The first presidential debate is Monday night, and NBC’s Lester Holt is the moderator.
On Sunday, Janet Brown, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said that moderators should NOT play a large role in fact-checking each candidate.
Speaking with Brian Stelter on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Brown said the candidates should be the judges of what the other says, saying, “I don’t think it’s a good idea to get the moderator into essentially serving as the Encyclopedia Britannica. And I think it’s better for that person to facilitate, and to depend on the candidates to basically correct each other as they see fit.”
Basically, Brown thinks that the moderator should sit back, and just let Trump lie.
Let’s hope that Holt is better than that…and calls Trump out on his sh*t the way Candy Crowley did with Mitt Romney back in 2012.
Debate commission chief doesn't think it's a good idea for the moderators to serve as "Encyclopedia Britannica" https://t.co/AlYIAqFfpi
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 25, 2016