Brooke Baldwin Attacks Ben Carson’s Republican Debate Idea, Defends Carly Fiorina From Joy Behar [Video]

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin can sometimes make a controversial comment, but this time she tore into Ben Carson for suggesting that the 2016 Republican debates should be about getting to know the candidates rather than, well, an actual debate. At the same time, Baldwin also made some headlines when she slammed The View hosts for having a “double standard in regards to Carly Firoina’s face.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, when talking about the Baltimore riots Brook Baldwin essentially blamed military veterans. In response to the controversy, Baldwin issued a heartfelt apology to U.S. veterans, but not everyone seemed to think it was enough.

In the past, Donald Trump has joked about Ben Carson lacking energy during the Republican debates, but when the retired neurosurgeon suggested that they should relax the debate standards even more this idea caused something of a double-take among critics. The GOP has already pulled out of a Republican debate hosted by NBC due to so-called “gotcha” moment questions, but Carson seems to think America needs to redefine the point of the debates.

“Debates are supposed to be established to help the people get to know the candidates and get to know what’s behind them,” Carson said. “And what it’s turned into is a ‘gotcha.’ That’s silly.”

This suggestion had CNN’s Brooke Baldwin throwing the book at Carson in a quasi-literal fashion. In criticicizing this idea, Baldwin literally did spell out the dictionary definition for the English word debate.

“The definition of a debate, and I quote, ‘a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something,’ or, ‘contention by words or arguments,'” she said, according to the YouTube video posted by Mediaite. “I gotta wonder — I mean this is a smart, smart man, a pediatric neurosurgeon we’re talking about. Does he know what the definition of a debate is?”

Brooke Baldwin, Carly Fiorina’s Face, And The ‘Double Standards’ Of Joy Behar

The CNN host also came out swinging against another comment, but this time it was made by The View’s Joy Behar. According to Accuracy In Media, Behar joked about Carly Fiorina’s appearance, claiming that the Republican woman’s face looked “demented” and resembled wearing a “Halloween” mask. Baldwin felt this joke went way too far, and called out Behar for mocking the other woman’s face.

“I love The View. I have been a long-time Whoopi fan. I think Joy Behar is one of the funniest people on TV, but ladies, come on. Double standard much?” Brooke said. “First people jump on Trump for his comments in Rolling Stone about Fiorina’s face. He followed up at the debate saying she was ‘beautiful.’ Which, by the way, a lot of ladies didn’t like either. Why do we have to talk about her looks? Because she’s a woman?”

Baldwin then went on to explain exactly why The View host was employing a double standard. It turns out that Behar once had Donald Trump on The View, and he made a comment where he said any reference to Firorina’s face was in fact really a reference to her persona. In response to Trump, Behar asked, “If that’s the case, why don’t you talk about her brains and not her face?”

In case you are trying to follow the future Republican debates, Star Pulse has provided a nice schedule of the planned events.

  • November 10, 2015 (Fox Business/WSJ Republican) Wisconsin
  • December 15, 2015 (CNN) Las Vegas
  • January (TBA) 2016 (Fox News) Iowa
  • February 6, 2016 (ABC) St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • February 13, 2016 (CBS) The Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina -Moderator: John Dickerson
  • February 26, 2016 (NBC/Telemundo) University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • March (TBA) 2016 (Fox News) Venue TBA
  • March 10, 2016 (CNN) Florida

What do you think about Brooke Baldwin’s comments about Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina?

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