There has been suspicion in past debates of favored treatment and even coordination on the part of liberal moderators.
interjection of “You are right Mr. President” has no place coming from an
unbiased moderator. And it was
especially inappropriate after being challenged by Obama to check the
transcript, and she had that particular transcript. Crowley
It was important that Schieffer clear the cloud of coordination and bias from the debates and he did it well.