Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters on a conference call:
“His level of lying is unprecedented in American politics,” Palmieri said of Trump.
“This is the role of the moderator … to call out those lies, and do it in real time,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters on a conference call. “To not do that is to give Donald Trump a very unfair advantage. Any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.”
The channel’s decision to conduct an on-screen fact-check sets Bloomberg apart from the other major TV networks, none of whom have committed to doing on-screen fact checks during the debate. Most will leave the fact-checking to segments in the post-debate analysis coverage.
Clinton’s supporters have called for aggressive fact-checking during Monday’s debate, saying that members of the media have failed to adequately fact-check and correct falsehoods from her Republican rival. NBC’s Matt Lauer was recently criticized for not correcting several false statements from Trump during a presidential forum on the network.
Spokespeople for the networks told POLITICO that on-screen fact checks would be hard to execute in real-time, which is why they were opting out. That leaves the real-time fact-checking up to NBC’s Lester Holt, the debate moderator, or Clinton herself.
Several other news organizations, including NPR, have said they will conduct fact-checks of the debate online and in their post-debate analyses.
Wow. Hillary and her minions have a lot of nerve talking about how much other people lie. Is she serious?
By the way, it is not the roll of the moderator to fact check. It is the roll of the American voter to do that. Especially when the moderator is not an unbiased one. I have long said I don’t think reporters and pundits should be moderating these debates. They are not as unbiased as they try to convince you, and in recent years they have even given up trying to convince you.
But let’s be honest. 95% of the people who are going to watch this debate just want to see if it becomes a fist fight or if one of them falls off the stage.