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The Moderator For the Next Debate?

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:02:05 PM PDT by Vinylly

I haven't heard who the moderator is for the next debate. My concern is will the next moderator be another biased fiasco like Crawley? Will he/she be fair and keep the debaters in check or will he/she get into the debate like Crawley did? I'm also wondering why the moderators have to be from the extream left side of the media? Why can't they choose somebody from FOX News Channel for example? I'm sure that Bill O'Reilly would be an excellent and fair moderator. Doesn't the Republican Party have anything to say about who the moderators will be, just to be fair and balanced???


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1 posted on 10/18/2012 8:02:07 PM PDT by Vinylly
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To: Vinylly

Bob Schieffer. Not great, but more professional than Crowley.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 8:05:06 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Vinylly

Pretty sure it’s another shill...Bob Scheiffer


3 posted on 10/18/2012 8:05:11 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Vinylly

bob schieffer. old school guy. an improvement, if only because cramdy crowlady is such a piece of snit


4 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Vinylly
3rd debate moderator

About 3,270,000 results (0.44 seconds)

5 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Vinylly

It’s Bob Schieffer


6 posted on 10/18/2012 8:07:38 PM PDT by Mastador1
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To: Vinylly

Rush that still on the air old windbag thats my choce


7 posted on 10/18/2012 8:07:50 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Vinylly

It’s going to be Bob Schieffer
http://www.debates.org/index.php?page=2012-2

I agree, there has been a complete bias toward left-leaning moderators who have dutifully carried water for the left agenda. Kudos to Romney who has methodically turned this bias to his advantage.

The trend we are seeing now in a shift in the polls toward Romney will only be more pronounced after this last debate next Monday.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: Vinylly

I wish it could be Sissy Chrissy Matthews. Old Tingles would be talking so fast and slinging so much spit Obamalamadingdong would need a raincoat and a snorkle to get out of there without looking like a drowned Rat.

Oh, wait ...


9 posted on 10/18/2012 8:11:15 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: Vinylly

10 posted on 10/18/2012 8:12:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (18 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: Vinylly
This is what I heard.

Click here: Larry King

11 posted on 10/18/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Vinylly

It’s Bob Schieffer. And I think he’s worse than Candy Crowley.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 8:15:45 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Vinylly

Romney had the perfect zinger for this in his speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner:


Romney: “Now I never suggest that the press is biased. I recognize that they have their job to do and I have my job to do. My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country.” Pause. “And their job is to make sure nobody else finds out about it.”


13 posted on 10/18/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Vinylly
Forget my last posting. I should have read the whole article first. I heard this on talk radio during the night, but now that I think about it, it was some Libertarian talk radio program. It is in the middle of the night though so I was half asleep.
14 posted on 10/18/2012 8:19:03 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Brandonmark
Bob Schieffer Falsely Claims Ryan Budget 'Really Slashes Into Social Programs'
15 posted on 10/18/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Vinylly

I think Bob Schieffer.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 8:28:21 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Vinylly

I posted this on another thread a bit ago, I’ve got this all figured out.

First, announce that no RNC candidates will participate in any similar shenanigans in 2016. No more town halls or other crap. Candidates will be given equal time in future debates, and timing will be strictly enforced.

How to pick moderators: Let both parties submit 10 names and then throw all of the names into the trashcan. Cut a deal with the NFL to hire NFL officials to moderate each debate, equipped with three things:

1. A list of questions and rules

2. A stopwatch

3. An audio/video control box

Think about it. That is ALL you need in a moderator. When a candidates time is up or if he/she breaks the rules, the audience sees sees a test pattern and hears some nice patriotic Sousa march music until the bad behavior ends.

The moderator doesn’t need to be a “media person” at all. They just need to be able to ask questions and enforce the rules. This isn’t rocket science.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 8:40:31 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: svcw

After the backlash Crowley got, I think Scheiffer will stay out of it and let the candidates spar like Lehrer did.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 8:41:24 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Vinylly

” - - - - I’m sure that Bill O’Reilly would be an excellent and fair moderator. “

Really? Only Crissy Matthews talks over the top of his guests on “Softball to Liberals” on PMSNBC more that Bombastic Belligerent Billy O’ on his FOX show “The Factor.”

Neither Crissy M. or Billy O’ need to bother with having guests on their shows, because none of their guests are allowed to answer questions.

