To Check, or Not to Check?
The first Presidential Debate is tonight and one thing stands out: whether or not to fact check. Journalist Lester Holt will be moderating the debate between Clinton and Trump, and some, including the Clinton campaign, are stating that Holt should fact-check. That is, call a candidate out on a lie during the debate. The other side, including the Trump campaign, believe that the fact-checking should be left to the other candidate, not the moderator. Some say that the fact-checking will go on after the debate, so it doesn’t really matter, and others say that the moderator is not supposed to be an Encyclopedia. One of the biggest causes of this issue, as reported by Politico, is that Trump has mishandled facts and exaggerated much more than Clinton. Despite all the controversy, the decision of the fact-check will be left up to Holt tonight.
For more information on the controversy, click here.
To read Politico’s Fact-Checks on both Candidates, click here.