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WATCH: Former Debate Moderator Explains the Real Role of Moderators

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On the September 26th edition of CNN’s CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, former presidential debate moderator Carole Simpson explained the real role of debate moderators — and it’s not at all what Mr. Trump thinks.


CAROLE SIMPSON: I would love to be the moderator tonight. Don’t want to take it away from Lester Holt but I think I would play a whole different role in terms of — I don’t like to say fact checking, but if you’re a journalist and you know that someone is standing in front of the American people and telling them an untruth, I think it is your obligation as the moderator, acting on behalf of the American people, to get the truth. That’s what we are, we’re truth tellers. At least the journalists that were of my era were. I’m not sure about today’s. But I think the moderator should really call to task.

Transcript via Media Matters.

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