The moderators of Friday night’s Democratic Party debate in New Hampshire were slammed for ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
The debate was moderated by George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis of ABC News. Additional questions were asked by Adam Sexton and Monica Hernandez of WMUR-TV.
Politico reporter Alex Thompson posted a graph showing candidate speaking time 85 minutes into the debate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had spoken for almost thirteen minutes, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke for over twelve minutes and former Vice President Joe Biden speaking for over 11 minutes.
Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) — the only two women on stage — spoke for eight-and-a-half minutes and less than eight minutes, respectively.
Here’s some of what people were saying by how the ABC News moderators chose to focus the debate:
Big gap between Warren and Klobuchar and the other top three candidates in speaking time.
Gee, what do Warren and Klobuchar have in common? https://t.co/s8iJjCeFx7
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) February 8, 2020
It’s the Erase Warren debate https://t.co/YOaPDC8KRn
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) February 8, 2020
Hey, moderators, you know, @ewarren is on the stage tonight, too…
— Elliot Williams (@elliotcwilliams) February 8, 2020
Warren has the most comprehensive drug policy plan in the field so this would be a great time for the moderators to stop pretending that they can't see her raising her hand.
— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) February 8, 2020
Did the moderators forget Elizabeth Warren is on the stage?#DemDebate
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) February 8, 2020
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The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN
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