CNN will go easy on Dems during debate; Anderson Cooper ‘uncomfortable’ putting contenders in face-off situation

cnn_debate_ctr As much as CNN “trumped” up their Republican debate to get the candidates digging at each other, the network will handle the Democrats with kid gloves.  And nobody is expecting sparks to fly, with Rush Limbaugh calling it “a dryball.”

Moderator and CNN host Anderson Cooper said in a Sunday interview, “Going into the Republican debates, you pretty much knew there were a number of candidates who were willing to [attack each other].” He added, “That’s not the case, so far as we’ve seen, on the Democratic side.”

“I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off,” Cooper continued, contradicting the entire format of the Republican debate CNN hosted.

CNN’s Jake Tapper seemed very comfortable getting the GOP candidates to face off against each other.

“Look, these are all serious people,” explained Cooper. “This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that.”

Limbaugh was having none of what Cooper was serving.  On Monday, he said:

So it’s Anderson Cooper who’s just out front here saying, sorry, we’re not gonna do that, we’re not gonna pit these people against each other…  [They] certainly don’t think they have to be critical of people on their own side for credibility, which, sadly, is what many Republicans still believe.  That the only way you can be credible as a Republican or as a conservative media person is to be critical of your own team.  That proves that you’re not biased.  That proves you are not afraid to criticize your own people.  Except it never happens on the left.  CNN would never, ever, do anything. Now, the candidates might, but CNN’s not gonna do anything to make any of these people look bad.  They rally the troops. They circle the wagons. They do everything they can to protect.

When it comes to Hillary Clinton, Limbaugh said, “we’re dealing here with a genuine dryball.”

“And there’s a reason why,” he added.  “I don’t think she particularly likes people, particularly those that she would consider to be her lessers.”

The debate will air Tuesday night at 8pm.

On Twitter, Americans aren’t fooled.

One user hilariously compared the debate to an announcement that Playboy magazine would avoid nudity in its next issue.

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24 thoughts on “CNN will go easy on Dems during debate; Anderson Cooper ‘uncomfortable’ putting contenders in face-off situation

  1. A, Price says:

    Skipping the ‘debate’?….watching the analysis afterward on Fox!!!!

    Saying that, “no, they won’t ‘pit’ the Dems against each other like the Rep. debate, because…..they need to be discussing “serious” issues!!!!!!! Paleeeese!!!!! Sycophants ALL!!!

  2. Mary Brown says:

    And they think people won’t notice? What kind of morons run CNN???

  3. Hux says:

    They will soft paw the panel because they are known as a dem organization. They have been in Obamas pocket all this time. Now they will be in lying hills pant suit pockets tonight. No spline. I will pass on watching the sucking up fiasco.

  4. Hux says:

    What you truly have is one candidate that’s a known liar and hopefully soon to be convicted criminal ,if the people get some spine , and a socialist /communist . What a bowel of fruits to night will be.

  5. What_no_change??? says:

    Andy, time to retire.

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