"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

MRC Bias Alert: NBC Debate Moderators Pepper Republicans with Questions from the Left

Would someone please tell us who sets up these debates in the Republican Primaries because time after time over the years we have had liberal moderators attacking Republican candidates from the left during the debates.  Frankly not sure I see much good out of the debate format with liberal moderators.  Town Halls where people ask questions who are not planted seem a better route with a moderator from the RNC not an NBC liberal moderator.  Figured it would be easy to search and find out who is behind the choices of moderators but I am still looking.

There is video at the Media Research Center along with more details about the debate last night.  Brian Williams should have introduced himself as Obama supporter Brian Williams because he is one of the members of the media who have been carrying water for Obama since 2007 and probably before that.  Would he ask conservative questions during a Democrat debate?  Not on your life.  He is one of many anchors/reporters from the Obama media who will do anything to tank a Republican frontrunner so Obama has a clearer shot to be reelected.   Last night he proved he is nothing but a liberal shill trying to make GOP candidates especially Rick Perry look bad against Obama.  Watch him tonight after the Obama speech and he will be swooning like always.

All I can say is I am extremely happy the Media Research Center has become a major player in giving us the facts about the liberal media and their continual attacks on conservatives while they push the liberal Obama agenda and protect Obama at all costs.  The liberal media must be having nightmares about Governor Perry, the outsider of the Washington establishment, being the frontrunner.
NBC Debate Moderators Pepper Republicans with Questions from the Left
By: Brent Baker
Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:32 AM EDT

NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris peppered the NBC News/Politico debate inside the Air Force One pavilion at the Reagan Library with questions from the left, repeatedly pressing the Republican presidential candidates with liberal talking points and Democratic agenda items. 
That’s time which could have been better spent advancing issues and concerns of Republican primary voters interested in differences amongst the candidates, not in forcing the candidates to defend conservative positions despised by MSNBC viewers and hosts.

Williams hit Texas Governor Rick Perry from the left on his state’s poor economic indicators (“no other state has more working at or below the minimum wage”) , chastised him for cutting education funding and, citing how “your state has executed 234 death row inmates,” demanded to know whether he’s “struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent?”

Williams was taken aback when the audience applauded Perry’s death penalty record, prompting a befuddled Williams to follow up: “What do you make of that dynamic that just happened here, the mention of the execution of 234 people drew applause?” 
Williams was also confounded by Ron Paul’s libertarian views, quizzing him about how the nation would survive without FEMA and confusingly ruminated about no federal air traffic control: “All the pilots in the sky, to add to their responsibilities, their own air traffic control, in an organic way.” He also hailed former Democratic President Lyndon Johnson for addressing the need for government to provide meals to school kids, wondering: “Do you think that is any more -- providing nutrition in schools for children -- a role of the federal government?”

Challenging Senator Rick Santorum, Williams lectured him about how Santorum’s “Catholic faith, has as a part of it, caring for the poor.” Williams insisted Santorum explain: “Where do the poor come in, where do they place in this party, on this stage, in a Santorum administration?” 
Williams’ liberal advocacy and hostility to conservatives shouldn’t have come as any surprise given his history as documented in the MRC’s Media Reality Check, by Geoffrey Dickens, released on Tuesday, “Brian Williams Vs. Tea Party Conservatives: GOP Debate Moderator Has Long History of Admiring Obama and Badgering Republicans from the Left.”

Harris, Editor-in-Chief of Politico, contrasted the success in liberal Massachusetts with failure in conservative Texas: “Massachusetts has nearly universal health insurance – it’s first in the country. In Texas, about a quarter of the people don't have health insurance. That's 50 out of 50, dead last. Sir, it's pretty hard to defend dead last.”

Excerpt: Read more and view the video at the Media Research Center

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