Cordes' Twitter feed is here. Her tweets do seem a bit one-sided, but it's her interview with Stephanie Cutter yesterday that's the real giveaway. It's twelve minutes long and she completely let Cutter off hook. The Obama camp is embroiled in some of the biggest campaign lies in years and not a peep from Cordes, who was sitting in for Bob Schieffer. Recall that Cutter skipped out on a Sunday "This Week" appearance. No doubt even Democrat George Stephanopoulos would have come down harder on Cutter than Cordes does here. But that's to be expected from these in-the-tank "journalists." What's not to be expected --- and frankly what shouldn't be tolerated --- is Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom's lame debate performance. He should have been out of the gate mercilessly attacking Cutter's lies. He broached the subject, hitting on O's gutter politics, but that's not enough. My only explanation is that Mitt put the word out to forget about it. Perhaps Romney himself is planning to call out Barack on it directly. Who knows? The fact remains that you can't let these people get away with this stuff. To his credit, also yesterday morning, Stephanopoulos took it to top Obama strategist David Axelrod, who would not say that the president condemns the bogus "cancer" attacks on Romney. Seriously. The entire campaign has yet to condemn the ads. They can't. The Joe Soptic attacks came from the top. They're clearly endorsed by Barack, who had his former aide Bill Burton produce them through Priorities USA. It's a scam, and likely campaign finance violations are involved as well, which is one more reason that you just gotta pound these people on these f-king lies.
Also at Red Alert Politics, "Journalistic malpractice on Face the Nation," and Twitchy, "Lapdog alert: After ditching ‘This Week,’ Stephanie Cutter not questioned about scandal on ‘Face the Nation’."