Read time: 1 minute

Shuster Slams Megyn Kelly For Asking If Obama Is A 'Socialist' During Debate

Current TV guest host David Shuster Sunday ripped the Fox News hosts who moderated last week's Republican presidential debate. Shuster, who formerly worked for Fox News and MSNBC, told CNN's Howard Kurtz that Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret
9 years ago by David
Views:

Current TV guest host David Shuster Sunday ripped the Fox News hosts who moderated last week's Republican presidential debate.

Shuster, who formerly worked for Fox News and MSNBC, told CNN's Howard Kurtz that Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier did ask a few tough questions, "but there were also some questions, Howard, that were, frankly, incredibly silly and stupid."

"For Megyn Kelly to suggest -- for her to ask Mitt Romney, 'Oh, are you going to call President Obama a socialist too?' or for Bret Baier to say, "Wait a second, you know, how are you going to turn this country around? Candidate, you have 30 seconds.' I mean, it is not that simple."

He added: "If you're going to have journalists as moderators, at least pick people who have experience covering politics. Brit Hume, Carl Cameron, there are folks at Fox News who bring a certain level of sophistication to their understanding of politics. And I think when Fox News goes to the Megyn Kellys, the Bret Baiers, people who don't have much experience, who haven't covered campaigns, the result is sometimes you have inane questions that come out and, frankly, waste everybody's time."

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team