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Improve the Debate Moderators, PLEASE! + HK2′s overnight open thread

What lousy debate ”moderators” we have had lately!  Where do they get these people?  Are they chosen by lots from a pool of “worst possible so-called journalists?”

First off, are they ALL from left-leaning news sources?  Has there been even one who wasn’t?  What, no Charles Krauthammer?  No George Will?  Not even a Chris Wallace?  Feh!  You may as well make the Republican get multiple tongue piercings the day of the debate!  That would be more fair.

I think they should have two moderators at each debate, one from each political party.  You could have Rush Limbaugh and Chris Matthews as one combative team, and Ann Coulter and Mika Brzezinski tossing out questions and displaying overt favoritism at another.  What fun!

Maybe the moderators could join in the debate for real, instead of just inserting themselves among the candidates to favor the Democrat.  It could be like tag team wrestling!  If one of the moderators got out of line, the other could pop him upside the head with a giant Nerf bat.

If nothing else, these debates need some control.  It’s so unfair that one candidate gets to talk on and on well after their allotted time has expired, no matter which party they represent.  I say give em’ two minutes, tops, and that’s it!  It could be as simple as audible prompts, as I heard done in at least one of the Republican debates.

To start with, a simple warning that their time is nearly up.  A nice soft mellow tone like a vibraphone, the instrument used for the famous NBC three-note logo.  A simple little “bing” as the ten-second warning to finish your point quickly.

If the candidate continues to talk beyond the warning tone, progress to the sound of a huge Chinese gong  – “BONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG!!”  You know, like on the Gong Show of the 70s?   And if they still won’t shut the hell up, they can resort to the sound that just seems to scream “SHUT UP YOU LOSER!”  A harsh disharmonic “BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAH”

Anyone who ignores these warnings should just have their microphone turned off while the moderator scolds them in impolite tones.  Something like, “I’m sorry, sir, but you were given THREE warnings!  THREE!  And you wouldn’t give this audience the consideration of shutting your yap, as the rules clearly state.  So since you refused to be a good citizen and follow the same rules as your opponent, I’ve shut off your microphone and I’m now going to give your opponent an EXTRA TURN to speak.  How do like them apples, Mr. Big Shot?

“And if you do it again!?  We’ll not only turn off your microphone, we’ll turn off your spotlights and you can just sit there in the dark.  Don’t you give me that look!  Don’t you dare!  Don’t make me come over there!  I’ve got duct tape right here, mister, and I’m not afraid to use it!”

And the Number One rule for debate monitors should be:  NO SO-CALLED “FACT CHECKING” during the debate, not even if you are 100% convinced you have the facts, because there’s a damn good chance you don’t!  Facts are often a matter of interpretation, full of weasel words and shaded meanings.  Save the fact checking for Snopes and Wikipedia.  Or genuine authorities on facts, like Professor Irwin Corey!

Any or all of these things would be a huge improvement on the debate system we currently have.  Especially the Nerf bat!!

 

  • jrterrier

    a video of romney’s good deeds, maybe hell is freezing over: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7405692n

  • jrterrier

    so, after all that’s been revealed, I understand even less why Ambassador Stevens, knowing what he knew about the Al-Qaeda resurgence and deteriorating security situation would slip into Benghazi, unprotected on Sept 11? Why was he there. Here’s on theory. Stevens’ cables sound like he was a very sharp analyst who knew what was going on. So why walk in there like a sacrificial lamb?
    http://chinaconfidential.blogspot.com/2012/10/arms-flow-to-syria-may-be-behind.html
    And what I find most despicable is not the Ambassador Rice/Administration bullshit story to the American people but that the President went before the US in the days after and blamed the movie and apologized for the insult to Allah when what he should have done is eulogized his/our Ambasssador with a strongly worded rebuke of Al Qaeda and every pig terrorist who kills other human beings.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/10/an_old_war_horse_passes.html

    Sargent Major Basil L Plumley made famous in the movie
    We Were Soldiers passed away.

