Skip to comments.Grading the Debate: Fox News Unethically Coordinates with Romney
Posted on 03/04/2016 6:27:06 AM PST by xzins
Trump won the debate with Kasich tied. Trump prevails because he was forced to debate 3 moderators who had coordinated with Mitt Romney, who had done his share a few brief hours earlier. He also had to debate 3 candidates, one of whom was independent and the other 2 clearly hitching to the Romney bandwagon.
1. Trump A-
2. Kasich A-
3. Cruz B
4. Rubio - F
I. Fox moderators have stated they spend huge amount of time and analysis preparing their questions.
Then they got down to business, talking through questions. The moderators have spent weeks writing (and rewriting) about 100 potential questions, roughly half of which will actually be asked. Though they have eight to 10 broad topics they plan to raise, including immigration and the economy, the moderators found themselves working down to the wire to refine their questions and think through smart follow-ups.
Every day I spend a fair amount of time on my iPhone tightening them, redoing them, refining them, further researching them, bolstering them, eliminating them, and starting anew on some, Ms. Kelly said.
II. One caveat to this process is 'late breaking news'.
Bill Sammon, vice president for news and Washington managing editor, urged the group to keep in mind two additional types of queries: timely ones off late-breaking news and ones we might have missed..
III. So, leaving their carefully scripted questions they have agonized over, the moderators picked up LAST MINUTE orchestrated attempt to INFLUENCE the debate, AND they made it the headliner in their questioning of only one candidate.
IV. Likewise, two other candidates took their cues from the Romney attempt to influence and hung their responses on that same intrusion by a failed former candidate.
V. Trump was hit with this at the last minute on a debate day. One has to truly admire his ability to deal with it.
VI. Fox committed journalistic bigotry by coordinating their questions with an obviously bitter, partisan attack.
1. Trump, A-....For the above reasons and for still being standing, Trump wins the first half of the debate.
2. Kasich, A-...Kasich refused to participate in the Romney attack and in the moderator instigated attacks. Additionally, his answers were very substantial. His response to the Flint water crisis was truly a response from an experienced man. His reminder that he actually worked with Ronald Reagan was another home run. Kasich wins 2nd half of the debate.
3. Cruz, B...Cruz gave some good responses on the legal system about which he is very knowledgeable. He made no real stumbles except his using the Romney coordinated attack.
4. Rubio, F-....Rubio called for an all-out war with full commitment of our troops in the middle east. It went by unnoticed. The guy fancies himself a Little Napoleon.
Trump withstood a huge onslaught after a coordinated attack between Fox and Romney.
Kasich simply shone in the 2nd half.
Quote above from NY Times:
Fair and balanced,...well sort of
Grading the Debate: Fox News— Big FAIL
I’m not sure ‘ethical’ applies
When ‘freedom of the press’ was recognized by the Founders, the press didn’t claim to be objective. The Founders expected and knew the press would always be political advocates.
I assume the B in Cruz’s grading stands for ‘booger’.
Moderating a debate is a few decades old practice sadly supported by the American people.
The fact that these people are the press does not excuse them from integrity in that moderating role they have agreed to perform.
They acted without integrity.
Their own detailed explanation of how they do their questioning demonstrates that they coordinated their response to Romney’s bigotry.
LONG GONE are the mottos “FAIR AND BALANCED” and “WE REPORT, YOU DECIDE”.
I thought Ceuz won the debate. He was the only one who was Presidential.
Didn’t watch the debate but saw youtube clip of Kelly and her Trump U assault, then found out shortly thereafter she either lied, twisted, omitted. She is hideous through and through.
Wonder what people are posting on her facebook. Last year I checked after 1st debate there were about 250,000 people posting negatives about her to her FB and only a handful supporting her.
Stopped watching FNC years ago. I bet a lot of people are now doing similarly.
I’m amazed that they showed something like 3 minutes of video, and wanted Trump to respond to it inside of 1 minute with a buzzer.
That is just the height of partisan.
Fox was unfair. Why only Trump did they have slides for? And Meghan had and read the full Trump Univ brief, Terrible.
Kasich beat Cruz hands down in that category of Presidential, Adult on the Stage.
Cruz was out there slinging mud that Romney told him to sling.
I will gladly now support Kasich over either of the two inexperienced youngsters, Rubio and Cruz.
My first choice is Trump. My second is now Kasich.
The fault belongs to Reince Priebus and the RNC. What other organization would allow their CEO candidate interviews and team-building exercises to be conducted by people openly hostile to their organization?
They consumed so much time in each of the questions to Trump, and then wanted to give him only a minute to respond.
Their partisanship was so evident.
But, by their own admission of their question building process, they demonstrated they hitched their wagon to Romney.
Just one more lie and distrust by Cruz. That is a surprise why?
Nothing to see here, except corruption.
The “booger” meme and the “size” meme are all that this “debate” produced. It diminished the candidates and lowered the prestige, if any, of The Fox News Channel another notch or two.
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