Debate “moderator” Ted Simons was clearly unable to be impartial as he gave unjustified leeway to Kyrsten Sinema, while restricting Martha McSally
Arizona’s sole U.S. Senate debate was broadcast Monday evening, Oct. 15, co-hosted by the less than objective Arizona PBS/KAET Channel 8 and the Arizona Republic newspaper.
U.S. Representatives — Republican Martha McSally (CD-2) and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9) — are running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by anti-Trumper Jeff Flake, who chose not to wage a reelection campaign based on 18 percent approval ratings.
The newspaper’s political reporter Maria Polletta and Ted Simons, host of Channel 8’s “Arizona Horizon,” supposedly moderated the debate, though Simon’s partiality toward Sinema was clearly apparent.
Using her soft, cultivated campaign voice, chameleon Sinema refused to respond to questions deserving of answers, saying, “Martha is trying to make this about me, making ridiculous attacks and what we know is that this campaign is about every day Arizonans and I’ll fight for them.”
When McSally, who identified herself as “pro-life,” pushed for a response Sinema finally admitted she would have voted against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
But when Martha McSally, (read her full bio) the first female pilot to fly a fighter jet in a war zone and command a fighter squadron in combat, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel, noted that CNN reported last week that in 2003 Sinema said it was okay for Americans to join the Taliban to fight our military, demanded an apology, Ted Simons rushed to Sinema’s defense — quickly shutting down McSally and ending the contrivance posing as a debate. This can be viewed in the concluding minutes of “the debate.”*
Conservative SRAZ doesn’t claim to be impartial. Because we support Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally in this crucial senate race that is being watched nationwide for its impact on the continuation of President Trump‘s winning agenda, we invite our readers to get the rest of the story, by watching TheRealSinema.com for the straight scoop about Sinema.
*Video provided courtesy of ABC 15