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NEW: CNN Will Delay Live Debate 1-2 Minutes, Possibly Allowing Network To Edit Biden’s Blunders

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A new report has revealed CNN will implement a 1-2 minute delay during the Trump-Biden debate.

Journalist Patrick Webb reported, “CNN will implement a 1-2 minute delay for tonight’s presidential debate instead of the standard 7-second delay.”

This will “potentially allow time to edit parts of the broadcast,” added Webb.

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CNN previously added mic muting during the debate.

Per The Hill:

CNN on Thursday night will be using a mute button that can cut off President Biden and former President Trump during the first presidential debate, in a bid by the network to avoid a repeat of the raucous clash between the two in 2020.

During the 2020 debate, Biden and Trump repeatedly talked over and insulted one another. The animosity between the two candidates, and the importance of Thursday night’s battle, increases the odds that both men will be aggressive on the Atlanta stage.

The mute button is intended to help viewers understand the candidates, but it also carries risks for CNN.
Trump’s campaign ahead of the debate has already put forward the argument that the moderators, CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, will treat their candidate unfavorably.

CNN says its debate night control room will mute the microphones of candidates when it is not their turn to speak.

But Tapper and Bash will also be “empowered to use all tools at their disposal to enforce timing and ensure a civilized discussion.”


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