CNBC Cage Match

151029-cage-matchThe candidates bit back at the moderators during the CNBC debate. For good reason.

John Harwood got things started by asking Donald Trump if he’s a comic book presidential candidate. Chris Christie didn’t like being asked about fantasy football while ISIS is chopping off heads in the real world.

Cage Match

Ted Cruz told the moderators the debate was not a “cage match“.

Think Progress called the debate “a total train wreck”.

LLoyd Grove writing for the Daily Beast, said it was pretty clear who the loser was – the mainstream media:

The mainstream media—as represented by the business cable network’s principal moderators, Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, and especially John Harwood—took it on the chin as candidate after candidate, to hearty applause from the partisan audience at the University of Colorado, pointed out that their questions were inaccurate, unfair, or otherwise plain silly.


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