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CNN Will Host The Next Democrat Debate And It Is Set Up To Protect The Candidates

Jeff Katz
July 10, 2019 - 11:04 am

After MSNBC had its turn to host the clown show that was the first Democratic Debate, CNN will now take a crack at the second round.

CNN released its outline Tuesday for the debates that will take place July 30 and 31 in Detroit, and now many are wondering if the network is poised to simply shield the candidates.

Here are some of the details:

  •  Colored lights will be used to help the candidates manage their remaining response times: 15 seconds = yellow; 5 seconds = flashing red; no time remaining = solid red.
  •  A candidate attacked by name by another candidate will be given 30 seconds to respond.
  • There will be no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions.
  • A candidate who consistently interrupts will have his or her time reduced.
  • Questions posed by the moderators will appear on the bottom of the screen for television viewers.

Is CNN preparing to coddle and protect the candidates so they don't appear foolish?