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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
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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To: mojito
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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To: mojito
"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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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
The only thing I’d miss is Elmo.

Elmo, sources inside PBS inform me, is gay.

21 posted on 10/05/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Right!

Lehrer finally did what he should have been doing all along and of course... without special consideration for the Liberal candidate, they don’t show so well.

In this case, the Liberal “O” made a very poor showing... even WITH the 4 years OJT he has had. THAT shows you just how stupid and arrogant “O” really IS. He did not learn ANYTHING in the time he has spent being the ‘President’.

“O” was banking on the continued and by now very familiar laxity and bias of the moderator so he felt he did not need to bone up on the business of dealing with a bona fide challenge to his Presidency.

Poor Lehrer, even HE was probably surprised that “O” was so careless and arrogant to show up at the debate expecting the moderator to ‘carry’ him, yet AGAIN.

Lehrer must have been shocked that “O” showed up without the least preparation or the very real benefit of 4 years experience…experience that any other incumbent would be expected to exhibit AND actually to lord over the challenger.

Sheesh!! Face it! “O” has been shamelessly spoiled by the MSM and expected the Liberal moderator to prostitute himself ONCE AGAIN, TO MAKE “O” LOOK GOOD!!!!!


22 posted on 10/05/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: RedStateRocker
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 :-)

I'd have no problem with that, or even a loud buzzer. My problem with the way Lehrer "ran" the debate was that he did not enforce time limits; and he offered Obama more rebuttals than Romney.

It is funny to see the left eat its own in this manner. Despite more time afforded Obama and coaching from Lehrer, the left decides to blame Lehrer for O's shortcomings. Now he's just another old white guy who isn't PC anymore; so under the bus he goes.

23 posted on 10/05/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Flavious_Maximus
They should replace her with a black female lesbian disabled jewish person.

Throw in transgendered. Boy, what a killer PC resume that would be!

24 posted on 10/05/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: be-baw
Martha Raddatz, formerly with PBS, now with ABC.

Her husband is still with PBS.

There sure is a whole lot of diversity in the beltway media.

25 posted on 10/05/2012 12:34:22 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Flavious_Maximus
jewish person.

Sure, keep giving the Zionists control of media; to be fair and equal the person should be muslim. /s

Oh, and English should be their second language. The candidates should have to press 1 for broken English.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 12:42:23 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: RedStateRocker

“never an excuse for going over, never”

Geez, it’s not like having sec with your mom. Who cares? It’s a debate, not the Superbowl. Sometimes the only entertaining moments are when the rules are in danger.

By the way, I don’t know what Toastmasters is all about, really, but you should teach eachother that making a point or just being engaging often trumps decorum. Which is not to say you should shout all your lines or moon the audience, but never forget no one listens to a speech just because it’s a certain length.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: skeeter

The worst is when white people become racist against non racist white people.

I think the term racist has changed to mean non-liberal, non-self hating, proud of who you are, white person.

How is it that 13% of the people make the majority cower over being called a word?


28 posted on 10/05/2012 12:47:37 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What good is the national “media” if they aren’t going to back the commie ‘RAT candidate?

The leftist media is good for nothing except to be the propaganda machine for their messiah and his group of gangster losers. I NEVER listen to MSM and I wish every conservative would do the same. They can't even realize if the marxist state comes to America, there will be no need for competing media. Marxists need only one station and a couple of people to spew the propaganda. The leftist MSM will be in the local shelters with their food stamps like the rest of the serfs.

29 posted on 10/05/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Tublecane

never forget no one listens to a speech just because it’s a certain length.

Good point. The fact that Romney occasionally pushed the time envelope worked in his favor. He made his case forcefully, kindly, diplomatically and intelligently. This is what we want in a President.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: mojito
Actually, I think his lack of control made the debate better.

Let the candidates actually debate... no early cutoff by a moderator

31 posted on 10/05/2012 12:56:56 PM PDT by dmet
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To: mojito

The treatment of Lehrer is a RESOUNDING THREAT to the rest of the mods who step out of line with their orders from the DNC! Jim is the whipping boy for the communist liberal @$$holes who will crucify you if cross them! Jim is an example of the evil cronies putting a fiery cross in the front lawn of ANY moderator who decides to be fair with the pub candidate. I believe Jim will be getting a pink slip soon while the rest of the mods will be getting a horses head in their beds. I have never ever witnessed anything the likes of what Jim is going through....MY GOD these people are evil savages!!


32 posted on 10/05/2012 12:59:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The commie ‘RATS are disappointed that Jim didn’t pull their “messiah’s” chestnuts out of the fire.”

Exactly right. You could actually see it during the debate as Obama kept looking to Lehrer with the save-me look as Romney was reaming him out. Obama fully expected help and so did all his followers.

Maybe Ol’ Jim decided his one last contribution to the Republic was letting this dunce get trounced.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 1:01:45 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Revolting cat!

I thought it was Bert & Ernie


34 posted on 10/05/2012 1:09:34 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: mojito

i see PBS is taking leadership lessons from the Pentagon Perfumed Princes who throw their troops under the bus (ie our fault about green on blue killing, court-martial for pissing on a dead terrorist, unarmed medevacs, soldiers on food stamps but wasting $$B on untested digital camo uniform that doesn’t work. etc, etc, etc)


35 posted on 10/05/2012 1:29:27 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Juan Williams comes to mind...


36 posted on 10/05/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Gwen Ifull? (Eyefull?) She’d be fair & unbalanced.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: mojito
"...Lehrer is too old and too white for the job."

Imagine if I said Gwen Ifill was "too black"...

The Kenyan must go.

38 posted on 10/05/2012 3:21:52 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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