Who Is Slanting Our Presidential Debates?


DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (photo: Lynne Sladky/AP)
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. (photo: Lynne Sladky/AP)

 

Ronnie Dugger | Reader Supported News | February 7, 2016

iving candidates for President of the United States, including the seated president when seeking re-election, one minute or a minute and a half to answer questions from reporters on national TV is not a debate.

Standing up in a row a political party’s candidates for President for a reporter to single out any one of them to answer any question that reporter selects and words is not a debate.

A reporter or his or her network or newspaper deciding who among a party’s, say, three candidates for President goes onstage on national TV alone first, second, and last is not a debate.

A news organization or a political party deciding which confirmed candidates for President can or cannot take part in an official “debate” on the people’s publicly-owned airways is an unconstitutional misuse of our publicly-owned airways.

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