In many ways, political debates in America are an iconic part of the elections process. When politicians come together to debate one another, this lets the public get a more up-close-and-personal look at them.
During debates, Americans can compare and contrast the candidates’ policies, demeanors, track records, and more.
Ideally, during debates, moderators are supported to be fair, unbiased, and impartial. However, this has not always been the case, as seen throughout the 2020 presidential election.
This is why the Republican National Committee (RNC) has severed ties with the Commission on Presidential Debates, according to PJ Media.
A Closer Look at the Break from the Debates Commission
This past Thursday, the RNC voted in favor of ending its involvement with the debates commission. Then, in a public statement, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel did not hold back in explaining why.
According to McDaniel, the left-wing biases within the debates commission has stopped it from being able to hold debates in a manner that’s fair to both Republicans and Democrats. On top of this McDaniel stated that when the RNC brought its concerns to the commission, the latter refused to implement measures that would ensure fairness for all.
The measures suggested by Republicans included agreeing to hold debates ahead of early voting periods and choosing moderators that don’t have work histories with candidates running for office.
Finally, the RNC chairwoman explained that Republicans will find debate platforms that are not only newer, but also in agreement with giving GOP candidates a fair shake.
Unfortunately, left-wing bias within the Commission on Presidential Debates is not going anywhere any time soon. For instance, back in 2016, multiple board members were found to have donated to the political campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Fighting Back Against Left-wing Bias
Many conservatives have reacted with approval to the news of the RNC’s withdrawal from the debates commission.
Overwhelmingly, conservatives hold the view that standing up against left-wing bias is more important than it’s ever been. This bias already runs rampant in the media and it impacts how Americnas learn about what’s going on in the world.
As pointed out countless times before, the job of the media is to share the news in a fair and balanced manner, not give their opinions about what they believe the news ought to be.
The same principle also applies to the Commission on Presidential Debates. They were supposed to host political debates in a fair manner, rather than work behind the scenes to give left-wing candidates a boost.