2012 Presidential Debates — Games, Games and More Games

14 Aug

I’ve learned from Breitbart News that two days after CNN’s Candy Crowley dubbed the Romney-Ryan ticket “The Death Wish Ticket,” she was chosen as one of this year’s presidential debate moderators. Here’s the lineup:

First presidential debate:
Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Vice presidential debate:
Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, ABC News
Thursday, October 11, Centre College, Danville, KY

Second presidential debate (town meeting):
Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN and Anchor, CNN’s State of the Union
Tuesday, October 16, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Third presidential debate:
Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News and Moderator, Face the Nation
Monday, October 22, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Notice anything in particular? PBS, of public funding and liberal bias fame; ABC, of selective editing fame; CNN, of barely in the cable ratings fame; and CBS, formerly of Dan Rather infamy and now equally questionable Bob Schieffer fame. One or two may be an exception, but these selections seem to indicate a trend — they have all shown themselves to be rather liberal “news” outlets.

Thank goodness, at least no one from NBC, the worst of the bunch (except for MSLSD, of course), was chosen. Of course, the Obama ever faithful and sycophantic NBC “News” will still be hammering away every night with bad things about Romney-Ryan, while continuing to give Obama a pass, as they have ever since his campaign started in 2008.

I don’t know if Candy Crowley is supposed to be some kind of news heavyweight at CNN, but I can tell from her picture that she is some kind of heavyweight. I don’t watch CNN that much, so I don’t know if Crowley is supposed to be a hard news reporter or a commentator, but her comment about the Romney-Ryan ticket was certainly commentary, or opinion, not just reporting the news.

It was similar to MSLSD’s Andrea Mitchell recently mildly mocking Paul Ryan for saying our rights come from Nature and God and not government and then taking the totally unconnected and illogical leap directly to saying Ryan was not a good pick for women. Huh, Andrea?

First, Ryan’s comment about where our rights come from was not original. It’s in the beginning of our Declaration of Independence, for goodness sakes! Second, what does that have to do with Ryan being, or not being, a good pick for women? In fact, Ryan is currently polling especially well among seniors, women and blue collar workers, so we’ll just see how that goes.

Mitchell used to be a reporter, and a good one, but is now a commentator, too, whether she admits it or not. I think advancing years and the MSLSD culture have affected her brain. Of course, hanging around with Chrissy Matthey, Eddie Schlitz and Radical Madcow could turn anyone’s brain to mush.

The so-called Commission on Presidential Debates made a joke of itself and its alleged nonpartisanship with this year’s moderator choices. I would have included ABC’s Jake Tapper and Fox’s Bret Baier or the well-seasoned Brit Hume for some balance this year. At least ABC’s Martha Raddatz is a better choice than PBS’s Gwen Ifill was to “moderate” the 2008 VP debate between Palin and Biden, when Ifill had a book slavishly praising Obama coming out within weeks of the debate.

If Romney and Ryan sense the liberal media bias in the liberal moderators’ questions this year, they should cause some Newt Gingrinch moments and challenge the biased moderator head-on, or, a la Sarah Palin with Ifill, just answer the question the way you want to answer it and talk straight to the American people.

If R&R realize they’re entering a hostile, liberal environment, take their time answering, and challenge biased questions with good humor and facts, they will demonstrate the liberal media bias for all to see and make their case to the public at the same time.

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