On Thursday morning, NewsNation announced they would be hosting the fourth Republican Party primary debate, which is scheduled to take place on December 6 and will be co-moderated by conservative powerhouse Megyn Kelly, along with two other individuals. This is really good news for GOP candidates who are looking for someone to moderate that is fair, while still asking the tough questions. Kelly will do a fantastic job. Plus, she has experience having moderate presidential debates in the past.
According to the Daily Wire, “In addition to Kelly — who has previously moderated five GOP primary debates — NewsNation host and Peabody Award winner Elizabeth Vargas (‘Elizabeth Vargas Reports’) and The Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Eliana Johnson will also moderate.”
“According to the announcement, the debate is set to air exclusively on NewsNation and The CW Network beginning at 8 p.m. ET, and an encore presentation will air at 7 p.m. MT and 8 p.m. PT for those in the western time zones. It will also be livestreamed on NewsNation’s website and Rumble,” the Daily Wire continued. “Nexstar’s President of Networks, Sean Compton, addressed the news in a letter to NewsNation staffers that Mediaite published on Thursday.”
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“From the very beginning, our mission, as stated in our first press release, has been ‘news absent bias.’ We are proud to report that, according to a variety of media watchdog groups, we’ve successfully maintained this brand mission since day one,” the letter stated. “This achievement reflects the dedication and commitment of each member of our team to deliver unbiased news to our audience and serve up opinionated talk that is professional and respectful of differing viewpoints.”
“Thanks to the exceptional work of our leaders, Michael Corn and Cherie Grzech, NewsNation has been chosen as the host for the fourth and final Republican primary debate of 2023. This is a testament to our network’s growing importance and impact in the media landscape,” the letter continued.
If candidates thought the barrier to entry for the previous events was tough, they’re really not going to be happy with what will be required of them to get in the next one.
The candidates will have to have at minimum 6 percent support from two national polls or 6 percent in one national poll and 6 percent in one statewide poll in a key early voting state such as Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina. Along with that they must have 80,000 donors and have 200 donors from each of 20 states or territories.
I bet you won’t see former President Donald Trump at this event. He’s not attended a single debate thus far and honestly, it hasn’t hurt him one bit, which is kind of unusual. However, he’s pretty busy dealing with the indictments the left keeps throwing at him to try and take him out of the race, so who can blame him?
He already has enough targets on his back without getting into scuffles with folks in his own party. And that’s what we’ve seen a lot of thus far in the debates, particular between Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley.
It’ll be interesting to see which of the candidates can meet these requirements.
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