CNN Gets Snubbed as Debate Moderators are Announced

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The Presidential Debate Commission has announced its list of moderators for the Presidential debates and there is one glaring omission. No CNN anchors are present on the list.

Controversially, Fox News host Chris Wallace was chosen to moderate the first debate. [READ MORE: Fox News’ Chris Wallace Picked to Moderate First Presidential Debate]

According to The Daily Wire:

Fox is in while CNN is out.

Wallace will moderate the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. The second, a town-hall debate, will be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully in Miami on Oct. 15. And the final  debate will be moderated by Kristen Welker of NBC and will take place in Nashville on Oct. 22.

For the one vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), USA Today’s Susan Page will moderate the event, which will take place in Salt Lake City on Oct. 7.

“We are grateful to these experienced journalists, who will help ensure that the general election presidential debates continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn about the candidates. Each individual brings great professionalism to moderating and understands that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to facilitate in-depth discussion of major topics,” Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack, co-chairs of the non-partisan CPD said in a statement.

Wallace who has been known to be critical of President Trump has also expressed frustration with Joe Biden. Wallace said about Biden, “continues to lead with what I’ll call the basement strategy. I don’t think you can hide from now until Election Day. I just I just don’t think it’s possible.” He said it is the craziest thing he has seen in his decades of covering politics.

    1. I sent an email to Chris Wallace (via FOX) concerning his asking Trump if Trump will abide by the election results if he loses. I demanded that he ask the same question to Biden. Please, everyone, join me in sending a like email to FOX.

  1. I can’t stand Wallace. Won’t watch his show because he is prejudice to the left and it has shown clearly for a decade that I have seen. Stopped watching him since then. His guest are slanted too. This is not going to be good but Trump can handle the little pirana too.

  2. With C.Wallace being a liberal hack,hiden biden, will probably get grade school questions, because he is so incompetent,incoherant, to answer any tough questions, without heing and hawing, and falling on his face, he will once again be the laughing stock of the debate.He will be flip=flopping like usual because he is so stupid, that he doesn’t have a dam clue, what he is talking about. He’s a joke and a bad one at that.

  3. Democrap Sleepy Joe Biden will find some way to weasle out of the Presidential debates!

    Joe will say people are already voting in some states!

  4. They will have to check Biden’s ears for Hearing Devices, His handler’s will be in his ears to give him all the Answers, And that will make it even funnier to watch because he will really get confused and then the Babbling will be Great Amusement! TRUMP 2020!!!

  5. CNN = CIA!! The only reason CNN even has any ‘ratings’ is because they have DEALS with Public Places to keep their channel on. Places like airports, bus stations, train stations, ect. Not to mention the Corporate ‘eateries’ (in the bars) such as TGIF, Chili’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, ect. And, least we not forget that, ‘ratings’ ARE FUDGED!! (FAKE…..just like ‘polls’!!)

  6. Why would Fox News agree to Weaslie Wallace to be the moderator.
    As everyone says, don’t expect any tough or expected questions to Biden.
    Almost makes the debates worthless.

  7. So Pres. Trump gets to debate Biden and Wallace at the same time, what a good deal that is! Having said that, even w/Wallace throwing the softballs to Grandpa Joe (I think he has surpassed the Uncle category), Pres. Trump should easily handle Wallace and Grandpa Joe will still be trying to decipher Wallace’s question.

    Even though Biden (both to avoid controversy) should be checked for hearing devices, I can’t begin to imagine how often Joe would need to call a recess so he could figure out what was fed to him two questions ago.

  8. Chris Wallace is a PIECE of Liberal Crap!

    He will supply Hiden BIden with the questions in advance, he will do everything he can to protect the LEFT, BUT Trump will prevail as ALWAYS!

    TRUMP 2020!

  9. Chris wallace is not a good choice! Glad CNN is out! Actually the choices are not so great. Only 1 Reepublican and 2 or 3 democrats. Not a sinngle one that is 100 percent conservative or non biased! Hope they give Biden same questions they give Trump. Otherwise they will give creepy joe soft ball questions! Hope I am wrong!!

  10. All three moderators are democrats supporter and CNN and NBC are the worst in supporting their democrat philosophy. Why is FOX mimicing these other moderators in the other two debates. Wallace’s soft remark about Biden is nothing to the remarks Wallace insinuates about President Trump. Who is in charge at FOX who couldn’t get one of their top guys who are more honest as compared to Wallace in questioning equally candidates with equal questions with equally letting both speak instead of interrupting the republican while letting the democrat go on. What is the point in having these debates this year. Or, maybe that is what all three networks want now, the same baloney on all networks against President Trump and conservatives.

  11. All four moderators will be under scrutiny for fairness to both candidates in asking equally complex and substantive questions.
    Softball questions by Wallace of Biden will be particularly distressing. He established his standard of civility in his White House interview of President Trump in August 2020.

    I would like to know,

    if Biden will be as transparent to the public with daily press briefings and his personal availability at the same rate as President Trump?
    When will Hunter Biden hit the campaign trail in support of his father, and if not WHY NOT?
    Dig into the 5 January 2017 meeting in the Oval Office, and pursue the role of Obama and Biden in their seditious actions.
    Others to follow.


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