Last Updated:July 24 @ 09:48 pm

Malkin: Journo-Tools for Obama

By Michelle Malkin

Can we stop calling the hosts of the presidential debates "moderators"? They're left-erators. It's time for the old media godfathers to end the pretense that they're fair and neutral observers of the American political scene. And it's time for the GOP to stop perpetuating these rigged exercises in futility.

Last week, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the names of 2012's chosen referees: CNN's Candy Crowley, PBS's Jim Lehrer and CBS's Bob Schieffer will preside over the three presidential debates; ABC's Martha Raddatz will host the sole vice presidential debate. While the debate panel trumpeted the gender diversity of its picks, the chromosomal diversity is far outweighed by the political uniformity, class conformity and geographical homogeneity of the group.

Crowley has lived and worked in D.C. for liberal CNN for a quarter-century. Raddatz worked for liberal National Public Radio for five years before joining ABC News; she has been based in the D.C. bureau for the better part of a decade. Schieffer has been a fixture in the nation's capital at CBS News, home of the faked Rathergate documents, for three decades. Lehrer, the liberal patriarch of PBS News, is nearly as aged a Beltway monument as the Washington Monument itself.

The presidential debates are the last bastion of "mainstream" media self-delusion in the 21st century. They are a ritual laughingstock for tens of millions of American viewers who have put up with leading, softball questions for Democratic candidates and combative, fili-blustery lectures for Republican candidates campaign cycle after cycle. Now, Democrats are lobbying the supposedly nonpartisan debate commission to disallow questions about President Obama's phony dog-and-pony deficit panel.

Why does the Republican Party agree to play along with this ideologically stacked deck masquerading as an objective pantheon of disinterested journalism? The Romney campaign's capitulation to the liberal debate racket and its narrative-warpers comes at a time when more and more members of the Fourth Estate itself are admitting that they have served or been treated as tools for the Obama administration:

--Just this week, ABC News correspondent Jake Tapper told conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham that he "thought the media helped tip the scales" for Obama. "I didn't think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hillary Clinton or John McCain. Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, (the) campaign narrative, that it wasn't always the fairest coverage." Duh.

--MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin acknowledged this weekend on the "Today" show that the Beltway press corps is helping Obama drive campaign issues that most voters don't care about: "I think the press still likes this story a lot. The media is very susceptible to doing what the Obama campaign wants, which is to focus on (Mitt Romney's tax returns). ... Do voters care about it? I don't think so. ... I think it's mostly something that the press and insiders care about."

--Another MSNBC political reporter, Chuck Todd, disclosed that gaffetastic Vice President Joe Biden's staff was trying to edit the press pool reports to cover for the second-in-command's lack of rhetorical command. "This is an outrage that they do this," Todd said.

--Independent political blogger Keith Koffler of whitehousedossier.com reported this week that Team Obama was dictating interview topics to local TV reporters in battleground states, just after holding a kabuki press conference on Monday to capitalize on the Missouri GOP Rep. Todd Akin "legitimate rape"/magical uterus debacle. "In interviews with three local TV stations Monday, two from states critical to Obama's reelection effort, Obama held forth on the possibility of 'sequestration' if he and Congress fail to reach a budget deal, allowing him to make his favorite political point that Republicans are willing to cause grievous harm to the economy and jobs in order to protect the rich from tax increases," Koffler reported.

"The reporters mostly made no effort to hide the arrangement. 'The president invited me to talk about sequestration,' NBC 7 San Diego's reporter told her audience. In the interview, she set Obama up with a perfectly pitched softball the president couldn't have been more eager to take a swing at: 'What do you want individual San Diegans to know about sequestration?' she asked."

These willing lapdogs and stenographers follow in the footsteps of the hallowed Fishwrap of Record, which 'fessed up last month to allowing Obama campaign officials to have "veto power" over statements. "We don't like the practice," said Dean Baquet, managing editor for news at The New York Times. "We encourage our reporters to push back. Unfortunately this practice is becoming increasingly common, and maybe we have to push back harder."

