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Why use ‘despicable,’ clueless left-wing media to moderate GOP debates?
Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 20, 2012 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 01/20/2012 9:10:47 AM PST by Mount Athos

There is growing consternation in Republican circles and among conservatives over why Republicans keep allowing the various Communist, leftist and otherwise anti-American TV networks to host GOP debates.

The utter cluelessness of the questions these people think actual American voters care about is mystifying.

Indeed, the entire phoenix rising candidacy of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich can be attributed to America’s abject hatred of the left-wing media. He was destitute and written off by the press when he tapped into one of the most visceral political reactions coursing through the veins of regular Americans.

Last night, we saw once again why Republicans need to keep allowing fakers and Communists to moderate their GOP debates. Because without the leftist, elitist snobs to beat the ever-living crap out of every couple of weeks, the debates would be so much less fun.

So ferocious was the rebuke of the low-foreheaded moderator that he meekly tried to back out.

And once again, the audience roared its approval, voters watching at home leaped to their feet and whooped their approval and the elites in the media once again recoiled in disbelief and confusion.

In its folly of pretending to care about these voters, CNN allowed one voter in the audience to ask a question. She simply wondered what each candidate would do to make sure that all the illegal aliens flooding the country would not take the jobs of actual legal Americans.

Superb question. But CNN cut her mic, and Mr. King tossed her question aside to ask his own idiotic, canned question about immigration that rendered the same canned answers we have heard a hundred times before.

For these left-wing networks, the last thing they want to deal with in this election is ideas, truth and fairness.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election

1 posted on 01/20/2012 9:10:54 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

What media should be used for the debates?


2 posted on 01/20/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Mount Athos

“Why use ‘despicable,’ clueless left-wing media to moderate GOP debates?”

I’ve been asking that for quite sometime, moreso this year than ever before; and, I’ve kind of written it off to the GOP elites as the cause because there truly isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the GOP elites(moderates/liberals) and democrats.


3 posted on 01/20/2012 9:15:47 AM PST by izzatzo (All in for Newt.)
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To: Mount Athos

I agree Left-wing, Press, Is Biased, and wants to promote Obama only as a positive for themselves.


4 posted on 01/20/2012 9:16:26 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: stuartcr

So Newt can Knock the HELL outta them and make ‘em look STUPID!


5 posted on 01/20/2012 9:16:39 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Mount Athos

They need to hold a debate which is a rehearsal for debating Obama i.e. allow each in turn to go after some guy in a clown suit representing Obama and let the audience judge who did the best job on the clown.


6 posted on 01/20/2012 9:18:06 AM PST by varmintman
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To: US Navy Vet

I’d say keep using them,

AS LONG AS YOU CALL THEM ON THEIR BIAS EVERY TIME.

And Newt is the only one, currently, to kick back instead of begging them to kick him in the nuts a little less hard.


7 posted on 01/20/2012 9:19:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mount Athos
Hurt Hits A Home Run!


8 posted on 01/20/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: stuartcr

“What media should be used for the debates?”
The Hucksters forums were informative as well as the Fox sponsored debates. I wonder why? /sarc


9 posted on 01/20/2012 9:20:05 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Mount Athos

Somebody please post a video link to the opening Ginrgrich rebuke.


10 posted on 01/20/2012 9:20:39 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Mount Athos
Question: "Why use ‘despicable,’ clueless left-wing media to moderate GOP debates?"

Response: A good question?

Comment: I watched CNN's after the debate "analysis." They were visibly shaken by the audience reaction to Newts response.

11 posted on 01/20/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mount Athos
Question: "Why use ‘despicable,’ clueless left-wing media to moderate GOP debates?"

Response: A good question?

Comment: I watched CNN's after the debate "analysis." They were visibly shaken by the audience reaction to Newt's response.

12 posted on 01/20/2012 9:23:32 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mount Athos

I’ve been asking that question for many years! I’m for allowing all political ideologies to be involved in all parts of all future debates for POTUS and for VPOTUS: Democrat debates, Republican debates, and Third Political Parties/Independent debates, during the primary season and during the general election season! Nobody is off limits, and be as flexible as one can be with all debate formats, from now on. I’m, still, waiting for the day that Rush Limbaugh is allowed to ask questions, in future debates, involving Democratic candidates for POTUS!


13 posted on 01/20/2012 9:25:57 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: stuartcr
What media should be used for the debates?

Rush Limbaugh

Mark Levin

Sean Hanity

Bill O'reilly

Brette Bear

Gov. Christie

Mitch Daniels

Boehner

Laura Ingram

Connie Rice

........

What do you mean what media? Have these guys set up their own forum, agree on it, and then have a Republican/Conservative MC the debate. After it is set up, invite the media to televise it if they wish. Don't take any money or support from them.

I'm kind of surprised they haven't invited Hugo Chavez or Charlie Sheen to host a debate.

14 posted on 01/20/2012 9:26:57 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Tenacious 1

The questioning starts at 8:08.
http://youtu.be/XO30GNOVt3s


15 posted on 01/20/2012 9:27:33 AM PST by bridgemanusa (loan MA Conservative)
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To: Mount Athos
Newt should of answered the audience question regarding - illegals taking US jobs -instead of letting CNN/King ignore it

from article

CNN allowed one voter in the audience to ask a question. She simply wondered what each candidate would do to make sure that all the illegal aliens flooding the country would not take the jobs of actual legal Americans.

