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Commission On Presidential Debates
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CBS' Bob Schieffer was the first debate moderator not to drive conservative viewers to yell at their televisions in frustration. Of course, the bar was set very low. Two of the previous moderators were so overtly biased in favor of the Democrats that Mr. Schieffer's refusal to insert himself into the debate was refreshing.
The biggest loser of Tuesday's presidential debate wasn't Barack Obama or Mitt Romney; it was Candy Crowley. When the CNN correspondent decided her job as moderator was to declare one of the contenders right and the other wrong, she undermined what should be an impartial process of deciding who gets the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the next four years.
ABC News has dismissed any conflict-of-interest claims regarding vice presidential debate moderator and ABC News senior foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz as "absurd" in the wake of a report that President Obama was an attendee of Ms. Raddatz's wedding more than 20 years ago.
Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: to get Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama talking to each other.
Jim Lehrer said Monday that he accomplished precisely what he wanted to while moderating the first presidential debate: get Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talking to each other.
Former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer says a debate moderator should be like a baseball umpire _ get out of the way and let the candidates play. That philosophy may have compounded his troubles during the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as he tried and failed to stay out of the spotlight, an increasingly impossible dream for a moderator in the age of social media.
Third-party presidential candidates always have tried to crash presidential debates, but now there's a bigger movement trying to break the two main political parties' monopoly on the debates themselves.
Oh woe is the American pundit, that bombastic parasite of the political realm, all bloviation and alarm. They are an unpopular lot indeed: a mere 21 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the elite talking set, this according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that says the findings "reflect the public's sour mood overall."
When Lynn University began the application process to host a presidential debate, school President Kevin Ross was hopeful, but realistic.