Posted by Curt on 30 September, 2020 at 8:42 am. 7 comments already!



President Trump had an unprecedented debate challenge on Tuesday night: While the president had to debate alone, his opponent had the support of the moderator as well. In fact, Congressman Paul Gosar said it best: Joe Biden wasn’t even the president’s most formidable opponent in Cleveland:

President Trump seems to have realized it too:

Chris Wallace may work for Fox News most of the year, but on Tuesday night he worked a second job propping up Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, mostly by aggressively shutting down the discussion any time Biden seemed to be getting the worst of it. Whenever Trump began to get the better of Biden and force him into a corner, Wallace was prepared to step in, declare the topic over, and try pivoting to a new subject where the vice president might do better.

In short, the Wallace strategy was to step-in and interrupt when Trump was delivering blows to Biden, and to step-aside when Biden was running his rehearsed talking points against Trump.

A striking example of Wallace’s helpful interruptions came during the discussion of coronavirus, where as Trump ripped apart the case for continued mass national lockdowns, Wallace insisted it was time to move on:

But Wallace didn’t simply interrupt. Wallace repeatedly worked to rig the debate with biased questions for both candidates.

Wallace’s intentions were clear early. One of his first questions to Joe Biden was among the most important of the entire election cycle: Does Biden agree with Democrats who want to pack the Supreme Court, abolish the filibuster, admit a raft of new states, and otherwise rig the national political scales to remove all checks on their power? Biden disgracefully refused to answer, on the ridiculous grounds that if he did, it might become a campaign issue:

A candidate flatly refusing to answer a central question of the campaign is the exact kind of situation where a moderator should be aggressive. They are there to get answers from the candidates. But instead, Wallace did nothing. He probed no further on the matter, and after a brief spat between Biden and the president, forced the debate on to another topic.

That was Wallace’s worst moment of the debate, but he was little better when the topic turned to America’s ruling class imposed “racial reckoning.” Wallace’s questions were repeatedly set up to tar the president as a so called “racist,” while ignoring the obvious reality that the left has ignited dozens of racially charged riots across the country.

First, Wallace suggested that the president’s recent ban on critical race theory, which teaches absurd doctrines about America being a racist country, white people being fundamentally racist, and more, was a total ban on all “sensitivity training.” When Trump started to accurately describe the anti-American nature of this race-baiting propaganda, Wallace repeated the deception.

Then, when the topic turned to riots, Wallace initially ignored the massive riots that have gutted huge swaths of Minneapolis, Chicago, and other cities, and instead invoked Charlottesville, a much smaller incident from three years ago. Wallace even spoonfed Biden the lie that Trump referred to white supremacists as “very fine people.” The president never did so, which is easily deduced by simply watching video from the time:

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