    may he RIP
    Thank You Sir for Your Service

  • HoosierinDixie

    As Kenosha Marge pointed out in a previous thread, I don’t understand why Republicans would agree to an all liberal moderator debate scheme. I think there should be two conservatives and two liberals.Two that are women, two that are men and not necessarily media pundits. Each party can create a short list of possible candidates and allow the people to choose two during their perspective primaries. Definately get rid of the Towm Hall debates. Does anyone really think the women that blames George Bush for the economy and wants to know how Mitt’s policies differ is an unaffiliated, undecided voter? Like hell she is. Where was the follow up question to Obama of how his policies differ from Jimmy Carter’s policies? Also the debates should be a 90 minute timed event. Each person given two minutes to answer and two minutes for rebuttal. No moderator fact checking and none of that more time for the slow speaker and less for the fast talker crap. This is a debate, not a Special Ed class. Not sure how we can solve the problem of the person going over their allotted time but the taser idea suggested here could be quite entertaining.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/19/cutter-acknowledges-campaign-spams-supporters-with-endless-barrage-of-donation-emails-uses-opportunity-to-ask-for-more-donations/

    cutter acknowledges campaign spams supporters with barrage do donation emails. uses the opportunity to ask for more donations

  • HELENK2

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/18/whistle-blower-audio-sen-claire-mccaskills-husband-cut-business-deals-in-senate-dining-room/

    lets see
    her kids told her to vote for backtrack
    her husband used the senate dining room for his business
    she should be a senator why??

  • HELENK2

    http://news.sky.com/story/999856/malala-yusufzai-shot-girl-stands-in-hospital

    I hope this brave young lady gets all the protection she needs from the fruitcakes that tried to kill her

  • HELENK2

    http://terrellaftermath.com/

    today’s picture and caption is great

  • HELENK2

    http://nation.foxnews.com/obama-campaign-donor/2012/10/19
    /daily-caller-calif-official-whose-agency-under-reported-unemployment-stats-was-obama-campaign-donor

    why is this not a suprise?? California official who underreported unemployment stats was a backtrack donor

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    laugh of the day

    http://twitchy.com/2012/10/18/tinfoil-hat-crowd-bain-stealing-election-with-tainted-machines/

    if only they taught critical thinking in schools today

  • HELENK2

    discussing the death of an ambassador, a government tech and two navy SEALs on comedy shows is just such a lack of respect for them.
    from day one this bunch has lied about their deaths, covered up the lack of security that could have prevented their deaths. the backtrack bunch has been so busy covering their own backsides that they totally showed no remorse or sorrow for these deaths,
    they are a disgrace to this country

  • HELENK2

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-washington-wink-winking-like-crazy-at-epa/article/2511132#.UIFgV66pdK1

    backtrack and the EPA. something that seems to be overlooked.
    how jobs are being killed by regulation.
    a very interesting read

  • HELENK2

    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/

    why I would never take backtrack to a horse race.
    he really does pick all the losers

    green energy failures..( our money wasted)

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/19/obamateurism-of-the-day-851/

    when you use a zinger against someone, make sure it can not come back to bite you. backtrack on pension during debate

  • HELENK2
  • HObama HObamanana

    Thanks to Obama and his not optimal, bumps in the road apology tour, what our enemies see is our flag at half staff and the white flag of surrender at full staff.

  • HObama HObamanana

    As screwed up as all these debates have been there really isn’t a thing a single one of us can do about them. After the League for Women Voters dropped out of sponsoring them because of behind the scenes collusion on the part of the Democrat and Republican party candidates, they have been a complete farce.

    The moderators these days are selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Their bi-partisan Board of Directors is interesting.

    Howard G. Buffett
    John C. Danforth
    John Griffen
    Antonia Hernandez
    Reverend John I. Jenkins
    Newton N. Minow
    Richard D. Parsons
    Dorothy Ridings
    Alan K. Simpson

    And for those of us bitching about the format, forget about anything mattering to this debate commission. Everything is going just as planned.

    The format for the first and fourth presidential debates calls for six 15-minute segments on topics selected and announced in advance by the moderators. After the moderator asks a question, the candidates each have two minutes to answer. After their answers, the moderator’s job is to facilitate a conversation on the topic for the balance of the 15 minutes before moving to the next topic. The Commission on Presidential Debates’ goal in selecting this format was to have a serious discussion of the major domestic and foreign policy issues with minimal interference by the moderator or timing signals. Jim Lehrer implemented the format exactly as it was designed by the CPD and announced in July.

