People have been talking about it for a while. RNC head Rience Priebus himself raised the possibility, and now the RNC’s list of sanctioned televised presidential debates includes “Conservative Media Debate.” The problem is that there are no concrete plans for such a debate, which the RNC has labeled “pending” and “TBD.”
Fox News, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC will each host at least one debate with the Republican presidential candidates, but last year’s endless string of debates left both the candidates and the voters frustrated. Why? Because the mainstream media moderators ask questions that are often inflammatory, loaded, or otherwise inconsequential to most Republican voters.
Who can forget Newt Gingrich slapping down the moderators and getting a tidal wave of support during the 2012 cycle? The Republican base is suspicious of the mainstream media, and for good reason. Moderators from television news outlets often lean left and encourage…
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