CNBC GOP Debate Moderator Exposed as Uniparty Hack Running Shield for Hillary Clinton…

With this debate being hyped as ‘in Trump’s wheelhouse’, don’t be surprised if this is not the most dangerous debate yet for the guy every media outlet is determined to bring down.

(Via NewsBusters) The RNC may regret its approval of John Harwood as lead moderator for Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate on CNBC if past history is any guide.

John Harwood cnbcThe CNBC anchor and New York Times columnist admitted he and a producer helped make Rick Perry’s infamous “oops” moment even worse. In a November 13, 2011 New York Times column Harwood bragged:

“As he [Perry] scoured his memory, awkwardness drifted into levity. Mr. Perry smiled; I chuckled along with the audience. When Mr. Romney helpfully offered, ‘E.P.A.?’ Mr. Perry repeated it with a joshing wave of his hand. Since our tasks as moderators included keeping the conversation moving, Maria began asking a new question.

But our senior producer, who communicated with us throughout the debate through our earpieces, recognized the moment faster than we did. ‘DON’T STOP!’ the producer, Sandy Cannold, called out. So I asked whether the Environmental Protection Agency was in fact the third department on Mr. Perry’s list. He acknowledged that it wasn’t. When I offered him another chance, Mr. Perry glanced at notes but couldn’t find the answer (the Department of Energy).”

Harwood’s past takes on Republicans versus Democrats also reveal the potential for biased questioning at Wednesday night’s debate.

A Harwood interview with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was so one-sided it actually caused the Paul to press back: “Don’t you have something better to read than crap from people who don’t like me?” Harwood predicted Florida Senator Marco Rubio would look like a “schoolboy” compared to Hillary Clinton in a debate.  (read more)


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63 Responses to CNBC GOP Debate Moderator Exposed as Uniparty Hack Running Shield for Hillary Clinton…

  1. shirley49 says:

    The Republicans are not noted for being the brightest bulbs in the pack.

    Liked by 1 person

    • John says:

      And so are the LIBERAL DEMOCRATs who only knows how to take money from the American people and give it away to all the DemocRAT project!


  2. furtiveadmirer says:

    It would be great if Trump embarrassed him as Newt Gingrich did CNN MODERATOR.
    In his squwak box interview, Harwood was the jerk who initiated “what if your polls drop..will you drop out?”
    Trump responded with the line heard around the world:
    “Well, I’m not a masochist, John.”


    Liked by 1 person

    • Garrison Hall says:

      Basically, all Trump has to do in this “debate” is hold his own. He’s the frontrunner so all he had to do is hunker down and let the others beat against shield. I look for Trump to change his demeanor in this forum. He’ll do this without being softer, but we’ll probably see less bombast and more reasoned responses. Unless, of course, Harwood pisses him off . . .


  3. nwtex says:

    Debate stage –

    Liked by 1 person

  4. joshua says:

    Harwood was divorced over his affair with Washington State Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell…who had affairs with MANY people, married and otherwise. So John has no claim to any morality or place of honor….he better watch out how he acts tonight…he gloats over destroying Rick Perry as moderator in 2012 debate…..

    Liked by 4 people

    • Doodahdaze says:

      That little twerp is no match for Donald.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jett Black says:

      Trump or any other candidate for that matter, should just preface his/her answer to Harwood’s first partisan, gotcha question with something like, “Just so the American people know where that BS is coming from, you’re John Harwood, who’s employed by the NY Slimes and cheated on your wife with Demonrat Senator Cantwell, so you can’t well be unbiased.” Add or substitute any other good dirt Trump or any other campaign can find on this and all the other shill “moderators”. Then just answer the question straight from the point of view of doing what’s right for the USA, not the globalist cabal.


  5. NCPatrick says:

    Is there a contest running with a big prize at the end for the “journalist” who finally brings down the great Donald Trump? I mean an actual count your money, hire a new agent for your new gig type prize for these creatures? These people need to be embarrassed and get their knuckles rapped for their blatant corruption .. beyond just their precious ratings I mean, tho I don’t even turn on TV anymore except to watch a couple programs I like and sports. Fox News is dead to me and I never thought I could cut that cord!