If not the 2012 GOP presidential ticket, then who? If not now, then when?

---

Michelle Malkin is the author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies" (Regnery 2010).

COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM

VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
Rate this post:
Rating: 9.4/10 (148 votes cast)
Malkin: Journo-Tools for Obama, 9.4 out of 10 based on 148 ratings





Don't leave yet! Add a comment below or check out these other great stories:

59 Comments

  1. billwvComment by billwv
    August 22, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I could only think that Romney had to agree to the moderators [if you can call them that] and to the format of these debates. The people picked to handle the moderating were selected to serve up to Ozero the ‘basic Dem talking points’. And he [Ozero] will ‘astound the audience’ with his ‘superior mental abilities’. What an ‘empty headed’ scuzball! I can only hope and trust that Romney / Ryan understand and know what they are doing. We have only this one chance left to get the ship of state arighted.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (47 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

      You said: “The people picked to handle the moderating were selected to serve up to Ozero the ‘basic Dem talking points’. And he [Ozero] will ‘astound the audience’ with his ‘superior mental abilities”

      And another thing that I think will happen. All the questions will be give to Obama ahead of time so that he can select the ones that he wants to address. I doubt if Romney will have that option.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.5/5 (26 votes cast)
    • MortComment by Mort
      August 23, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

      WHY should Romney accept their choices of moderators? If there are 3 then 1 left, l right (fox of course) and one independant. We have been letting the left rule our lives for too long. They want the only common sense news organization, Fox, to bend over backwards to appear fair and balanced. WHY? My blood pressure would be much more in line if I could just get some of the unbalanced lefties off of Fox.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  2. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 22, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    Lehrer and Raddatz should be disqualified due to their vested interest in Liberal Progressive government money continuing to fund that imaginary information venue of socialist mind manipulation called PBS, who sans government money would not survive in the real word of journalist competition where working ideas beat out unworkable progressive emotional dreams every time. CNN Candy Crowley is the Liberal Lesbian Bull-Diked shaven sideshow bearded lady in disguise liberal lipsticked porker who would have us all pig out at the government trough as would Bob Schieffer.

    Once again the Liberal mainstream media of the emotion has maneuvered themselves into a position to dominate our Presidential debates and degenerate them into a Dr. Phil prime time political version of the Jerry Springer show of EMOTIONAL entertainment for ratings increase to THEIR candidate, instead of a venue of information dissemination of real truth which would increase the ratings of OUR candidate to increase the wealth and success of OUR country. Let the disempowering emasculation of the two minute sound bite of entertainment be replaced by the empowering in depth informative 15 minute each rebuttal of the truth. Let us have a Lincoln/Douglas debate of the pressing issues, not the Liberal version of a 60 second oral ejaculation of the immediate gratification of entertainment currently offered, followed by the long term Presidency of men who can only entertain and not solve problems.

    Joseph Stalin, head student of Carl Marx claimed: “It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.”

    Obama and team mind manipulation understand : “ It’s not ideas of people leaders in the debate that counts, it’s the leaders of the debate who can control the ideas and emotions of the people who count.”

    If Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan sign-on to this debacle they are unfit to lead. Equal time for equal truth will only slay the primacy of prime time manipulation of the emotion.
    They get to pick two moderators, we get to pick two moderators, Crowley and Lehrer vs a Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, take your pick,,,,and no questions are out of bounds.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (56 votes cast)
    • snattlerakeComment by snattlerake
      August 22, 2012 @ 10:51 am

      Since it is what it is, Romney needs to grow a pair and take a page out of Gingrich’s play book. In other words, expose the moderators for what they are, take over the debates, and throw any rules set up for the debacle out the window. What is the worst that can happen if Romney acts like a leader? They go to a commercial break, or maybe they cry on national television that it’s not fair…

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (54 votes cast)
    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 22, 2012 @ 10:53 am

      I would pay, in cash and up front, to see a debate moderated by Ann Coulter. Now, THAT would be entertaining, and it might just open some closed minds and give a few Obama supporters reason to actually exercise their brains. Can’t you hear it now?