    Please pay special attention to the last two sentences.

    • binky354

      After seeing the VP debate and the 2nd Presidential debate, I have more appreciation for Jim Lehrer as a monderator.

  • KenoshaMarge

    More liberal media
    spin…

    Michelle and
    Ann Pretty in Expensive Pink

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012….nsive_pink.html

    • KenoshaMarge

      There is no place too petty, or dishonest for these scumbags to go!

    • HObama HObamanana

      Not sure why, but your link didn’t work. Here is one that should work. Michelle and Ann Pretty in Expensive Pink

      • KenoshaMarge

        Thanks.

  • DianaLC

    Great idea, Steve!
    I think that all they have to do is find a good old-fashioned high school teacher who coaches the debate team. Make the candidates take some lessons in the rules and demeanor expected in advance of the debates. Then have the debate coach moderated, and bring in some high school debate judges to do the analysis.

  • elizabethrc

    In lieu of all of the above, how about just tasering the offender? That would probably make them straighten up and fly right, as my Mom used to say.

  • KenoshaMarge

    Whistle-blower audio: Sen.
    Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

    Missouri
    Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut
    business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing
    executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained
    by The Daily Caller.

    more:
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/18/whistl…./#ixzz29kAqmt4D

    Whistle-blower audio: Sen.
    Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

    Missouri
    Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut
    business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing
    executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained
    by The Daily Caller.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/18/whistl…./#ixzz29kAqmt4D

    Pity the poor voters of Missouri. A jackass in an elephant suit or a crook wearing Dem blue.I would have to vote for the jackass, there are all ready so many in the Senate, over the crook. I found McCaskills Obama ass kissing and then trying to distance herself from her former hero repulsive anyway.And over giving Harry Reid and his empty brain a majority again so that he can keep the Senate from doing it’s job and giving the country the budget that the law requires.
    Whistle-blower audio: Sen.
    Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

    Missouri
    Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut
    business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing
    executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained
    by The Daily Caller.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/18/whistl…./#ixzz29kAqmt4D

    Pity the poor voters of Missouri. A jackass in an elephant suit or a crook wearing Dem blue.
    I would have to vote for the jackass, there are all ready so many in the Senate, over the crook. I found McCaskills Obama ass kissing and then trying to distance herself from her former hero repulsive anyway.
    And over giving Harry Reid and his empty brain a majority again so that he can keep the Senate from doing it’s job and giving the country the budget that the law requires.

    • DianaLC

      It’s hard to pick between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. But every good citizen must sometimes make a difficult pick.

      • KenoshaMarge

        The thought of giving Harry Reid one less vote in the Senate will it make it a lot easier to fill in the oval next to Thompson’s name.

        Plus I don’t “like” Baldwin’s politics and she was all in favor of recalling our Governor for the high crime of being a Republican. She’s a POS. So is Thompson. But the stink is just enough less to make it possible to vote for him without regurgitating while voting.

        • DianaLC

          Thanks for all you do….

          • KenoshaMarge

            No thanks needed Diana. I consider voting a civic duty and believe that if you don’t vote you don’t really have any right to complain. Since I intend to complain…

  • Dave L.

    The Al Smith dinner speech was a riot, and very classy. You have also gotta love Whoopi ( the moron), Goldberg showing her ignorance on national tv telling Ann Romney that it is against the Mormon religion to serve in the military, Ann corrected her, way to go Whoopi, your journalism degree from Sesame Street really isn’t working. I heard Mooch-Hell was eating at the Golden Corral, all you can eat buffet, their slabs of ribs are only 500 calories according to her. She then stopped by Lubys and hit the dessert bar !

  • HELENK2

    Officials: Iran gas flow halted after blast in Turkey, 28 soldiers injured – @Reuters

  • HELENK2

    Sources: Suspected al-Qaida militants attack military base in southern Yemen; deaths reported – @Reuters

    • getfitnow

      ,,,’on the run!’; …’back on their heels!’ /s

  • HELENK2

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57534835
    /fda-accuses-avon-lancome-other-cosmetic-companies-of-making-ad-claims-that-go-too-far/

    FDA goes after Avon and a couple of other cosmetic companies over ads.
    another Gibson Guitar ???
    this bunch really has a problem with American companies.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Kind of makes you understand why some companies choose to outsource. Gets an insane government bureaucracy off their backs.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Hey when they can make a lipstick for a Pig called Barry Soetoro then make it stick…. until then…

  • TexMexSoup

    I personally would love to see Lou Dobbs moderate.

