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RNC Spokesman: It's Time for Conservative Journalists to Moderate Some GOP Primary Debates in 2016
Newsbusters ^ | May 11, 2014 | By Tim Graham

Posted on 05/11/2014 4:05:05 PM PDT by kingattax

Someone in the GOP is starting to listen to our refrain of "Say No to Feisty Liberal Moderators." On Friday, RNC spokesman Sean Spicer talked to Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg after the RNC voted to change the rules to include more conservative moderators in the primaries.

Spicer noted the obvious: “ For too long, it’s been the media that’s decided when we’re going to debate, who is going to be in the debate, what questions are going to be asked, what subjects are going to be forward....As we all know, the liberal media does not have the interest of the party at hand . . . You should not just have left-wing, liberal moderators asking questions of our candidates and determining that.”

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hey... what about presidential debates too ? GOP are a bunch of weenies
1 posted on 05/11/2014 4:05:05 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’reilly conservative or Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh conservative?


2 posted on 05/11/2014 4:07:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax
NO LibTurd Urinalists allowed!!!
3 posted on 05/11/2014 4:07:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: cripplecreek

Ha! Exactly!


4 posted on 05/11/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m not stupid, I’ve been watching the GOP long enough to know that they’re just setting us up to put their moderate guy on the ticket.

I think its safe to assume that they’ll be successful which is why house and senate races are so important. A conservative constitutionalist congress can rein in a moderate president or even a rabid out of control Marxist like Obama.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 4:15:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

I don’t want to see the likes of Stefanopolos(sp?) asking candidates about banning contraception.

I remember at that debate, George S. wouldn’t let it go, and the audience started booing him. It was so absurd, when we have so many real issues to discuss with candidates, that he decided to put something out there, which has no bearing on a presidential race.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 4:18:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kingattax

7 posted on 05/11/2014 4:19:11 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: kingattax

Oh, they want Frum I’m sure. And some other RINOs


8 posted on 05/11/2014 4:19:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kingattax

I completely agree with this.

The US media is dominated by liberals.

The US is not. We need to get a balanced press in the debates.

I’m series. Stop giving liberals the keys.

Balance.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 4:20:04 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: kingattax

It depends on the definition of “conservative”. Liberal republicans have been trying to re-define “conservative” for a while now.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 4:21:38 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Steponallofus


11 posted on 05/11/2014 4:21:59 PM PDT by iamweasle
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To: kingattax

Mark Levin,Rush Limbaugh,Glenn Beck for starters


12 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:06 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: cripplecreek
Geraldo Rivera, Bill O’reilly conservative or Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh conservative?

You've identified the fatal flaw of so-called conservatism: it doesn't speak with one voice while the Left is unified. The Left learned long ago how to exploit our differences to win elections with the help of its lap-dog media. We'll stay in the minority until we unify, come forward with positive, well-articulated legislation to counter the socialists and quit bickering among ourselves.

13 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:08 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: cripplecreek

Bill O’Reilly would be orders of magnitude better than what passes for balanced moderation from the left. For crying out loud! George Stephanopoulos was Clinton’s senior advisor, and now he’s supposed to be a balanced moderator? What a joke! Even worse, Mr. Stephanopoulos is hardly unique. There are always plenty of cushy media jobs waiting for members of Democrat administrations. It’s almost as if the media and Democrats are one and the same...


14 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:34 PM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: kingattax

Also time for them to moderate some presidential campaign, general election debates, not just Republican primaries. And also moderate some Dim primary debates.

Republicans should never have allowed the one-sided debate moderation game to have gone on as it has in the past.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 4:25:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: kingattax

Wolfe Blitzer was masterful at a primary debate in 2011. I was at the DAR for that one sponsored by Heritag and AEI. Candy Crowley performed oral sex on Obama at a later presidential debate. The GOP knows who will be fair and who they should make a mockery of and veto. Our folks just need to show it.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: kingattax
Time to hold OUR OWN DEBATES!

Why invite the enemy to the interrogation in the first place?

17 posted on 05/11/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: cripplecreek

Joe Scarboruough Conservative! /sarc


18 posted on 05/11/2014 4:30:36 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: kingattax

How come we can’t sponsor and manage our own debates?

If the major networks and cable news shows won’t broadcast our debates, well, have we really lost anything?

Can someone here at Free Republic actually make the case that MSM sponsored debates help Conservatives deliver their political message?

And mass candidate debates are idiotic.

I learn NOTHING when I watch them.

If I were seeking the GOP nomination, I would challenge the top individual candidates to debate me one at a time.

Plenty of local TV stations would jump at the chance to broadcast debates like that.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 4:30:40 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Bernard Marx
Re: “Quit bickering among ourselves.”

The problem is, it's not bickering.

It is deadly serious disagreement on basic political and religious principles.

The fact that RINO’s, Neo-Cons, Paleo-Cons, Evangelicals, Libertarians, and Constitutionalists can create a political coalition is nothing short of a miracle.

20 posted on 05/11/2014 4:40:08 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

We don’t own any networks. I have been saying for years that the rich conservatives need to buy one but they seem to be not interested. The only network that could work would be Fox News, but that is not a major network. NBC, CBS, ABC are the major networks.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 4:49:40 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: kingattax

some? How about all the GOP debates should be moderated by conservatives and half the Presidential debates?