      “Yes, Mr. President, but please answer the question.”

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (54 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

      I totally agree. All these debates should be Lincoln/Douglas style debates where the two candidates square off against each other, No moderators, only a time keeper. And the candidates pick their own questions for the opponent.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.5/5 (27 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

      To snattlerake…The problem with that is, Romney is no Newt Gingrich, and he would never have the fortitude to do as you suggested. It’s why the left attacked Newt so viciously during with these reports about his infidelity (which was debunked) the campaign because he didn’t take any guff from anyone, and they knew he would challenge the moderators.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (17 votes cast)
  3. genesalComment by genesal
    August 22, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Why does the GOP fall for this every time? I can see Romney falling for this trap but I am surprised that Ryan would put up with it. The debates are liken to Donald’s Miss USA pageant, pretty to look at with no real substance and rigged. Don’t fall for it GOP – ‘it’s a trap’!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (36 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 22, 2012 @ 9:04 am

      As Obama, Biden, Barney and Hillary sing;

      “I’m strictly a female female
      And my future I hope will be
      In the arms of cross-dressing female
      Who’ll enjoy imitating a guy having a girl… like… me”

      NNNNNNNot,,as the sideshow freak debates begin. Bring on the Progressive bearded ladies.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.2/5 (20 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      Problem is that Romney likes to play nice and stand up there with that smurkey little smile and look pretty.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.9/5 (9 votes cast)
  4. thinkerComment by thinker
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Why can’t the Repubs get real media – get on Rush, Savage, Hannity etc. every day, and, when on leftist media, talk about being heard every day on Rush, Hannity, Savage etc. ?
    This way they spread their opinions and more and more Americans would learn where to listen to real news…?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (24 votes cast)
    • docfreemanComment by docfreeman
      August 23, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

      You are right. How I wish there could have been one debate on Fox with Hannity as the commentator.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  5. mrwilsonComment by mrwilson
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Michelle Malkin, yes we can stop fighting about it and we can even stop talking about it. The names go into a hat and then there is a drawing. Fair?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 1.8/5 (17 votes cast)
    • foxmulderComment by foxmulder
      August 23, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      Over 70% of commentators in the MSM are liberal, so the chances that a liberal commentator will be chosen are very high. This time, there were 4 out of 4 liberal commentators chosen. Fair??

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  6. downdraftComment by downdraft
    August 22, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    Why is the so-called Media, you know, those who play act, and wish they were qualified members of an honored Press, you know, FAKES…giving us a Comedy hour?

    This is serious business and America does not need to sit and watch so-called learned scandal=mongers give a poor performance as though they were real professionals…

    These jerks, yes jerks, are over paid, extremely over rated, and embarrassments to the real professionals who would not be seen anywhere near these pathetic Obama Misfits!

    Why in the world does the GOP even give these retards any attention..any respect…why not host their own debates with proper people narrating…?

    If you give them any attention, you’re telling them you fear them, that they have (unearned) power…

    Its a laughing act…a pathetic one

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (20 votes cast)
  7. roncdeweijzeComment by roncdeweijze
    August 22, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    Nobody seems to want to call it an ordinary 24 / 7 / 365 marketing machine that is paid for by government privileges, therefore taxpayers’ money. Of the people, by the people, for the people became, of the elite, by the elite, for the elite. Of course, historically, since the Middle Ages, it never was any different and so the eventual full involvement of the one-way msm was only “natural” and to be expected.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes cast)
  8. ggfilthyComment by ggfilthy
    August 22, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I would’nt get too distraught over the moderators chosen, (all haveing an extra chromosome in their DNA than the rest of us). Have a little faith… I’m sure President ROMNEY, having the truth of the facts and intestinal fortitude to “call out” OBOZO on his socialist agenda, advacating the stripping down of ….ALL…. American’s wealth to distribute through out the world will be front and center. As for Vice President RYAN vs, biden….after V.P. RYAN mops the floor with biden he’ll wring him out throw him away and forget about it. These contenders have proven to be unshakable and stay on factual target. THE REGRESSIVE LIB. PINHEADS hate that. They do NOT know how to handle it. I’m not concerned at all. Remember…sooner or later the truth …always… prevails. No matter how the DEMOCLOWNS stack the deck, they know they …ARE… the party on the run!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.0/5 (15 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

