Yesterday, we reported that moderator Lester Holt was exposed as a liar minutes after he rigged the debate for Hillary Clinton on Monday. Now, this has come back to bite Holt in a big way as viewers have just let their feelings about what he did be known in a big way.
A poll was released by The Denver Post on Wednesday that confirmed over two thirds of viewers thought Holt did a terrible job moderating the debate. Over 67% felt that Holt was a bad moderator, while only 33% thought he did a good job.
This came hours after Holt’s assertion that Trump’s beloved “stop and frisk” program was unconstitutional was proven to also be false by proud liberal Alan Dershowitz, a Clinton supporter. During the debate, Holt slammed Trump for pointing out that the “stop and frisk” method greatly reduced crime in New York City under Rudy Giuliani. While Holt argued that the method violated the constitution, Dershowitz argued that this wasn’t necessarily the case.
Here’s an exchange in which Dershowitz was asked by host Larry O’Connor if “stop and frisk” was unconstitutional and a form of racial profiling:
DERSHOWITZ: There was a district court judge, Shira Scheindlin, who ruled that the NY stop and frisk, as applied, was unconstitutional. she wrote a hundred and some odd opinion, but it didn’t get to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court last word on it was a case called Terry v. Ohio many many many many years ago and the Supreme Court held under certain circumstances at least stop and frisk can be constitutional
Look, the interesting thing is how it’s applied. In Massachusetts it was applied in a very effective way with the cooperation of some of the leaders of the African American community and it really helped to disarm gang members in parts of the city where the crime rate was very high. But, if it’s used just as a form of racial profiling then it’s done in a way that probably raises constitutional questions.
But, it’s much more subtle and much more complex and a hard issue to raise in the context of a 2-minute answer in a debate.
O’CONNOR: Probably would have been best for Lester Holt to not wade into “fact checking” on that area…
DERSHOWITZ: I think you don’t fact check in your question, you fact check after the answer is given, and I think he made a controversial sub-statement which then, Donald Trump responded to, factually, and they both had some truth on their side.
Since the debate, Holt has been exposed as a hack of a journalist in front of all of America. SHARE this story if you think Lester Holt was an AWFUL moderator!