    Liked by 4 people

    • joshua says:

      Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein started it in 1972 with their story about Watergate, which made them famous, then rich, then “experts”…and ever since anyone in the “media” has wanted fame and fortune and a Pulitzer prize for breaking the most smut on the most powerful person …… small greedy shallow people with English degrees from minor league colleges….and corrupt and elitists all….

      Liked by 1 person

  6. TheTorch says:

    Well well well…

    So we get the New York Times propaganda push poll with a Carson lead 1 day before debate.

    And the moderator is also a New York Times columnist.


    And of course the GOPe will be perfectly happy with him as moderator!

    Trump better be ready for this. They are capable of anything. Facts, figures, gotcha moments.

    These people are truly pathetic.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. If the debate moderators can have an ear piece why not the candidates?

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I would love to have any of them say ‘And that is a worthy debate question why?’.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jett Black says:

      ^Yes^ this^! Or something along the lines of, “OK, you’ve shown us your limited IQ and bias, now do you have a real question, or should we continue to ignore you like the insignificant, America-hating troll you are.”

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Guest says:

    From October 1, 2015:

    “Donald Trump was on CNBC and turned the tables on John Harwood when questioned about Obama’s place of birth.”

    [video not viewable NOW >>> "This video contains content from NBC_News, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."]

    Liked by 2 people

  10. ctdar says:

    Kinda embarrassing for a network and its moderator dont ya think to still have the 1% and <1% candidates in a now 3rd debate?
    pathetic actually.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Notmeagain says:

      According to the DC Whispers story, Rubio thinks Trump supporters will go to him eventually, possibly via Ben Carson. Why he thinks that, beats me. Seems like he misinterprets why people pick candidates. But as the article notes, there is a difference between “soft” and “firm” support for candidates, where Trump gets the advantage over Carson. And, I dare say, Rubio. And the insert box of the huge number of undecideds is also interesting–are there really that many still? testing the flavor of the month? Anything over 4% undecided when other support is “firm” would make prediction futile, since many an election is won with that margin.


      • Doodahdaze says:

        The only way I will go to Rubio is if he waits on my table. He is just plain awful. A horrible Senator for Floriduh. He quit because he knew he was not going to be reelected.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Yes, but all these clips just show how small a man Harwood really is and how Trump turned the tables on Harwood, not the other way around.

      Harwood has gotten weaker since October 1 when the interview took place. Now a month later, Trump is higher in the polls and no longer seen as a joke candidate. He’s a small man and prone to fear, pettiness, and envy, all things that according to THE ART OF WAR guarantee defeat, and in Harwood’s case may even harm his own journalistic legacy in the end. What tastes sweet now will turn to bitter worms. Just ask Meg Murdock. She looks bad now, but can you imagine what she will look like after Trump becomes president and we watch reruns of her shameful silly and unprofessional behavior at that first debate?

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      • Let me specifically clarify I was speaking of Harwood when I said “He’s a small man and prone to fear, pettiness, and envy, all things that according to THE ART OF WAR guarantee defeat”


        • TheTorch says:

          You know what I find funny about how Rubio thinks Trump supporters will go to him etc.

          My question regarding that would be, well should they not be there already then water boy?


  11. TC says:

    Having listened to CNBC for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week for 4 years straight from 2006 to 2010, I can say with authority that Harwood is/was one of the most consistently biased liberal contributors on the network. Most of them try to at least hide or dance around their bias, but not Harwood.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Notmeagain says:

    Your leadin is incorrect. The RNC didn’t make a mistake in choice of moderator, it is all part of the plan.


  13. TycheSD says:

    How humiliating for Bush that Rubio has passed him.

    Yes, John Harwood is terrible. He’s one of those deliberately clueless ones.


  14. amwick says:

    I didn’t check the open thread, I thought this belonged here:

    Alfonso has nailed it again.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Backspin says:

    If Harwood gets too out of line CNBS / NBC – will Never get any Trump ratings money $$$ again.

    And we will STILL see through it !!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. stringy theory says:

    Trump will do fine. He knows all the answers and he knows the games hacks like Harwood play.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Paul Killinger says:

    I’m not sure I have a problem with this. Better than any candidate in either party, our guy Donald knows how to handle these journo hacks. Besides, he’ll be the only one on stage, politicians and moderators alike, who’s ever actually created jobs. And in his case, a lot of them!

