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60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

Leb2 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:40 AM
Could it be possible that Kroft was told not to ask hard questions. I mean who would want to see the President or the Sec of State put on the spot. What would happen if the people realize that they are not gods, that they lie and cover up. Why people may call for them to lose their jobs, that would kill the liberal take over, yes it's best to ask soft easy questions and laugh so the people will think things are great, and not realize the truth.

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...