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Sunday, January 8, 2012

(Man Up Republicans) stop showing up to debates where a Clinton man is asking all these Phony questions....Stephanopoulos struggles with fairness during NH debate By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller Published: 11:52 PM 01/07/2012 | Updated: 12:41 AM 01/08/2012

(Man Up Republicans) stop showing up to debates where a Clinton man is asking all these Phony questions....Stephanopoulos struggles with fairness during NH debate

ABC News commentator George Stephanopoulos directed pointed, hard-edged questions to Republican presidential candidates during Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate, often attacking without providing evidence to justify his broadsides.
When questioning former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Stephanopoulos, a former senior advisor in the administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton, premised some inquiries on the assertion — offered without supporting facts — that Romney’s job-creation statistics were inaccurate.
“Now, there have been questions about that calculation of 100,000 jobs. So if you could explain it a little more,” Stephanopoulos asked Romney of the former governor’s claims about jobs created by companies he has helmed. “I’ve read some analysts who look at it and say that you’re counting the jobs that were created but not counting the jobs that were taken away. Is that accurate?”
“No, it’s not accurate,” Romney bluntly responded. “It includes the net of both. I’m a good enough numbers guy to make sure I got both sides of that.”
Stephanopoulos did not cite any analysts by name.
In another line of questioning, Stephanopoulos asked Romney if he believes “that states have the right to ban contraception, or is that trumped by a constitutional right to privacy?”
Romney responded by questioning Stephanopoulos’ logic and his choice to raise a hypothetical situation that would never happen.
“You’re asking — given the fact that there’s no state that wants to do so, and I don’t know of any candidate that wants to do so — you’re asking could it constitutionally be done?” Romney asked, with a hint of incredulity.
Stephanopoulos, undeterred, pressed Romney again: “I’m asking you, do you believe that states have that right or not?”
Amid a chorus of “boos” from the audience, Romney again parried the impossible hypothetical.
“George, I don’t know whether a state has a right to ban contraception,” Romney responded. “No state wants to. I mean, the idea of you putting forward things that states might want to do that no state wants to do, and asking me whether they could do it or not, is kind of a silly thing, I think.”
Stephanopoulos also made a point of hammering Texas congressman Ron Paul about decades-old newsletters, published under Paul’s name, which contained racially sensitive statements.
Paul responded that “it’s been explained many times, and everything was written 20 years ago, approximately, that I did not write.”
Paul also claimed Martin Luther King was one of his personal heroes, and insisted that he was “the only one up here … that understands true racism in this country is in the judicial system. And it has to do with enforcing the drug laws.”
“Look at the percentages,” he continued. “The percentage of people who use drugs are about the same with blacks and whites. And yet the blacks are arrested way disproportionately. They’re prosecuted and imprisoned way disproportionately … How many times have you seen a white rich person get the electric chair or get, you know, execution?”
Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, told The Daily Caller that Stephanopoulos’ questions about Paul’s newsletters indicates a double standard. “Stephanopoulos asking Paul about newsletters 20 years ago — again,” Bozell said. “How often does he hit Obama with Jeremiah Wright?”
Bozell added, too, that Stephanopoulos was the “Chief Democrat Spinmeister in ’92.”
“It’s 2012 and nothing’s changed,” he said.
Gingrich and Romney both took jabs at liberal media elites during the debate.
“I just want to raise a point about the news media bias,” Gingrich said after a rhetorical skirmish about gay marriage. “You don’t hear the opposite question asked.
“Should the Catholic Church be forced to close its adoption services in Massachusetts because it won’t accept gay couples, which is exactly what the state has done? Should the Catholic Church be driven out of providing charitable services in the District of Columbia because it won’t give in to secular bigotry? Should the Catholic Church find itself discriminated against by the Obama administration on key delivery of services because of the bias and the bigotry of the administration?”
“The bigotry question goes both ways,” Gingrich added. “And there’s a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. And none of it gets covered by the news media.”
Romney seconded Gingrich. “As you can tell, the people in this room feel that Speaker Gingrich is absolutely right and I do too,” Romney said after the former speaker’s comments earned him a loud applause.
This story was updated after publication to clarify that Stephanopoulos did not hold the title of press secretary during the Clinton administration. He did function as the de facto press secretary during the administration’s early days, however, conducting daily press briefings from the White House press room podium.
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  • If, and thats a big IF ABC had any objectivity they wouldn't let this smurf or the old chick "moderate" a GOP debate. They're openly cheerleading for FAILED LEFTIST policies and the FAILED LEFTIST  pos Obama.