    • elizabethrc

      Or Bret Baier. He is consistently fairminded and not given to inflamed rhetoric.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Or Michael Goodwin. He doesn’t seem to like politicians in general. Good point of origin IMO.

    • DianaLC

      We’d certainly get some good questions about immigration policy if he moderated.

  • jrterrier

    if you haven’t seen Romney’s speech at the Al Smith dinner, don’t miss it. Even had thrill-up-the-leg chris matthews laughing. Mitt was great. knocked it out of the ballpark. http://youtu.be/R4Cw-UdQNtw
    been very busy so only time to check in for a few minutes without posting. still greatest blog.

    • getfitnow

      Mitt Romney is a class act. THIS is what leadership looks like. Romney is so
      competitive and yet maintains dignity and focus.

      He’s good with schtick too. So many
      good lines and well delivered. Who knew?!!

      I love how gracious and dignified he always is. That was on display at the end.

      BTW–You know what makes this all the more funny? This was the guy they wanted to run against!

    • elizabethrc

      And wasn’t it just too cute (and appropriate) that Matthews was seated to the left of Obama?

    • KenoshaMarge

      I thought he was terrific! I confess I never thought he could be so funny. Ann did tell us so, didn’t she?
      I thought the best lines were the jabs at the press. Especially the one about them saying “Obama wins over Catholics” and then saying “Romney dines with rich people.” Perfect! Absolutely perfect!

      • jrterrier

        there were so many good lines.

        • KenoshaMarge

          I agree. I just loved his gentle, humorous jabs at the media. Just to let them know that while he doesn’t whine about it, he’s well aware of their corruption and bias.

      • jrterrier

        Romney sarcastically asked, “what other safeguard do we have, besides the press?” After these words, Romney turned and looked straight at MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who has been one of Romney’s harshest critics, in what was a lighthearted moment. He then said:

        …now I never suggest that the — that the press is biased. I recognize that they have their job to do, and I have my job to do. My job is to lay out a positive vision for the future of the country, and their job is to make sure no one else finds out about it.

        Let’s just say that some in the media have a certain way of — of looking at things. When suddenly I — I pulled ahead in some of the major polls, what was the headline? “Polls Show Obama Leading from Behind.”

        And I’ve already seen early reports from tonight’s dinner, headline; “Obama Embraced by Catholics. Romney Dines with Rich People.”

        • KenoshaMarge

          Lighthearted and humorous jabs at the media that should have made any of them with any jourlalistic integrity squirm. Therefore, few squirmed.
          Chris Matthews? Would make the proverbial pimple on a real journalist’s ass.

    • HObama HObamanana

      Agreed. A little disappointed it hasn’t been featured here.

      • HELENK2

        i posted a link to it down thread

  • HELENK2

    http://www.inquisitr.com/357462/columbia-professor-marc-lamont-hills-overrated-white-people-list-includes-bill-clinton/

    columbia professor lists overrated white people

    so tell me again just who is racist??

    • elizabethrc

      I stopped watching that fast talker, Hill some time ago. He is a “professor’ at Columbia? that, in itself, is indictment enough of how left (and looney) Columbia is and how much they’ve lowered their standards.

    • Dave L.

      The Phd. behind his name stands for PILED HIGHER and DEEPER. What bullshit !! Over educated idiot !!

  • TeakWoodKite

    Hey Popsmoke,
    I was reading the link from the Ali Soufan interview…do you agree that the Global Counter terrorism Forum have shown results when you contrast with the leaks stinkin up the joint coming from BO’s Motel 1600 and the damage that has caused? Who is left to have a forum with when no one trusts the US to keep a lid on it? In-spite of the increase in DOJ prosecutions under the Espionage act of “whistle blowers”?
    All due respect to Mr. Soufan, I am wondering where his optimism is coming from.

