Pizzey On Reporters Criticizing Pols

"Yes, I think that a lot of politicians have, let's say, a nodding acquaintance with reality, and some of them have barely nodding acquaintance with the truth. So if we can provide a more formal introduction, I think that's part of our job."

--CBS News Correspondent Allen Pizzey, speaking on CNN's "Reliable Sources." Pizzey, who has criticized John McCain's comments about the level of safety in Baghdad, was addressing this question from Howard Kurtz: "[E]ven in an opinion piece, is it the role of journalist to say that a senator and presidential candidate, essentially, is full of it?"