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Hillary Pressuring Moderators To Give Her “Unfair Advantage” In Debates

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Excerpted From Breitbart News: The Hillary Clinton campaign is making a last-minute effort to influence how moderators handle the presidential debates.

The first debate Monday puts NBC News’ Lester Holt front and center as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off for the first time. Team Clinton wants Holt to intercede in the debate–and often.

“This is the role of the moderator … to call out those lies, and do it in real time,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters on a conference call. “To not do that is to give Donald Trump a very unfair advantage. Any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.”

“His level of lying is unprecedented in American politics,” Palmieri said of Trump.

Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who is moderating the final debate in Las Vegas, already said that his role is not to be a fact-checker.

But Lester Holt could be problematic. Holt is already drawing scrutiny from conservatives fearing a “Candy Crowley” moment that could swing the debate. Breitbart News reported:

    Holt asked Hillary Clinton if she ever gets her “feelings hurt” due to the Republican attacks on her. Referring to a young person in a town hall event who said that his generation feels Clinton is dishonest, Holt said to Clinton, “And when he said that I winced.”

    NewsBusters flagged Holt for a number of comments during the campaign that should make the Trump team very nervous about the primetime exposure that he is getting. Particularly, comments that Holt made when he managed to interview The Donald to his face once at Trump Tower.

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  • RubyTwoThree

    As always accusing others of exactly what they do, The Beast whining about someone else lying is just hysterical. The media had best be careful, America is beyond fed up w/their sham.

  • Mazie Henry

    Guess she’s playing the gender card. Nothing feminine about her and she shouldn’t be given special treatment. Mr. Trump is not Rick Lazio and he can handle her “femininity” as called for. Now she wants a fact checker? For whom? Herself or Mr. Trump?

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