Superb question. But CNN cut her mic, and Mr. King tossed her question aside to ask his own idiotic, canned question about immigration rendered the same canned answers we have heard a hundred times before.


16 posted on 01/20/2012 9:29:34 AM PST by opentalk
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To: duckman

Who makes the call on these debates as to what channel they’ll be on?


17 posted on 01/20/2012 9:31:02 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: MrB

That is also my opinion. I say it is the candidates faults. They always respond defensively with their answers/excuses instead of taking the moderator to the woodshed.


18 posted on 01/20/2012 9:32:37 AM PST by sheana
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To: Mount Athos

I heard that last nights debate was the last one at least through Super Tuesday in March.


19 posted on 01/20/2012 9:37:21 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: stuartcr

Don’t know. I was curious about that myself.


20 posted on 01/20/2012 9:40:16 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: US Navy Vet

I hear people talking about how Newt will destroy Obama in the Debates. What makes averyone so certain that Obama will agree to debates? Even if he does, they will make sure the formats are structured in such a way that favors him.


21 posted on 01/20/2012 9:41:25 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Tenacious 1

I say media because in the thread, it mentions left-wing tv. Other than FNN, what tv channel isn’t left-wing? Why haven’t any of those you mention hosted a debate? What channel would it be on?


22 posted on 01/20/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

19 January CNN 8:00 Eastern GA
23 January NBC 9:00 Eastern FL
26 January CNN tba FL
22 February CNN 8:00 Eastern AZ
1 March CNN 8:00 Eastern GA
5 March NBC tba CA
19 March PBS 9:00 Eastern OR


23 posted on 01/20/2012 9:44:22 AM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: Mount Athos
"why Republicans keep allowing the various Communist, leftist and otherwise anti-American TV networks to host GOP debates."

I wouldn't mind it so much if there was turnabout fairplay and conservatives could moderate the Democrat debates. I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for that or for Hell to freeze over.

24 posted on 01/20/2012 9:52:19 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I think Newt's attacks on the media in these debates work well - as long as it is a GOP debate. For the general election debates, you won't have the studio crowd on your side, at least not all of it. And after this smackdown, the media might make sure to stack future debate audiences with leftists to ensure boos as opposed to cheers.
25 posted on 01/20/2012 9:55:58 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: stuartcr
Newt's legacy last night is that, for the rest of our lives and our children's lives, it will be open season on the media during these political debates.

He deserves the Presidency for that gift alone.

26 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:08 AM PST by The Duke
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To: Mount Athos

The stupid party is stuck on stupid.

The campaign issues are framed by the Left. The assumption is made that THESE are the top issues because liberal fa**ots at anchor desks talk about them.


27 posted on 01/20/2012 10:21:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (SecofState Clinton applauded when a POW named Gaddaffi was murdered in captivity & his body defiled.)
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To: Mount Athos

WHY!!???!!...... because republicans and democrats are the same animal.... the conservatives are considered an anomoly that must be first placated then eradicated.... time to eradicate the squishy moderates from the party, or leave it altogether... choice is yours to make ( I have already made mine, and this election is the breaking point )


28 posted on 01/20/2012 10:32:38 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: stuartcr

It would be on Fox. The reason no one has ever thought to do that?

1. You would get to many viewers both republican and democrat

2. The TV stations think there should be a monopoly on the coverage.

3. The networks take themselves to serously to let “entertainers” do the work of professionals.

4. The Networks think they need to have politically objective hosts (which they fail at)

5. They are not smart enough to think of it!!!! Having a died in the wool conservative moderate a debate, especially someone famous and followed, would bring the largest viewing crowd ever and some from the left to watch.

6. The GOP and the candidates are “above” that sort of thing.


29 posted on 01/20/2012 10:38:58 AM PST by Tenacious 1
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To: Mount Athos

Entertainment and sensationalism sells commercials
duh


30 posted on 01/20/2012 10:42:11 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: stuartcr

OPEN TPWN HALL meetings, broadcast by the local TV station- with a draw for which network would fill that job.

Questions from the audience—& other sources.

Ordinary citizens—even the local high school class president of head of the local high school student council could be the moderator.


31 posted on 01/20/2012 11:10:15 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Loyal Sedition

Thank you.


32 posted on 01/20/2012 11:18:44 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Mount Athos

Having watched some of the highlights of the recent debates, it’s clear to me the reason why Newt is doing well is that he’s addressing the moderator not as a moderator but as some liberal that he’s debating with.

He doesn’t answer the questions, he challenges the questions and the premise of those questions. Which is why he’s doing so well.


33 posted on 01/20/2012 11:39:19 AM PST by Truthsearcher
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34 posted on 01/20/2012 11:40:37 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Comment: I watched CNN's after the debate "analysis." They were visibly shaken by the audience reaction to Newts response.

That, right there, is a good thing. We the people CNNABCMSNBCBSNPRetc have been lying to all these years have had it up to here with their bias, manipulation, omissions, and utter contempt for us.

There's going to be blowback someday -- then they'll really be shaken.
35 posted on 01/20/2012 1:14:14 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: izzatzo

I agree, I have also gotten several local radio stations to change their hourly news providers. it always struck me as funny listening to Rush etc rip the mainstream media then at the top of the hour the radio station plays the same BS news updates from CNN ABC NBC etc.


36 posted on 01/20/2012 1:33:21 PM PST by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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