This Interview Was Disgusting

Peggy Noonan was not a fan of Steve Kroft's sitdown with Obama and Clinton

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 8, 2013 1:46 PM CST

(Newser) – Peggy Noonan was a huge fan of Dodge's "So God Made a Farmer" Super Bowl ad—it "spoke respectfully and even reverently of others," was expressly religious, and above all contained the "clear, clean" oration of Paul Harvey, a broadcaster with unabashed values but no agenda who "was giving it to you straight as he could." If only we had more like him, instead of the likes of Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes, she laments in the Wall Street Journal, in a column titled, "So God Made a Fawner."

Kroft's interview with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was a "truly scandalous" example of a "mainstream media fawn-a-thon" toward Obama. "It was so soft, so dazzled, so supportive, so embarrassing." Kroft just kept lobbing easy questions. Why did you pick Hillary? What have your biggest successes been? "Really, access isn't worth this," Noonan writes. "The entire interview reminded me of an old radio insult: 'soft as a sneaker full of puppy excrement.' No, they didn't say excrement." Read her full column here.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton speak with ”60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft in the Blue Room of the White House, Jan. 25, 2013.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton speak with ”60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft in the Blue Room of the White House, Jan. 25, 2013.   (AP Photo/CBS, File)
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