The Republican presidential debate on CNBC last night was an utter dumpster fire caused by the candidates and the moderators. The candidates nitpicked about media bias and bickered with the moderators. They were out of control.

After the debate, the Republican voters blamed the CNBC network for the terrible debate when the debacle was really the candidates’ own fault. To the voters’ credit, the moderators weren’t the best, but the candidates were worse.


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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced