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Will this man dare silence Donald? C-SPAN
moderator Steve Scully will have to decide
whether to cut President’s mic as Commission
prepares to tell candidates to accept new
rules or not turn up - but Chris Wallace
says it won't stop Trump!

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Posted By: Imright, 10/1/2020 2:56:39 PM

The next presidential debate may give moderator Steve Scully the ability to turn off Donald Trump's microphone but some fear that won't stop the president from interrupting and talking over Joe Biden like he did in their first meeting.The two candidates will face each other next on October 15 in Miami for a town-hall style debate moderated by the C-SPAN host. The rules of engagement will be different at that meeting, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Wednesday, in an attempt to curb the chaos from Tuesday night's debate, which was compared to a dumpster fire.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn 10/1/2020 3:05:31 PM (No. 558734)
This is absurd. Mute the President of the United States? How about ask better questions and don't pick sides with Biden and there will be no need to interrupt.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cedar 10/1/2020 3:15:58 PM (No. 558747)
They want to turn off President Trump's microphone so Biden will be able to hear his campaign's answers to the moderator's questions through Biden's earpiece. Biden seem distracted at times during the debate because there were "too many voices" coming at him.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rama41 10/1/2020 3:19:01 PM (No. 558750)
How about letting each candidate pick half the questions to be asked?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey 10/1/2020 3:23:47 PM (No. 558754)
Why don't they get a conservative to moderate these debates instead of always picking some deranged leftoid????
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Poliskeptic 10/1/2020 3:23:53 PM (No. 558755)
This is a one-sided article to say the least. The writer totally ignores the facts that Biden too was involved in starting numerous interruptions. Check the videos and correct your article or move to CNN
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Namma 10/1/2020 3:27:02 PM (No. 558762)
How about a fair moderator. Scully worked for Biden. Of course he will shut the mic off. Oh. And this time. Check ole joe for wires
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 10/1/2020 3:35:22 PM (No. 558772)
Board of directions of the commission: John C. Danforth, Charles Gibson, John Griffen, Yvonne Hao, Jane Harman, Antonia Hernandez, Reverend John I. Jenkins, Newton N. Minow, Richard D. Parsons, Olympia Snowe. Are any of them not anti-Trump?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 10/1/2020 3:37:24 PM (No. 558775)
#7 Newton Minow is one of those Chicago lawyers that bought obama the presidency.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chiritwo 10/1/2020 3:39:06 PM (No. 558776)
Don't forget, Biden interrupted President Trump first. Biden was also so disrespectful of the office of the President. I stopped watching after 1/2 of listening to Chris interrupt President Trump and not Biden. Disgusting.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 10/1/2020 3:39:57 PM (No. 558777)
70 years of U.S. Middle East policy resulted in 70 years of failure. In less than 4 years Trump has achieved monumental success in the middle east by tossing out the old rule book. Finally, someone has come along and changed the way presidential candidates debate. I love it! And I am greatly encouraged by the fact that the usual stale-fart elitists are up in arms. Looking forward to seeing Scully the morning after he mutes the President's microphone.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: gop_guys 10/1/2020 3:40:18 PM (No. 558778)
Who is on this Debate commission? Anything like the Whitehouse press corps? Thought so. It’s a miracle Trump was elected with the “all out” get Trump media! Fortunately, Trump talks directly to the American people! And we have the Mayor of Realsville, Rush Limbaugh!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ncva 10/1/2020 3:43:07 PM (No. 558780)
Why did the Trump campaign agree to have a former Biden intern and Ted Kennedy staffer moderate a debate?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: iSpartacus 10/1/2020 3:44:03 PM (No. 558781)
Trump will not agree to give Democrats a mute button. lol
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 10/1/2020 3:44:08 PM (No. 558782)
The President should just not show up and show these dweebs just how irrelevant they are. No Star No Show. On a side note, there would be big money in a device that could mute Barack Obama.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: glasslass 10/1/2020 3:45:58 PM (No. 558783)
I see a Bullhorn in our Mighty President's future! Let it rip!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: snapper451 10/1/2020 3:47:20 PM (No. 558785)
How in the world did we get a moderator who was a college intern for Biden and also worked for Teddy (the swimmer) Kennedy? So unfair and corrupt!!!!!!!!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/1/2020 3:54:43 PM (No. 558791)
Scully is a former Biden and Ted Kennedy employee. He CANNOT be trusted to be fair, not even remotely.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: or gate 10/1/2020 4:00:43 PM (No. 558797)
Trump is the only friend that Trump has at the one sided debates.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: davew 10/1/2020 4:11:43 PM (No. 558812)
Even if his mic is turned off President Trump can continue to talk loud enough to get picked up on the other open mics. He could walk closer to Biden and chase him around the stage so that his voice gets picked up. As long as Biden can hear him he will be triggered to respond since it is very hard to ignore someone and keep your train of thought when you are under pressure. My own approach that I used with the last debate is to not watch it in real time and wait for the YouTube stream. Then I'd fast forward and only listen to the first part of what Biden said. Since its usually just canned stuff that repeats DNC talking points I skip to the points where only President Trump is talking. This way the debates are much more pleasant to get through.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Kate318 10/1/2020 4:13:46 PM (No. 558815)
My, my, my. So much fuss to protect the man who, according to the left, already won the first debate. The party of BLM, Antifa and Hollywood are such delicate little things, aren’t they? Pubbies, you continually disappoint in letting the left dictate the terms.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 10/1/2020 4:15:20 PM (No. 558817)
CSpan is as biased as all get out. I am seeing in this article the reflection of unseemly disrepect for the President of the United States. They speak of him like teachers in the lunchroom, clucking about an unruly kindergartener. Mute the President? Penalize him by taking away his time? Dangerous ground, boys. Dangerous ground. I think that ditching the Commission on Presidential Debates is long past due.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Phantomll 10/1/2020 4:18:31 PM (No. 558820)
I have never understood why, in every election cycle, the Republicans agree to these far-left "moderators."
