At the last Republican debate which was also hosted by CNN, Jake Tapper and the other moderators repeatedly tried to provoke fights between the candidates. That won’t happen at tomorrow’s Democrat debate. CNN has admitted it.

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner reports:

CNN won’t pit Dems against each other in Tuesday’s debate

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate this week, and unlike the previous Republican debate hosted by CNN, Cooper said he won’t be encouraging confrontations between the candidates.

“I’m always uncomfortable with that notion of setting people up in order to kind of promote some sort of a face off,” Cooper said Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “Look, these are all serious people. This is a serious debate. They want to talk about the issues and I want to give them an opportunity to do that.”

Cooper’s suggested style is a departure from the GOP debate hosted by CNN and moderated by Jake Tapper in September.

Before that debate, Tapper had said he was “trying to craft questions that, in most cases, pit candidates against the other.”

The goal here is pretty obvious. By making Republicans fight it makes the party look like it’s in turmoil with little agreement. By not provoking Democrats to do the same it makes Democrats look united and cooperative.


It’s a blatant strategy to make Democrats look better.

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