Blogger: Debate didn't give Pa. voters answers
In the aftermath of last night's presidential debate, several media critics have bashed ABC News and moderators Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous.
In the Guardian of London, reporter Niall Stanageâs column was entitlted, The Dumbest Debate in America?, and he lambasted the questions as being "superficial and disingenuous."
David Brooks of the New York Times blogged last night that he understood the complaints, but thought the questions were excellent. âThe journalistâs job is to make politicians uncomfortable, to explore evasions, contradictions and vulnerabilities. Almost every question tonight did that. The candidates each looked foolish at times, but thatâs their own faultâ¦."
Will Bunch is a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, and has a popular blog called âAttytood.â He quoted Greg Mitchell of Editor and Publisher magazine as calling last nightâs debate, âA Shameful night for the U.S. media.â
Tune into tomorrow when we will ask Bunch what Barack Obama said when asked if he would prosecute members of the Bush administration if it were proven that they had been involved in high crimes or misdemeanors.
Meanwhile, Bunchâs newspaper, the Philadelphia Daily News, endorsed Barack Obama today. âThe choice in Tuesdayâs Democratic presidential primary is not only the one between a white woman and a black man. Itâs a choice between the past and the future.â The paper discounted Hillary Clintonâs experience, saying: âWe are frankly troubled by her assumption that her husbandâs administration and accomplishments were her own.âcomments powered by Disqus