Stephanopoulos, defends himself.
He dismissed criticism that it had focused too heavily on "gotcha" questions, arguing that they had gone to the heart of the "electability" that, he said, is forefront in the minds of voters evaluating the two Dems.
"Overall, the questions were tough, fair, relevant, and appropriate," Stephanopoulos argued. And he rejected the claim by many Obama supporters that the debate had been stacked against him, saying Hillary had faced sharp questioning, too. --TPM
Yeah, right, whatever. Except he got some of his questions from Sean Hannity. Who keeps trying to bring up that Obama used to know some guy from the Weather Underground when he was 8 years old or something. Let's put it this way, Hannity has closer ties to classic racist Hal Turner than Obama does to the Weather Underground. Although Stephanopoulos used to work for Clinton's husband, according to his book there is no love loss between him and Hillary and he works for the same company that produced the excreable Path to 9/11
He is a Stupid Motherfucker. Or maybe he thinks we are? Who the hell picks the moderators for these debates? The candidates are supposed to "debate the issues". That's what "debate" means. It doesn't mean that stupid corporate media shills get to think up questions that they think would make the candidate squirm just like Timmeh does. Debate. Not "simulate the sunday talk shows." Get it? The moderators are supposed to come up with topics and then moderate the time. These people take the meaning out of everything. And Atrios is right they are cornholing democracy. Fuck you George.
Someone should have stopped the debate. The should have interrupted the debate right in the middle and explained to Charlie and George what a debate is, and that they were hurting America.