Quijano’s attempts to assert control were not always successful, drawing criticism from some media colleagues.
And.... Elaine Quijano has lost control.— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 5, 2016
I'd like Elaine Quijano to give them more room to debate back & forth. Her questions are good, but public can learn a lot from back & forth.— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) October 5, 2016
Elaine Quijano is losing control, plain and simple. The men just keep talking over each other— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) October 5, 2016
Others in the press saw things differently, however, praising Quijano for trying, under difficult circumstances, to keep the conversation moving.
The split reviews for Quijano once again underscore the impossible task of pleasing everyone as a debate moderator. No matter what, you’re bound to take heat for being too passive or too intrusive, for taking too many detours or clinging too tightly to scripted questions.
Quijano hasn’t tweeted in more than a month. She might want to stay off Twitter a little longer.