Our Wonderful “Independent” Moderators Give Democrats More Time in Every Debate

Katrina Trinko at National Review’s “The Corner” does the embarrassing math for media shills for Obama/Biden:

Bizarre Coincidence: Democrats Get More Time in All Three Debates
By Katrina Trinko
October 17, 2012 10:39 A.M.

If you want more time to get your message out in debates, it’s good to be a Democrat.

According to the CNN debate clock, President Obama spoke at greater length than Mitt Romney during both debates, as did Vice President Biden during his debate with Paul Ryan.

Presidential Debates:

  • In the first debate, Obama spoke for 3 minutes, 14 seconds more than Romney – which means he got 8 percent more talking time than Romney.
  • In last night’s debate, Obama spoke for 4 minutes and 18 seconds longer than Romney, giving him 11 percent more talking time.

Obama talked for 52 percent of the time when either man had the floor, while Romney talked for 47 percent.

Vice Presidential Debate:

  • During the vice presidential debate, the gap wasn’t as wide: Biden spoke for 1 minute, 22 seconds more than Ryan. Still, that gave Biden 3 percent more speaking time than Ryan.

One Comment

  1. Pete
    Posted October 17, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Does anyone doubt for one second that if the situation were reversed with conservative moderators favoring the GOP, that there would be cries from the left for FCC investigation, firings, lawsuits, etc?

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