      Do you remember during the GOP debates when ever a question was asked of Herman Cain, he ALWAYS came back to his 999 plan. I think if,no matter what question is asked of Romney, he always comes back to the failed policies of Obama, he will get more accomplished than any one might think.

      Millions of people will be watching these debates and this is a perfect venue for Romney to get the word out and MAKE Obama defend his record.

      The facts are out there, all they need is exposure.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.8/5 (10 votes cast)
  9. calradoComment by calrado
    August 22, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    Wouldn’t the interview playing field be a bit more level with a Fox News personality such as Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity or Greta Van Suskin involved? I like inluminatuo’s idea of each candidate allowed to choose, not simply approve, interviewers on the “panel”. God help us all!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.5/5 (15 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

      Oreilly might be alright as long as after he asked the question, he shut his mouth. And as long as before he asked the question, he didn’t bloviate with his own “opinion’ forever.

      I think Greta Van Susteren would be a much better moderator than Oreilly.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.7/5 (9 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

      Greta Van Susteren is the Female version of the old Clutch Cargo Cartoon characters. Her face is frozen while the implanted lips just move around her face. Botox gone wild.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)
    • roncdeweijzeComment by roncdeweijze
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

      Inluminatuo when you take a closer look you know better why precisely that must be and simply respect her for doing what she does and does so well.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

      inluminatuo… I didn’t like Van Susteren for a long time, and I don’t watch her a lot now, but from what I’ve seen, she seems pretty fair in her questioning of politicians. She gets to the halls of Congress and sits down with them, and holds their feet to the fire.

      As for her looks, I heard of read that she had plastic surgery a while back to correct some facial problems.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)
    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

      Greta Van Susteren is a Scientologist. Enough said.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.5/5 (4 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 23, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

      Joelinpdx said: “Greta Van Susteren is a Scientologist. Enough said.”

      Again I ask what would her religious beliefs have to do with her being a possible moderator in a presidential debate. I’ve watched her interviewing Congress men and women, and religion has never entered into the picture.

      I really get a chuckle out of whose like yourself who like to try to change the dialogue from the real discussion.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  10. wrightachris1Comment by wrightachris1
    August 22, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I AM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE DEBATE MODERATORS ARE CHOSEN TO SLANT LEFT. WHO CHOOSES THEM AND WHY DOES THE GOP NOT PUSH BACK?

    I AM ALSO TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE GOP IS UNABLE TO THROW OUT A CANDIDATE THAT WILL CLEARLY HURT THE PARTY WITH THEIR RHETORIC, AND WHY THE PARTY IS UNABLE TO INSERT A CANDIDATE THAT SPEAKS TO AND SUPPORTS THE PLATFORM PROPERLY

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.5/5 (10 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

      wrightachris1….The only person in the GOP, in my opinion, that would fit that bill would be Newt Gingrich and there are too many that didn’t like him, so they destroyed him before he had a chance.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes cast)
    • joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
      August 22, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

      Morgan, you are a dufus. wrightachris1 was clearly talking about the Todd Akin situation in Missouri, not the presidential race. So, that makes two times you were wrong in one little post. Wrong about Romney and wrong about Gingrich.

      wrightachris1, tp answer your question: The official party structure has no say of who the candidates are. That is determined by the voters. And that is how it should be.

