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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:24 PM

 

Chris Wallace did a great job

The only folks who should be angry with Chris are members of the Trump campaign - for not saving Trump from himself.

Chris pointed out Trumpís bad behavior and violation of the rules on multiple occasions. He allowed Trump enough rope to gang himself and thatís exactly what happened.

Trumpís terrible performance and constant outbursts amplified and contrasted with Bidenís relatively sane, collected and prepared performance.

Chrisí moderation allowed the world to see exactly what we needed to see. We should be thanking him.

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Reply Chris Wallace did a great job (Original post)
PTWB Sep 2020 OP
oldtime dfl_er Sep 2020 #1
PTWB Sep 2020 #6
empedocles Sep 2020 #8
Renew Deal Sep 2020 #9
still_one Sep 2020 #2
PTWB Sep 2020 #10
still_one Sep 2020 #17
PTWB Sep 2020 #18
still_one Sep 2020 #19
PTWB Sep 2020 #20
still_one Sep 2020 #21
PTWB Sep 2020 #22
still_one Sep 2020 #25
Johnny2X2X Sep 2020 #3
Sherman A1 Sep 2020 #5
Trumpocalypse Sep 2020 #15
Ptah Sep 2020 #24
lame54 Sep 2020 #11
chowder66 Sep 2020 #13
lame54 Sep 2020 #4
Hoyt Sep 2020 #7
chowder66 Sep 2020 #12
stonecutter357 Sep 2020 #14
PTWB Sep 2020 #16
VOX Sep 2020 #23

Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:26 PM

1. Disagree

But not going to fight over it. The Biden camp needs to renegotiate the rules for the next debate.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

6. Why?

 

How would muzzling Trump help Biden? The world needs to see how unhinged this guy is, and they need to see a calm, cool and collected Biden standing next to him in stark contrast.

Muzzling Trump would diminish that contrast.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

8. I agree with both of you.

trump exposed himself - good.

Have every reason to strongly box trump in next time.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

9. What new rules would you like?

And how do you plan to enforce them?

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

2. No he didn't. He needed to enforce the rules, and he failed miserably

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:31 PM

10. He chastised Trump for breaking the rules repeatedly.

 

What would you have him do? Get up on stage and drag Trump off by the ear?

If Chris had somehow been able to ďenforce the rulesĒ and muzzle Trump, it would have been far better... for Trump.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:58 PM

17. Stop the debate

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Response to still_one (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:01 PM

18. That would hand Trump a gigantic victory.

 

That isn't something I could ever support.

The American people have the right to see @realDonaldTrump unfiltered. WE SHOULD NOT BE HIDING TRUMPíS CHARACTER & TEMPERAMENT FROM THE VOTERS.

Your quaint sensibilities being offended pales in comparison to what voters can learn from watching Trumpís behavior.



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Response to PTWB (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:04 PM

19. You stop it until trump agrees to follow the rules. I suspect a lot less people are going to

watch the subsequent debates because of this

For this one a good number turned it off


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Response to still_one (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:09 PM

20. Again, what's wrong with that?

 

The people need to see Trump for what he is - not a censored, muzzled version.

The debate was a huge victory for Biden primarily because it served to display the stark contrast between Trump's raving, unhinged madness and Biden's relatively cool, calm and prepared performance.

If we censor what Trump really is and force him to behave in a more socially acceptable manner it will diminish the contrast between the two.

That would be doing Joe a disservice - the contrast is exactly what he needs.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:26 PM

21. It isn't a question of "censoring", it defeats the purpose of the debate, to see where the candidate

are on the issues


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Response to still_one (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:46 PM

22. But that in and of itself normalizes Trump.

 

Trump doesn't have positions he has outbursts, reactions and impotent rage. Allowing him to present himself as if he has positions is doing a disservice to the country.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:53 PM

25. You make a good point, I need to think about it, thanks

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

3. Agree

What else was he going to do, he literally stopped the debate several times to chastise one of the candidates. Short of calling the debate off and walking off stage, I'm not sure what else he could have done.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:29 PM

5. +1

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

15. FYI

 

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:26 PM

24. Why are you flooding DU with this video?

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:32 PM

11. This debate went exactly as predicted...

Chris should of had a plan


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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. +1

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:28 PM

4. How about if we get rid of both of them

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:30 PM

7. I agree. He exposed trump for a racist buffoon. He didn't throw softball questions to trump. And,

 

I can't think of any moderator who would have done any better in controlling trump.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:34 PM

12. I'm not exactly sure what he did so terribly wrong

I know some have an issue with the framing of one or two questions. Okay, point taken. I agree that the election question could have been dealt with differently but it did show Trump and his conspiracy laden mind at work.

I can't understand why though, people would have an issue with him not being able to rein in Trump. He actually did a few times by shouting over him until Trump stopped.

What other ways did Wallace have to shut him up?

No one I know of could stop Trump blabbering in his manic state. Saying Wallace was incompetent for not being perfect is too much in my opinion.

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Response to PTWB (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:55 PM

14. For a Racist POS , Chris Wallace did a great job .

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

16. How is he a racist?

 

He's been a strong Democrat for years.

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Response to PTWB (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:15 PM

23. A strong Democrat?

Seems more lukewarm.

Source: The Washington Post, ďChris Wallace, Card-Carrying Democrat?ď
By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
(Canít link, behind a paywall)

...[Wallace] The District resident says his party affiliation is driven by simple pragmatism: "The reason I'm a registered Democrat is that in Washington, D.C., there is really only one party," Wallace told us yesterday. "If you want a say in who's going to be the next mayor or councilman, you have to vote in the Democratic primary...

Wallace is a regular at his local polling place, and says he's voted for members of both parties. "Look, some people think [journalists] shouldn't vote at all -- I think that's a little silly. . . . However I vote personally, I think I'm professional enough that it doesn't have anything to do with the way I cover the news.

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