Politico reports that a number of
Republican presidential campaigns are to gather to plot ways to wrest control of debate formats from the Republican National Committee and, by extension, news organizations.

They don’t like some of the questions. They don’t like moderators. And so on.

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Here’s a modest idea for fair and balanced treatment of politicians.

Make each Republican presidential candidate in turn face an 11-hour appearance before a hostile partisan panel and be asked 315 questions. Each must be interrupted 144 times.  They must be asked 78 times about their emails. The lead moderator must ask about relevant policy issues 18 times.

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Idea from an account of Hillary Clinton’s appearance before the Benghazi show trial.

UPDATE: The Republican National Committee is scrapping its agreement with NBC because it contended the CNBC debate was conducted in “bad faith” with “gotcha” questions.

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