My understanding is that moderators are to provide questions to encourage debate and not interject their own commentary. Yet CNN debate moderator, Abby Phillip, had this line of questioning / opining at the recent Democratic debate, where she basically called Bernie Sanders a liar:
“So Senator Sanders, I do want to be clear here,” Phillip followed up, “you’re saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election?”
“That is correct,” Sanders confirmed.
But despite that denial, Phillip immediately turned around and framed her follow-up question to Warren as if the claim was not disputed.
“Senator Warren, what did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?” Phillip asked.
This is not the first time CNN has biased Democrat debates against Bernie Sanders. In 2016, CNN commentator, Donna Brazile, gave debate questions to the Clinton campaign before the debate:
Even Elizabeth Warren agreed that the Democratic Presidential process was rigged against Bernie:
We have to hold this party accountable . . .
Do you agree with the notion that [the primary election process] was rigged? Yes
–Elizabeth Warren, Nov. 2016
Given its history, why is CNN still acting as a moderator for the Democratic debates?
Does the recent obvious bias by the CNN correspondent confirm that the 2020 process is still rigged?