It didn’t take long for the headlines to surface. Drudge was having a hard time tracking them.
Republican debate runs off the rails turns into all-out war as Donald Trump bashes John Kasich, Jeb Bush hits his protege Marco Rubio, and EVERYONE hammers CNBC’s moderators for losing control
By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Boulder, Colorado
- CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event
- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie soon piled on the network
- Donald Trump wrapped up his night by claiming he had strong-armed them into shortening the debate ‘so we could get the hell out of here’
- ‘CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled,’ Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus said
Wednesday’s Republican debate turned into a steel cage match in Boulder, Colorado as Donald Trump tangled with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called on Marco Rubio – his political protege – to resign his U.S. Senate seat.
As the CNBC hosts progressively lost control of the event, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz turned openly hostile, accusing them all of being Democrats intent on damaging the GOP field.
Correction it wasn’t about them losing control of the debate. They weren’t organized either though. It was a disaster of gotcha questions. Then came the all important one about fantasy football. The fantasy was about some modicum of objective moderators.
Even Reince Priebus threw out the criticism on CNN right afterward.
According to ABC 7 Denver, AP: (play by play coverage)
The chairman of the Republican National Committee says CNBC “should be ashamed” of how its moderators handled the third GOP presidential debate.
Reince Priebus (ryns PREE’-bus) says that the moderators did a disservice to their network, the candidates and the viewers. The two hours were dominated by candidates complaining that the moderators’ questions were hostile and based on inaccurate premises.
Priebus is calling the questioning “unfortunate” and says he will “fight to ensure future debates allow a more robust exchange.”
Well, when even Priebus gets his attitude on, it must be pretty obvious. A venue more reminiscent of pro-wrestling, the moderators got into the fray breaking the one major rule of journalism: not to become the story. But it won’t matter because the Dems will spin it as sore losers not wanting to answer tough questions. Hey, we saw what Dems did with the Hillary hearing, masters of propaganda….disinformation.