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In CNN Republican Debate Tonight, The Moderators Should Tell The Audience To Shut Up
WashPost ^ | 1-26-12 | Stephan Stromberg

Posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:31 AM PST by tcrlaf

Edited on 01/26/2012 10:44:52 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

When CNN convenes its GOP debate tonight, the moderators should tell the audience to shut up.

Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he wouldn’t “allow” moderators to ask live audiences to remain silent during debates. He won the South Carolina primary on his appeal to two insufferably partisan debate audiences last week, but he stumbled this week in a debate before a silent crowd.


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This is in The Washington Post, of all places.

The media is utterly TERRIFIED of what Newt could do to Obama in a debate....

He must be destroyed, at all costs.

1 posted on 01/26/2012 10:41:38 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

No, it’s not Newt that they are terrified of, it’s the T-Party supporters.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 10:43:06 AM PST by Eva
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Self-respecting debate organizers, starting with CNN, should take Gingrich’s statement as evidence that they should do the opposite of what the former speaker wan

Please, Massa. Please don't throw me in that briar patch!

3 posted on 01/26/2012 10:44:28 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: tcrlaf

They are’t going to be able to silence the ones they want to silence now.

But...being CNN...the place will probably be packed with the “right kind” of people.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 10:44:59 AM PST by digger48
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To: tcrlaf

Is it ok if they faint? lol


5 posted on 01/26/2012 10:45:09 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: tcrlaf
C N N= Communist News Network!
6 posted on 01/26/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ILS21R

When will these debates ever end?

Blab blab blad


7 posted on 01/26/2012 10:46:57 AM PST by jayrunner
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To: tcrlaf
Please, no evidence of voter support for conservative ideas...

Is CNN going to shut up the Obama audience too?

8 posted on 01/26/2012 10:47:27 AM PST by G Larry (We need Bare Knuckles Newt to fight this battle.)
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To: tcrlaf

WaPObama desperately trying to rally support for Willard by silencing Newt.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 10:47:27 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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So Gingrich has apparently concluded that the unaided force of his own ideas and rhetoric aren’t enough. He needs the hooting, the hollering, the booing — a hysterical mob

I'm wondering if this co-called journalist offered the same suggestion for obama regarding the SOTU earlier in the week.

10 posted on 01/26/2012 10:47:41 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: tcrlaf

Why even have an audience, then? Does anybody remember the democrat debates from four years ago? Were there similar audience admonitions then?


11 posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by fhayek
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I completely expect this from the Washington Post. It goes beyond Newt. The Washington Post wants left wing moderators to have more control over debates.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:42 AM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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Another FReeper said the debate is being stacked with Romney supporters.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:48 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT! NO ROMNEY!)
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To: tcrlaf

Since I got out of the U.S.Army I do not take orders too well.
Fact is if you tell me to do something I usually do exactly the opposite.
Tell CNN folks where to get off.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 10:50:09 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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15 posted on 01/26/2012 10:50:12 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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The news media is utterly freightened by free speech and free expression of voters..!

They think freedom of speech and expression only applies to them....!


16 posted on 01/26/2012 10:50:50 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: tcrlaf

Since I got out of the U.S.Army I do not take orders too well.
Fact is if you tell me to do something I usually do exactly the opposite.
Tell CNN folks where to get off.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 10:50:58 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: tcrlaf
Washington Post to America:


18 posted on 01/26/2012 10:56:15 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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http://intern.washpost.com/images/interns2006_stromberg.jpg

Stephen Stromberg
Writer, Editorial
University of Oxford

I am a native of Los Angeles with a penchant for opinion writing and moving around. I majored in Russian studies at Harvard, where I was the editorial chair, responsible for writing and editing daily editorials and overseeing the daily production of the opinion section of the Crimson, the student newspaper. I also was a cartoonist and columnist for the paper. I wrote unsigned editorials for the Los Angeles Times’s editorial page in 2002 and reported from the Democratic National Convention with the political unit of the Times in 2004. I also worked as a writer-researcher for the Times Sunday Current section. I covered the 2004 presidential election for Salon.com, for which I now freelance. I am enrolled in a two-year master’s program in international relations at the University of Oxford, where I am executive editor of the Oxonian Review of Books and occasionally tend the student pub.

http://intern.washpost.com/bios2006.cfm


19 posted on 01/26/2012 10:56:27 AM PST by kcvl
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Not sure but think Reagan used audience. “There he goes again” and something about his opponents age, that Reagan wasn’t going to hit him on his inexperience.

Anyway, seem to remember clips where it showed audience reactions.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 10:58:42 AM PST by Kenny
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