I heard a new term this past week: “Moderator Malpractice.” Since I adore alliteration, I had to investigate further (in other words, I Googled it).
As far as I can tell (without looking at 198 results), the term started on online moderated forums where the moderator crossed the line of appropriate policing of the forum. Then, in 2012, the term was bandied about for the uneven treatment of the panelists and the overt bias of Candy Crowley during the presidential debates.
Therefore, in the context of panel moderation, let me provide this definition of “panel moderator malpractice” based on a loose translation from the dictionary:
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