    Is this a pivotal moment in U.S.-Muslim relations?
    What should the White House focus on?
    I think this is where the rubber meets the road. What’s happening today is that Obama’s Cairo speech [in 2009] and U.S. initiatives for countering violent extremism and creating partnerships between the western and Muslim world, such as the Global Counterterrorism Forum, have showed a lot of results.

  • HELENK2
    • Hokma

      He killed it!!!

    • HARP2

      Great job.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219402/Candy-Crowley-CNN-chief-praises-moderator-superb-job-Obama-Romney.html

    CNN trying to become the new comedy central sends out memo on what a superb job crowley did

    • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

      Now I want you all to read that memo and let it sink in – this guy is the “Managing Editor” at CNN. He says that Obama took more time than Romney, because Obama speaks more slowly, so they are going to do a WORD COUNT to prove that Romney actually said “more” because he spoke faster.

      If this doesn’t prove to you how completely in the tank CNN is for Obama, I don’t know what else will. And if this is just one example of someone corrupt and biased in the MSM, I shudder to think of the rest of the “editors” out there.

      We need to be making more of a stink about CNN’s role in the debate (Crowley with transcript in hand) and this letter. This is extremely egregious “journalism” and should not go without some sort of protest.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I begin staging my own little protest in 2008. I stopped watching them. Ever. If someone there says something worth listening to/watching I can always find it on-line later.

      • Dave L.

        Obama, THINKS, more slowly !!!

      • beachnan

        I sent them an email telling them what a piss poor job Candy did. I also told them they did not reflect the ideals of main stream America and that is why their ratings are in the tank. If enough people tell them, maybe they will “get it”. However, I am not holding my breath.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Oblivious to the fact that if she had done a “superb job” no memo would be needed. Funny how stupid these morons think we are.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/10/18/obama-apologizes-
    to-tingles-for-debate-performance-four-years-ago-i-gave-him-a-thrill-up-his-leg-this-time-around-i-gave-him-a-stroke/

    backtrack apoligizes to tweety tingles for first debate performance

  • HELENK2

    random thought

    watching backtrack and biden both of whom have been a disgrace to the office they hold, is anyone furious at the democratic party for inflicting these two on this country??
    What the hell were they thinking?? Do they have that much contempt for the country???

    • HARP2

      It will soon be over.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Great image! Gonna steal that one pronto.

    • http://twitter.com/StrayYellarDawg SYD

      Yes. I am furious. And no longer call myself a Democrat because of it.

    • DianaLC

      I LOVED Mitt’s jab at Biden last night. It was something about wishing Obama had brought Biden along for the speech Mitt was giving because Biden would laugh at anything.
      The behaviors of both Biden and Obama are so immature, I do still feel they haven’t graduated high school. They need to get over the idea that they are the “popular” kids.

    • HObama HObamanana

      I can’t be furious about who the Dims have chosen to lead them because I quit giving a damn when I left the party in 2008. As far as I am concerned, they could resurrect Mother Teresa to run as a Dim and I wouldn’t vote for them. They are a morally corrupt party that doesn’t even honor it’s own charter. May they rot in hell in perpetuity.

    • jrterrier

      and don’t leave the press out of the blame

  • HELENK2

    I like your ideas for moderaters

  • HARP2

    I noticed the Mooch was missing at the gala tonight.
    Must have been an all you can eat buffet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.cusack Mary Cusack

    anyone know the accuracy of fivethirtyeight? they project obama will win

    • HARP2

      Nate Silver comes from the bowels of Daily Kos.

    • Hokma

      It’s not accurate and like Harp said, can’t be good if it is coming from Daily Koz Kidz.

      • getfitnow

        We should be following up on the economic study from the two profs from Colorado that have never been wrong on the winner. Many states they pointed to R&R carrying, a few months ago, seemed out of reach. Not so today.

  • MG6

    If this is true….then Israel is in trouble….

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-cuts-deal-with-iran-over-nukes/

    • MarkFtLaud

      Israel if fucked. Shame on the socalist maxist background of the European Jews. We only have 25 I hear today we have 35. I support wholeheartly the State of Israel. Our ONLY ally in the cesspool of the ME. We can be selfish as Americans and know it is our 1st Firewall. If they go…we can go…..

