Bias Bash: Strategy of debate moderators
Jim Pinkerton on the perception they get from viewers and the media
- Duration 7:57
- Date Oct 19, 2012
Jim Pinkerton on the perception they get from viewers and the media
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-- fashion did -- whole incident involving Candy Crowley.
And I'm assuming you're talking about an hour intervention in the act of -- all the all -- I had to turn up the better level.
Beforehand has been obviously.
To get -- -- got a look I mean.
Let's -- -- the start with the point that the commission on presidential pick.
That scientists -- that the the moderator the state will do nothing other than say mrs.
Jones and mr.
Smith went on to have her questions like that.
She's I don't know I'm I can do them if you wrote an -- they have as a sidebar Mike McCurry -- -- Kosher the democratic pollution abatement well if you can do whatever she wants.
What's the point of signing a deal -- anybody if not only does the moderator agreed his walk away from episode as a person signed the deal I mean it's just crazy that they would allow this to happen.
When it was very revealing to me that when this -- thing about the -- -- prepare him between them that -- -- about alternative -- that get the transcript.
How -- how did you know that you get a transcript.
I think they gave -- -- -- advance I don't know that she already he said to me saying quote concession that that's got the transcript got a good enough that I can't get but he was saying that to Romney initially it was so quickly to that state -- get -- -- -- -- -- -- I get the transcript I think that they get -- here on this and he -- you know -- argue that my energy so -- tragedy if you said -- -- -- -- -- now.
As we discuss it -- Is at least arguable.
That Obama is making a general statement -- hear about people getting killed and most of the specific act of of terrorism and -- browsing but I think that.
As -- Gainer than me -- and I said look.
Took opera umpires uniform and got that put it could put a monitors behind on the field and help Pakistan obviously -- though that a -- in those kind of things should step in if he or she believes an outright falsehood as being spoken.
You know I was one of those people and again much like being a prime minister in Lebanon while -- want to be a moderator video as I don't debate in the trash all the time but you know I was one of those people -- despaired over ten -- Non intervention.
In the first debate and I had to defend -- -- -- and -- -- While waiting to -- Obama actually should have been want to do the job right in this case that was steadfastly rate if there is something to be done I think that.
The people the participants need to call each other out on it.
The moderator doesn't affect you know what we come -- this morning which is have people.
It simply viewing you know yeah you would agree that Candy Crowley should not have done what's.
I would agree that Candy Crowley should not have been protected herself I won't disagree with within that there is some mass.
Left wing conspiracy Tencent -- Candy Crowley to be -- the commander in chief soft affect me.
That's I mean that's really making assumptions that much from it unless it happens -- be prepared to make but.
Now look -- it as as much as my fellow Democrats to spare average and Larry legend -- and then actually handle it correctly because.
Lot of stuff you can't look -- -- IC NN and I'll say this.
That people complaining about Joseph Biden smiling -- Paul -- much else is that people complaining that Mitt Romney was.
Too aggressive and the first debate Obama wasn't if you can't stand up to your fellow to Peter.
Kyrgyzstan round ligament in his daughter to anybody else serve you know -- -- -- or anybody else so.
You know they're both big boys -- -- ourselves out of the moderator -- -- -- him.
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-- the -- the temptation getting later got -- all weird it was simply let the two go at it integrity although mainstream media that is hated him for it right -- jumped in on behalf of Biden and now who -- jumped in and half of Obama and other being -- especially that -- -- -- -- -- failures -- -- -- -- raiders are great so the incentive structure looking ahead Schieffer on Monday is what.
You wanna be dope like clarity wanna be -- like -- and probably isn't.
All of this though it's a look back sort of influencing the umpire the referee before the game begins I mean isn't that what.
Part of the reason -- what I decided is to pile on each of the moderate as.
Because -- you sending a message to Bob Schieffer you -- do things that we.
Yeah coming Bob Schieffer.
Yes strictly as a kind of -- I would be very prone to being influenced but it's not so much what happens.
For the debating concerns if this happens after zippy when everybody going -- and spinning.
You win without rewarding when the perception war and that's you know -- kind of wind.
When you have MSNBC which we almost not securely antagonistic towards President Obama.
Going on suicide watch immediately after the first -- was over and trashing him that probably did as much to -- perceptions of him -- As anything he says that the -- himself.
Think that lefty in the Chris Matthews meltdown like did you watch some outside analysts smell that nearly as good as the -- -- the -- Khaleda.
But failed to win as a single candle them and Chris Matthews we love.
So yes it would be a moderate to would you -- and let him.
I'd -- I think we better off.
Within about partisan Republicans -- in one and about partisan Democrat doing the other is that this statement Bob Schieffer -- -- ME wrote a book -- -- somehow I remember this is that working Reagan's vision about Robert -- the acting president get it acting president and this is Schieffer would come as a moderate.
I'm sure you got 3100% of DuPont Circle count on NBC's alma mater not -- -- -- thoughtful and open all peninsula that is set.
Thank all of them.
Including hole including Raddatz including later they basically your nerve center left liberals within her own little bubble of the door and I did Julie yeah.
Seems like a reasonable idea to have somebody who is -- the -- lead autism about it that's the British to them to -- -- And we like to -- at night.
It looked like photos and one of the -- of man.
Wow I'm limited time I don't know an easy for the day out like that because an -- of the as a quarterback Arizona what does meg always get a what about that idea.
That yes people do have.
Distinct views -- -- continue to debate -- -- up up up up up up.
Yes should think.
Should that that you -- is that a good idea for the good.
I only got moderator at all and literally think we need to have somebody asking questions from the audience.
That the audience can you know assuming Iraq and asking with Pizza -- would you like him pepperoni sausage -- I -- -- I -- -- the question anything else.
But I don't think my you know I had days -- moderator is.
A disease of the voice of god anchor -- -- over read and to the extent that we can do anything about that I don't know how you doing mechanically but it.
Again you know they said -- -- was was was just demon eyes and by about myself included the first night and then thanks to the setback in the that's exactly -- you should do it but I think it's it's hard to do his -- did it again you have people coming out and maybe tendency to sell a lot of people coming and a single Martha Radisson -- -- pro Obama.
Because you know he was her second wedding in 1991 of them from the husband -- -- -- long divorced from -- There's always going to be perceived bias yeah I was let's take it out with a -- it did.
-- what you try to be nice to meet our.
-- -- -- -- I'm reminded of The Rolling Stones documentary shine a light from there -- few months -- I'm looking -- -- to that date Vegas simply here's Auburn played is put in shock on this and one -- -- were on the -- -- look to put a list of questions wouldn't dispute your paper is Obama and come around to go through the list.
Check him out one by one by one no moderator I think just you know Lincoln Douglas I -- like we really.
I admire -- -- campaign.
Happy Friday to -- but didn't that you.
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