The Media Villagers are all upset that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs declined to debate the QAnon Queen Big Lie election denier “Krazy Kari” Lake in a Citizens Clean Elections debate on Arizona Horizon – PBS, moderated by Ted Simons. Seriously?

Did they not see what a miserable job “Mr. Congeniality,” Ted Simons, did moderating the Republican primary debate for governor? It was an embarrassing clusterfuck. He shoud never be allowed to moderate another debate IMHO.


“Krazy Kari” Lake ran over Ted so often she left her footprints all over his face. Of course “Krazy Kari” Lake wants another opportunity to abuse “Mr. Congeniality,” Ted Simons, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and to make a mockery of the Citizens Clean Elections debate process. Why wouldn’t this “mean girl” (Trump in a dress), since Ted let her get away with her abusiveness the last time?

Just out of curiosity, what were the Nielsen ratings for this debate? I’m guessing more people saw it on social media video after it had been widely criticized in the media, kind of like people slowing down to look at a car wreck. Otherwise, no one but partisan supporters of the candidates were watching this so-called debate. It did not serve to inform or to sway the views of any voters. At best, it only provided confirmation bias for partisan supporters of the candidates.

Show of hands: How many of you have ever decided whom to vote for based upon a Citizens Clean Elections debate on Arizona Horizon – PBS, moderated by Ted Simons? Anyone? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

I suppose the first question I should have asked is how many of you even watch the Citizens Clean Elections debates on Arizona Horizon – PBS? We watch, so you don’t have to.

Remember Jan Brewer’s 16 second brain fart during her debate with Terry Goddard? That was a classic.  It didn’t result in Gov. Terry Goddard, did it? GQP tribalism gave us four more years of one of the worst governors in Arizona’s history.  Partisans don’t care. Republicans woud vote for the devil – and they have! – as long as there is an “(R)” behind the name on the ballot. How else does one explain congressman Paul Gosar?

Update to: The Chamber of Commerce Gubernatorial Forum Is A Waste Of Money. Let’s Have A Real Candidate Debate: “As I pointed out above, the Chamber of Commerce Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Forum is useless. THIS is what Laurie Roberts is clutching her pearls over?”

Here is the useless Chamber of Commerce Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (below) that, as far as I have been able to find with a Google search, did not merit any reporting by the so-called “paper of record” whining about no CCEC debate for governor. The Republic did send a photographer, however. Gubernatorial forum hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. Maybe USA Today should not have fired so many reporters at The Republic, there might have been someone left to report on this Chamber of Commerce Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.