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  • No More Liberal Moderators Tilting Debates

    04/20/2022 5:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 20, 2022 | Tim Graham
    The Republican National Committee made a bold decision that the media elites treated like an anti-democratic outrage. The RNC pulled out of the allegedly bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. This decision is not an outrage. It's long overdue. The Democrats are allergic to doing any primary debates on Fox News. It's only in the last two cycles, the Trump cycles, that they accepted a Fox News moderator in the fall -- and that was Chris Wallace, who escaped to CNN. Republicans should be very demanding about what constitutes a fair debate. At this point, the RNC should copy the DNC...
  • RNC pulls out of debate commission, claiming pro-Biden bias ahead of ‘24

    04/14/2022 1:07:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2022 | Steven Nelson
    The Republican National Committee said Thursday it was withdrawing from the Commission on Presidential Debates, alleging that the organization was biased in favor of Joe Biden and against Donald Trump during the 2020 campaign. The commission has organized all general election debates between major-party candidates since 1988 and it’s unclear how 2024 debates would proceed — if at all — as Trump teases a possible rematch against Biden. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel vowed her organization would “find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their...
  • Republicans threaten to skip traditional general election debates

    01/13/2022 4:57:28 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | 1/13/22 | DOMENICO MONTANARO
    This may be the end of presidential debates as we have known them. The Republican National Committee has informed the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has hosted presidential and vice presidential debates for general elections for over three decades, that it will change its rules to prohibit the party's nominees from participating in CPD debates. In a letter dated Thursday, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel outlines many objections and accuses the CPD of stonewalling the RNC's requested changes to the process and of being biased. Her letter includes a number of suggestions for fixes. "The RNC has shared our concerns with...
  • Trump Just Bullied Mark Meadows Into Calling His Own Book Fake News

    12/04/2021 10:58:10 AM PST · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Vice ^ | December 3, 2021 | Paul Blest
    Earlier this week, Trump flat-out denied Meadows’ account in a statement. “The story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News,” Trump said Wednesday. “In fact, a test revealed that I did not have COVID prior to the debate.” Privately, Trump was “furious about what is in the book and he’s angry with Mark Meadows,” CNN reported Wednesday. Then Meadows, rather incredibly, agreed with Trump’s assessment. “Well, the president’s right, it’s fake news,” he said during an interview with Newsmax Wednesday. “If you actually read the book, the context of it, that story outlined...
  • Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

    12/01/2021 2:47:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies ^ | 12/1/21 | Donald J. Trump
    - December 1, 2021 - Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of AmericaThe story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake News. In fact, a test revealed that I did not have COVID prior to the debate.
  • Scarborough: 'Bizarre' To Think Putin Would Beat Biden in a Debate

    03/23/2021 12:09:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough should show his NCAA bracket. If his prognostication skills there were anything like those on the prediction he put out Monday morning on a different subject, the bracket will look like a chicken tramped across it. On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that: "People [on the right] this past week [were] actually bizarrely cheering for a Putin/Biden debate. And bizarrely saying that Biden would be wiped out by Putin."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Republicans Should Never Agree to a Mainstream Media Moderator Again

    10/24/2020 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | October 24, 2020 | Rob Natelson
    The two most important takeaways from the final presidential debate are these: First, no Republican presidential nominee should agree ever again to a debate organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD)—at least without major reforms. Second, no such candidate should ever consent to a “mainstream media” moderator. In the last presidential debate of the season the bias of Kristen Welker (NBC, MSNBC) was palpable: She repeatedly interrupted and quibbled with President Donald Trump, while presenting a much more respectful demeanor toward former Vice President Joe Biden. But far worse was her selection of topics. These seem to have been...
  • 'Change My Vote' Search Phrase Trending Off-The-Charts in PA, FL, NC, MI, GA, TX, WI

    10/23/2020 6:43:55 PM PDT · by wrrock · 58 replies
    TG ^ | 10/23/2020 | Evan
    After Joe Biden got caught being dishonest in the debates about opposing fracking, the search phrase ‘change my vote’ started trending on Google. The search phrase hit peak searches right after the debates--hitting the top limits of the Google trends chart--and continued strong into the next day: SEE CHART....
  • The Nine Most Memorable Debate Moments - Bernie Shaw's Question on Capital Punishment (akin to Biden's 'transition from the oil industry' response?)

