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Remove the Media from the Debates
PJ Media ^ | 8/13/12 | Roger L Simon

Posted on 08/13/2012 3:09:24 PM PDT by Lakeshark

I was appalled, although not surprised, to read the just announced list of moderators for the forthcoming presidential debates: Jim Lehrer of PBS, Candy Crowley of CNN, Bob Schieffer of CBS, and Martha Raddatz of ABC (VP debate).

All liberals from liberal news organizations. Not even a token representative from Fox or the Wall Street Journal – not in the moderator seat anyway.

Don’t we live in a democracy? Or is this Syria or Egypt where its new Islamist president just wrested power from the military?
**snip**

But there is something we can do about it even at this late date: protest and protest loudly. In this manner, we highlight the bogus quality of the debates. Even if our candidates perform better than the opposition, continue the protest. They can talk about the economy. We can still protest the bias.

Demand the moderators be removed even if they are not. As Churchill told us, never, ever give up. Someone might even be listening. And that someone is the American people.

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Want to do something for the election? Protest this rotten system and loudly. Good points, an article worth reading.
1 posted on 08/13/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

I’ll never understand why the GOP falls for the MSM “moderator” (aka, cheerleader) joke election after election.

Hold four debates and let the GOP choose two moderators (say, Hillsdale College and The Heritage Foundation) and let the Dems choose two (say, an arbitrary “leader” of OWS and Bill Ayers).


2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:13:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Janet H. Brown is the Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Contact: Janet H. Brown 202 872 1020

3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:14:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

You’re wasting your time, you know.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:16:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: All

Her email: jb@debates.org


5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:16:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: All

Website: http://www.debates.org/


6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:20:36 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
I'd like to see Greg Gutfeld and Dennis Miller instead.

Bet there would be some good debate and be hilarious at the same time.

FMCDH(BITS)

7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:40 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Lakeshark

The CPD is heavily weighted with liberals. The “mainstream” media moderators is by design to make sure the Democrat in the debates looks good.


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:21:54 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: EveningStar
You wasted lots of time with the dumbest, most fraudulent list ever.

Maybe you could actually try to attack the opposition for a change instead of being an Axelrod conservative.....

But that would be a waste of your time, right?

9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

There is a national forensics league that high schools use for speech competitions. Why not use one of their moderators?

We do not need ANY reporter.

We DO NEED a professional moderator who does not get into gotcha questions.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:26:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lakeshark

http://www.mittromney.com/contact-us
Contact the fool


11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: GRRRRR; All

H/t to GRRRRR. And be respectful, it never hurts to try.


12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:27:24 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
The reason this happens every single time is the Commission on Presidential Debates picks them.

There are two top dogs. One is a Democrat. The other is Frank J. Fahrenkopf, who was RNC Chairman back during the Reagan era.

Now Frank is probably a pretty good guy but he ended up affiliated closely with Hogan & Hartson, and that takes you to the old Williams and Connelly crowd (and all these lawyers hang around from each other in these corporate daisy chain operations in DC), and when you get to them you find GREG CRAIG!!!!

He's Fidel Castro's lawyer. He's the guy who made sure Elien got sent back to Cuba.

Frankly ~ and let me say that again ~ QUITE Frankly, I don't think Frank Fahrenkopf is representing the interests of the American people very well at all.

From what I see the HARD LEFT with its bullet to the back of the head style is too influential in this process.

Romney, if he didn't already know the outcome planned for him in this election, would be wise to BACK OUT OF ALL THE DEBATES!

13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lakeshark

Sarah Palin for Moderator!


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:28:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
Sarah Palin for Moderator!

I think that might be a perfect example to a leftist of what we face every four years when we watch the debates.

Great post!

15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:31:07 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

More like immoderators.


16 posted on 08/13/2012 3:36:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Debates to be hosted by -

1- Victor Davis Hanson
2- Dennis Miller
3- Ted Nugent


17 posted on 08/13/2012 3:37:44 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Lakeshark

If the republican candidates were stupid enough to agree to PBC, CBS, CNN, and ABC, then they deserve our silence and not our support.

I’m sick of stupid with the stupid party.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 3:39:44 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

With all due respect, coming from a voter for Virgil whathisname (heck, just check the box for Bambi) in a swing state, that’s quite a charge......


19 posted on 08/13/2012 3:42:30 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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debate moderators should have the action and intrigue of an thrilling hour of c-span.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 3:43:51 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Lakeshark

Have NO moderators. Have six questions in each two debate. First man speaks for 5 minutes, 10 minutes by the second guy,and the 5 minutes by the first speaker. Alternate this. Each side proposes three questions or an alternative (four questions three of which three are randomly picked).


21 posted on 08/13/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Lakeshark
I was appalled, although not surprised, to read the just announced list of moderators for the forthcoming presidential debates:

Appalled? How about Dismayed, Shocked, Flabbergasted, Dumfounded. What the hell is wrong with the Romney people? Have they all got their heads up their A$$ to agree to this? All these so-called moderators are SCHLOCK, PINKO, LIBS who will surely try to sque the debates toward Dumbo. Rediculous. NOT GOING TO WATCH!! Don't want to clean up the puke on the floor.

22 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:11 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: Lakeshark

This is an inside the beltway pick from the broadcast media selection pool so that these ‘debates’ (they are NOT classically defined debates) get broadcast on their channels. This is a legacy of ‘old-think’ from back when the Big Three ruled the roost ‘and’ add the non-partisan publicly funded PBS as well! Gee, these selectors must really be kept in hibernation until each election season.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 3:53:34 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: muawiyah

Thanks for that excellent background info. I’d forgotten about the “non-partisan” Commission. It’s time to trash that, start over, and avoid at all costs TV network and major newspaper “moderators.”


