Friday, April 18, 2008

ABC's Wednesday night Democratic "debate"...

Well, for those of you who didn't suffer through ABC's Democratic "debate" last night between Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton, man, did you dodge a bullet!

Here are some articles that should give you an idea of what it was like:

Keep debate focused on the serious, not the trivial - "in a word it was awful".

Debates moderators face stinging questions - "Nearly 17,000 comments flooded ABC News' Web site, many of them pouring scorn on the moderators, who were booed by the auditorium crowd near the end of the debate".

The ABC Debate: A Shameful Night for the U.S. Media - "perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years".

Andrew Sullivan's live blogging of the debate - "I have to say I am actually shocked at the appallingly poor quality of the questions: the worst of the campaign so far. Pure MSM process bullshit. Again: it's now halfway through and there has not been a single question on the economy, foreign policy, healthcare, terrorism, Iraq or any other actual policy issue in this campaign. How much longer can ABC News avoid the actual policy issues in this election?

and there's much more here: Blogosphere buzzing with criticism of ABC news debate

So, if someone talks to you about how "on the defensive" Obama supposedly was in this "debate" (sic), ask them if perhaps that is a reflection on Obama, or on Gibson and Stephanopoulos's "shoddy, despicable performances".

As one of Andrew Sullivan's readers writes, "Has Obama's message of a new vision of politics ever looked more attractive than after this display?".

I'll try to post the video of tonight's Indecision 2008 from the Daily Show as soon as it goes up too, as Jon Stewart was as shocked as anyone else. Making a mockery of the political process in the U.S. is supposed to be HIS job after all, not the job of ABC "News" (sic).

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Sir Francis said...

I was expecting the candidates to be asked whether they thought little puppies or little rabbits were more adorable. Alas, the moderators never got around to the heavy questions...

Saskboy said...

Sounds like a travesty.
Move On was upset by it too.