Bob Schieffer Is Tired of Your Fancy Talk

Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer isn’t going to confuse regular folk by talking about complicated things like “income inequality.”

Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer (2/16/14) with a classic example of anti-populist populism:

You know, David*, you went to Harvard, so you understand phrases like “income inequality” and things like that. I would kind of like to hear people talk about jobs…and things like that, though…. I think that’s a better way to go at it, myself, but…

* “David” is the New York Times‘ David Sanger, who hadn’t said anything about income inequality–or anything else–at that point in the on-air conversation.

About Jim Naureckas

Extra! Magazine Editor Since 1990, Jim Naureckas has been the editor of Extra!, FAIR's monthly journal of media criticism. He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s. He is also the co-manager of FAIR's website. He has worked as an investigative reporter for the newspaper In These Times, where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal, and was managing editor of the Washington Report on the Hemisphere, a newsletter on Latin America. Jim was born in Libertyville, Illinois, in 1964, and graduated from Stanford University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Since 1997 he has been married to Janine Jackson, FAIR's program director. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @JNaureckas.