Look to Professor Larry Sabato of NC to be a good Moderator.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 8:42:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Vinylly

The left probably want someone they deem neutral like Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews or Rachel Madcow.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Graewoulf

“Look to Professor Larry Sabato of NC to be a good Moderator.”

Close but no cigar. Sabato is from UVA. And hardly objective.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: Vinylly
Here's what one of the skid marks on Journalism's shorts has for us this Monday, folks.

Tuesday 23 Oct. 2012 - Asked why he did not have any questions about Benghazi for President Obama at Monday's debate Schieffer exclaimed, "Benghazi? I Just Didn't Know About It. If I had known about it I would not have stopped Gov. Romney from asking about it. I've been on vacation and I just missed it."

Monday, July 19, 2010 - Unbelievable! CBS's Bob Schieffer: I Didn't Ask Holder About Black Panther Case Because 'I Just Didn't Know About It' (3 min. video Schieffer 'splains to Fox reporter)

22 posted on 10/18/2012 8:52:38 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: deweyfrank

You’re exactly right! Bob Schieffer is MUCH worse than Crowley! He’s a nasty, mean old man who HATES any politician who isn’t a Dem. He will go after Romney at every chance he gets and will blow kisses and hugs to Obama all night! The only good thing is that this debate is on foreign policy which is currently an anchor on Barry.

The Repubs. have ONCE AGAIN totally wussed out on the debate rules! Why on earth they ever agreed to these moderators is unfathonable! And can we just have actual DEBATES instad of these silly 2 minute exchanges?


23 posted on 10/18/2012 8:57:29 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: Vinylly

FOX is left-wing as well. Just not nearly as bad.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 8:59:50 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: EDINVA

” - - - Sabato is from UVA. - - - - “

Thanks! I stand corrected.

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” - - - And hardly objective. - - - “

Then have Prof. Larry Sabato Moderate the first half, and Professor “Al Ways Objective” Moderate the second half.

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The Media has convincingly proven itself to be unqualified to Moderate Political Debates so let us turn to Academia Professors of History, Politics, Debate, etc.

Presidential Debates are far to important to have The Media in charge of Moderating these debates.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 9:01:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: South40

“The left probably want someone they deem neutral like Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews or Rachel Madcow”

Or David Axelrod.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 9:03:34 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Graewoulf

Having just watched the Al Smith dinner tonight, maybe they should recruit Cardinal Dolan to moderate? He managed to cover both the R and D conventions, and host Obama and Romney, and to address both at tonight’s dinner.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 9:11:23 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: Cookies4ever

Yeah, it’s biased, but having people step in for him doesn’t really make Obama look that good either, in fact, it makes him look pretty weak.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 9:23:56 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: EDINVA

From what I understand the Dems won’t show up to debate with a conservative moderator. So in order to have the debates at all, our side has to compromise on the least LW hack in order for the debates to go on.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 9:29:25 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Vinylly
My vote is for this guy:


30 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:59 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: Dogbert41

You WIN!

LOL!


31 posted on 10/18/2012 9:59:22 PM PDT by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: Vinylly

Naw, the networks will pick someone true to form.
Michael Moore, maybe?


32 posted on 10/18/2012 10:01:09 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Mastador1

Bob Schieffer is not optimal.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 10:01:47 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Vinylly
The Commission on Presidential Debates chooses the moderators.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57492037-503544/schieffer-crowley-lehrer-to-moderate-presidential-debates/

Any spineless Republicans in the Commission on Presidential Debates who agreed to let Crowley moderate should be replaced as soon as possible.

While it's great that we have a Republican candidate who can single-handedly win a debate against an opponent, a moderator, and a crowd, most of our candidates are not so gifted. Nor should they have to be.

34 posted on 10/18/2012 10:33:09 PM PDT by TChad
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To: deweyfrank

Isn’t Schieffer the same guy that drilled Herman Cain for having an adviser that smokes?

... but then did a monologue praising Obama for smoking in private.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 12:17:48 AM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: Cicero

His next line was better.
Romney: “Tomorrow morning’s headlines will read; Obama embraced by Catholics; Romney has dinner with rich people!”


36 posted on 10/19/2012 5:35:07 AM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: lone star annie
From what I understand the Dems won’t show up to debate with a conservative moderator.

Heck, the dims are scared to death to have to appear on Fox News.

37 posted on 10/19/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Vinylly

I think it’s Bill Ayers but I’ll check.


38 posted on 10/19/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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