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.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) October 5, 2016
Throw @Elaine_Quijano a parade for her telling the candidates that nobody can understand them when they’re talking over each other
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) October 5, 2016
5/8 Did no one inform Elaine Quijano that role of a moderator is to ask questions & take a step back while the candidates DEBATE? #VPDebate
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) October 5, 2016
— Deplorable Patriot (@LibertyHacking) October 5, 2016
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.
— Агент КГБ Deplorable (@FacMagnaAmerica) October 5, 2016
Hey @Elaine_Quijano you asked Pence 8 challenging questions but only one to Tim Kaine
What did the Clinton’s promise or threaten you with?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 5, 2016
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.
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) October 5, 2016
— Mashable (@mashable) October 5, 2016
What did you think of Quijano’s performance. Share your thoughts below.
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