I suppose it could be worse, but it’s still disgusting how much power the Lamestream Media has in this process. And how much the Repubs allow them to have. The inclusion of Candy Crowley, btw, marks the first time in two decades that a woman will be moderating a presidential debate. And the Lamestream Media was supposed to be such a “progressive” place!

What would be an alternative? Just off the top of my head, what about 1) The candidates asking each other questions. 2) The candidates wives moderating them. LOL! That would be interesting!! 3) Questions solicited from a liberal, conservative and Tea Party website, initial batch chosen by those who host the sites, then final questions chosen by a bipartisan panel.

Thoughts? Via CBS News.

The Commission on Presidential Debates have announced the moderators for the three presidential debates and the vice presidential debate set to take place in October. Among them is the first female presidential debate moderator in two decades.

CNN’s Candy Crowley is set to moderate a town hall-style debate on October 16, the second scheduled debate. The last woman to host a presidential debate was ABC News’ Carole Simpson, who moderated the 1992 debate between President George H.W. Bush and candidates Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. Three teenagers from New Jersey had pressed for the Commission on Presidential Debates to choose a woman moderator for one of the presidential debates.

Moderating the third presidential debate will be CBS News’ Bob Schieffer, who moderated a 2008 presidential debate between President Obama and John McCain. Schieffer, who also moderated a 2004 debate, will lead the October 22 debate in Boca Raton. The first debate, on October 3 in Denver, will be moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS, who has moderated 11 of the past 35 presidential debates. The vice presidential debate will be moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

“These journalists bring extensive experience to the job of moderating, and understand the importance of using the expanded time periods to maximum benefit,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

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  1. rosebud2186 says:

    I’m glad to see that we don’t have to endure the “talk show” styled interviews @ the Saddleback chruch. THAT was a wasted opportunity for debate.

  2. Shifra says:

    Yes, it could have been worse: Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz and Fareed Zakaria. *That* would’ve been a nightmare. (Oh wait, Zakaria was suspended from CNN, for plagiarism :) )

    I’m hoping that Crowley will be fair-minded. She did confront Axelrod recently, calling him out on his b.s. Schieffer is hopelessly in love with the Bamster, so I’m not expecting anything good to come out of the debate. Maybe Lehrer will be OK… I was hoping for Bruce, Coulter and Malkin :)

  3. dennisl59 says:

    Could have been worse: Rachael Maddow, Ed Shultz and Sam Donaldson.

    posted 8/13 1157pm Texas [Could you repeat the question?]Time

  4. midget says:

    Dream team Shifra.

  5. FrankRemley says:

    Three hardcore libs. Fair and balanced all the way.

    /sarc

  6. PopArt says:

    I can just hear the first questions to Romney: “What proof do you have that you didn’t cause Jon Benet Ramsey’s death?” followed by “what is your feeling about the remote possibility that your grandfather was connected in some sinister fashion to the Titanic sinking?”

  7. marleed says:

    I’m glad they decided to allow a woman to moderate one of the debates, however personally I would have preferred Megyn Kelly. But then again, we aren’t living on Fantasy Island, are we?

  8. radargeek says:

    WHY WHY WHY the GOP feels it needs to kiss the xxx-ring of the demo-lib controlled media is beyond me. It just shows the morons in the GOP machine have no spine whatsoever. By having the debates in the coliseum full of marxist-lie-ons legitimizes their lib-slant in the news and guantees years of more of the same biased ‘news’ and in them determining the political agenda/script for the nation. WHY can’t the GOP have the spine to say NO to these lib-freaks?
    BTW: THIS is another reason I left the GOP! Cowards all…

  9. Dave says:

    OK… NOW I HAVE TO REQUEST POLYGRAPHS BE USED, BY AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE.

    WHERES FOX NEWS? BRETT BEIR?? ummm…BRIT HUME????? KRAUTHAMMER? MEGYN KELLY????

    First Question to Obama…. ” so, how are those White Sox doin’? ”

    First Question to Romney… “To date….How many total persons have you murdered? ”

    NAAAAH, I DONT LIKE THIS LINE UP OF CHANNELS OR MODERATORS, THEY CAN INFLUENCE THE RACE MASSIVELY.
    They’ll be throwin’ softballs at Obama, and darts at Romney.
    I’m for NFL Referees…..at least we might get a personal foul.

    I KNEW THIS WAS COMING,………….

  10. dennisl59 says:

    I put this travesty of allowing these three washed up, over-the hill, tired, shriveled up, pissant east coast liberal propaganda media hacks with a history of distorting the truth, lies by omission, and deliberate disimulation of known facts within 50 feet of the debates right into the lap of the amoeba brained rube and fool Rinse Repeatus, RNC Chairman.

    posted 8/13 445pm Texas[Cruz Country!]Time

  11. paul14 says:

    Could be worse? This is pretty bad! Better to be killed with a dull pocket knife, than with a machine gun.

  12. Pat_S says:

    My advice to Romney in prepping for Bob Schieffer is know how much a gallon of milk costs. I remember Schieffer interviewing Steve Forbes during the 1996 GOP primaries. He asked Forbes if he knew the price of milk and if he ever had a mortgage. Wouldn’t be surprised if Schieffer pulled something similar this time given the hate the rich drumbeat of the Obama campaign.

    BTW, Forbes didn’t know the price of milk but he had three mortgages.

  13. Sally says:

    This is pretty bad. Better than being stuck with Diane Sawyer sipping her vodka and tonic during commercial breaks!

  14. JHSII says:

    If the GOP had any courage, they would demand this lineup:

    1st debate – Ann Coulter
    2nd debate – Rush Limbaugh
    VP debate – Neil Cavuto
    3rd debate – Tammy Bruce

    And when the dems screamed and complained that it was biased and they didn’t like it – the GOP would respond that the dem lineup was biased and the GOP didn’t like it either.

    As it is, we’re going to get questions like this:
    obama – Could anything be more awesome than your own greatness?
    Romney – So, when did you stop beating your wife?
    (Yes, I stole the Romney question from Shifra)

  15. midget says:

    Kenya believe anything these guys say ? Kenya?

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