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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:25 PM

Debates commission considering cutting off mics if Trump or Biden break rules

Source: CBS News

Washington — The commission that oversees the general election debates between candidates for president and vice president said Wednesday it will be making changes to the format of the remaining two presidential debates, including possibly taking control of the microphones of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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"The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly," the organization said. "The Commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night's debate and intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates."

An informed source told CBS News' Norah O'Donnell the commission will spend the next 48 hours determining new guidelines and rules for the second debate. The organization is working on all possible solutions, but the source said that "we are going to be making changes."

At the top of the list is controlling the two candidates' microphones and their ability to interrupt one another and the moderator. The campaigns will be informed of the rules, but the source said the rules will not be subject to negotiation.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/commission-on-presidential-debates-changes-coming-next-debate/



This is something that my local CBS affiliate news radio station has started reporting this afternoon... If they go with this, it will be mandated (no "negotiation" about this rule).

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Reply Debates commission considering cutting off mics if Trump or Biden break rules (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Sep 30 OP
underpants Sep 30 #1
SoCalNative Sep 30 #2
sheshe2 Sep 30 #3
BumRushDaShow Sep 30 #8
sheshe2 Sep 30 #14
Rebl2 Sep 30 #15
VWolf Sep 30 #4
underpants Sep 30 #5
drray23 Sep 30 #16
Barbara2423 Sep 30 #6
sheshe2 Sep 30 #7
canetoad Sep 30 #9
sheshe2 Sep 30 #13
Judi Lynn Sep 30 #10
Dyedinthewoolliberal Sep 30 #11
BumRushDaShow Sep 30 #17
CottonBear Sep 30 #18
bucolic_frolic Sep 30 #12
flibbitygiblets Sep 30 #19

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. Trump will yell loud enough to be heard

Trust me.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:29 PM

2. Or he will just storm out

when they cut him off.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:32 PM

3. Impossible for him to storm out.

He can only manage to waddle out.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:45 PM

8. ....

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:10 PM

14. Tee hee hee

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:11 PM

15. Fine by me

Then the moderator can continue on with Biden, asking questions.
I wish they would get rid of presidential debates-now and in the future. They should have several live interviews talking with the candidates about their views on the subjects important to our lives and the USA. Show them on all networks at the same time like the debates.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:32 PM

4. Yep, so for the third debate

they will be forced to stay in sound-proof booths

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Response to VWolf (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:35 PM

5. The cone of STFU

I’d love to watch him still screaming regardless of being heard.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:19 PM

16. In the room. We wont hear anything on TV.nt.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:39 PM

6. The Commission can consider all they want I am done with presidential debates, I will

watch the vice-president date. If the moderator(s) can't get handle two people on stage I am done.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:40 PM

7. This could work.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:51 PM

9. Sorry

But there's a little hole for the sound to escape.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:09 PM

13. His asshole?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:56 PM

10. Debate commission says it will make changes to format

David Bauder, Ap Media Writer
Updated 3:22 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential debate commission says it will soon adopt changes to its format to avoid a repeat of the disjointed first meeting between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

The commission said Wednesday the debate “made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.”

One possibility being discussed is to give the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants while his opponent is talking, according to a person familiar with the deliberations who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

. . .

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said the commission was “only doing this because their guy got pummeled last night. President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work the refs.”

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/For-moderator-Chris-Wallace-debate-was-runaway-15607887.php

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Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:00 PM

11. a countdown clock could easily be installed with LARGE numbers

making it easy for all to see. "When the timer hits zero, you are cut off'

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:43 PM

17. I expect that is already set up for these debates

and I know Congress has them installed in all of the Committee rooms, with color coded lights to indicate when the time is almost up. But unless the moderator is either given authority to do it or takes the initiative without being biased about how it is implemented and for who, then threatening to cut off a mic becomes meaningless.

We saw Biden attempt a Maxine Waters to "reclaim his time".



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:51 PM

18. Rep. Waters is a badass!

Go get ‘em! She is fearless!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:04 PM

12. This won't work. They should give it up. Trump is on a warpath.

No more Bund Rally opportunities.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:26 PM

19. Could they also "consider" putting a bag on that fugly mug?

or can we get a network to cover the debates with a CGI overlay on that thing?

ooh, no this is better: Have Sarah Cooper in a split-screen with Biden! (With Sarah making faces and mouthing *'s words.)

For the mental health of the nation, please!!!

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