Critics Skewer Matt Lauer For Commander-In-Chief Forum Fails

Democrats and political journalists made clear that they weren’t impressed with the way NBC News’ Matt Lauer moderated the Commander-In-Chief Forum Wednesday night.

The event focused on foreign policy and national security and featured questions from veterans. Many took issue with Lauer not pressing Donald Trump on false claims, like saying he didn’t support the Iraq War, and for asking Hillary Clinton several questions pertaining to her use of a private email server.

One of the most brutal takedowns of the evening was Jonathan Chait’s scathing headline at NYMag: Matt Lauer’s Pathetic Interview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Is the Scariest Thing I’ve Seen in This Campaign.

Matt Yglesias at Vox had the take that “It’s not a great idea, in general, for journalists to let politicians get away with bald-faced, on-camera lies.”

The Huffington Post had the succinct breakdown: “Matt Lauer Failed The Moderator Test.”

And, as those unhappy with 2016 are wont to do, many took to Twitter to share their displeasure:

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