    Liked by 3 people

  18. FireAm 85 says:

    I don’t believe Trump will allow any “gotcha type” situations anymore at these debates. He will take control like the Chairman he is. The moderators, candidates really don’t understand who they are dealing with, Trump is at another level and they have no chance.

    Liked by 5 people

    • it doesn’t matter either way. gotcha questions, traps and petty attacks during these debates just show the weakness and bias of the one asking them and may give a bump to their declared “winner” for a week or two but not much else. Think of the debates as PEP RALLIES for the opposition. Or as I see it, giving the dog a bone. If Trump takes a step backwards, momentarily letting them poke and prod, no big deal, he will take two forward afterwards. That is how it has been working so far. Think: CARLY FIORINA, prized debate winner turned drowning Trump Sand victim later.

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  19. jackmcg says:

    The question is will Harwood grit his teeth and lob softballs at the rest of the GOP field with the goal in mind to take down Trump and Trump alone? Seems like it would be hard for a man of his, uh, principles to do.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. beaujest says:

    Not to change the subject but all those who wanted Trey Gowdy for AG ,he is going to nominate Paul Ryan for speaker, maybe his Benghazi committee wasn’t so real after all !

    Liked by 6 people

  21. John Harwood is no match for Donald Trump, but more important is this movement is bigger than any debate, bigger than the media, and bigger even than Trump himself. God is answering prayers for our nation! And if He is then we can rest assured that any trap the wicked set they will surely fall in themselves. I like one Treeper’s term “Trump Sand.” Remember, even the last 2 debates, Trump did great, it was the media spin afterwards, and let’s look where that got them! And where did Fiorinia the so-called winner go? She got her bump, then we saw her curtain fall down upon her 10 days later on Sept 27, and has been sinking in Trump Sand ever since.

    -Let wicked people fall into their own nets, while I escape unharmed. [Psalm 141:10]

    -The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others. Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set. [Psalm 9:15]

    -A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him; he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin. [Proverbs 5:22]

    -The godliness of good people rescues them; the ambition of treacherous people traps them. [Proverbs 11:6]

    If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away. [Proverbs 1:17]

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  22. Doodahdaze says:

    I hope his wig falls off.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. I guess many of us won’t be able to watch the debate live online. But will be great to come and read fellow Treepers’ comments! But if anyone knows of any free online live debate chats going on please provide the link if you have! I will do the same. Many times these chats open up at the last minute or darn near an hour or two before the debate starts.

    “Unlike CNN’s Democratic debate, this one won’t be available to stream online for free. According to a CNBC representative, streaming will be ‘available to all CNBC digital customers who authenticate via TV Everywhere on, mobile apps, and Apple TV, as well as to CNBC PRO subscribers.’ The debate will also air on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 112 and Westwood One.

    “That means that those of us who don’t have a subscription to CNBC will have to get creative if we want to watch Donald Trump insult Rand Paul for being ugly. Thankfully, there are workarounds. Here’s how to tune into the GOP debate if you don’t have cable.”

    Liked by 3 people

  24. bitterlyclinging says:

    A while back, before the infamous government budget shutdown that saw the WWII Memorial along with other monuments closed in a fit of governmental pique, Mr Harwood’s then espoused wife served Mr Harwood with divorce papers and also served Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) with papers alleging that Ms Murray’s ( The Senator in Sneakers) seduction of Ms Harwoods then husband deprived Ms Harwood of her husband’s companionship, affection, her station in life, her financial support, and thus her lifestyle.
    Since Senator Murray (D-WA) was later on the committee negotiating the budget settlement with the Republicans, CNBC’s viewer’s had a ringside seat to the daily negotiations since Senator Murray must have obviously shared intimate details of the day’s negotiations during that evenings pillow talk session.
    That’s the vantage point John Harwood views the Republican debate from.


    • Jett Black says:

      It was Cantwell, not Murray. They’re both female senators from WA, so the confusion is somewhat understandable, but not when you put a face with the name, so to speak. Since this is a serious allegation and potentially libelous, may I request from management a clean up on this aisle?


  25. Josh says:

    That the GOP allows these lefty hacks to “moderate” the debates tells us that the GOP has gone all lefty.


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