Headline RoundupOctober 22nd, 2020

Debate Previews Focus on Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC

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Ahead of the second and final presidential debate Thursday night, previews from media outlets have focused much of their coverage on the history and potential bias of the moderator, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker. On Oct. 17, President Donald Trump tweeted that Welker was "terrible and unfair;" Welker joined NBC News in 2010 and has been a White House correspondent since 2011. Some media outlets on the left focused their coverage on fact-checking claims that Welker had Democratic ties; other left-rated outlets condemned purported "right wing smear campaigns" of Welker. Some coverage from the right concentrated on whether Welker will address the New York Post's story on Hunter Biden's emails; several others also published stories focusing on a photo of Welker and the Obamas from a 2012 White House Christmas party, and alleging that Welker's family donated thousands of dollars to Democratic presidential candidates.

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