Full disclosure: I did not watch the Republican debate this week on CNBC in its entirety. I was watching the World Series and switched over during commercials. However, from what I did see and have seen since, I am appalled at the conduct of the moderators. They were not trying to run a debate on the issues; they were trying to rip each candidate. They even got into arguments with them over their responses. It was unprofessional and showed the nation the unquestioned bias of the mainstream media.
Yet, CNN and MSNBC predictably, came to the defense of the moderators and attacked the candidates for fighting back. Ditto the Washington Post, whose columnist, Philip Bump, wrote this attack on the GOP.
"The role of the media is, in part, to hold people in positions of power accountable."
Sure. At least when those in power are Republicans. When it comes to both Clintons and Obama, they have failed miserably in that regard. That's why Marco Rubio was spot on when he called the mainstream media the Democrats ultra superpac.