To many conservative Americans, the CNBC moderators in charge of Wednesday’s GOP presidential debate demonstrated a clear partisan bias in their questioning. Ted Cruz led a charge from the stage against what he said had become a “cage match” due to the insulting behavior of the network pundits. He asserted:
The questions that have been asked this far in the debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media.
NBC, the network’s parent company, will have another chance – along with Telemundo and National Review – to present a Republican debate in February.
Following the negative experience of Wednesday night, Cruz told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had a fool-proof plan to prevent left-leaning moderators from NBC – or any other network – from hijacking a Republican debate. He said:
Why is it that we keep having debates where … no one in their right mind thinks any of the moderators actually will vote in a Republican primary? In my view, Republican primary debates ought to be moderated by people who would vote in a primary. How about a debate moderated by Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh? Now that would be a debate.
“I’m in,” Hannity responded, going on to say he would feel comfortable accepting such a proposition on behalf of the other two conservative hosts.