After witnessing the first presidential debate between Democrat, Hillary Clinton and Republican, Donald Trump is there anyone who seriously doubts that the whole thing, from start to finish, was a huge “debutante ball” being held in Hillary’s honor and Donald Trump was the unwanted guest?
Moderator, Lester Holt, of NBC News didn’t even bother trying to appear fair and balanced in his questions to the candidates and the expectation that Hillary would get the “kid glove” treatment was not misguided. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was treated like the guy who sits in the seat of the “dunk tank” at the local county fair!
The analysis, posted on social media and drawing intense attention on Reddit, walks through the entire 90-minute exchange and notes Holt asked six questions of both candidates, in addition to Trump’s 15 and Clinton’s two.
Holt, a newcomer to presidential debate moderation, faced intense pressure from the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media to be tough on Trump. Some explicitly called for Holt to “fact-check” Trump — the implication being that Trump is more ignorant or dishonest — and implied that he would face the same fate as NBC’s Matt Lauer and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, both of whom were slammed by liberal media critics for the crime of treating both candidates fairly.
Breitbart News also noted the way Holt took a defensive position towards Hillary Clinton:
Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”
We have known for a very long time that the mainstream media has been “in the tank” for Democrat political candidates as well as issues carrying the “politically correct” stamp of approval by society’s moral conscience aka the “Liberal Establishment.” What we need to do now is make sure they don’t get to control the narrative and demonize another good Republican candidate, namely, Donald J Trump!