I remember yesterday when some condemned my ridiculous, inane idea that a moderator should fact-check during a debate.
Well, look what happened last night.
Now although Crowley really didn't want to do it (her facial reaction said it all as she tried to keep her glorified centrist self out of real journalism), she was forced into doing it by the obvious lie and misinformation Romney was throwing.
Even more telling is how President Obama said, "Say it louder Candy."
It was a rare wonderful moment when someone could stick it to the centrist media without being considered an "unhinged source." Just like many of us throughout the online community, Obama for the longest has been sick of "both sides do it to media" David Gregory-esque media, and it sure was a treat to see him expose centrist journalism's refusal to do real journalism on a daily basis in one subtle but massive moment.
"Say it louder Candy!" My, how it resonates.
I remember some thinking fact checking was something a moderator shouldn't do. Thankfully for one moment, Candy Crowley left centrist journalism and did her job before returning to her usual centrist form.
And at least in that moment of many humiliating moments for Mitt Romney last night, this is one where an undecided voter cannot say that she or he was not properly informed by the moderator.
If only that could be prevalent more times than just one rare moment. It, along with always making a debate a town hall format, would save America's debate format from irrelevance.
(From The Whole Delivery, God Bless and take care all).
Also: Special thanks for Kagro having me on Daily Kos Radio again today!