Media critic Howard Kurtz said that Hillary Clinton was ‘helped’ by moderator Lester Holt during the debate last night, asserting that the NBC reporter was more aggressive with Trump and failed to ask Hillary any tough questions. The statistics back up this conclusion, and we predicted it all before the debate began.

“She also had some help I think from Lester Holt,” Kurtz told Fox News’ Meghan Kelly.

“For all the debate about Lester Holt and would he fact check and so forth – the most aggressive questions from the NBC moderator, the most attempts at fact checking, the most interruptions were all aimed at Trump….I don’t think there’s any question about it,” he added.

Kurtz went on to highlight the fact that Holt only mentioned Hillary’s email scandal when he asked Clinton to respond to Donald Trump “as opposed to crafting a tough question” himself.

Rudy Giuliani echoed Kurtz’ sentiments, asserting that Holt had acted “extremely unfairly” and that his ‘fact checking’ on the stop and frisk issue was completely inaccurate.

As the Washington Times reports, Trump was forced, “to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

Trump was challenged six times on his answers by Holt, while Hillary was asked no follow up questions whatsoever.

According to a Daily Caller analysis, Trump was interrupted 41 times by Holt, compared to just 7 interruptions for Hillary.

“Holt was much harsher on Republican nominee Donald Trump than he was on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the debate Monday evening,” writes Phillip Stucky.

During yesterday’s Alex Jones Show, I predicted that Holt was being pressured to be an activist moderator after his colleague Matt Lauer was criticized for asking Hillary a couple of tough questions during the previous presidential forum.

The left was bullying Holt to be “an activist moderator, to constantly interrupt and challenge Trump while being soft on Hillary,” I stated around six hours before the debate began. This is precisely what unfolded.

Before the debate, Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, heaped pressure on Holt to constantly interrupt Trump, arguing that the debate was a “special circumstance,” that allowed him to “fact check” Trump on a whim, despite the fact that only candidates are allowed to challenge each other according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

NBC insiders also let slip that Holt was “not going to be a potted plant” – in other words – he was going to insert his own bias into the debate rather than just moderating it fairly.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to get the moderator into essentially serving as the Encyclopedia Britannica,” the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, Janet Brown, told CNN on Sunday.

Yet that’s exactly what Holt did.

He also allowed the audience to laugh at four separate jokes made by Hillary while urging them to be silent after one Trump joke.

While it would be easy for Hillary supporters to dismiss all this as whining, the list of issues that Holt managed to avoid when he had an opportunity to question Clinton is longer than a grocery list.

Instead, the moderator spent an inordinate amount of time discussing Trump’s tax returns and the “birther conspiracy,” hardly key issues when it comes to the future of the country.

“Holt went for the birther issue with Trump, which isn’t off the table but has very little relevance to what faces our next president,” wrote Stephen Kruiser. “Had Hillary brought it up it would have been fine. For Holt to interject it during what was supposed to be a substantive discussion on race relations made it seem as if he were being fed questions directly from Clinton HQ.”

Holt also failed to “fact check” Hillary on her biggest lie of the night, her claim that she was against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Even with the incredible amount of bias shown by Holt in Hillary’s favor, CNN still had to rig its own poll in order to announce that Hillary had won the debate.


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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of and Prison

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