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Martha Raddatz is the worst moderator of all time

Conservative Review

Everyone knew that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was going to have a difficult time at Sunday night’s debate, as a video of incredibly lewd comments Trump made in 2005 surfaced over the weekend.

But debate moderator Martha Raddatz’s pro-Hillary Clinton bias wasn’t helping the polarizing GOP nominee one bit. Right from the get-go, ABC News’ Raddatz cut Trump off as he was answering a question about the aforementioned video.

As the debate continued, Anderson Cooper proved no better.

Eventually, Trump got fed up with his treatment.

Raddatz didn’t take. In fact, she repeatedly tried to debate Mr. Trump herself.

But going into the debate, it was pretty clear Martha Raddatz would be the most biased.

Recall, this is the woman who described Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Benghazi committee as “riveting.”

“It was truly a riveting day on Capitol Hill. We don’t say that very often, with Secretary Clinton as some have never seen her before. She was at times, combative, charming, disarming and clearly ready for a fight.”

ABC correspondent Martha Raddatz on Good Morning America, January 24, 2013.

She’s also previously described Clinton as “cool” and “trending.”

But, frankly, her bias was expected. This isn’t the ABC correspondent’s first outing as a debate moderator. Back in 2012, she moderated the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and at times that debate felt like a 2-on-1 gang-up on the Republican.

Raddatz allowed Biden to incessantly interrupt Ryan and, as Breitbart News reported in 2012, she attacked the Republican VP candidate at least nine separate times.

A Media Research Center report at the time found that Raddatz’s questions obviously skewed in one camp’s favor:

Out of 48 discrete questions and follow-ups, a plurality (19, or 40%) incorporated a pro-Obama/Biden or anti-Romney/Ryan agenda, vs. 25% (12 questions) that skewed in the other direction and 35% (17 questions) that were neutral or purely information-seeking.

Raddatz showed almost no bias in her foreign policy questions, which split down the middle: eight pro-Romney vs. seven pro-Obama (not counting the neutrals). But on domestic issues, especially on the budget and taxes, she practically joined Joe Biden in pounding on Paul Ryan, with a dozen questions that incorporated liberal campaign themes, compared to just four based on a conservative premises, a stark three-to-one liberal tilt.

Of course, it wasn’t surprising Raddatz played for Team Obama, considering Obama was a guest at her wedding in 1991.

Why does the Republican Party agree to let agenda-driven moderators like Martha Raddatz continue to control these debates?

Just, why???


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