I am sick of the left and their getting their way all the time.


22 posted on 05/11/2014 4:51:58 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

oh, it had a lot to do with the presidential race. It was the opening salvo of their “war on women” nonsense.

He and Crowley should never ever be allowed to moderate another debate where Republicans are involved.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 4:56:03 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: kingattax

Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly Domestic Policy

Britt Hume & Catherine Herridge Foreign Policy


24 posted on 05/11/2014 5:09:31 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: kingattax

I don’t believe in intra-party debates, I don’t believe it helps the eventual nominee.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 5:10:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Republicans should insist all debates, both primary and general take place on Fox. It has the largest cross section of veiwers.

Moderators are Brett Baier, Greta and Megyn.


26 posted on 05/11/2014 5:19:56 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: kingattax

It won’t do the RNC much good, actually. Most of what they are offering up aren’t much more conservative than the Dims.


27 posted on 05/11/2014 5:25:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: kingattax

Spicer noted the obvious: “ For too long, it’s been the media that’s decided when we’re going to debate, who is going to be in the debate, what questions are going to be asked, what subjects are going to be forward....As we all know, the liberal media does not have the interest of the party at hand . . . You should not just have left-wing, liberal moderators asking questions of our candidates and determining that.”

Ya THINK?


28 posted on 05/11/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by Em and Brets Mum ("Lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel." - Proverbs 20:15)
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To: cripplecreek

We could get a “severe” conservative like Romney...


29 posted on 05/11/2014 5:27:57 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: kingattax

I completely disagree. Softball questions and all you do is preach to the choir. That doesn’t work. Pick someone that is the middle (wherever that is) and just avoid the extreme Leftists.

A debate CJ gets you nowhere.


30 posted on 05/11/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: philly-d-kidder

Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly Domestic Policy

Britt Hume & Catherine Herridge Foreign Policy

I agree. Was going to post Brit Hume and Bret Baier myself, and Megyn would be a good option also, as would Catherine on foreign policy. I think Charles Krauthammer and George Wills on foreign policy would be good too.


31 posted on 05/11/2014 6:04:29 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not sure Rush was capable of moderating the way he was hearing with just his original cochlear implant. I don’t know whether the additional help EIB provides him would be workable in that format. However one may hope he’ll improve enough with the addition of his second implant to where he might become capable. Talent on loan from God’s tech.


32 posted on 05/11/2014 6:11:39 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: zeestephen
The fact that RINO’s, Neo-Cons, Paleo-Cons, Evangelicals, Libertarians, and Constitutionalists can create a political coalition is nothing short of a miracle.

A coalition, maybe, but not a winning one lately. I'm already seeing the wheels come off the wagon for Fall. I predict the Democrats will probably hold the Senate if current trends continue.

33 posted on 05/11/2014 6:14:45 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Dilbert San Diego

...he decided to put something out there, which has no bearing on a presidential race.

***
But it did have bearing on the leftist agenda; it was a deliberate set-up for the shenanigans that led up to the Sandra Fluke business. Little Georgie does what he is told.


34 posted on 05/11/2014 6:43:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: flaglady47

Charles Krauthammer and George Wills tag team vs Rachel Maddow & Chrissy Matthews that would be an epic Presidential questioned debate with Follow up questions to candidate all around.


35 posted on 05/11/2014 6:44:26 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: philly-d-kidder

...Megyn Kelly Domestic Policy....

&&&
The pro-homo Megyn Kelly?


36 posted on 05/11/2014 6:47:08 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: kingattax

Rush and Hannity are certainly MORE objective than Candy Crowley or any of the other hard left so-called journalists


37 posted on 05/11/2014 7:02:32 PM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: cripplecreek

I’d LOVE to see Levin moderate a debate..

I’d pay to see it.

Problem is, he’d likely hand both sides their asses and end up elected himself..

I am having a hard time seeing the down side to that.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Bernard Marx
You've identified the fatal flaw of so-called conservatism: it doesn't speak with one voice while the Left is unified.

The left is a collection of interest and victim groups. They aren't truly that unified. What they are, particularly of late, is very careful to protect their "moderates". So long as said "moderate" votes for the Democrat as leader, they will put up with Manchin, Landrieu, Pryor, etc. The left leadership will let those folks go off the reservation on all but the most key and leadership votes. They know those seats should be ours, so they'll protect what their base consider DINO's in order to keep their party in contention or power. The left is much more strategic electorally and they think long term about "transforming" the nation. For them politics is an article of faith, so they'll never stop fighting and using whatever tactics are necessary to seize/retain power.

As you point out, our side is very divided. Worse, our factions don't put that division aside at critical moments where liberals are willing to do just that.

39 posted on 05/11/2014 7:47:26 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: kingattax

um ... ya think?


40 posted on 05/11/2014 8:22:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: kingattax

I nominate Trey Gowdy to moderate!


41 posted on 05/11/2014 8:24:23 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: cripplecreek

I’ll settle for merely fair vs. people doing the marching orders for the DNC in starting narratives to tarnish whichever candidate ends up being the nominee - i.e. last time around it was the mythical claim that the GOP wanted to ban birth control pills.


42 posted on 05/11/2014 8:34:52 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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