      In Missouri, Akin was elected by crossover Democlowns who voted the Republican ballot just so they could assure Akin’s nomination. It is clear…especially now…that Claire McCaskill’s only chance of being re-elected was if her opposition was Akin.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.3/5 (3 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 23, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

      joelinpdx So he’s talking about the Akin comments. What does that have to do with picking moderators for the presidential debates? I see absolutely no connection between the two. So, now whose the “dufus”…and the same thing with bringing up abortion and same sex marriage. Those two things have nothing at all do do with the process of choosing who the Presidential moderators are which is what Michele Malkin is talking about. Again, so who really is the “dufus”

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  11. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    August 22, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Romney and Ryan will mop the floor with Obama and Biden but we all know the liberal media will pull out every card in the deck from race to women to try and disprove whatever is said. And they will conveniently forget, use voodoo mathematics and varnish the truth to make it fit their agenda and no one will rebut their lies because they are all afraid of unemployment just like the rest of America. The Obamafia are very adept at this chess game but I believe in the American people and I believe they will see through the nonsense these shills keep throwing at us. Too bad Obama doesn’t give a tinker’s damn that he is the biggest puppet to ever hit the political stage but I guess that is his “birth right”.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.1/5 (13 votes cast)
  12. wrightachris1Comment by wrightachris1
    August 22, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    SAME SEX MARRIAGE
    WHILE MY FAITH AND MORAL COMPASS SAY MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN. I UNDERSTAND WHY A COUPLE MAY WANT THE SAME BENEFITS AND RIGHTS OF A TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. WHY OUR GOVERNMENT, STATE OR FEDERAL CHOOSE TO NOT GRANT THOSE RIGHTS TO COMMON LAW OR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE “MARRIAGES” I DON’T KNOW, BUT IT HAS “NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION”. IF ANY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT EMBRACES TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE FOR SAME SEX COUPLES, AND THEREBY INSISTS A CHURCH PERFORM THE CEREMONY, THAT WOULD BE A BREACH OF THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. IN MY OPINION ATHEISTS HAVE JOINED WITH THE GAY COMMUNITY TO TURN THIS INTO A WAR AGAINST FAITH. ANY FAITH THAT FORBIDS SAME SEX MARRIAGE. MUSLIM, CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, MORMON ALL FORBID IT. WHY DON’T WE STAND UP FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE? THE GOVERNMENT IS THE ONE TO FOCUS ON IF GAYS SEEK EQUAL RIGHTS, NOT FAITH.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 2.6/5 (9 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 22, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

      Government IS their new religion of the secular liberal atheist. They see their God in the mirror each morning but have to turn to their collective of mini-gods called government to get all the blessings by robbing others. What powerless pathetic excuses for human souls. Three dimensional people of body, mind AND spirit always prevail over the two dimensional fools who ignore the soul which defines them as human and raises them above the animal existence Liberal atheists feel so comfortable in and want to force us to join. We who know better have awoken to vote in November and remove the power from them they are unfit to wield our American power.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.4/5 (14 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

      wrightachris1….What does your statement have to do with this discussion. Just curious. I don’t see where gay marriage has been brought up.
      Am I missing something?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  13. lou7Comment by lou7
    August 22, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    They will not be debates, they will be STAND-UP COMEDY ACTS (an insult to comedy). I cannot believe Romney and Ryan have agreed to this unless they are going to take a page from the Gingrich playbook.

