Andrea Mitchell: ‘All Fact Checking’ Vindicated Planned Parenthood
MITCHELL: "And Chris cillizza, one of the issues is going to be whether there's doing to be any fact checking by the moderators. Certainly we can all do it later after the fact. But the Planned Parenthood debate has not been very fact based because horrific videos, edited videos. It's been a misstep by the people involved. They were caught in a very unflattering way. But the fact of the case is that it went into all fact checking, Planned Parenthood does not spend any government money and only 3% of their budget is on anything related to abortions. But that said, this is a real cutting-edge issue now."
CILLIZZA: "Well, in live fact checking is very, very difficult, Andrea. Particularly in a format like this. I don't fault fox for the format. When you have ten candidates in two hours there's only so many 230r78 mat you can do. Most of these guys just get going at about 50 seconds, right? I think it's fog to be difficult because you're going to see a lot of violating of the rules and it's going to be on the moderators. I think the most -- aside from Donald Trump, I'm with Steve. The most important people aside tr Donald Trump in this debate are the three moderators because how they handle him and how they handle the rules and how they handle fact checking, how they allow back and forths, who can respond to who because everyone is going to be responding to each other. I don't envy the task but I think it's critically important to see when we say who won and who lost the moderator is going to have a big say in that."