UH OH: Moderators For ALL Presidential Debates Has Just Been Announced…

UH OH: Moderators For ALL Presidential Debates Has Just Been Announced…

Something happened in 2012. Mitt Romney was doing a stellar job showcasing the differences between he and Barack Obama. Romney was on the attack and Obama had only a long list of failures to tout.

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The first presidential debate was a sight to see. Romney pounced. He pushed back when lies were uttered and kept the president on the ropes the entire night.

Then, for some reason, the second and third debates were disasters. Romney took his foot off the gas and became meek and apologetic. He gaffed, he whimpered and even when Candy Crowley interjected to advocate for Obama, Romney took it.

Debates are important and the winner of these debates can experience a surge in political momentum going into the final stretch of the presidential race.

There are a wide variety of factors that can make a debate successful for a candidate. One of these factors is the moderator(s).

In the past, moderators posed questions. Now, they are almost entirely partisan and are far more interested in steering the dialogue than they are with providing a platform for the candidates to reach Americans.

The moderators for the debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been announced. Clinton fanboy Matt Lauer has been announced to be the moderator of the first presidential forum and, I’m afraid, the rest of the lineup is equally disturbing.

NBC’s Lester Holt will be the moderator for the first debate at Hofstra University in New York on Sept. 26th.

CBS’ Elaine Quijano will moderate the vice-presidential debate on Oct. 4th.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, ABC’s Chief Global Correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week,” will moderate the town-meeting style debate on Oct. 9th at Washington University in St. Louis and Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate the final presidential debate on Oct. 19th at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Undoubtedly, the inclusion of Wallace was meant as a token gesture to indicate some shred of fairness in the lineup. In reality, however, Wallace is only mildly less-biased than the rest of the moderators.

This lineup continues the disgusting tradition that has become more and more outlandish. The media has long been biased, but never in the history of the United States has the media more thoroughly worked together to craft false narratives and provide cover for a presidential candidate.

Their bias is not only unprofessional; it’s nauseating.

Then again, even with the media pitching her softballs, Clinton is likely to stumble significantly under the weight of the debates with Trump. She’s not a quick thinker when it comes to thinking on her feet and her campaign is entangled in so many lies that it should be easy to paint her as a corrupt politician.

Further, Trump may be a lot of things, but he’s not exactly a push-over. If he feels that he is not getting a fair shake from the moderators, we should expect to hear about it throughout the debate. He cannot keep them from being biased, but he can shine a light on the outrage.

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