Aug
10
2013

Keeping the GOP primary debates in-house…

…and putting them on CSPAN sounds fine to me, actually.  More importantly, it sounds like doing that would make it harder for the Media to go after my party’s eventual candidate.  Frankly, the 2012 primary debates were a net loss for the GOP, thanks to a frankly vicious media campaign: so be it, but they only get one bite at that apple. I’ll take my chances with a new format, thanks – and if that hurts the Media’s ratings, well, maybe they should have thought of that before they started doing in-kind contributions to the Democratic party.

Moe Lane

PS: As Tom Clancy once noted: why should I trust them?  They’re reporters.

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6 Comments

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    More important than the network is who will be selected to ask questions. Progressive reporters will only ask questions to determine which Republican would made the best Democrat candidate.

    • Herp McDerp says:

      Bingo. It doesn’t matter which network covers the debates if Candy Crowley and Gwen Ifill are the people who choose which questions to ask.
       
      For that matter … what’s the deal with playing “gotcha” with the candidates by surprising them with questions? Why not release a list of questions a couple of days in advance — or some of the questions, at least — and while we’re at it, why not let the candidates use notes? We might be able to avoid some of the gaffes and some of the “Is so! — Is not!” moments of the current system. Heaven help us, the candidates might even be better able to communicate their plans and positions to the public.

  • jetty says:

    The only problem is that many in the GOP want to be loved by the Media.

    • acat says:

      Wrong order, jetty.
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      The problem is, many who want to be loved by the media are in the GOP.
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      Why are they in the GOP? Were the Dems full up?Couldn’t they memorize the lines to be a Libertarian?
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      Mew

  • midwestconservative says:

    With Foxnews looking to remove themselves from hosting a GOP primary by joining NBC in their Hillaryfest, means the chances the debates will be moderated by members of the Right Wing, Hyper Partisan, and very politically active blogosphere, are increasing. incrementally.

    • acat says:

      I like the idea of C-SPAN doing the debates. Offer a live feed – for a price – if the networks feel the need to carry it.. but no “creative control”.
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      It’s funny how little Reagan understood about acting managed to get passed on in the GOP .. and how much he knew he applied.
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      Mew

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