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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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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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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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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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