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Why In Godís Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)
Redstate ^ | October 6, 2011 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT by opentalk

Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in God’s name the Republican candidates would bother giving press and air time to a bunch of liberals asking snide questions down their noses to the GOP about issues not one person cares about.

After that debate it convinced me the GOP candidates should be more discerning in their debates.

And now, as Ben Domenech notes and I too can confirm, I think the candidates should boycott the Washington Post Bloomberg debate on October 11th. The debate is billed by the Washington Post as “exclusively” about the economy. I had relished them having this debate because a debate for two hours on the economy is precisely what we needed

But sources in multiple campaigns tell me they are really suddenly hacked off by the Washington Post and Bloomberg changing the format. According to the campaigns I have spoken to, they too were under the impression the debate would be exclusively about the economy. Now they are being given the impression that after the first hour the debate will go to other questions.

Now, if you were somewhere under a rock this past week, you will have missed that Bloomberg News has launched an all out assault on Koch Industries for crimes against humanity or some such —an attack premised on a lot of baloney, half-truths, and bad reporting, but done because the Kochs are of the right.

Then there is the Washington Post who posits the man-child Ezra Klein, who has never had a real job in his life outside of left-wing think tanks and subsidized publications, as some sort of business pundit.

In other words, the GOP is going to be vetted by a twenty something who actually took to the national airwaves to declare no one pays attention to the constitution because it is so old.

...Let’s ignore also that this paper ran with the story about the rock in Texas they can’t be bothered to get a picture of. (By the way, have you heard about that reporter’s criminal record?)

...If the Republicans can boycott Univision because that network attacked Marco Rubio, surely they can boycott the left-wing noise machine. The Republicans should tell WaPo and Bloomberg thanks but no thanks..


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bloomberg; draftbobmcdonnell; gop; gopdebates; journolist; jourolist; klein; rose; washingtonpost
Full article at link

RS

1 posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:35 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

We should have a webcast debate where we are not at the mercy of these news networks.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 6:04:58 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: opentalk

The GOP is not called “the stupid party” without reason.

(The ‘Rats are “the evil party” for those who don’t know.)


3 posted on 10/06/2011 6:06:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: opentalk

I’m convinced the GOP is run by clueless morons. First MSNBC and now this.....they deserve what they get.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 6:06:54 AM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: opentalk

We are idiOts. No way the dems would let rush limbaugh
moderate their debates.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 6:08:40 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: opentalk

“(By the way, have you heard about that reporter’s criminal record?)”

No I haven’t. Do you have a link?


6 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:04 AM PDT by detective
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To: opentalk

And why do they let states like Iowa and New Hampshire be the first to select their nominees? The first GOP primaries should be held in Oklahoma, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Alabama.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:20 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Travis McGee
The questions will be structured so they attack each other and keep Obama’s failure off topic.
8 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:44 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

AMEN!

AMEN again.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:10:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: JNRoberts

AMEN again.

Except what “they” get, we all get.

Why doesnt our GOP insist that Mark Levin moderate a democrat debate?


10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: detective
Rock reporter link

There are more reference links in the article.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:13:24 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: JNRoberts
"I’m convinced the GOP is run by clueless morons. First MSNBC and now this.....they deserve what they get."

Clueless or complicit? The Republicrat party rolls on.

12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:14:48 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: opentalk

Is this the debate “moderated” by Charlie Rose, former Dem Party staffer?


13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:34 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: opentalk

As long as they keep everyone on stage fighting each other while Romney looks presidential, the establishment RINOs will accept this format.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:37 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: JNRoberts
they deserve what they get.

Absolutely! I've been saying this for years. The dummycrats would NEVER go to a debate with Hannity or Rush as moderators.

So, why in the hell do they go get roasted and flayed by those libtards. Romney and Perry would do well with them since they're dummycrats at heart, but you'd think the rest of them would say no.

15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:21:04 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Yaelle
Rush moderating would be a great debate!

One of the moderators is Karen Tumulty, from article:

Oh, and have I mentioned that Karen Tumulty was a member of Ezra Klein’s Journolist —the list serve that leftwing activists and journalists used to coordinate hit jobs on conservatives?

16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:21:28 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Now that she has formally announced she’s not running, maybe we should have Sarah moderate all of the debates.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 6:25:53 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: CivilWarguy
Yes Rose is one of the moderators, more from the article

....I’d want neither one of them asking Republican candidates questions to help Republican voters decide who should be the nominee when the world views of both strike me as hostile to every one of the candidates on the stage.

The candidates are going to have to spend more time challenging the presuppositions of her’s and Charlie Rose’s questions than actually answering the questions. About the only good that will come of it is making Newt Gingrich look awesome as he bludgeons them with his mind.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 6:28:22 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: silverleaf

>>Why doesnt our GOP insist that Mark Levin moderate a democrat debate?>>

That would be fun to watch.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:29:34 AM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: knittnmom

I was just going to say the same thing......


20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:29:34 AM PDT by GQuagmire ('Don't Piss The Lady Off'...)
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To: opentalk

The REAL debate will be between the GOP candidates and the Democratic “moderators:”
Charlie Rose, former Dem Party staffer;
Karen Tumulty, accused by the McCain campaign of having a “hysterical liberal bias” for her biased 2008 reporting;
Julianna Goldman, whose mother is a board member of the “National Jewish Democratic Council” and who was married to David Shuster of MSDNC.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:29:42 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: JNRoberts

GOP? What’s that?


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:33:28 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: JNRoberts

about as much fun as watching the Chinese skin live dogs to make fur lined boots ....


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Hoodat

Bull crap. The first primary should be in Texas, then the rest of the country can dicker.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:36:47 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: knittnmom

GOOD IDEA !


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:44:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: opentalk

The only thing these debates are doing is making the Republicans look bad. They are run by liberals with “gotcha” questions designed to make the candidates attack each other. I’m not watching anymore.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:44:43 AM PDT by Essie
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To: opentalk
The Republican thing is hopeless.

The country needs saving, and they aren't able to do it.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:50:08 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: opentalk

*****
“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”
-Davy Crockett (unsourced)
Ref
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett

**********


28 posted on 10/06/2011 6:53:19 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: opentalk

It would be a great opportunity to bring attention back to that disgracefull revelation of fake journalism. Newt could do a good job of pointing out the journOlist issue.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 8:01:17 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: opentalk

Really.

They should get someone from a professional debating society that knows the rules of a fair and honorable debate.

Gottcha questions from stupid journalists are not helping to inform this country for the next election. Americans need to insist they be cut them out of the debate process.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 8:41:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: expat1000

Why is Bloomberg and the Washington Post sponsering the REPUBLICAN debates.

Are Republicans stupid?

Why would they participate in their enemy’s territories.

This is insane!


31 posted on 10/11/2011 7:47:53 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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