PBS admits moderators and producers were not listening closely during Democratic presidential debate

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MILWAUKEE, WI – Thursday’s debate between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was pretty uneventful, with neither candidate getting too much up-in-arms during the evening.

But that doesn’t mean everything was peachy-keen.

There was some feather-ruffling, like when Clinton started sounding like Sanders. "We both agree that we have to get unaccountable money out of our political system and that we have to do much more to ensure that Wall Street never wrecks Main Street again."

Clinton went after Sanders by calling his healthcare plan unrealistic, but Sanders wasn’t buying it. "Secretary Clinton has been going around the country saying Bernie Sanders wants to dismantle the Affordable Care Act . . . I have fought my entire life to make sure that health care is a right for all people. We're not going to dismantle anything."

PBS NewsHour moderator Judy Woodruff may have provided a bit of divine controversy. It came during Sanders’s comments about President Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Those listening closely heard Woodruff say “Oh God.”

While Sanders may bear a slight resemblance to God, many folks thought Woodruff was making an editorial comment about Kissinger.

But PBS says “no.”

In a statement to “Gawker”, PBS says, “At this particular moment late in the debate, the producers and anchors were making decisions about questions we had hoped to get to and were running out of time to get to the obligatory closing statements.”

In other words, they weren’t even listening.

And PBS wants everyone to know “There was no editorial comment made.”