Saturday, September 20, 2008

Question: Why No Conservative Moderators?

"The Obama and McCain campaigns have agreed to an unusual free-flowing format for the three televised presidential debates, which begin Friday, but the McCain camp fought for and won a much more structured approach for the questioning at the vice-presidential debate, advisers to both campaigns said Saturday.

...The wrangling was chiefly between the McCain-Palin camp and the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, which is sponsoring the forums.

...The campaigns had no say over the choice of moderators — Jim Lehrer of PBS, Tom Brokaw of NBC and Bob Schieffer of CBS for the presidential debates, and Gwen Ifill of PBS for the vice-presidential debate."

-- Patrick Healy, acting like there's not a big hole in this line-up, while reporting for the New York Times.

Are you going to tell me there's not going to be one - not one - conservative moderator in the debates? After this season of outrageous mainstream journalism high-jinks? They have GOT to be kidding!?! Let Rush Limbaugh, or Mark Levin, or Sean Hannity, have at 'em! This choice of moderators insures that topics conservatives want brought up - Rezko, Wright, Farrakhan, Pflieger, the Annenberg Foundation, ACORN - and Bill Ayers - will not get a hearing before the American people!

Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill are fine, but Tom Brokaw repeated the "Jesus was a community organizer" line already, and Bob Schieffer said something partisan one day, too.

Come on! There is just no way this can be seen as fair, or nonpartisan at all,...