24 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:12 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SES1066
This is a legacy of ‘old-think’ from back when the Big Three ruled the roost ‘and’ add the non-partisan publicly funded PBS as well!

Oops - They include CNN, I guess they are thinking of the Ted Turner era as well. Still a stinkeroo and obviously plays to the Big Blue Meanies of the Dem affiliates. Any bets as to when these 'moderators' last voted GOP?

25 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: All

MARK LEVIN!


26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: muawiyah
Romney, if he didn't already know the outcome planned for him in this election, would be wise to BACK OUT OF ALL THE DEBATES!

Exactly. Call a news conference and tell them loud and clear, "Oh hell no!!!"

27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:07:15 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
We have a lot of Nevada people involved in this business of stuffing Romney into the White House.

They'll demand a continuation of the federal nuclear waste policy which KEEPS IT OUT OF NEVADA on an eternally temporary basis (the hole is dug and ready to be filled).

None of the gaming interests want a big hole in the ground out there full of nuclear waste ~ which they're going to get the minute they let down their guard. They've had a good ride with Harry Reid but that's coming to an end.

There ~ the mystery is solved. Co-chairman Fahrenkopf is FOR moderators who will not venture beyond Mitt's intellectual capabilities or wooden personality. Sheldon Adelson, the big money guy behind Romney certainly doesn't want the Sands Hotel complex to glow green in the dark (unless, of course, it's from all the money they rake in)

I tell you, if they drop their guard a second, or think their money is better off in a bank than being spent by faithless politicians, we must strike hard ~ this time I want a full meter's depth to that radioactive waste being pumped into Nevada!

Teach these punks to mess with the rest of us.

28 posted on 08/13/2012 4:11:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lakeshark

Goode has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not the republicans got a good deal with pbs, cbs, cnn, and abc.

It’s like saying that the Miami Dolphins got a great deal with Chad Johnson because Esiason doesn’t like Tebow.

They’re not related.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 4:12:09 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

I never said he did.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark
You wasted lots of time with the dumbest, most fraudulent list ever.

That list is all too accurate. It's based on actual FReeper comments.

And contacting the Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates is a waste of time.

31 posted on 08/13/2012 4:23:07 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Lakeshark

And guess which candidate will have the questions in advance?


32 posted on 08/13/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: xzins

Unfortunately the Republicans gave up their best chance to force the public to see that the media is biased when the primary candidates walked away from Trump’s offer to host a debate.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s sort of amazing, isn’t it, to watch the stupid party do the same things over and over again and expect different results.


34 posted on 08/13/2012 5:12:32 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“We DO NEED a professional moderator who does not get into gotcha questions.”

It would certainly give me a good reason to watch. Right now, even listening makes me puke.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 5:21:32 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Lakeshark

Rachel Maddow didn’t make the cut? What’s this world coming to??


36 posted on 08/13/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Lakeshark
Photobucket Good idea, maybe it stop this kind of crap.
37 posted on 08/13/2012 6:00:16 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Lakeshark; All
Remember 2008?


38 posted on 08/13/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 85 days away.)
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To: Lakeshark
Janet H. Brown is the Executive Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

I won't waste my time contacting this person; no doubt a lefty to begin with.

No my ire (and in no uncertain terms and not exactly nice language) is going to be aimed directly toward the RNC with a cc: to Mitt and Ryan, though I doubt Ryan had anything to do with it, I'm certain Mitt or his holdover, RINO, a-holes from Juan McLame's campaign agreed.

39 posted on 08/13/2012 6:15:41 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: Lakeshark; All
Lehrer & Schieffer are repeats from 2008 as is NY State.

This year:

2008:


40 posted on 08/13/2012 6:35:27 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 85 days away.)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s never good when the guys working on your opponents campaign are going to moderate the debates...:(


41 posted on 08/13/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: EveningStar
The list was never accurate, I proved that; you just spent all that time being an Axelrod conservative.

Congrats.

Slimeball.

42 posted on 08/13/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

The primary debate on November 22 was excellent with questions coming from people selected by Heritage and AEI. Wolf Blitzer was a great moderator, spreading the time around and asking appropriate followups. Watched it from the floor then caught some of the rebroadcast when we got home.


43 posted on 08/14/2012 2:30:58 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

The best presidential debate I have ever seen was Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits on The West Wing. That’s probably the only episode I ever watched - great television and a great hint to the Debate Commission.


44 posted on 08/14/2012 2:50:47 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: newzjunkey

The network execs said “I mean, get us the first mainstream African-American woman who is articulate and bright and clean and a a nice lookin’ lady. Like, we’ll get her a real storybook to study before hand, and then maybe we’ll give her a man.”


45 posted on 08/14/2012 7:00:10 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lakeshark; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; TheOldLady; trisham; The Cajun; vox_freedom; MEG33; JoeProBono; ...
B T T T ! ! ! ©


Thank you very much, Lakeshark!

I'll send an e-mail today!!!

46 posted on 08/14/2012 10:18:01 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Lakeshark

I wondered aloud why they didn’t just go ahead and appoint the ‘moderators’ as Ed Shultz, Keef Olbermann, and ‘Tingles’ Matthews.


47 posted on 08/14/2012 10:31:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 08/14/2012 9:00:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lakeshark

I was one of the several thousand people who thought the list was a joke!...because it is a joke!


49 posted on 08/14/2012 9:11:05 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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