September 27, 2016

Biggest loser of first Clinton-Trump debate? Lester Holt

Brian LilleyArchive

The debate will rage on about whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump won the first Presidential debate but one thing I’m willing to say right now is that moderator Lester Holt was the biggest loser. 

There’s little doubt he was under pressure from his progressive fellows in the media to go easy on Hillary and hold Trump’s feet to the fire and that he did.

Watch as I provide a few examples that show Holt wasn’t a moderator but actually became a third debater, albeit one who joined Clinton on a two-on-one against Trump.

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commented 2016-09-28 19:17:20 -0400
If you watched it on CPAC, they started the ‘show’ before the debate began, when the audience was instructed on how to act, how not to act and the basic rundown of how the show, oops..debate was to be handled.
I know Lester was receiving instructions (earpiece) on when to start, etc.
It was actually very interesting to watch it from this perspective, much better than having to choke on the biased comments on the other channels.
commented 2016-09-28 18:45:32 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented: "Lawrence said, " i would love a chance to educate you penson" So would I like to see you educate Penson. Save me a ring side seat, please."

Alas, you cannot fix stupid!
commented 2016-09-28 15:48:26 -0400
Its like the after debate discussions on TV. Heavy on Clinton supporters vrs one lone Trump supporter who keeps being talked over, ignored, limited time to reply, or the moderator saying that the Trump defender is just plain wrong and its a lie.

Fairness? Don’t count on it.

It looks like they took lessons from the CBC.
commented 2016-09-28 14:44:24 -0400
Holt was a joke and a Liar . . . must have gotten his talking points from ole Hillarious !
Ole Hillary is an inept politician with NO New ideas . . . still spouting all the leftist talking points that have Europe on the ropes today.
Holt was wrong about Stop and Frisk, wrong about the Birther Thing and didn’t Hillary VOTE to go to Iraq? Trump was not given a vote . . . and he was clearly against the war.
The second debate is going to be interesting . . . ole Hillarious has nothin new to bring to the stage . . . while Trump still has The Klinton Foundation, Benghazi and Libya, her dismal record as Sec or State.
Interesting read . . .
“This, like so many aspects of EmailGate, seems destined to remain a mystery, at least for now. The State Department won’t release the full collection of Clinton’s emails until after our November 8 election. Just this week a Federal judge blasted Foggy Bottom for its slow-rolling: “The State Department needs to start cooperating to the fullest extent possible. They are not perceived to be doing that.” Nevertheless, the public won’t get to see all of Hillary’s emails until after Americans decide who the next president will be.
For Hillary Clinton, winning that election may be a legal necessity to protect her from prosecution. Congress, animated by these latest revelations of illegality and corruption, will now pursue her with vigor, while an FBI in the hands of Donald Trump seems likely to show an interest in EmailGate which the Bureau never possessed under President Obama.”
commented 2016-09-28 13:52:46 -0400
Hillary was signalling Holt. Holt may be a “Republican” but in reality he is a RINO, and he was receiving instructions from Clinton. Obviously they met days before the event and coordinated it.
commented 2016-09-28 10:13:18 -0400
It is well known that Hillary Clinton was charging $250,000 to give short speeches to rich bankers and other influential groups. So how could Trump have introduced that during the debate? At the end of a half hour segment , Trump could have stated “, Well, Secretary Clinton, just imagine, if you were addressing some of your RICH banker friends, you would have pocketed HALF A MILLION BUCKS in the last half hour” . A statement like that would have destroyed the half hour she and Holt spent putting Trump on the defensive.
President Obama himself during a short photo op in the oval office when asked about the birther issue said there were more important things to talk about. Trump should have been briefed to just repeat the Presidents words and moved on instead of allowing Holt to grill him. The tax issue? Same thing, deflect deflect and change the subject. Trump could have also deflected the tax issue by simply saying his return is with the IRS period and then pivot by saying he wanted to talk about the hundreds of illegals that entered the country during the debate or how many homicides has been reported in Chicago over the weekend.
Over the weekend Hillary was off the campaign preparing for the debate. Preparing is memorizing, which is what she did given the robotic way she mouthed her talking points. Trump could have complimented her on her grasp of the facts and then said "But Hillary, you seem to have no problems with remembering your lines for the debate, how come you had to tell the FBI 38 times that you didn’t remember some fact or action??? Clinton remembers every diobolical thing she has done in her life , the itch with a B .
Holt was probably pressured to not attack HIllary on emails and the server , and it may be that he disguised the issue by phrasing it as cybersecurity. That gave Trump a glorious opportunity to go after Hillary, a breakaway with the goallie pulled and he didn’t even take a shot.
Trump better be more nimble on his feet and stop taking things personally. He is there to represent the issues that a lot of Americans are desperate to have addressed. He best better prepare for the next event.
commented 2016-09-28 09:06:29 -0400
David asked, “Why was the moderator wearing a wire and ear piece against the rules?”

Receiving instructions from the Hillary team, possibly?
commented 2016-09-28 07:32:30 -0400
Why was the moderator wearing a wire and ear piece against the rules?
commented 2016-09-28 04:25:08 -0400
Donald Trump’s little 5-year-old granddaughter Arabella Rose was sitting on his lap after the debate last night and very innocently asked, “Grampa, was Hillry Clintain tha only person you had ta debate this week?”

Trump answered, “no honey, Lester Holt was much weaker.”
commented 2016-09-28 03:20:52 -0400
Drew, for Penson to lose his virginity, he would need something a little bigger than the pimple he has.
commented 2016-09-28 02:45:14 -0400
About the only positive I see coming out of this is that there are still two debates to go and Trump is not going to play patsy in those two… The final debate’s moderator will be Chris Wallace of FOX News and that debate will also be the one closest to the actual election… Hillary is NOT going to get out of those two without Benghazi or her e-mails or the Clinton Foundation being addressed… Stay tuned folks…
commented 2016-09-28 02:19:40 -0400
And now we all know why Penson will die a virgin.
commented 2016-09-28 01:38:08 -0400
Hillary has a lot of experience and none of it is anything to be proud of. You would think it would be easy to crucify her on her calculated refusal to save the Americans in the Benghazi attack. There were contractors ready willing and close enough to intervene and they were told to stand down. The treatment of the families of the dead by the Hillary Obama camp is indescribably callous. The contractors who have were there and have spoken out have been called liars, the family have been called liars. Benghazi and the email scandal are two of the more recent and egregious events Hillary is responsible for, but any one in her long list have everything it takes to put her down once and for all…… would think. She is a very powerful woman and seems immune to the consequence of having to take responsibility for her actions. She must have been on some good drugs. She has no reason to look that calm although having the moderator pave the way for you can’t hurt.

We really need Trump to double down. It’s a rigged game and he has to find a way to stick it to her.
commented 2016-09-28 01:10:27 -0400
The debate was a sham. Trump should refuse to attend another one of these until they get an impartial moderator. Instead of doing his job as a moderator Holt actually joined the debate and went after Trump correcting him and then arguing him. The topics were also a joke asking Trump pointed questions about his tax returns and the birther issue and not one question to Clinton about her deleted emails or Bengazi. Which do you think is more important, how much taxes Trump pay or Clinton leaving top secret information exposed on her private server then deleting emails to cover up evidence of what she had done. Also the mainstream media were making such a big deal about the topic of Obama’s birther issue. Why are they waisting time on that issue when Obama isn’t even running?
commented 2016-09-28 00:33:01 -0400
It was a surprisingly civilized debate. A good format which I have not seen elsewhere.

Obviously Hillary Clinton knows her stuff and Donald Trump is kinda new to this business.

That said, the first debate seemed balanced and it presented both candidates in a positive light.
commented 2016-09-28 00:11:12 -0400
Why was the Moderator wearing an ear phone?
commented 2016-09-27 23:50:44 -0400
Lawrence said, " i would love a chance to educate you penson"

So would I like to see you educate Penson. Save me a ring side seat, please.
commented 2016-09-27 23:48:39 -0400
Sean said, “Abolish the military now, and no wars will happen”

That is about the most naive statement I have ever read.

But then I just look at the source and say, “Oh, it’s just that brain dead nitwit again”, and realise that he will never, ever grow up. Not-going-to-happen.
commented 2016-09-27 23:46:16 -0400
shut your face penson ,we care about the people murdered by terrorist at benghazi with the help of sleaze bag hillary ,penson you make me barf ,i spent 7 years in the Canadian army and i respect what the marines do and the shit they put up with from pukes like you and hillary, i would love a chance to educate you penson
commented 2016-09-27 22:54:17 -0400
Bravo Zul, nobody cares about dead American diplomats or marines.

These dead victims had better not hurt Hillary’s chances. Abolish the military now, and no wars will happen
commented 2016-09-27 22:34:34 -0400
Moderators shouldn’t even be asking the questions let alone be a fact-checker (who would fact check the moderator?). Instead It would be nice to have real debates instead of these media interviews that are conducted simultaneously where the candidates respond with their memorized lines to questions from someone who is supposed to be a moderator. Both candidates should simply be told to impress us with their reasons why they should be president and let their opponent give their own reasons and counter arguments. The moderator needs only to be in charge of the egg timer and chastise any candidate who interrupts their opponent.
commented 2016-09-27 22:10:50 -0400
Poor ol’ Lester – sucks to be him today. Personally I was not that hard on him, after all he has to make the glad handing sessions at the Dem press club parties and look his fellow globalists in the eye and say he did his bit for furthering American debt slavery – so asking a couple of “gotcha” questions to Trump which he did nor repeat with Clinton seems in character for the pretense of nonbias the lefty media service club has. Par for the course – the guy has to face his globalist masters at pay raise time.

But my gawd did they crucify him in the American online forms – most of it was restricted to his betrayal of his profession, some was personal about his integrity but the worst I saw was from Black Americans who were calling him a house nxxxx – I paraphrase one entry : “Yasser boss, I be doin’ wad youse wan, jus don fire me boss, don fire me , aww lawdy.” Very unflattering but this coming from other African Americans, we have to assume there is more betrayal to the public than meets the eye.

Personally I don’t understand what all the fuss is about , leftist globalist bias in the media here is 10 times worse – do we even have an unbiased media?
commented 2016-09-27 22:06:40 -0400
The headline should be: “Lester Holt debates Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton also present.” The moderator didn’t bring up any of Hillary’s exposed flanks but attacked all of Trump’s. Trump should have gone a lot harder on Hillary’s corruption regardless. He could have launched the meme, “Hillary, why aren’t you in prison?”
commented 2016-09-27 21:51:19 -0400
Yeah he did not do his job properly. That aside it is one of the most enjoyable debates i have ever seen, Trump and the bride of Satan have some good exchanges.
commented 2016-09-27 21:32:13 -0400
It is rigged. The world bank can get 26000 dead people votes. Why did we came we saw he died happen? Killary
commented 2016-09-27 21:01:29 -0400
No surprise

I actually believe the election will be rigged – unless it is a landslide the killary will win – anything close will go to the woman who allowed an Ambassador and staff o be murdered

Trump needs to win by ten points to actually win