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Barbour Scolds Schieffer for His Akin Obsession, Stephanopoulos Hypes 'Political Hurricane from Todd Akin'

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ABC’s George Stephanopoulos opened his Sunday show: “Good morning and welcome to <em>This Week.</em> Storms brewing. <strong>The GOP convention threatened by Tropical Storm Isaac and that political hurricane from Todd Akin...”</strong><br />
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Over on CBS, guest Haley Barbour scolded Bob Schieffer who had wondered
how Republicans get the focus “back” onto the economy? Barbour called
Schieffer out for his obsession on Akin: <strong>“If your first four
questions are about it [Akin], it’s kind of hard getting the subject
back on the economy when you want to talk about Todd Akin.”</strong> Oblivious to his role in deciding what is newsworthy, Schieffer lamely replied: “I want to talk about the news.”&nbsp;</p>

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Schieffer had plugged the<em> Face the Nation</em> segment: “We’ll also
talk to key Republicans: Party chair Reince Priebus, party platform
chair Marsha Blackburn, and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour<strong> about a campaign that’s suddenly shifted from jobs and the economy to Medicare and abortion.”</strong></p><div style="overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">Much more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/08/26/stephanopolous-hype…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.<a style="color: #003399;" href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2012/08/26/stephanopolous-hype…;