      • KenoshaMarge

        Before and during WW 2 the anti-Semites of Europe allow Germany to murder 6 million Jews. There were good and decent individuals who did all they could to help the Jews of Europe and many died for it. The Governments in general did nothing as boxcars full of their citizens were shipped off to be slaughtered. They, as much as Germany had much to answer for. It couldn’t have been done without their silence.

        They were complicit in many ways and that includes the Catholic Church.

        I can’t see that they have improved much over the decades.

        • HObama HObamanana

          When I lived in Europe I asked some people about this and was told point blank that they felt they did their duty by telling Germany that what it was planning was a bad idea. They sat on the sidelines and watched as the German war machine ran at full throttle and essentially did nothing. The German army invaded Belgium on bicycles.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I remember reading that when Denmark was invaded and the Germans decried that all Danish Jews must wear the Star of David the King had a yellow star stitched on his clothing because one Dane was just like another. That took guts and integrity. Few others showed the same.

            King Christian has given the
            following answer to the German command that Jews must wear a Star of David. The King has said that one Dane is exactly the same as the next Dane. He himself will wear the first Star of David and he expects that every loyal Dane will do the same.’

            The next day in Copenhagen, almost the entire population wore armbands showing a Star of David. The following day the Germans rescinded the order.

        • MarkFtLaud

          Good point Keno. I am a catholic and no longer support my church. Coptics and Christians are being murdered everywhere and not a peep out of Rome. Disgraceful.

          • KenoshaMarge

            I am marginally still a Catholic. I am not silly enough to believe that as an entity it is without fault. Anything that is “run” by human beings cannot and will not be.
            Although I can not in all conscience follow all the things that the church demands I don’t want the damn government sticking it’s nose in.
            The church has much to answer for. But they have also be, in many cases a force for good in the world.

            • MarkFtLaud

              I will give u that point but I sure won’t give them a dime anymore. On a lighter note Floridas 29 EVotes just moved to RR by Rasmussin

              • KenoshaMarge

                I won’t give them a penny more than what I wrote.
                Love the lighter note and hope it’s true.
                My own state, Wisconsin, has moved within the margin of error. Now if RR can just nudge it a bit…

    • TeakWoodKite

      Retired_ called the ball on this a few clicks back. 2 points and cold one for the OK 3-wire.

  • TeakWoodKite

    How about “save my TVEee?”

  • TeakWoodKite

    Dionisio, John M.
    Garden City, NY 11530
    AECOM/Vice President DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D)$1,000

    The government has awarded at least 250 FOIA-related contracts to more than 200 vendors since the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2009, according to federal procurement data compiled by Bloomberg. None of the contracting records examined showed that the work was done by foreign-based companies.
    Los Angeles-based AECOM Technology Corp. (ACM) has won at least $9.97 million in FOIA contracts, the most of any company, during that time period.
    Other companies doing FOIA business have included New York- based Deloitte Consulting LLP, with about $1 million in FOIA- related contracts, and Arlington, Virginia-based CACI International Inc. (CACI), with at least $100,000 in similar contracts.
    At least $26.5 million in FOIA contracts were awarded by the government in fiscal 2012, up from $19.1 million in 2009. The 2012 estimate may be conservative because the Defense Department, which typically represents more than two-thirds of U.S. awards, lags behind other agencies in reporting its contracts.

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Yes it’s bad. But come on, offer up some intellegent options.

    Rush Limbaugh? Really? That would make it better? What planet are you from?

    Ann Coulter and Mika Brzezinski? Sure lets make the debate even more about the moderator.

    Chris Wallace would be a good choice. I think he’s done a commendable job of getting rid of the rediculous constant smirk. It really kept him from becoming the serious reporter that his father was.

    Juan Williams would also be a good choice.

    I am sure you can come up with another before you completely fall off your rocker.

    • TeakWoodKite

      Where is your sense of humor? I mean if one didn’t laugh occasionally, you’d be rocking back and forth on the toilet praying to Allah.

      • HARP2

        I`d be pissed off too, if I had to walk around the rest of my life with no toilet paper.
        Not sure if praying to Allah will cut it though.

        • TeakWoodKite

          lol

    • elizabethrc

      May I remind you that Juan Williams thinks Obama won the first debate. Care to rethink that one?

    • KenoshaMarge

      Juan Williams? Surely you jest!