Anthony MP: a televised debate doesn't need the moderator to fact check. but there could absolutely be a fact checking team providing a crawl at the bottom of the screen. the problem is that no one in journalism is willing to do their job anymore. you are supposed to provide we, the people, with information we need to be effective citizens. example: Obama was born in the united states. that is a verified fact. when someone chooses to take issue in public, cut off their damned microphone and move on. there is no news to report, and a verified lie has been perpetrated. example: debbie wasserman schultz absolutely presided over a tampered primary season that involved ballot manipulation, intimidation, vote rigging, and other nefarious activities, some illegal. a report on the outcome of the DNC and its handling needed to be done by independent journalism and it needed to be public BEFORE the convention. to constantly report things there are verifiably not true, while ignoring important events right in front of you face, journalism has proved itself, neither "left wing" or "mainstream"... it has proven itself to be entirely at the disposal of the multinational corporations that run our nation and to which both trump and clinton are beholden.