Unbelieveable: Debate Moderator Smears Republicans

December 15th, 2007 6:37 AM
Des Moines Register Editor Carolyn Washburn takes a shot at Republicans with an obviously false statement in her piece summarizing the recent Iowa debates which she moderated:By and large, the Republicans say they can get us to smaller government and lower taxes with economic growth and government efficiency. They don't ask Americans to make terrible sacrifices. About half wanted to tackle global…

Live Blog for the Des Moines Register Dem Debate

December 13th, 2007 2:06 PM

David Yepsen Pans His Boss's Handling of Des Moines Register Debate

December 13th, 2007 1:22 PM
"Don't quit your day job, boss."Well, he didn't put it that way exactly, but the Des Moines Register's David Yepsen was not too impressed with editor Carolyn Washburn's job as moderator in the December 12 debate:

Iowa GOP Debate: No to Questions on Immigration, Yes to Global Warming

December 12th, 2007 6:39 PM
Following up on Al Gore’s reception of the Nobel Peace Prize, Carolyn Washburn of the Des Moines Register asked the Republican candidates several questions on the issue of "global climate change" and related topics. At the beginning of the debate, Washburn stated "we won't talk a lot about issues like Iraq or immigration. They're important issues, no doubt, but Iowans say they know…

GOP Voters Pan 'Rigid,' 'Boring,' 'Antagonistic' Debate Moderator

December 12th, 2007 6:02 PM
The 28 Iowa Republican assembled by pollster Frank Luntz for today’s GOP debate had various opinions about the candidates, but were virtually unanimous in panning the performance of Des Moines Register editor and debate moderator Carolyn Washburn, calling her “boring,” “antagonistic,” and “like paint drying.”In the debate, Washburn frequently cut off exchanges between the candidates, and at one…