    10/23/2020 2:31:36 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 11, 2015 | N/A
    In the second presidential debate between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis, moderator Bernie Shaw asked Dukakis a question on violent crime: “Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” Although the question was awkwardly phrased, and jarring in its tastelessness, Dukakis shouldn’t have been surprised by the subject. Crime was a big issue in 1988 and Dukakis’ opposition to capital punishment was at odds with public opinion. His staff had briefed him on this, but apparently too much.
  • Here's Why Trump's Final Debate Was a Game-Changer

    10/23/2020 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | October 23, 2020 | Larry O'Connor
    Anyone who has read this byline over the years knows that I'm not in the prediction business. I rarely take the precious space this fine website grants me to tell you what I think or believe may happen in the future, especially when it comes to how Americans will vote. Anyone who tries to predict how the American electorate will respond to the candidacy of Donald Trump is lying to you and themselves and engaged in a fool's errand. This is a political figure who has defied every ounce of conventional wisdom in the five short years he has been...
  • CNN: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking

    10/23/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by RandFan · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 23 | By Holmes Lybrand, CNN
    Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that he "never said I oppose fracking" when pressed by President Donald Trump on the issue during Thursday night's presidential debate. "You said it on tape," Trump replied. Facts First: It's false that Biden never said he opposed fracking. In two Democratic primary debates, Biden made confusing remarks over fracking that his campaign had to clarify. In 2019, Biden said "we would make sure it's eliminated" when asked about the future of coal and fracking; in 2020 he said he opposed "new fracking." Biden's written plan, conversely, never included a full ban on fracking...
  • Rand Paul's take on the debate: Trump KILLING Biden!

    10/23/2020 4:09:49 AM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 22 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Rand's tweets from last night: @RandPaulI don’t know why @JoeBiden thinks he can continue to lie about this. He wants to ban fracking and end all fossil fuels like coal too. Kentucky is watching, and so are many other states. #Debate2020 @RandPaulHello 911 I’d like to report a murder: @realDonaldTrump is absolutely killing @JoeBiden on lockdowns, schools and the petty tyrants trying to ruin our economy and harm our children. @RandPaulRight now @realDonaldTrump going STRONG on lockdowns and the damage being done. This is what he needs to keep saying. VP Biden is auditioning for petty tyrant in Chief. NO!!...
  • CNN Poll: Biden wins final presidential debate

    10/23/2020 3:39:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:30 AM EDT, Fri October 23, 2020 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    (CNN)Joe Biden did a better job in the final debate on Thursday, according to a CNN Instant Poll of debate watchers. Overall, 53% of voters who watched the debate said that Biden won the matchup, while 39% said that President Donald Trump did. Viewers once again said that Biden's criticisms of Trump were largely fair (73% said they were fair, 26% unfair), and they split over whether Trump's attacks on Biden were fair (50% said yes, 49% no). That's a more positive outcome for Trump. In a CNN Instant Poll after the first presidential debate, just 28% said they thought...
  • Trump Chases Biden On Email Allegations As Moderator Kristen Welker Holds Tight Leash In Final Presidential Debate

    10/23/2020 2:13:01 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10.23.2020 | Anders Hagstrom
    resident Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden met in the second and final debate ahead of the Nov. 3 election Thursday night, with the president seeking to pin down Biden on recent corruption allegations. NBC News held the debate in Nashville, Tennessee, with reporter Kristen Welker moderating. The debate was the first in which each candidate was muted for the duration of his opponent’s allotted two minute response time for each question. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) resorted to the measure after the first debate featuring Trump and Biden routinely talking over one another. Trump and Biden were...
  • Fact Check: Biden Claims No One Brought Up Concerns About Burisma During Impeachment Inquiry

