The last big debate
What to expect from media, moderator?
- Duration 4:30
- Date Oct 20, 2012
What to expect from media, moderator?
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I think it also has something to do with media and the how.
Partners and things have looked -- now right because if you -- alive with a candidate who you perceive as not doing well one thing you can do is say well as a -- writers fault if yeah yeah it's like today you know I'm never heard anybody at a baseball games.
-- -- one who criticize the umpires.
-- -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer he will be the umpire on Monday he's talking there with Daily Beast columnist Howard Kurtz.
Giving his opinion about why debate moderator -- criticize.
Schieffer will be the moderator for the third and final presidential debate of this elections title.
All cycle I should say on Monday night so he has been around long time he's done his job before what are your expectations.
You know first -- if reporters were umpires -- -- -- for I think that's a great analogy but they're not umpires are actually playing on the field right now.
I think she for though will be that one of the best in my opinion he is old school enough to know that he doesn't want to be part of the story.
He really has been around enough so -- he's got the facts I think he should be much better I mean certainly when it got good.
This last debate candy jump to any kind of played one side and results of the other so yeah exactly so I I'd like to -- more.
Of Schieffer asked the questions let the candidates talk and step back.
And when he won't be Jim Lehrer another way.
I know I don't think so infected though he had he didn't comment and that Howard Kurtz -- how the 24 hour news cycle and how partisan things have become.
Make it very hard to be -- but I'm gonna go with our very own Cal Thomas who says let's have former presidents together moderate the debates to.
I'm sure we need a modern spirit this -- -- they went yeah that's it.
Interactions that we most interesting -- those between the two men themselves.
And I'd just.
Thought that I liked Jim layers approach better because it let them.
Talk to -- each other and let people the American people to look at both men and look at the way they relate to each other without us being in the middle of it I really preferred.
As Ben Shapiro it at.
Right -- said of the 611 questions its citizens danced in New York last week.
Six were pro Obama three were programming to -- Neutral and and of course as well as James Rosen pointed out she -- as many questions they did so so cruelly squeezed out another eleven citizens from answering their questions that she could have more eagle time.
Bob Schieffer is not.
Obviously of that of that mode however as I said last week.
You know if you.
Look -- had to think back to layer who did that are being getting pounded for being too nice to Romney Raddatz who did it mean tackling -- who got praised and so not surprisingly.
-- -- the -- model of clobbering a conservative dispose of this so so that -- the temptation for Schieffer is gonna be receiving resist it -- and move over there.
-- clobber them while -- I did this to themselves too because the media like to report on each other so we get all these -- stories up.
Who the moderator is and what -- they think and we build up these reporters as part of the story and we get -- the trouble well and then there was the the you know everybody's talking about candy -- jumping in on the Libya question but the fact of the matter is the president and I guess Mitt Romney neither.
Neither one of them.
Answered the question that the citizen put out there which was why did we not have better security at our.
Diplomatic facility and then does it.
But but you have to give the American people some credit seeing somebody answer question or not and again that did the rules estimated -- sort of you know -- don't sit and talk but the rules the debate that.
They mean something that the -- that that that.
Two campaigns agreed on this and as of -- to me that not only pro walkway from rules the sort of Mike McCurry as the coach of the debate commission for the Democrats say all right but -- -- grateful if that's.
It was a deal and didn't mean nothing then the next debate the -- in a moderator should say answer the question.
Answer a question that's there and I thought I have a new place is amazing that started last debate it's really going to be important.
Is not about the economy it's about foreign policy which is normally considered a kind of also ran in presidential -- and now we have Libya.
Now accounts it will be interest -- President Obama and Mitt Romney they meet for the third and final time on Monday Lynn university in Boca Raton Florida.
You can watch it here on fox news Channel 8 55 PM Monday.