Sunday mornings, I usually flip between ABC and CBS for the latest blasts from Sabbath Gasbags. More and more, I respect Bob Scheiffer CBS Face the Nation less and less.
This Sunday morning, he wasted several minutes on the so-called "deflate gate" football "scandal" and after doing that, said something like, maybe we won't have to spend more time on this "issue". It was an issue he should never have wasted 10 seconds on in a serious news program. It was some variety of non sequitur or acute hypocrisy that he then said it is probably something not worth wasting time on.
To compound this he also indicated the full extent of his privileged ignorance when he asked if the difference of 1 1/2 pounds of "weight" between balls was significant. The ignorance of the difference between pounds of force, ie "weight", and pressure, ie pounds per sq.inch, is appalling. I haven't heard anything quite that silly from an adult since I was a little kid listening to a neighbor who had never had a science class in his life talking about the inflation weight of a tractor tire.
Time for Schieffer to say "Goodnight" forever.
*** Stay tuned and search for newsmen who are not totally and completely ignorant of science and technology--- Doug Wiken