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Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:44 PM

Hyde-Smith Demanded No Audience, No Press for Tonight's Debate

Source: Jackson Free-Press

JACKSON—U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and requested other restrictions, two sources familiar with the debate negotiations told the Jackson Free Press Tuesday morning.

When she faces off against Democratic challenger Mike Espy at 7 p.m., only the debate moderator, panelists and the production team will be allowed in the auditorium—a requirement the Hyde-Smith campaign pushed for and the Espy team argued against.

"We supported having an audience, and we advocated for the media to have access to the studio,” Espy Communications Director Danny Blanton told the Jackson Free Press, although he declined to confirm that it was the Hyde-Smith campaign that opposed a public debate.

The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, which organized the debate, told the campaigns that the decision to have an audience was up to the candidates, said the source, who asked not to be identified.

Read more: http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/nov/20/hyde-smith-demanded-no-audience-no-press/



Just to be safe, maybe they shouldn't broadcast it...

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Reply Hyde-Smith Demanded No Audience, No Press for Tonight's Debate (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 2018 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2018 #1
TreasonousBastard Nov 2018 #5
Polybius Nov 2018 #9
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #6
RainCaster Nov 2018 #2
Polybius Nov 2018 #10
joshdawg Nov 2018 #24
Croney Nov 2018 #3
sprinkleeninow Nov 2018 #8
riversedge Nov 2018 #16
ZZenith Nov 2018 #4
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 2018 #20
George II Nov 2018 #7
liberalla Nov 2018 #11
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #13
riversedge Nov 2018 #12
7962 Nov 2018 #14
Post removed Nov 2018 #15
smb Nov 2018 #17
Just a Weirdo Nov 2018 #18
world wide wally Nov 2018 #19
Progressive Jones Nov 2018 #21
Archae Nov 2018 #22
0rganism Nov 2018 #23

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:45 PM

1. IS it going to be broadcast?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:48 PM

5. One would hope so. The thought of a debate that no one can see...

takes absurdity to new limits.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:08 PM

9. Lol

Imagine that, a debate with just the moderator and the two candidates!

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:49 PM

6. My question also. The ppl of Mississippi deserve for it to

be broadcast. If it’s not broadcast to disseminate the info, no purpose for a debare

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:47 PM

2. What is the point if nobody can see it? Free and clear press access is paramount

Fucking DFT butt licker

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:09 PM

10. It's being broadcast on local TV

I'll YouTube it after work.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 04:11 AM

24. Yes! Eff the bitch and broadcast the debate.

Who cares what she demands?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:47 PM

3. She stinks of fear.

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Response to Croney (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:07 PM

8. She's disgustingly sickening.

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Response to Croney (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:55 PM

16. #They Have Rigged This For Her to Win'


It is like going into a final exam with a full page of notes!

#They Have Rigged This For Her to Win'


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A second source who also asked not to be identified, though, said the debate was "rigged."

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"They have rigged this debate for her to win," the second source said. "Espy's campaign wanted full access for the press and a live studio audience—they said no. Espy wanted no notes going in. Instead, she and her team will have time to build a crib sheet with everything she needs to say before hand. Espy wanted the candidates to ask the questions to each other directly—they said it had to be pre-submitted. Presumably that's because she isn't comfortable asking whatever gotcha question her handlers have hooked up."

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Prior to the Nov. 6 general election, Hyde-Smith repeatedly declined to join Espy and Republican challenger Chris McDaniel, who was still in the race at the time, for a debate, citing scheduling conflicts and concerns that McDaniel’s supporters would be rude if a debate were held that allowed a public audience. In a secretly filmed video, though, Hyde-Smith said she was refusing on the advice of advisers who said agreeing to such a debate would be like handing McDaniel a $200,000 donation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:47 PM

4. She is aptly named!

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Response to ZZenith (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 11:52 PM

20. Cindy Hide-Smith (R-Coward)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 02:50 PM

7. They should show up anyway, with cameras rolling. If she balks and/or gets up and walks out....

....THAT would be a story that would grab headlines nationwide.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:10 PM

11. I hope Espy mentions it during the debate or closing argument.

something along the lines of...

"you deserve a Senator who is available and accessible. One that's willing to meet with you and the press publicly, and not require a closed set to debate issues. Why shun the media, the public and our own constituency?"

what purpose does that serve?

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Response to liberalla (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:31 PM

13. Exactly. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:21 PM

12. wimpy Republican Cindy on stage






Judd Legum
‏Verified account @JuddLegum

BREAKING: "U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and requested other restrictions"
1:42 PM - 20 Nov 2018

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Judd Legum
‏Verified account @JuddLegum
33m33 minutes ago

Hyde-Smith's extraordinary requests were granted.

Notable: "The top board members for the Mississippi Farm Bureau, which is hosting the debate, have all donated to Hyde-Smith"
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Arabella Trefoil
‏ @ArabellaTrefoil
31m31 minutes ago

Replying to @JuddLegum

Will she allow Espy to be in the same room with her?
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Lindsey Straus
‏ @Take2Hit2Left
28m28 minutes ago

A segregated debate. How Mississippian.
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Chris Bastian
‏ @ChrisBastianBkl
32m32 minutes ago

Replying to @JuddLegum

Perhaps, to be safe, they shouldn't broadcast it either?
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✨Athena44

‏ @MonroeG5
29m29 minutes ago
Replying to @JuddLegum

Wow, seem like the lynching lady is scared.
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ZeroShits2Give
‏ @ZeroShits2Give
32m32 minutes ago

Replying to @JuddLegum

no audience at a debate... then there is no point to this debate.
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Dan Krall
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28m28 minutes ago

It's the ol' @SenToomey move

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:40 PM

14. I've always thought they should be with no audience. Just broadcast it.

 

Audiences waste a lot of time. They react even if they're told not to, and I dont need to hear "Lock her up!" break out a dozen times either.
Everyone can watch at home and see the good or stupid of the entire thing.
But I'm probably in the minority in that opinion.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 03:55 PM

17. I'm Surprised She Didn't Demand A Phone-A-Friend Lifeline nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 04:11 PM

18. Should have told Hyde-Smith to drop dead

 

And bring in everyone for the debates. Hyde Smith could not show up if she is too skerrid of real people.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:39 PM

19. WTF?

Why not just discuss McDonalds new menu in private?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 12:28 AM

21. Based on the article, she seems to be

a very demanding little MagaHag.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 12:38 AM

22. How long until this election is over?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 01:48 AM

23. the debate was held in a safe in the basement of city hall

the safe was hidden behind filing cabinets and guarded by tigers

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