VP Debate 'Moderator' Martha Raddatz...

“If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.”

~Proverbs 29:9

VP Debate Moderator Raddatz Attacked Ryan 9 Times, Biden Once…

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…While the candidates’ speaking time was roughly equal–not counting crosstalk, Biden spoke for 38:25 and Ryan 37:27–Raddatz’s questions were not in any way a measure of equality. She hit the Republican no fewer than nine times with pointed questions that were either an attack on Romney/Ryan or a way to set up excuses for Obama.

The one time Raddatz confronted Biden, it was to ask him to elaborate on what he meant by “a bunch of stuff” in attacking Ryan’s honesty–setting Biden up to elaborate. That sole question is cited by Huffington Post as evidence of Raddatz’s even-handedness…

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Related: RNC: Biden Interrupted Ryan 82 Times.

RNC Chair Reince Priebus claimed that Vice President Joe Biden interrupted Congressman Paul Ryan “82 times” during the debate.

Raddatz Visited Biden at Home Earlier This Year

…Raddatz is not the innocent non-partisan journalist  she was made out to be, and her performance last night in attacking Paul Ryan consistently betrayed that fact…


…I found the debate really hard to watch, but I kept watching because I was committed to live-blogging. Even still, I got catatonic. There was a point when I didn’t write anything for 20 minutes and then I said:

Biden has been yelling at Martha Raddatz for the last 15 minutes (as the subject is war). It’s so inappropriate!The previous post had been:

The stress level is rising. Biden is so angry. Why is he yelling? Ryan needs nerves of steel not to lose his cool. I’m impressed that Ryan, when he gets his turn, is able to speak in an even, natural voice. It’s hard to concentrate on the policy itself, because the emotional static is so strong.That shows how I felt: pain. So here’s my question. Ratings were down, I see, but when were the ratings taken? In the beginning? How did the ratings drop off over the course of the 90 minutes? Who was still around when Biden was yelling at Martha Raddatz for 15 minutes?…

Althouse: Live-blogging the big VP debate.

…8:39: “They got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, turning Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare,” says Ryan. Biden interrupts. Ryan says: “Mr. Vice President, I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think everyone will be better served if we don’t keep interrupting each other.” I love the politeness of “if we don’t keep” — we — when Biden has been an interruption machine and Ryan has barely interrupted and only occasionally has talked over to keep from losing his turn. The moderator, Martha Raddatz has done nothing at all to control Biden, who is, I think, hurting himself. Biden says: “Well, don’t take all 4 minutes then.” He should have said, “All right” or something reasonably conciliatory…

…9:48: That debate was so annoying! Some of the CNN commentators are talking about how Biden did what he came to do, to fire up the Democrats. “This was not for the independents,” says Van Jones. Okay, well, but independents were watching, and Biden was horribly rude. He created this disturbing atmosphere of anxiety

Mark Levin: When Biden was being a jerk to Paul Ryan, he was being a jerk to you!

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