Thanks guys for the explanation of the post, but my question was more of:
what is the 'vetting' deal? What exactly does it mean, and why is dragged into conversations all time, politically?
Well, Mike, as far as your cartoon goes: it was very obvious that the Dem's stacked the deck with moderate to liberal debate moderators. There was not ONE overtly conservative moderator allowed in the debate.
CNN just canned Glen Beck, and their only conservative on their network. That's their attempt at 'fair and balanced' commenting. Fox takes alot of heat for their conservative commentators, but in actuality, it's the ONLY network that puts them on. MSNBC relegates Joe Scarbourough to morning with a goofy co-anchor, Tucker Carlson is gone, Glen Beck is gone, Rachel Maddow was added to MSNBC and CNN cancelled their only moderate-to conservative voice. I won't even comment on Lou Dobbs and what he is. *smile*
The major networks: CBS, ABC, and NBC are ALL accused of liberal viewpoints consistently by their overcoverage of Obama, their overcoverage of the dilemmas in past-Iraq dilemmas, and NO coverage of the success of the battle.
Speaking of which: since things ARE going well in Iraq, it has DISAPPEARED as a news topic for over three weeks!! Good news, to ABC/CBS/NBC is obviously NO news.
I don't get it...We have a winning 'football' team, and the papers/networks only cover the 'losses.' No mention of the wins. Inexplicable.