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Elaine Quijano Walks Tight Rope during VP Debates

posted by Louis Chan

Vice presidential debate

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Media insiders and viewers took to social media to voice their critique of Elaine Quijano as moderator of the Vice Presidential debate.

The first Asian American to ever moderate a debate for a national election was praised for admonishing the candidates when they went too long or interrupted each other, yet criticized by others for disappearing during the debate when the candidates rambled.



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Conservatives and Trump supporters were especially critical of the CBS correspondent and anchor of the digital network, CBSN. Many felt her questions were one sided.

Conservatives love to blast what they perceive as the liberal media, so criticism from the right is not surprising. Despite what they felt was bias from the moderator, a CNN Instapoll found that 48% of debate watchers thought that their man Pence won the debate versus 42% for Kaine.

Others showered Quijano with praise and recognized the tough job she performed.

What did you think of Quijano’s performance. Share your thoughts below.


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