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PBS CEO doesnít defend Jim Lehrerís debate moderating
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 10/05/2012 12:01:34 PM PDT by mojito

PBS CEO Paula Kerger refused to defend PBS host Jim Lehrer’s debate performance, even failing to push back against the idea that Lehrer is too old and too white for the job.

“It was a very complicated debate structure, and you saw that I think in the debate last night,” Kerger said yesterday on CNN when asked to evaluate Lehrer.

CNN’s Carol Costello then asked whether Lehrer should have had the job in the first place. “There was criticism when Jim Lehrer was initially named to be a moderator. People said: ‘oh, another white guy; he’s too old to be doing this; we live in a new world — we don’t need an old-fashioned journalist doing these things any longer.’”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012election; cnn; jackalmedia; jimlehrer; kerger; paulakerger; pbs
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Dear Jim, It's been nice knowing ya, but as an old white guy who didn't do his part, it's under the bus for you.

Signed,

Your (former) friends in the drive-by media

1 posted on 10/05/2012 12:01:40 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

so you ask a question ,then look at a stop watch ?


2 posted on 10/05/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by molson209
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To: mojito

Like they could find an objective minority “journ-o-list”?


3 posted on 10/05/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mojito

The commie ‘RATS are disappointed that Jim didn’t pull their “messiah’s” chestnuts out of the fire. What good is the national “media” if they aren’t going to back the commie ‘RAT candidate?


4 posted on 10/05/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: mojito

Paula Kerger is too old and too white to run PBS. They should replace her with a black female lesbian disabled jewish person.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: mojito

Heh, Lehrer’s really being attacked because he did not protect Obama more than he did.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mojito
I hear that Dan Rather and Keith Olbermann aren't too busy these days, or maybe Helen Thomas and her unique perspective?
7 posted on 10/05/2012 12:08:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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Dunno about anyone else but IMO this racist 'old white guy' sh*t is getting real tiresome.

Even more so because the people who love to toss the offense around are ridiculously thin skinned themselves.

It is funny to see them use it against a white liberal, though.

8 posted on 10/05/2012 12:09:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mojito

I am a believer that the mic should go dead at the end of the person’s time. Three minutes is *NOT* 181 seconds, never an excuse for going over, never.
Geek who wears an ‘atomic clock’ watch and has 20+ years in Toastmasters :-)


9 posted on 10/05/2012 12:11:14 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: mojito

At least they are out in the open with their being anti-white. But then again too many conservatives think these anti-whites are great moral people.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 12:12:02 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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"People said: ‘oh, another white leftie guy; he’s too old experienced in water carrying to be doing this; we live in a new one world order — we don’t need an old-fashioned journalist leftie news reader"
11 posted on 10/05/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, we will have another old white fart - Bob Schieffer - moderate a debate, Candy Crowley an overweight white woman who likey enjoys the smell of her own farts, and....I forgot the last.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 12:13:27 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hey, Jimbo through out several life lines to 0, to no avail. You have to be smart enough to grab the lifelines being tossed.
I'm sure this is what they'll be working on at 0's debate camp.
13 posted on 10/05/2012 12:13:41 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: mojito

Hmmmm....our team won by 4 touchdowns and it’s the ref’s fault? Though I, too, think the microphone should just go dead at the end of the allotted time. That would establish some rigid discipline.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 12:17:33 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: skeeter

Agree....tired of it. Racist and ignorant....and it tries to hitch a negative feeling to the very term.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 12:18:08 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ugh.. helen thomas- that would set the ratings back-

What they really wanted from Jim:

Jim to Romney- “is it true- are you a pedofile?”
Jim to o’bama- “where do you find all the time to
do these Great things for our poor!”
Jim to Romney- “were you not arrested for laundering
money for the drug cartels?”
Jim to O’bama- “your wife and children are lovely!
why havn’t you been nominated for
father of the year!”

unfortunately- Jim ate up all his time GIVING ANSWERS to O’bummer- which O’bummer fumbled anyway!


16 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:08 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: mojito
The debaters were 75% White, Married Males!

So, it is only fair a 25% Black Lesbian be given a shot.

17 posted on 10/05/2012 12:21:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: BlueStateRightist

More like the announcers fault. They really are mad that Lehrer didn’t help Obama more. I bet they don’t make that mistake again. The next one will be friendlier to Obama.

Andrea Mitchell perhaps. The media will begin promoting a partisan “journalist” as “fair” soon. Then you will know.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 12:22:25 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: mojito

So much better in 2008 when a black woman from PBS moderated after writing a book about the Obama campaign with a street date of 1/20/2009. Naw, she didn’t have a vested interest in seeing Obama win. Not at all. Wanna buy a bridge?


19 posted on 10/05/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: mojito

All the more reason to DEFUND PBS. The only thing I’d miss is Elmo.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 12:23:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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