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NO MORE MODERATORS, solves all problems..
Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author

Posted on 10/18/2012 9:28:10 PM PDT by carlo3b

With all of the problems with finding moderators that can or will moderate the debates without obvious bias, the only option available is to structure the format without the need of a moderator..

The only requirement for a true debate is timing, requiring the participants to adhere to and agreed upon time limit for discussion of the chosen topics..

All that is required is an announcer, and a time clock, and an automatic switch that terminates the camera, and microphones, and move on to the next topic.. Each participant has an allotted time period.. Fin


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KEYWORDS: bias; debates; election; moderators
DUH!
1 posted on 10/18/2012 9:28:12 PM PDT by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b

But... Obama talks to slow!

Grade on a curve!

Non affirmative action is a return to good old fashioned racism


2 posted on 10/18/2012 9:29:56 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...

No need to find a center ground when there already is one.. Next!


3 posted on 10/18/2012 9:31:12 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

I want Mark Levin as moderator.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 9:32:16 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: TigerClaws

I am a minority, Short Italian with a smart mouth, and never got a leg up except the big Irish Cop that gave us a kick in the A$$ for loitering on corners..


5 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:10 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

Something is missing... While time keeping is an issue, and interruptions certainly are a pain, the big deal in my mind is the formulation of the questions. If Obama only gets, “What are your best accomplishments?” and Romney gets, “How are you not like George W. Bush?” there is a problem that time keeping alone can’t solve.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: carlo3b

Think Lincoln-Douglas


7 posted on 10/18/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Why not RUSH? Obama may not agree with that pick.. :)


8 posted on 10/18/2012 9:37:07 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Think Lincoln-Douglas

Sure easy for you to say, you are too young to remember, it took so long as they talked all day, and the bathrooms had long lines..

9 posted on 10/18/2012 9:39:49 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b
After Monday's debate and this guy the moderator the Republicans may actually stand up and say No! next time.

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)

10 posted on 10/18/2012 9:44:51 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: WilliamofCarmichael

The media only reports on information that they read in the MSM, and none of those outlets reported on either of those problems.. So technically he is correct.. Move on, nothing here.. :)


11 posted on 10/18/2012 9:50:34 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

Have Hal moderate it from 2001 space Odyssey!


12 posted on 10/18/2012 9:54:22 PM PDT by Conserev1
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To: carlo3b
A slightly different take on this from CharlesWayneCT.
13 posted on 10/18/2012 10:13:29 PM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: upchuck

I’ll accept that there may have to be some correction to the format, not too many then you get back to the problems that got us here, that need to create a structure of conformity..

All we need is to let the major topics get discussed in a fair way..


14 posted on 10/18/2012 10:23:23 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

Especially “moderators” like Raddatz and Crowley. As soon as the debate got going, they morphed into teleprompternoids for Barry. It was really weird.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 10:29:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When Candy held up that transcript, after Bamer asked her to show it, I almost broke the TeeVee.. HA! Gotcha.. :)


16 posted on 10/18/2012 10:36:47 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

Beep at 10 seconds. If they don’t stop, taze ‘em. That’d up ratings too.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: mykroar

Drive the ratings.. The More blood the better.. Pay TeeVee, apply it to the Debt.. :)


18 posted on 10/18/2012 10:40:17 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

After reading the amount of time allowed to both candidates during all three debates...Leher did the best job with the least interference.

But he was hammered the most...go figure.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 10:57:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: carlo3b
Ramirez

This guy is the best at what he does.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 10:59:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That is funny, and I think I know what is funny, and that is really funny!


21 posted on 10/18/2012 11:14:23 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: berdie

You and I know, Men are never allowed to criticize any woman, especially a BIG woman.. It may start a WAR ON WOMEN!


22 posted on 10/18/2012 11:17:48 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b
All big mouth Candy had to do was watch a digital clock and call on the next person to read a question. A high school student could have done it better! In fact, we dare Obama or Romney to speak over a 17 year old cheerleader and class president from General High, Anywhere, USA. Our alternate suggestion would be to have Chrissy Mathews ask a question to our guy and then Levin or Steyn or Hannity ask their guy one.
23 posted on 10/18/2012 11:54:45 PM PDT by Casie
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To: carlo3b

Put them each on a treadmill... when the time is up they can keep talking, but the treadmill gets faster and faster until they eventually run out of breath or they fall and are shot through the wall.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 12:18:46 AM PDT by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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To: carlo3b

but how will the liberal media be able to help the democrat candidate, then?


26 posted on 10/19/2012 12:46:42 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: carlo3b

“Think Lincoln-Douglas”

“Sure easy for you to say, you are too young to remember, it took so long as they talked all day, and the bathrooms had long lines..”


You where there too huh? ;)


27 posted on 10/19/2012 1:46:47 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: JohnBrowdie
"Think Lincoln-Douglas"


28 posted on 10/19/2012 2:52:32 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: carlo3b

So you weren’t referring to FR moderators.....