    10/23/2020 1:37:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/20 | KRISTINA WONG
    CLAIM: Joe Biden claimed during the final presidential debate that no witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry testified anything was wrong with his son Hunter Biden working for a Ukrainian natural gas firm while he was vice president and the point person on Ukraine. VERDICT: FALSE. A State Department career diplomat testified that he was so concerned with Hunter Biden’s ties to Burisma that he raised the issue with the then-Vice President’s office at the time. Biden declared during the debate (emphasis added): Nothing was unethical. Here’s what the deal, with regard to Ukraine, we had this whole question about...
  • Doug Schoen: Trump vs. Biden – Here's who won the debate and what it means for the 2020 election

    10/22/2020 11:20:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/20 | Doug Schoen
    in my view, President Trump’s performance was measured, on message, and controlled. Thus, for any remaining undecided voters and Republican-oriented voters who may have been discouraged by the president’s chaotic first debate, Trump’s performance Thursday night likely reassured them and may even have led some to resolve to cast ballots in his favor. Moreover, the president’s performance reinforces an argument I made in a Fox News op-ed earlier this week: that Biden is ahead, but his victory is not a forgone conclusion. And make no mistake, it is within the realm of possibility that Trump will stage a comeback that...
  • Freep this poll: Who won the Presidential debate

    10/22/2020 9:03:34 PM PDT · by lightman · 70 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 22 October A.D. 2020 | Jonathan Salant
    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden clashed in their final debate Thursday in Nashville. The two men were supposed to meet three times, but the second event was canceled after the president tested positive for the coronavirus and refused to debate remotely. They also debated with a mute button, preventing one candidates from interrupting the other during the initial response to a question. But there were still lots of sharp jabs between the two. Trump went into the debate trailing Biden by 7.9 percentage points in the Real Clear Politics poling average. Who do you think won...
  • Levin: President Trump was outstanding. I couldn't be prouder

    10/22/2020 7:54:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 10/22/20 | Mark Levin
    Clearly, the president was interrupted more often than Biden.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 22, 2020 The president nailed Biden over and over again about his 47-year career and failure to accomplish so much of what Biden now says he would accomplish. I also thought Trump bringing up that Biden-Obama built those human cages was important.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 22, 2020 President Trump was outstanding. I couldn't be prouder. Biden was making faces and was very dishonest about some of his positions.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 22, 2020
  • Kristen Welker, the Next Debate Moderator, Got Busted Tipping Off Team Hillary in 2016

    10/20/2020 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Western Journal ^ | October 18, 2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    I knew, shortly after scheduled debate moderator and C-SPAN anchor Steve Scully claimed to have been hacked, that it was all over for him. Scully, who had been tapped by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host the second showdown between President Trump and Joe Biden before its cancelation, was criticized on Twitter by President Trump as being a NeverTrumper. Scully, a veteran of a cable network beloved by wonks and political geeks alike, could have just about asked anyone orbiting the Beltway to advise him what to. Naturally, what he did was confirm he was a NeverTrumper by asking...
  • Pressure builds for NBC's Kristen Welker to address Hunter Biden at debate: ‘This is a moment of truth'

    10/22/2020 12:04:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/27/20 | Brian Flood
    The pressure is building for NBC News’ Kristen Welker to address the ongoing scandal surrounding a laptop purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden during Thursday night’s final presidential debate as the mainstream media has essentially dismissed the story. "This is a moment of truth for Kristen Welker and NBC News, in which they are caught between doing their job or protecting Joe Biden,” Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson told Fox News. The laptop, which was first reported by the New York Post, is reported to contain emails suggesting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had knowledge of,...