Chairman Cox Issues Warning Call to Tonight's Debate Moderator
Don't Risk Career Suicide by Making Crowley, Lauer, Holt Mistakes: Resist Urge to Fact-Check
New York, NY--Oct 4th...New York Republican Chairman Ed Cox today issued a warning call in advance of tonight's Vice Presidential Debate to moderator Elaine Quijado to avoid potential career suicide and refrain from any attempt to fact-check candidates or interject with biased or erroneous follow-up questions.
Chairman Cox issued this call following several instances where debate moderators have erroneously attempted to fact-check candidates on stage during the debate, most famously in 2012 when Candy Crowley falsely tried to correct Mr. Romney's statement about President Obama's initial claims the Benghazi attack was in response to a video, and most recently during last week's presidential debate when Lester Holt erroneously tried to correct Mr. Trump that the policing tactic "Stop and Frisk" was ruled unconstitutional. Stop and Frisk was ruled constitutional in a 1968 Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio.
"Debate moderators attempting to play the role as fact-checkers are committing career suicide," said Chairman Cox. "Their role is consequential and they have a responsibility to the American public to ignore pressure from the Clintonistas in and around the media to influence the discussion. Americans are watching closely and their confidence in debate moderators as truly impartial must be restored."