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Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:54 AM


Will Presidential Debate Moderators Really Not Challenge Lies?

Will Presidential Debate Moderators Really Not Challenge Lies?
Chris Wallace says it isn’t his job to “truth squad,” though some journalists strongly disagree.
09/05/2016 03:29 pm ET
Michael Calderone Senior Media Reporter, The Huffington Post

NEW YORK ― When Donald Trump hits the debate stage in a few weeks with Hillary Clinton, it’s not hard to imagine the Republican nominee challenging his Democratic rival’s foreign policy judgment by falsely claiming ― as he’s done dozens of times ― to have been a staunch critic of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, the moderator for the third presidential debate, said in a Sunday interview that it isn’t his role to call out the candidates’ false claims.

“That’s not my job,” Wallace told his Fox News colleague Howard Kurtz. “I do not believe that it’s my job to be a truth squad.”


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Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:08 AM

1. They shouldn't.


That's my opinion and I know it will not be popular here. It is the job of Clinton and Trump to fact check each other. This is high level debating and The moderator should not be an on the fly fact checker. Of course all media outlets should fact chech after the debate. It's Clintons job to call out the lies if she chooses to do so.

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