Skip to comments.Why In Godís Name Is The GOP Consenting to Let a Journolist Member Moderate a Debate? (Oct 11)
Posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:30 AM PDT by opentalk
Before the MNSBC-Politico Debate, I wondered why in Gods 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.
...Lets ignore also that this paper ran with the story about the rock in Texas they cant be bothered to get a picture of. (By the way, have you heard about that reporters 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..
We should have a webcast debate where we are not at the mercy of these news networks.
The GOP is not called “the stupid party” without reason.
(The ‘Rats are “the evil party” for those who don’t know.)
I’m convinced the GOP is run by clueless morons. First MSNBC and now this.....they deserve what they get.
We are idiOts. No way the dems would let rush limbaugh
moderate their debates.
“(By the way, have you heard about that reporters criminal record?)”
No I haven’t. Do you have a link?
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.
Except what “they” get, we all get.
Why doesnt our GOP insist that Mark Levin moderate a democrat debate?
There are more reference links in the article.
Clueless or complicit? The Republicrat party rolls on.
Is this the debate “moderated” by Charlie Rose, former Dem Party staffer?
As long as they keep everyone on stage fighting each other while Romney looks presidential, the establishment RINOs will accept this format.
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.
One of the moderators is Karen Tumulty, from article:
Oh, and have I mentioned that Karen Tumulty was a member of Ezra Kleins Journolist the list serve that leftwing activists and journalists used to coordinate hit jobs on conservatives?
Now that she has formally announced she’s not running, maybe we should have Sarah moderate all of the debates.
....Id 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 hers and Charlie Roses 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.
>>Why doesnt our GOP insist that Mark Levin moderate a democrat debate?>>
That would be fun to watch.
I was just going to say the same thing......
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.
GOP? What’s that?
about as much fun as watching the Chinese skin live dogs to make fur lined boots ....
Bull crap. The first primary should be in Texas, then the rest of the country can dicker.
GOOD IDEA !
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.
The country needs saving, and they aren't able to do it.
“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”
-Davy Crockett (unsourced)
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.
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.
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!