Former Presidential Debate Moderator: “Your Obligation As The Moderator” Is “To Get The Truth”

Carole Simpson: “That’s What We Are, We're Truth Tellers”

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From the September 26 edition of CNN’s CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello:

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CAROLE SIMPSON: I would love to be the moderator tonight. Don't want to take it away from Lester Holt but I think I would play a whole different role in terms of -- I don't like to say fact checking, but if you're a journalist and you know that someone is standing in front of the American people and telling them an untruth, I think it is your obligation as the moderator, acting on behalf of the American people, to get the truth. That's what we are, we're truth tellers. At least the journalists that were of my era were. I'm not sure about today's. But I think the moderator should really call to task.

Previously:

New Roundups Of Trump’s Lies Prove Why Fact-Checking Is Vital During Presidential Debates

On CBS, Veteran Debate Moderator Says Fact-Checking Is Part Of Debate Moderator's Role

Journalists Call On Debate Moderators To Fact-Check Candidates

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