29 posted on 10/19/2012 3:14:22 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: carlo3b
NO MORE MODERATORS

My thought was that each debater should have his choice of one of two moderators so that everyone is nominally "playing by the rules" on a "level playing field,"* but perhaps no moderator at all might be more likely to succeed.

Mr. niteowl77

*Favorite memes delivered to "folks" by a certain Barack Hussein Obama, who always makes sure that he, personally, NEVER has to play by any rules... and who has a track record of making sure opponents get kicked off the field before the game.

30 posted on 10/19/2012 4:38:14 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: carlo3b
NO MORE MODERATORS, solves all problems..

Wow, for a second I thought folks were talking about FR and the religion threads and finally coming to their senses. After that would be an end to the religious ghetto threads and people wanting an echo chamber free from any sort of challenge where they could maintain the illusion that their particular thing is the only thing.
31 posted on 10/19/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: carlo3b

Someone picked by Google News (Atlantic? CSM?) made a suggestion that I like.

The right format is one chosen by Rick Warren 4 years ago. An intelligent person — not therefore Candy Something — talks to one candidate at a time in a conversation lasting about one hour. The candidates do not get a preview of the questions or topics. When one candidate is interviewed, the other listens in the green room.

Each candidate picks one interviewer from a list and so there are four interviews: Candidate R with the interviewer of R’s choice, Candidate D with the interviewer of R’s choice, Candidate R with the interviewer of D’s choice, Candidate D with the interviewer of D’s choice.

Such format will allow for a serious conversation and discourage gotchas, soundbites, stupid questions, and generally professional wrestler behavior on the part of the candidates.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 5:42:14 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: cableguymn
“Think Lincoln-Douglas”

“Sure easy for you to say, you are too young to remember, it took so long as they talked all day, and the bathrooms had long lines..”

You where there too huh? ;)

I know what you are inferring, so lets get this straight.. I was MUCH too young to vote in that election.. OK?

33 posted on 10/19/2012 5:50:52 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: moder_ator; Admin Moderator

I bet the Mods would dissagree...

just sayin


34 posted on 10/19/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: annalex

That format could work, and there are perhaps dozens of others that should be considered, but one thing is certain, this should be the LAST time we get rolled in this current BS method.. It seems every time we end up saying the same thing, WE GOT SCREWED AGAIN!


35 posted on 10/19/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: mykroar

Hang a big tub of pig feces over each candidate’s head ... if he goes over time, dump the tub on him.


36 posted on 10/19/2012 6:00:59 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: lowbridge; moder_ator
So you weren’t referring to FR moderators.....

Of course it NEVER entered my mind.. EVERYONE knows that OUR monitors are the epitome of fairness.. How could you have made that even a question..?? Now I know why your monicker isn't Highbridge.. smirk.. Ha!

37 posted on 10/19/2012 6:13:18 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Secret Agent Man
but how will the liberal media be able to help the democrat candidate, then?

Isn't that the truth.. We always know in advance that all of our candidates start any interview on an alphabet network, knowing that the panel will outweigh our side by 2-3 to 1.. Sheeeze

38 posted on 10/19/2012 6:35:23 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b
My solution would allow for Dems to be able to ask about abortion and birth control but we'll be able to ask about why our State Department listened to our men being murdered in real time in Benghazi and did NOTHING to help them...

The corruption's beyond knee-pad liberals... old ones, rude ones, fat ones or respectable ones... it's also the 'questions asked'. Jim Lehrer - the first moderator was honest enough to admit he 'chose from lists of questions'. The rub? Where are those 'questions' coming from? My guess is liberal war rooms run by Carville types.

If we want these debates to be honest we need to dump the so-called journalists - the corrupt ones - AND dump the system of deciding what will be asked.

A fairer system would be to ask a dem think tank to come up with half the questions and a conservative think tank to come up with the other half.

Dems can still ask about abortion and birth control but we'll also be able to ask about why our State Department listened to our men being murdered in real time in Benghazi ...

39 posted on 10/19/2012 8:10:49 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: carlo3b

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 10/19/2012 8:41:28 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

I thought carlo had gone off the deep end and was on a vendetta against the Administrative Moderator.


41 posted on 10/19/2012 11:20:54 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: carlo3b

We get screwed even before the debates, by the standard of reporting in the media favoring the left.


42 posted on 10/19/2012 4:49:37 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: KC Burke

LOLOL!


43 posted on 10/19/2012 8:51:08 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: carlo3b

Relax. Just having some fun with words.


44 posted on 10/20/2012 3:07:47 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

That was a joke, I did vote in that election.. HA!


45 posted on 10/20/2012 7:12:46 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Conservative4Ever
I want Mark Levin as moderator.

I was thinking Ron Paul, or most anyone with not much use for either of them.

46 posted on 10/20/2012 5:43:27 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: JohnBrowdie
Think Lincoln-Douglas

Think Lincoln-Booth. Sic semper tyrannis!

47 posted on 10/20/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: Conserev1
Have Hal moderate it from 2001 space Odyssey!

I can't do that, Dave....

48 posted on 10/20/2012 5:46:53 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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