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 This Week. Storms brewing. The GOP convention threatened by Tropical Storm Isaac and that political hurricane from Todd Akin...”

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: “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.” Oblivious to his role in deciding what is newsworthy, Schieffer lamely replied: “I want to talk about the news.” 

Schieffer had plugged the Face the Nation segment: “We’ll also talk to key Republicans: Party chair Reince Priebus, party platform chair Marsha Blackburn, and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour about a campaign that’s suddenly shifted from jobs and the economy to Medicare and abortion.”

Much more in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.