On MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” Thursday night, Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway said that the moderators during the CNBC debate were ill-prepared, inept and biased.
“This really does speaks to the problems that the moderators had through lack of preparedness throughout the debate, they should have been armed to the teeth with that National Review reporting,” Hemingway said of one of the moderators attempts to fact check Ben Carson’s involvement with a dietary supplement company, Mannatech.
“[It also speaks to] their inability to understand what questions are of interest to the voters,” she said.
“[Carson] is one of the front runners of the campaign,” she said. “We want to hear more about his plans to repeal Obamacare, we want to hear more about education policy. Those are more substantive questions that would have been a better use of time for these moderators.”
Hemingway also said to expect major changes to the debates, given how upset Republican campaigns and voters were with the media’s continued inability to handle Republican debates competently. On Friday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced that NBC’s scheduled debate with GOP candidates is suspended due to the failures exhibited by CNBC.