ARI FLEISCHER: The Wrong Lessons From Matt Lauer

Wall Street Journal‎ – At the coming debates, it is not up to moderators to set the record straight. Candidates should do that.

“Today Show” host Matt Lauer has taken withering criticism from some reporters for his handling of NBC’s recent commander-in-chief forum featuring separate 30-minute interviews with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He should have fact-checked the candidates, critics say, especially Donald Trump when Mr. Trump claimed he always opposed the Iraq war.

I hope the four moderators of the coming presidential and vice-presidential debates pay no attention to the criticism. If moderators at the debates try to become live on-air…

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