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    October 29, 2015

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    Ron

    The mainstream media types have generally been in the tank for the Democrats for so long it's in their DNA. I listen to NPR a few times during the day and their bias is subtle, but so obvious. In NPR's case, it's more elitist than bias, overall NPR seems stuck in a 60's mindset. The big question is which Republican setting up this debate thought it a good idea?

    Diane Meyer

    Yeah, the RNC certainly acted naively at best and stupidly at worst.

    Ron

    Of course, the RNC does get a little break, since their is a limited number of choices, with the MSM being the Democrat's SuperPac.

    Frank K

    Without evaluating the reporters, here is an accurate summary of the facts presented by various candidates. From www.factcheck.org
    The Republican candidates met once again, and we found several claims worthy of fact-checking. Here are some of the highlights from the debate:
    Former CEO Carly Fiorina claimed that 92 percent of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women, but women — and men — gained jobs by the end of Obama’s first term.
    Businessman Donald Trump disputed the idea that he had criticized Sen. Marco Rubio and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for supporting H-1B visas. In fact, Trump’s immigration plan, posted on his website, is critical of both of them.
    Trump also claimed his campaign was 100 percent self-funded, but more than half of the money his campaign has raised came from supporters’ contributions.
    Fiorina blamed the Affordable Care Act for a large disparity in firm closings versus openings every year. But closings outnumbered firm births by the widest margin in 2009, a year before the law was enacted.
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said it was “total propaganda” to say he was involved with a controversial nutritional supplement company, but he appeared in promotional videos for the company, touting its products.
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that Social Security would be insolvent in seven to eight years. But even after the trust funds are exhausted — estimated to be in 14 to 19 years — the program can still pay out 73 percent of benefits for several decades.
    Sen. Ted Cruz said women’s wages have declined under Obama, when in fact the latest figures show their wages have increased.
    Rubio claimed CNBC’s John Harwood was wrong that a Tax Foundation analysis of his tax plan found those in the top 1 percent of earners would get nearly twice the gain as those in the middle. Harwood was right, and that’s on a percentage basis.
    In the undercard debate, former New York Gov. George Pataki claimed the Iranians, Russians and Chinese “hacked” the private server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state and obtained “state secrets.” There’s no evidence of that.

    Ron

    Well, Frank thanks for the fact checking summary using selective questions and answers by each candidate. Hmmm! Let's see how the mainstream media did on fact checking last week on Hillary Clinton's Pinocchio performance at the House hearing. A BIG FAT ZERO! Even though just about everyone, including Democrats, said she lied, the only thing the MSM, the Democrat's SuperPac, reported was a "great performance" by Hillary. Nice try, Frank.

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