This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, June 24, 2020:
After the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the dates of the three debates between the presumptive presidential candidates from each political party, the Biden campaign said that was all they wanted. They called Trump’s campaign efforts to expand to a fourth debate a “distraction.”
Biden campaign manager Jen Dillon wrote to the CPD on Monday that “Joe Biden looks forward to facing Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the American people have come to expect from their leaders.… The Trump campaign’s … position is a debate distraction.”
The Trump position seems to be saying that he will debate if he can pick the moderators; clearly the President … is afraid of facing questions from a neutral moderator….
Joe Biden will accept the Commission’s debates, on the Commission’s dates, under the Commission’s established format and the Commission’s independent choice of moderators.
Since 1988, when the CPD was formed as an independent nonprofit tasked with producing the presidential debates, every one of those “neutral” moderators came from the controlled media: PBS, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC. The only time Fox News moderated a debate occurred in October 2016 when Trump squared off with Hillary Clinton in a contest moderated by quasi-liberal Fox News commentator Chris Wallace.
That’s why Brad Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, requested a fourth debate, with an actual neutral moderator presiding: