Ex-Biden intern Steve Scully, NBC's Kristen Welker to host next two debates, Internet slams 'Trump vs media war'

Ex-Biden intern Steve Scully, NBC's Kristen Welker to host next two debates, Internet slams 'Trump vs media war'
Steve Scully, Kristen Welker (Getty Images)

With Fox News host Chris Wallace being heavily criticized for his bias towards Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden during the first face-off between the latter and President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 29, social media users were curious as to who will be the moderators for the next two debates.

NPR media correspondent and host of On Point Radio David Folkenflik was one of the people who had part of the answer. "Just a reminder folks. The most decent man in DC, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, is next presidential debate moderator. How the hell is *that* going to work?" Another person with answer was the editorial and opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune, Matthew T Hall. "C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully and NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker, who will moderate the second and third presidential debates, need to approach their nights much differently: Microphone cuts, no interruptions or crosstalk, actual moderation," he wrote. 

It did not take long for a social media user to do a bit of research on both Scully and Welker and figure out that Trump might not gain any favors from any of them in the upcoming debates, and it would be not unlike how he was treated by Wallace. "FAIR DEBATES?! Presidential Debates Commission chooses FORMER BIDEN INTERN Steve Scully C-SPAN to moderate a Trump-Biden Debate. Also Chris Wallace FOX (a major Trump hater) & Kristen Welker NBC (far left Trump hater) to moderate debates. THIS IS SHAMEFUL!" the user wrote.




What the user states isn't incorrect. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in communication and political science from American University in Washington, DC, Scully served as a constituent intern in the office of then-Delaware Senator Biden from September to October 1978 as part of a college course on Congress. He is now a senior executive producer and political editor for the C-SPAN television network. He is also one of the hosts for its morning call-in show, 'Washington Journal,' as well as 'The Weekly,' C-SPAN's podcast. He has also previously served on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association for nine years, including as president from 2006 to 2007. Welker, on the other hand, serves as a White House correspondent based in Washington, DC, and co-anchor of 'Weekend Today,' the Saturday edition of 'Today,' alongside Peter Alexander.

Soon people started to voice their opinions on how they thought that the rest of the debates will be unfairly biased against Trump. "How about a debate where the Left chooses one moderator and the Right chooses one moderator? It would be more fair than what we have now," one said, while another said, "It is absolute nonsense we don't have put with this. All the time liberal moderators conduct the debate." A third opined, "It’s always been Trump v the media. The American people will be able to see who Trump’s real opponent is and Trump will once again win over voters as the underdog fighting the corrupt political and media elite." 




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