer too much credit. Sadly it’s probably more accurate to say he never brought it up because he genuinely doesn’t have a clue and knows nothing about it. These people live in their own little world bubble, and that clueless bubble reinforces and perpetuates itself.

  • Exodus2011

    bobby is in character …. he likes his lapdog position … (most likely he doesn’t have his own teeth now, and so is reluctant to snarl as a watchdog should, lest we see the truth about his gums)

  • Gallatin

    To be fair to bobbie sheefer he does still have his head up obowmao’s butt, so he doesn’t know what is going on in the world.

  • Perry

    Thank God for the rise of the new media. We can now bypass the MSM and their spin. They have been the makers and breakers of people, ideas, concepts, etc. for decades. Make no doubt about it, they do NOT like their power being taken from them. They will fight HARD to destroy it. But, the genie is out of the bottle.

  • Daniel L. Wright

    The mainstream media dropped journalism decades ago. They have become cheerleaders for the liberal agenda, in Washington and across the county

    • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

      I think it is also shameful that the ranch standoff in Nevada is hardly being touched in mainstream media

  • bullet2354

    Schieffer covering for the IRS – just business as usual.

    When is the last time CBS or NBC or ABC or PBS or NPR or NTY TOOK DOWN THE GOV in a story?

  • JustChuck57

    I especially liked the, “If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?” question.

  • Sam Sung

    Today’s liberalism is an ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up to exploit the sympathies of the gullible and the ignorant.

  • deareg

    In bygone years many professional people committed suicide after shaming their own integrity and their profession. This just mirrors the way our society has been brought to it’s knees! A free press is probably the most important part of our Constitution! It is the ONLY thing that keeps despots in line. Not so in the U.S.A. Our press (except for Fox News and they are slipping) was in tatters when Obama became president and when the press became his apologists and cheer-leaders it may have driven the final spike in our republic.