“Just Ask The Questions”: Fox & Friends Hosts Side With Trump And Urge Presidential Debate Moderators Not To Fact-Check The Candidates

Ainsely Earhardt: “We Don't Want To Hear From Them”

From the September 26 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): [Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook is] concerned about Trump lying and not being called out on it. He actually thinks it’s the moderator’s job, not his candidate’s job, to call the other one out.


One of the best things about debating is one person should know more than the other and if you feel as though that person is not being candid and clear -- 

AINSELY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Why would it ever be the job of the moderator to make sure everything -- I don't want to hear from the moderator. I want to hear how the – we’re here to watch the candidates. We want to hear how they react. It's up to them to know the facts and to know when they're being lied to. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Rather than correct the record, all the moderator’s got to do is, if Clinton says something and Lester Holt knows that that's a fib, just say, “Mr. Trump, what do you say about that? Do you think that's correct?,” and then give him the chance. Don't put it on Lester Holt's shoulders. Come on, that's crazy.

EARHARDT: The debate commission said it is up to the moderator -- just ask the questions, not get involved. We don't want to hear from them.

DOOCY: Right, but you’ve got to keep in mind, the Clinton camp has been working the refs ever since the Matt Lauer Commander-In-Chief [Forum] thing where he asked some hard questions. And the liberal media was so steamed that he asked half an hour’s worth of hard questions, they beat him up because he didn't take out Trump.


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