    America will be the loser if they lose because of these debates, Obama is a communist and muslim and hates America.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.4/5 (14 votes cast)
    • mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
      August 22, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

      I believe Romney and Ryan are playing their cards close to the vest. They have too much class to play the little games they are trying to be pushed into and aren’t going to tip their hand. I think it will be pretty comical too in a sad clown sort of way.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes cast)
  14. wrightachris1Comment by wrightachris1
    August 22, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    ABORTION
    WHILE MY FAITH AND MORAL COMPASS SAY ABORTION IS WRONG, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT A LIFE BEGINS THE MOMENT TO GAMETES MEET AND JOIN. IF NURTURED THAT SINGLE CELL WILL DEVELOP INTO A LIVING BREATHING HUMAN BEING. WHEN THAT BODY DIES, THEN LIFE ENDS. NOT EVERYONE ACCEPTS THAT LIFE BEGINS WHEN I DO, BUT MEDICAL SCIENCE VARIES DEPENDING ON PERSONAL BELIEFS. WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN? BIRTH? PREMIES THAT ARE EXCISED FROM THEIR MOTHERS ARE NOT BORN IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY, YET WHEN LATE TERM ABORTION IS THE CHOICE, WERE THEY NOT ALIVE? THE CHOICE FOR LIFE WAS THE MOTHERS? WHY?

    I DO ACCEPT THAT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT A WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE ABORTION. WHILE I DO NOT BELIEVE IN ABORTION AND WOULD ENCOURAGE OTHER CHOICES.

    WHY CANT THE CANDIDATES CHOOSE THEIR PLATFORM RHETORIC TO CLEARLY DEFINE THEIR THOUGHTS AND ASSURE THE POPULACE THAT THEY DO NOT INTEND TO REVERSE FEDERAL LAW AND WOULD INSTEAD ENCOURAGE OTHER CHOICES.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)
    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 23, 2012 @ 1:39 am

      why are you writing ALL IN CAPITALS? don’t you know that that is the equivalent of shouting? and why are you bringing up subjects that have nothing to do with the topic at hand, the article being commented on?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 23, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

      canada3dayer…What I’m trying to figure out is why that poster is bringing up abortion and gay marriage which has absolutely nothing to do with the subject being discussed which is the choosing of the Presidential debate moderators.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 23, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

      “What I’m trying to figure out is why that poster is bringing up abortion and gay marriage which has absolutely nothing to do with the subject”

      Morgan, lemme save you some brain time trying to figure it out, and just tell you, so you can use that time for something more likely to bring pleasure than a dialog with a closed mind, like watching a Rays baseball game. It’s because one-dimensional posters use any and every excuse to bring the subject around to something they understand, or at least feel comfortable discussing.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 23, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

      thedove …You’ve got a point there. I run across this type all the time. The want to deflect from the topic and bring in something totally unrelated.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      August 23, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

      morgan, that’s what I’m trying to figure out! :D like my late dad used to say about things like that – “what’s that got to do with the price of eggs in China?”

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 24, 2012 @ 10:48 am

      canada3dayer…I think there will always be those who will try to change the subject to something else when they don’t like what is being discussed. One just has to learn to deal with it, and try to keep the current topic going.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  15. KBreedlove50Comment by kbreedlove50
    August 22, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Look at the bright side — this is so one-sided as to be laughable. If you think that the voting public is only a bunch of lemmings being led over the cliff by statements from ΠΡΑΒДΑ, then there is a problem. I don’t believe that’s the case any longer and that Romney-Ryan can easily hold their own and make the conservative, nation-saving case.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 2.3/5 (3 votes cast)
  16. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 22, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I agree. The GOP should say the only way they will debate is that each side gets to pick a moderator. I am so sick of all the soft ball questions posed to O. I however am real happy with the question to O which color he favors, he said red.
    Well, doesn’t red stand for the republican party. I would have thought it would have said blue. And I sure hope O sees a lot of red on the map when the votes are counted

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes cast)
  17. mercyComment by mercy
    August 22, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I vote for Sean Hannity to moderate! Anyone from FOX! It’s the most popular network. My kids at the Vets Home this weekend. ENJOY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2cGH7lzmsY&feature=plcp

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)
  18. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 22, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    The GOp should have refused the debate unless they could each pick out a moderator of their choice and at least that would even the playing field. The moderator choices are a disgrace

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.1/5 (9 votes cast)
    • RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

      I agree. Once they saw all liberal moderators, they should have objected and insisted on picking a least one of the two presidential debate moderators. Ryan will wipe the floor with Biden anyway, so it doesn’t really matte who moderates that one, but I don’t want to run the risk of Obama being given the questions before the debate, which is probably the only way, without his teleprompter, he could beat Romney.

      Since they haven’t objected, though, I just hope Romney and Ryan are prepared to take on the moderators a la Gingirch or Palin and call them out if they show liberal bias in their questioning.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
  19. RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
    August 22, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Agree with the whole article, Michelle, but as usual love your word play — “Fishwrap of Record” for the NYT and Akin’s “legitimate rape/magical uterus debacle” were just two of the verbal gems this time. Thanks.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.0/5 (8 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      Here’s an idea. Make Michele Malkin one of the moderators…LOL

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.2/5 (5 votes cast)
  20. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    August 22, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    FOX News should be among the debate moderators. Having all liberal media moderators is grossly unfair.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.0/5 (8 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      When were liberals ever fair???

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
    • screpublicanComment by screpublican
      August 22, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

      Jim Lehrer should be disqualified because he is from CPB that receives millions from the federal government. Candy Crowly is just a big fat liberal who pretends to be fair. Where is Brit Hume? Bret Baier? Shep Smith? Martha Raddatz is another lib and then there is Bob Schieffer who is an old fossil lib with nasty brown teeth. I guess we have to look in his mouth for 90 minutes. Maybe he will get his D _ _ teeth cleaned for the event! Gross! At any rate we know who will win the debates. The media will give all three to Obama/Biden so why do we put ourselves through the hassle and pressure? Just let the mainstream media go ahead and announce that Obama and Biden win the debates and get it over with.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.0/5 (4 votes cast)
  21. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    August 22, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Maybe they aren’t complaining about anything because if they do it will be more cannon fodder for the Dems. I think R and R are brilliant tacticians and it is going to be a sad 4 days for the other side.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes cast)
  22. copakemanComment by copakeman
    August 22, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    the republicans should cancel all the presidential debates.

    state these reasons “its the economy” “its the many trillions of dollars of debt caused by this president” “its the granting of taxpayer money to solyndra, buying gm stock, giving the auto workers union part ownership and excluding gm bond holders from being paid” “giving grants of millions to acorn” “failing to uphold passed and signed laws” “signing unconstitutional executive orders that enable him to become a dictator” “the communists he has appointed to head all the federal commissions, to pass rules, effectively bypassing our congress” and on and on. this is a summary judgement against obama.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.4/5 (7 votes cast)
    • roncdeweijzeComment by roncdeweijze
      August 22, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

      Oh Mama!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  23. KBBComment by KBB
    August 22, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Why are Republican candidates so lily-livered on this subject? Every GOP candidate in every election cycle gets hosed on this issue! Why aren’t they more pro-active in the decision-making process of who moderates the debates? If more middle-of-the-roaders aren’t chosen to moderate, why don’t the Repubs tell them to stuff it?! If it were turned around and the Dems kept getting grilled only by conservative moderators, you can bet they wouldn’t put up with it.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      August 22, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

      It has been like this as far back as I can remember. The Republicans are a bunch of Lilly livered fraidy cats, especially under the leadership of John Boehner.

      When Newt was the Speaker, the dems could not have gotten away with what they are now. But if the Republicans object, then they are labeled obstructionists or some other such name.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)
  24. docfreemanComment by docfreeman
    August 23, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    If I were filthy rich I would start a TV station that would be exclusively for Conservatives.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Leave a Comment





  • "The biggest problem that I see with programs that favor blacks is that everybody is painted with the same brush...." Comment by lkplumley
    Posted in Do Blacks Need Favors?
  • "What really gets me is no one seems to care when over 3,000 rockets have rained down on our ally...." Comment by simmss
    Posted in Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel
  • "Because they have long ago sold their heritage and their souls to the progressive mentality which is personal desires above..." Comment by ncmauk
    Posted in Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel

Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer