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  • Trading Places: It's Time to Trim the Debate Moderators' Role

    11/02/2014 9:56:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 2, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    As this campaign season draws to an end, doubtless many will comment on what was right and what went wrong for each party. Let me beat the crowd by stating whatever the outcomes of the Congressional and state races the notion of Republicans continuing to allow Democratic operatives posing as newsmen and women to act as moderators in candidate debates is one of the most inexplicably stupid blunders of all. And yet each election it is repeated. Let this be the last time. Here are some names and incidents that should be engraved forever on the RNC steps and in...
  • RNC Report Calls for Fewer Presidential Debates, Mostly Ignores Moderator Unfairness

    03/18/2013 2:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 18, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    In a new report released today, the Republican National Committee owned up to a number of mistakes made during the 2012 election cycle. While the central party admitted there were too many presidential debates, it only barely touched on the role that unfair media moderators played in both the nominating process and in the general election. Despite its reluctance to criticize media impartiality, the RNC report did open the door to the creation of a new organization that would be assigned to create and host the debates apart from the media. “We are intrigued with the suggestion some have made...
  • No more Stephanopoulos? RNC wants role in picking 2016 primary debate moderators

    03/18/2013 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March18 , 2013
    When conservatives complain about the harm that the endless debate schedule had on the 2012 Republican primary candidates, the conversation often turns to the hosts and the moderators. Why are Republican candidates letting someone like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos — a former aide to Democrat Bill Clinton — ask them “gotcha questions” during a GOP primary? Why are GOP presidential hopefuls agreeing to meet for a debate hosted by an outlet like MSNBC, a cable network that has increasingly grown hostile to Republicans as it self-identifies as a liberal news network? As the Republican Party released a 100-page report on Monday...
  • The Candy Crowley Tipping Point

    10/18/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/18/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    She got it wrong. She interfered. She took a side. Candy Crowley may finally have done something else as well: so visibly tipping the scales of media bias that the end result makes Mitt Romney the next president. Taken all together, CNN's Candy Crowley, in her zeal to intrude on the presidential debate and save President Obama from himself, may just have provided the televised moment that finally sparks a revolt against the four years of fawning coverage of President Obama. Becoming to the liberal media what the Tet Offensive was to Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War. For four...
  • Moderator Role Under Scrutiny – Before the Debate

    10/14/2012 9:10:17 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 10/14/12111 | Mark Halperin
    In a rare example of political unity, both the Romney and the Obama campaigns have expressed concern to the Commission on Presidential Debates about how the moderator of the Tuesday town hall has publicly described her role, TIME has learned. While an early October memorandum of understanding between the Obama and Romney campaigns and the bipartisan commission sponsoring the debates suggests CNN‘s Candy Crowley would play a limited role in the Tuesday night session, Crowley, who is not a party to that agreement, has done a series of interviews on her network in which she has suggested she will assume...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Romney v. Obama Debates: What to watch from the Leftist “Moderators”

    10/03/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 2, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    On Wednesday 3 October 2012, the first of three scheduled presidential debates will occur. The debates are to be moderated by the most liberal/leftist “journalists” who could be found by the leftist media. This election cycle, the media have been operating in an unprecedented biased manner and have—literally—become no more than the public relations arm of the Obama campaign. They are no longer reporting anything even remotely close to the truth if it has any capacity to harm Barack Hussein Obama. They continue to lie and carry his water for him.
  • We Live Under a Media Coup d’État

    10/02/2012 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/2/12 | Roger L Simon
    Coup d’états come in a variety of forms. Some are violent with arrogant colonels pointing forty-fives at the temples of their predecessors and blowing their brains out; others are stealthy with the citizens awakening on an ordinary morning to find their whole world has changed yet not a drop of blood has been shed. The latter is what has happened in America. We are the victims of a media coup d’état and are currently living under it. You will see that clearly in evidence on Wednesday night when the debates commence, each one moderated by a member of the liberal...
  • Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president

    09/30/2012 2:16:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Team Obama: Don't expect debate 'zingers' from president Posted by CNN's Ashley Killough (CNN) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Sunday the president likely won't be flinging barbs during this week's presidential debate. "If you're expecting that, that's probably not what he's going to deliver," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. "He's speaking directly to the American people, and what they want to hear is what his plan is for moving the country forward." Psaki was referring to reports that the president's opponent, Mitt Romney, was "working on zingers" and memorizing short attack lines to...
  • We're Witnessing Two Institutions Disintegrate Right Before Our Eyes

    09/13/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh,com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: When the program was over yesterday, I told Snerdley, "You know, I needed three more hours." The stuff that we didn't get to yesterday was just overflowing, the audio sound bites, and it has given me a new resolve. We're loaded again today. It's just incredible. We're watching the disintegration of two institutions right in front of our eyes, and we're all wondering, are we the only ones who see it? We're watching the disintegration of a presidency. We are looking at blatant, uncompromised incompetence. And we are witnessing corruption of another institution, the so-called mainstream media....
  • Press Coordinates Question to Ask Romney (At what point does this idiocy become a crime?)

    09/12/2012 1:59:56 PM PDT · by rrdog · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-12-2012
    CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.
  • Democrat Media Hosting Republican Presidential Debates

    11/12/2010 5:43:40 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 30 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/12/10 | Daniel
    Presidential primary politics has already begun to percolate into the media following the midterm elections.  There is now discussion of hosting the first GOP primary debate at the Reagan Library as early as this coming spring.  While many conservatives are upset that we are already contemplating debates before the field of candidates is set, I have another bone to pick concerning this development.  Politico announced yesterday that they will be sponsoring that debate at the Reagan Library along with ...... NBC news!  This is astounding.  We have already ceded over the general election debates to be controlled and orchestrated by...
  • How many comfirmed 'POD' (Planted Obama Democrats) People spoke in MT?

    08/14/2009 1:44:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies · 1,288+ views
    8/14/09
    Just wondering what's the count on confirmed comfirmed 'POD' (Planted Obama Democrats) People who asked questions during the Belgard townhall. Last I heard it was two.
  • Obama To POP Into A Real Town Hall Next Week. Ready Your Questions

    08/13/2009 2:27:34 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 16 replies · 704+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 8-13-09 | JoinedAfterAttack
    WH Transcript - "MR. GIBBS: Well, obviously -- and I know you asked me in addition to or other than the town hall -- I would note we are doing those over the next couple of days in Montana and Colorado. We'll do some events not yet announced over the course of the next few days after that, and I do expect throughout both the congressional break as well as the time he gets to spend with his family, that there will also be some -- continue to be calls with different lawmakers about plans for what happens when we...
  • Obama's fan club: Press bias shifted into high gear during '08 campaign

    01/09/2009 1:33:58 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 808+ views
    WORLD ^ | 12/27/08 | Marvin Olasky
    The Nov. 6 Reuters headline, "Media bias largely unseen in U.S. presidential race," was laughable because almost everyone saw it. American voters by an 8-1 margin said they witnessed a pro-Obama press, and even Time's Mark Halperin said the "extreme pro-Obama coverage" represented a "disgusting failure of people in our business." Sadly funny examples galore make up the evidence. The most famous was MSNBC's Chris Matthews saying on Feb. 12 that when Obama spoke, "I felt this thrill going up my leg." But during 2008 other journalists fell in love: New York Times reporter Michael Powell in January: "He has...
  • Awards For The Year's Worst Reporting

    12/30/2008 5:41:29 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | December 30, 2008 | Herb Denenberg,
    This is a column on awards for the year's worst reporting. You will read what an expert panel determined to be the most outrageous quotes of the mainstream liberal media for 2008. I think you will find them amusing for openers. But they have significance far beyond their considerable entertainment value. The quotes that follow show you how extreme the biased, dishonest and fraudulent journalism of the mainstream media has become. The media monitors that I have confidence in agree that bias during the past presidential campaigns reached new extremes far beyond anything of recent memory. The easiest way to...
  • 'Brilliant' Ifill Cousin Scours Palin As 'Offensive to Black Women'

    10/02/2008 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 57 replies · 1,783+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Tim Graham
    Here are more signs Sarah Palin could face an uphill battle with PBS host Gwen Ifill. Professor Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School, whom Gwen Ifill has lauded as "my brilliant baby cousin," has written that black women are not buying Sarah Palin’s "false claims to feminism" and is portrayed as too perfect: "when women who are privileged present as though they have it all together, it’s offensive to black women." (Photo from Soros.com) The Community Times, a suburban Maryland newspaper, found Professor Ifill was ardently opposed to the Alaska governor when they did an e-mail interview:...
  • McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book

    10/01/2008 6:35:25 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 197 replies · 4,717+ views
    ...confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill’s book (I think I told them when I made my efforts - emails about midnight - to find out!) I am stunned….the campaign (actually both) should have been told before the campaign agreed to have her moderate. It simply is not fair - in law, this would create a mistrial.
  • Sore loser: Obama and Obamedia accuse McCain of “cheating”

    08/18/2008 9:23:49 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 82 replies · 661+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 18, 2008 12:52 AM No, really. The Obama camp and its media water-carriers are seriously accusing John McCain of “cheating” in his appearance over the weekend at Rick Warren’s Saddleback church forum because he was in his motorcade when the program started– and then escorted to an empty room without media hook-ups. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell spread the unsubstantiated rumor that somehow McCain heard Obama’s questions while on his drive. The nutroots went, well, nuts. The NYTimes piled on (“Despite Assurances, McCain Wasn’t In a ‘Cone of Silence’“). The McCain camp has protested. And now we have...
  • Obama Admitted Cheating at Saddleback

    08/18/2008 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Soliton · 38 replies · 209+ views
    Blogs.Suntimes.com ^ | 7/18/2008 | Soliton
    The moonbats a barking that McCain didn't hide in a cone of silence. What can this exchange mean except that Obama knew a question in advance? REV. WARREN: Okay. This one is dear to my heart. Most people don't know that there are 148 million orphans in the world. One hundred forty-eight million kids growing up without mommies and dads. They don't need to be in an orphanage, they need to be in families, but a lot of families can't afford to take these kids in. Would you be willing to consider and even commit to doing some kind of...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' makes CNN rethink(Clinton asked unfair questions, Obama was tossed softballs)

    08/06/2008 6:30:34 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 269+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 | Scott D. Pierce
    There was something sort of fun about watching the folks at CNN squirm when they were asked a slightly tough question. "Why did it take a skit on 'Saturday Night Live' to change the tone of the Democratic primary coverage?" asked a member of the Television Critics Association. "Did it take a skit to change the coverage?" replied David Bohrman, the head of CNN's Washington bureau who heads up the network's political coverage. Well, after an "SNL" sketch depicted a debate in which Hillary Clinton was asked tough, unfair questions while Barack Obama was tossed softballs, things did seem to...
  • Debate Moderators Liberal...Again

    08/05/2008 10:15:39 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 39 replies · 257+ views
    The GOPNation.com ^ | August 5, 2008 | The GOPNation.com
    The moderators for the 2008 presidential and vice presidential debates have been announced and once again they all have one thing in common: they are all liberal hacks from the main stream media. This year's questioners are NBC's Tom Brokaw, CBS' Bob Schieffer and PBS' Jim Lehrer and Gwen Iffl. Pathetic choices, again.
  • Will Obama Debate John McCain Without Preconditions?

    07/09/2008 6:18:13 AM PDT · by Johnny_Bravo1 · 26 replies · 189+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 7/7/2008 | Brian Cherry
    Will Obama Debate John McCain Without Preconditions? July 7, 2008 The world of Presidential candidate Barack Obama must be a strange and fascinating place. You get to be the "post-racial" guy while dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck like an old time poker cheat. Along with this political slight of hand, your solution to solving the fuel crisis involves punishing the people who actually produce the gas while raising taxes on the people who buy gas. When it comes to gas, Mr. Obama is having a sort of political dyslexia. On the campaign trail he said...
  • Kaine and Webb: Newsman Tim Russert influenced Virginia elections

    06/14/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 53 replies · 179+ views
    WTOP ^ | June 14, 2008 | Bob Lewis, AP
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - If not for "Meet The Press" and its host, Tim Russert, Jim Webb figures he may not be a United States senator. And a debate moderated by the NBC newsman who died Friday was a turning point in Democrat Timothy M. Kaine's campaign for governor. Both candidates fondly recalled Russert on Saturday at the Virginia Democratic Convention and acknowledged his role in pivotal moments in their 2005 and 2006 campaigns. Webb said his September 2006 appearance alongside Republican Sen. George Allen on "Meet The Press" was the turning point in his narrow, come-from-behind victory over Allen...
  • **CNN's six "undecided voters" were all Democratic operatives**

    11/18/2007 10:42:09 AM PST · by Syncro · 368 replies · 1,954+ views
    Directorblue ^ | November 17, 2007 | Doug Ross
    Saturday, November 17, 2007 CNN's six "undecided voters" were all Democratic operatives    UPDATES BELOW - CNN hits bottom and digs: All six debate questioners appear to be Democratic Party operatives. So much for "ordinary people, undecided voters". To paraphrase Junior Soprano, CNN is so far up the DNC's hind end, Howard Dean can taste hair gel. In a nutshell, CNN's six "undecided voters" were: A Democratic Party bigwigAn antiwar activistA Union officialAn Islamic leaderA Harry Reid stafferA radical Chicano separatist Wow. This looks "rather" like a scandal. Hot Air: ...You’d think the network’s audience might want to know who...