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Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:14 AM

 

Fox News’ Presidential Debate Moderator Says He’ll Let Candidates Lie

Fox News’ Presidential Debate Moderator Says He’ll Let Candidates Lie
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Judd LegumFollow Editor-In-Chief, ThinkProgress

For the first time, Fox News has been selected to moderate a presidential debate.

The Presidential Debate Commission selected Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, to moderate the third presidential debate, scheduled for October 19 in Las Vegas.

Wallace appeared on Fox News’ Media Buzz to discuss what his selection meant to him personally and “what it means to Fox News.”
The host of the program, Howard Kurtz, asked Wallace, “What do you do if they make assertions that you know to be untrue?”

“That’s not my job,” Wallace replied, without skipping a beat. “It’s not my job to be a truth squad.”

https://thinkprogress.org/fox-news-presidential-debate-moderator-says-he-ll-let-candidates-lie-54b04cd3272a#.krbc1ouzn

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Reply Fox News’ Presidential Debate Moderator Says He’ll Let Candidates Lie (Original post)
workinclasszero Sep 2016 OP
liberal N proud Sep 2016 #1
enough Sep 2016 #2
KewlKat Sep 2016 #3
workinclasszero Sep 2016 #4
vlyons Sep 2016 #5
sarae Sep 2016 #6
RAFisher Sep 2016 #7
Buzz Clik Sep 2016 #8
mindfulNJ Sep 2016 #9
Rose Siding Sep 2016 #10
procon Sep 2016 #11
martin mike Sep 2016 #12
NCTraveler Sep 2016 #13
Sunlei Sep 2016 #14
bullimiami Sep 2016 #15
oberliner Sep 2016 #16
Botany Sep 2016 #17
eppur_se_muova Sep 2016 #18
lark Sep 2016 #19

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:17 AM

1. That statement invalidates the debate!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:20 AM

2. At the very least there needs to be a statement to that effect running across the screen

throughout the debate.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:22 AM

3. they need a new moderator

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:23 AM

4. Trump with get up on his hind legs and lie his ass off!

 

Lie after lie after lie.

And the Fox news moderator will smile and say Mrs Clinton what is your response to these serious charges????


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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:23 AM

5. Surprise surprise

OK everyone put on your surprise face

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:25 AM

6. Um...

What are the debates for - how good the candidate is at bullshitting us?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:27 AM

7. His response seems to be a cop-out. What happens after Clinton calls out a Trump lie?

Trumps says he never filed for bankruptcy. Clinton calls out the lie. Trump then says Clinton is a lair.

In this scenario, what would happen next? Wallace will not say anything? Next question? I assume the whole debate would going with each just calling the other a lair. Sounds like a mess.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:32 AM

8. Wow. Not exactly a change in tactic from Fox News.

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:33 AM

9. Actually Mr. Wallace

it IS your job.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:35 AM

10. Considering the caliber of Trump supporters I've seen, the mod might not be the issue

Will his mob let HRC speak at all? This problem could be most prominent in a Fox crowd.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:05 AM

11. Another grad from the same journalism school Chuck Todd attended.

Remember when Chuck Todd made the shocking statement that pursuing of the truth and pointing out Republican lies isn't his job?

It's not his job to report current events, explain them clearly and factually, and stop the spread of misinformation... you know, work. Real journalism is dead because of people like Chuck Todd and his fellow faux journalist, Chris Wallace,who think that facts no longer matter. This is the perfect example of why Democrats can’t expect to win policy debates with just facts. The truth does not matter to a news media isn't interested in straight, hardcore news, they just need a steady stream of juicy stories to sell -- true or not -- and fill up airtime in a 24/7 broadcast schedule.

I'm old enough to remember when journalists and news reporters served a vital role as the Free Press, champion of the people, the Fourth Estate made politicians tremble and the corporate princes and the barons of industry feared being called to account by a scathing news story that ripped off the masquerade in revealing investigations.

Now we have self serving celebrity media personalities, timid milquetoasts and kowtowing sycophants, who only want to do light and fluffy interviews of top tier guests to boost their ratings in order to plump up their next contract negotiation.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:11 AM

12. why should modding a debate be any different from his FOX job?

 

where he not only doesn't challange lies, he TELLS them!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:14 AM

13. It's not his job.

 

It's Clintons job.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:16 AM

14. should have hosted debate at one of our colleges instead of supermarket republican tabloid fox

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:36 AM

15. If you're a reporter you're ONLY job is to be the truth squad. Otherwise you are a commentator.

And a commentator has no business moderating the debate.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:47 AM

16. Should Wallace interrupt HRC every time he thinks she is lying?

 

That doesn't seem like a great idea.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 08:48 AM

17. Wallace works @ Fox and they lie as a matter of business

So why should Wallace sare about lying now.

Statements made on FOX

Click on the ruling to see all of the statements made on FOX.

True17 (10%)(17)
Mostly True20 (12%)(20)
Half True31 (19%)(31)
Mostly False34 (21%)(34)
False48 (29%)(48)
Pants on Fire15 (9%)

78% of the time Fox lies.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/tv/fox/

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 09:50 AM

18. Not much choice -- there's not enough time to retrain him before the debate.

His whole career has been built on a disinclination to question lies, no matter how big or blatant.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 10:07 AM

19. Nothing new here.

Faux snooze has always promoted lies over truth, why should this be different. HRC should bail from this one since it sets up perfectly for the lie every second drumpf.

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