SURPRISE! Moderator of Tonight’s Democrat Debate Met With Campaign Teams Yesterday

John Dickerson

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a Democratic Party debate on CBS News at 9 PM tonight. It should be interesting to watch, especially if you know that the moderator John Dickerson consulted privately with each candidate’s campaign team yesterday.

Politico buried the story under a boring headline:

With just three on stage, Democratic debate moderator plans to dive deep

This Saturday’s second Democratic debate will be a much smaller affair than the first. With only three candidates on stage, CBS News plans to delve deep into the issues with each candidate and have taken advantage of the smaller pool by doing some intense research.

Moderator John Dickerson and his team met with each of the campaigns for more than an hour to discuss the major issues at play in the race, sources on the campaigns said, describing the pre-interview as “informational in nature.” Dickerson is not giving candidates previews of his questions for the debate.

Doesn’t that sound a little suspect?

We’ll see what happens tonight.