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Tapper and Hewitt Take On Critics of CNN Debate Questions

Jake Tapper, Hugh Hewitt, and Dana Bash all received plaudits for their moderation of the big GOP debate last night, but today Tapper and Hewitt engaged with people on Twitter who weren’t too happy with how things went.

A lot of the criticisms Hewitt got were actually centered around his own lack of screen time. He defended the substance of the debate and how they meant to keep the moderators from becoming the story:

Tapper also engaged on issues people complained were left out of the debate, repeatedly acknowledging that the candidates’ clashing with each other meant they had leave several issues out. But it was veterans’ issues in particular that Tapper got a lot of criticism about today:

UPDATE- 4:12 pm EST: On CNN this afternoon, Tapper further addressed the criticisms, saying he could have easily gone for another hour so he could have brought up things like veterans’ issues, #BlackLivesMatter, police, trade, et cetera.

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