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The media is to blame.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/29/2015 13:07:10

I would like to tell you I watched the debate last night.

No, actually I would like to tell you that the 15 or so short minutes that I decided to watch was more than enough to say that this was a debacle. It was a lot of poo-flinging and no policy discussion, regardless of the questions that were asked.

According to the people on stage, though, and the people running the party it wasn't the fault of the candidates:
After the debate, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus criticized CNBC, saying it “should be ashamed of how this debate was handled.”

In a statement, he said the moderators were “extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters.”

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who got less screen time than many of the other candidates, also went after the network.

“They didn’t control the debate, plain and simple. It was not a fair debate in that regard,” he said in an interview on CNN afterward.

Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz said he spoke with CNBC during the debate and expressed dissatisfaction with the amount of time Bush got.

"We know we can't do debates with MSNBC. Now we can't do anything with CNBC. So I think NBC News has a problem on their hands," said Mike Shields, a former top aide at the RNC.
Well with gems like these, who would't blame CNBC for the way the alleged responsible, mature and skilled politicians answered?



In the debate transcript, the word (crosstalk) appears 53 times.

Truthfully. I think every one of those people wanted to go after the media because none of them have anything truly substantial to talk about. And let me make something really clear: when they talk about the Mainstream Media not being fair, they are talking about how it isn't conservative enough for them

It's really sad.

Raine

30 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2015 21:02:21 by Will in Chicago)
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