CNBC hosted the third GOP debate on Wednesday night, and it can only be described as a complete train wreck.
Critics have been blasting CNBC all day today for the way they handled the debate, and the network has been both dismissive and defensive as they react to the attacks.
“Comes with the job,” CNBC moderator John Harwood told TheBlaze when they asked him to comments on the criticism. He later feebly attempted to tweet a joke about the debacle.
Meanwhile, CNBC tried to meet the criticism head on.
These responses have done little to silence the critics.
Conservative Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said that the debate, “will go down in history as an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias on stage.”
“This was an absolute train wreck for CNBC,” commentator Howard Kurtz told Megyn Kelly Wednesday night.
“Many of the moderators’ questions seemed to be snide, hostile, condescending, borderline insulting. … But a lot of the questions were not drilling down on facts or record or policy,” Kurtz said. “It just validated what a lot of people think about the mainstream media — and this channel is affiliated of course with NBC News — that they cannot be fair to Republicans.”
“It was just a terrible debate, one of the worst,” MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough concluded Thursday morning.
They can try to hide it as much as they want, but CNBC can’t argue with the fact that that debate was a DISASTER!
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