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The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27.
The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator per four contenders. Let's review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.
Rachel - Maddow - Russiagate - Conspiracy - Theorist
1. Rachel Maddow is a leftist, Trump-hating Russiagate conspiracy theorist. She ended her last turn as a debate moderator by hugging both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. When this was mocked, she promised she would also hug Republicans if they would let her moderate a debate. This is never going to happen. Maddow's show has been a hot spot in recent months for easy, positive publicity for Democratic presidential candidates ... and Hillary Clinton ... and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. You get the pretty picture.
2. Lester Holt was a one-sided disaster as a moderator between Donald Trump and Clinton in the fall of 2016. Holt asked Trump about stop-and-frisk policies and then challenged his answer. He hammered Trump about the Obama birther issue and then challenged his answer. He asked Trump about Iraq and then interrupted and challenged him more than five times. But there was not one single, solitary challenge of anything Hillary Clinton said. In fact, there were no questions about Benghazi or The Clinton Foundation or anything scandalous. The New York Times loved it. Say no more.
Chuck - Todd - Sanders - Times - Years
3. Chuck Todd has interviewed Sanders umpteen times in the last five years and has never disclosed that the direct-mail fundraising firm run by his wife, Kristian Denny Todd, earned almost $1.5 million from Sanders' 2016 campaign, as reported by OpenSecrets.org. This is a clear conflict of interest, and Todd should recuse himself from any such discussion. But Todd doesn't think...
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