NBC: Political biases of debate moderators ‘shouldn’t even be brought up’

NBC: Political biases of debate moderators ‘shouldn’t even be brought up’
Image: NBC News video screen grab via NewsBusters

On Friday’s NBC Today, the hosts of the 9 a.m. ET hour ran to the defense of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in the wake of Donald Trump questioning the political views of the presidential debate moderator….

Fellow co-host Bill Bush lamented: “And Donald has already tried to disparage Lester, calling him a Democrat and all these things, which he’s not.” Roker added: “He’s not.” Tamron Hall chimed in: “And shouldn’t even be brought up. I mean, the political registration of a moderator shouldn’t.”

The cast was reacting to an interview Trump had with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday, in which he said Holt was “a professional,” but that: “Lester is a Democrat. I mean, they are all Democrats. Okay? It’s a very unfair system.”

No matter what Holt’s party registration, his liberal bias has been well documented by NewsBusters.

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