The third Republican debate, hosted by CNBC, saw media bias become a central idea as the candidates tore into the moderators for their poor job. Senator Ted Cruz was the first, as he slammed the three moderators for asking questions intended to provoke infighting between the candidates, which drew huge applause from the crowd.
Senator Marco Rubio, seen by many as the winner of the debate, and Governor Chris Christie soon joined in on slamming the network. Gov. Christie seemed dumbfounded at a questions about fantasy football, saying, “wait a second, we have $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, ISIS and al-Qaeda attacking us – and we’re talking about fantasy football?”