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60 Minutes Missed Opportunity

michigander4 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 8:15 AM
RE: "The primary role of journalists is to question authority. In these two instances, Kroft and Raddatz fell short." Which is why it wasn't until a check-out line paper like the National Enquirer informed us that John Edwards was a scum bag that the MSM reluctantly started covering the story.

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...