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/1/2020 4:20:07 PM (No. 558821)
Don't waste your time, Scully. But, make sure you keep a close eye on Bite Me's mic in case he has a lucid moment and starts to mumble something out of turn.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 10/1/2020 4:24:24 PM (No. 558825)
Any organization that claims to be non-partisan is almost always lib. The Presidential Debate Commission is obviously pro-democrat. Moderators are invariably lefties. The predecessor to the commission, The League of Women Voters, is also lib. Dump the commission.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Edgelady 10/1/2020 4:46:33 PM (No. 558848)
It won’t stop Smiley Joe either, Chris - you lying dog face pony soldier.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: swarfer 10/1/2020 5:37:48 PM (No. 558895)
The reality is that TRUMP was in charge of the last debate and everybody knows it even as the media tries to gloss it over as a dumpster fire to deflect attention. TRUMP should not debate again citing Biden's outrageously disrespectful attitude. Biden's been exposed as a jerk and he has had to disavow some of his party's platform for the TV audience which includes old fashioned Democrats. Another debate allows him to rehearse canned and thoroughly discredited accusations like the one he tried on TRUMP ridiculing troops.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/1/2020 5:41:57 PM (No. 558899)
Now word on cutting Biden's mic. Of course they will cut Trump's mic. They aren't news. They are propagandists. Its not fair. It will backfire on them big time. Can see Trump using any number of options including having a personal microphone. Its not going to work.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/1/2020 5:42:40 PM (No. 558900)
Nobody is going to cut Trump's Mic.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/1/2020 6:13:52 PM (No. 558926)
a town hall debate., I will always believe, cost george H.W. Bush the presidency. An obese teenaged black girl asked Bush a convoluted, non sense question, and he glanced at his wristwatch while she blathered a question about how the national debt affected him personally. Dollar Bill Clinton jumped in and offered an answer completely unrelated to the question, but he was sincere and felt her pain. then a pony-taIled doofus hipster pony-tailed dude told the two candidates that they should 'treat us as children and tell us what you will do to take care of us. Bush could have told the hipster that adults shouldn't act like children, but was too polite. and Dollar Bill Clinton launched into a litany of proposed programs. bush lost at that point. And no one should expect questions from 'undecided voters,' at the next presidential debate. That would be like believing that Chris Wallace was neutral at the first debate. DJT's people let him down by agreeing to a town hall format.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: udanja99 10/1/2020 6:20:44 PM (No. 558931)
The president should show up and bring his own mic.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: NYbob 10/1/2020 6:42:07 PM (No. 558954)
Time for Mr. Microphone by Ronco. I'd be tempted to start with a demand for an apology from biden saying the President called dead troops losers, but the President will do what the President will do and if you are going to prove biden is a liar the debate will last all night. IF the rats steal this one, kiss your world goodbye. In fact kiss the world goodbye.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Jennie C. 10/1/2020 7:06:28 PM (No. 558981)
According to Rush, we would/will find out just how little President Trump needs a microphone.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/1/2020 7:20:18 PM (No. 558999)
The League of Women Voters needs President Donald J. Trump for their debates a LOT more than President Trump needs any debate. Under anachronisms, find Leage of Women Voters. Right after hoop skirts and before sun bonnets.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/1/2020 7:42:04 PM (No. 559016)
Mr. Scully, turn on this microphone. I have something to say before I leave.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/1/2020 7:58:24 PM (No. 559024)
If Trump tells them no, and if they refuse, then have Trump send in his people to take over the electronics and cameras. Such a move as cut off switches MUST be approved by both sides agreeing, or it ISN'T DONE!! Also, to have a fair debate, have questions asked by someone working for the opposite side. Let Scully ask questions of Trump. Let Sean Hannity ask questions of Biden. That would be a fair debate.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: shalimar 10/1/2020 8:33:34 PM (No. 559035)
Daily Mail should have found the following: 1. Scully tweet from 2016 calling attention to a Never Trump column. 2. Tweet of a young girl (rumored to be Scully's daughter) being manhandled by you know who. Of course GOP should have found all both as well.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Pegmo 10/1/2020 8:41:20 PM (No. 559038)
I wouldn't attend if I were President Trump if they use a 'mute' button. C'mon Man!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: radrelic 10/1/2020 9:10:50 PM (No. 559049)
Re#20 Their way or they don't play
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Reply 39 - Posted by: judy 10/1/2020 10:49:47 PM (No. 559134)
Trump has to fight...after all Biden has 100% of the media on his side.Does Wallace think Biden should be muted when he calls the President a liar, racist, Putin’s puppy??? Roberts, Wallace, Sandra Smith, Malissa, Faulkner are unhinged!
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