Didn’t watch the debates last night? Good for you! Host network ABC/Disney focussed on gossip and innuendo. So asinine were the questions from lead a-hole Charles Gibson that the audience started to jeer.
Senator Barak Obama noted today that it took over 45 minutes for the moderators to start asking about the economy and the war.
Will Bunch, a Philadelphia Daily News writer, posted an open letter to Gibson and Stephanopoulos on his blog. He said that Gibson and co-moderator George Stephanopoulos focussed on issues that were trivial and a waste of the voters’ time.
Stephanopoulos spun the criticism as a sign of “how much people care” about this election. No, dude, it’s about how much you sucked.
The LA Times noted that while journalists made much of Obama’s not wearing a flag pin, no one else at the debate was wearing one either. New York Times commentator David Brooks defended Gibson and Stephanopoulos, saying that the flag pin and Clinton’s Bosnia “under fire” blunder are really what the American voter cares about.
Only the UK’s Guardian noticed the debate’s negative bias against Obama—and noted that Stephanopoulos was in Bill Clinton’s cabinet during his first term in 1992. An old Clinton retainer, he’s obviously not, in this case, an objective journalist. So why’s he moderating?