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60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:31 AM
60 Minutes and my memories; The Reza Pahlavi was not the best leader Iran ever had but he did not deserve what Baba Wawa did to him. Geraldo was caught too many times “fixing the story”. After Dan Rather did a piece on gun control in the 80’s, I decided I would not believe him if he promised the sun would rise tomorrow. Sam Donaldsons only moment of truth came the evening Bill Clinton won his second term. He said, in effect, “Bill Clinton has left a trail of ruined lives behind him to get to the White House”. And then we get to the vaunted Wallace. I can only say, “you are known by the company you keep”.

In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable.

The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama (at his request, no less) and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell far short of that high standard. It was the kind of softball toss you might have expected if Oprah Winfrey or Barbara Walters had conducted the interview.

The president said of Clinton, "...a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work." Kroft should...