Exposed: Debate Trap Revealed By Former CNN Employee

According to Chris Cillizza, a former political analyst for CNN, President Joe Biden will benefit from the biased rules set for the forthcoming presidential debate.

CNN released the debate guidelines on Saturday. They include no live audience, commercial interruptions, muted microphones, no opening remarks, and no use of prepared materials.

“[Biden] is more senior… I do believe that he has greater difficulty than Trump with these kinds of live performance issues.

Historically, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has organized presidential debates that included live audiences and did not muffle the candidates’ microphones.

Since he believes that the regulations are advantageous to Biden, Cillizza expressed his amazement that the Trump team complied with them.

To minimize disruptions, CNN will only unmute the mic of the candidate whose time it is to speak.

Cillizza thinks this rule definitely benefits Biden, even though it’s unclear how CNN intends to implement it—whether the moderators will manually operate the microphones or if an offstage producer would flip the on/off switches.

He remarked, “I don’t enjoy it from a debate viewpoint, but it certainly supports Biden from a ‘Who does this benefit?'” perspective.

“If you go back and watch the debates that they held, which included two in 2020 between Biden and Trump, you will see that Trump simply talks nonstop, and that was also the case in 2016.” Like, he just talks endlessly, over and again, over again,” Cillizza continued. “I do believe it benefits Biden; I believe Trump is just trying to babble endlessly to take you off your game, off your rhythm, and off your tempo.”

Previously, CNN excluded commercials from presidential debates. However, it appears that CNN intends to leverage the anticipated high viewership to sell ads, as the network has scheduled two commercial breaks into the 90-minute debate.

All of Trump’s and Biden’s campaign staff will not be available for consultation during those breaks.

According to Cillizza, “Biden definitely benefits a little bit from this merely because he gets a little time to reorganize.”

He clarified, “I think he struggles more with these kinds of live performances than does Trump. He is older, albeit only by three and a half years. “I believe that’s advantageous for Biden. I believe he might benefit from a brief internal respite. For Biden, there are two guidelines and two positive aspects.

Prior to this, studio audiences saw the presidential debates.

Cillizza, however, believes that having one undermines Trump because the former president is adept at harnessing a crowd’s energy. As a result, this debate will not include one.

When Cillizza asserted, without providing any supporting data, that Trump supporters are “more likely” than Biden backers to break the debate rules, he revealed his anti-Trump prejudice.

He stated, “I do believe this probably helps Biden.”

“The Trump crowd is boisterous. They are more likely to disregard the guidelines for the argument. At every debate, they say things like, “Please don’t cheer or clap; please don’t demonstrate any sentiment to either candidate until the end of the debate.” And individuals just don’t abide by the laws,” he said. “From what I’ve learned about the Trump team, I believe they would be less inclined to abide by the rules.”

Cillizza continued, “So there would be a lot of booing and cheering, which I believe may sort of affect how people see the argument.” All right? That’s three guidelines and three positive aspects for Biden.

Biden’s situation is not entirely favorable. Cillizza anticipated that Trump would gain from the debate rule prohibiting the use of pre-written notes.

Although Cillizza’s overall hypothesis is probably accurate, he has once again shown his personal anti-Trump bias on this topic.

He asserted that “Trump, first of all, does not have a ton of positions he needs to remember, honestly, and he’s simply going to riff anyhow.”

“I do believe that Biden has a little bit more difficulty speaking spontaneously. I believe he will attempt to recall more policies than Trump, which raises the possibility that Biden may appear confused at times. He can’t just sort of glance down at his notes and find one word to remind him of what he wants to say if he loses his place,” Cillizza continued.

There are just two planned presidential debates at this time.

Sept. 10 is when the second debate will happen, following CNN’s debate next week. ABC News is facilitating that discussion.

Author: Blake Ambrose

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