The Next Debate Moderator Is More Biased Than You Were Expecting
The next debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden is slated for October 22nd, and already the Presidential Debate Commission has made moves to protect Joe Biden.
The debate was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, but that was changed after the New York Post’s Hunter Biden exposé went public. Now the debate topics are similar to those from the last debate; coronavirus, American families, race in America, climate change, leadership, and national security.
What would’ve been the second debate was cancelled amidst complaints from President Trump that the debate would be virtual, and over concerns of bias from the second moderator Steve Scully, who is currently suspended from his C-SPAN job for lying about being hacked. Scully had previously shared “Never Trump” articles, and pictures of himself with Joe Biden, then tweeted Anthony Scaramucci asking if he should respond to criticism from the President.
Amid the coverage of Scully’s bias, the third (now second) debate moderator Kristen Welker briefly deleted her entire twitter only to later reactivate it. “Why? I can’t image” President Trump commented in response to that news.
It’s unclear if these tweets were deleted around the time of the deactivation, but Welker has made anti-Trump posts that were later deleted but still showed up in Google’s cache. “Trump spoke words. Therefore he lied” read one.
A review of Welker’s past reveals that when it comes to bias that’ll become evident during the debate, Steve Scully wouldn’t have even come close to her. As the New York Post notes:
Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.
Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.
There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.
And in 2012, Welker and her family celebrated Christmas at the White House with the Obamas.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 17, 2020
Welker was also caught on a hot mic coaching Hillary Clinton’s communications director about the questions she was about to ask her on the air.
Is there a fair debate moderator out there in the media? Apparently not.