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October 12, 2012

Media To Candy Crowley: Protect Obama And We'll Give You The Same Praise As We're Giving Martha Raddatz

Jim Lehrer let two men debate.

Martha Raddatz, by CNN's admission, became the "third debater."

But not a moderator, as a moderator might have cautioned Joe Biden to stop interrupting and wait his turn to speak, as the rules required.

But she was a debater, and that's what the media wants. They insist they get to "control" the outcome of the debate.

At times it seemed as if Martha Raddatz, who moderated Thursday's vice presidential debate, was the third debater.

At other times she was the seasoned ABC News war correspondent who kept the two guys in suits taking snarky swipes at each other in line.

Um, only one candidate was snarky. The other was serious.

And she didn't keep the snarky one in line.

...

Raddatz also pressed for specifics such as when she demanded of Ryan: "I want to know how you do the math and have this increase in defense spending?"

Five things we learned from the VP debate

When she wanted to direct the foreign policy debate to a new topic, she commanded: "Let's move to Iran."

And to Iran the conversation moved.

So she did. When Ryan had more to discuss with Ol' Joe on his administration's deadly failure in Benghazi.

She might have also asked if Joe Biden was doing okay, or needed another tab of his dementia medicine.


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