    Alas, the "Main Stream Media" committed seppuku when it openly went into the tank for Obama and the Dems in '08. So far that's cost us $5 TRILLION and several basic freedoms. F the Meda.
    (Edited by author 10 hours ago)
  • Mark Urbo
    Did you see Diane leaning over and acting like a high debate captian ?
  • Yep, she's a clown. The liberal media has fallen to the depths of credibility and they seem to be the last ones to recognize it.
    The empirical evidence of the failure of the "Democrat/Chicago Way" doesn't seem to phase them, they just keep plugging away...
  • MayaAyala
    George Stephanopoulos lost me when he wouldn't stop asking about whether a "right to contraceptives" are covered in the Constitution.

    I guess that he thinks that it is a "Constitutional right" that follows the "right to kill unborn babies as an after-the-fact form of birth control" and just before the "right for schools to teach young children that anyone who disagrees with homosexual activism as being 'homophobic.'"

    I guess that Liberals truly believe that their views are "mainstream" because the "mainstream" media says that it is so. It is just too bad that they think that their views are the only ones that matter.

    (Edited by author 9 hours ago)
  • MayaAyala
    In fact, if I were Romney, I would have said that Stephanopoulos might as well asked about whether or not states have the right to ban toothbrushes that were manufactured in Canada.

    Of course, we all know that George was trying to "catch" Mitt Romney in a flub by asking a hypothetical that is a completely different issue than that of abortion.

    Then again, George Stephanopoulos might think that it is normal to putlatex condoms in the same category as a medical procedure that centers around the killing of living unborn babies.

    Go figure.  
  • Dannyvice
    Don't you all see what George was trying to do?  Romney is mormon and birth control is not well tolerated by the mormon church.  George asked the question for no other reason than to embarrass Romney - not for the purpose of allowing people to learn more about who they'll be voting for.  At the end of the debate, the ABC puppets all complained because the candidates refused to gauge each other's eyes out.   ABC has no business hosting debates.  There is no integrity, ethics or reasonable sense of fair play in anything they do politically.
  • StopTheLeft
    Romney should have told that moron Stephanopolous that his mother should have been allowed to use contraceptives and avoid giving birth to an imbecil.
  • Jon Weiss
    True, Stephanopolous IS the 'Poster Child' for birth control.
  • Wing Right
    Wrong Jon, Stephanopolous is the poster child proof that conception can happen from anal sex!
  • R R
    Instead of theses debates which really do nothing. They should just put a complete fact sheet on each canadiate and let people view that.
    Then people would know

  • Or did what the left would do and abort him. It's not too late ya know George.

    You can admit that you were an accident and having been one have lived a life of shame.
  • Caravan28
    Really?  Is it part of the nomination process that candidates never get asked questions that require them to think?
  • There have to be at least a 1000 topics that are significantly more important to this country and the voter than legality of birth control and gay marriage.  What planet did these 2 aliens come from.  They wasted all our time.  I've erased ABC from my tv.
  • SuzyQue
    LOL.  I had to find ABC in order to watch the debate.  It's not on my list of usual channels.
  • Mtdavd
    You mean, like when the MSM takes on Obama with questions that require HIM to think????
  • Lminnicucci
    Give it a break and drop the Zionist stuff.  You're wasting all our time with conspiracy theories.
  • dont forget to put on your tin foil helmet,you may need it
  • Cuntlicker
    Mrs L. You, ma'am, are an idiot. Come on over and give me a gummer. Read your facts about obama's base.
  • Lloydc1234
    Then why are the Israelis critical of Obama?


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