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Re: Just So I Have This Straight. . .

The moderator has a ginormous effect on the debate. The questions may be the same for each candidate, the candidates have their rebuttle, but the time allocation(s) are completely under the control of the moderator. The moderator can ask for elaboration, or allow hedging to occur.

Wait a second here. . .let's back up. First you were saying that the moderator's bias had little effect, then you went on to explain how the moderators in the past were biased against candidates.

So which is it?

By the way, it has just been reported that Gwen Ifill did not disclose her pro-Obama book to the debate committee (even though she had been working on it for some time, and it is now on the verge of publication). Why would she not devulge this?

Please advise,

Oct 02, 2008, 17:08


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