Apparently there was a “debate” last night on ABC involving Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I wasn’t aware of it myself and had I been I would’ve probably still went out and had a few beers. Judging from the response this morning, I missed what was the most asinine thing the mass media has done in quite some time.
There are nearly 14,000 responses on ABC’s site and here’s a sample of what the people who may wish they’d went out and had a beer or two instead have to say:
This so-called debate was ABSURD! Why do talking politico newspeople think the show is about THEM! This goes for everyone from Tweety, Russert and now obviously to Glib-son and Staphocoluous. I don’t give a hoot who wears a pin that’s made in China but shaped like a Flag, or what Reverend W. said or didn’t say, and who the hell is Ayers anyway? Bosnia – J.C. boyz, move on. Talk about GASOLINE, COST OF FOOD that I can’t afford any longer, or CRIME or our CRUMBLING BRIDGES. Stop with the gotcha moments. That doesn’t fill up my tank or pay my bills, you IDIOTS.This was just as Tom Shales said – shoddy and despicable performances – put on by ABC. I didn’t get a damn thing out of it.
Stephapoulus was a disgrace. He should resign. Edward R Murrow must be rolling over in his grave. The National Enquirer would not hire him. 45 minutes of nonsense when we are near a depression with the worst military blunder in US history. Gibson should apologize for his role.
Was Charles Gibson wearing a flag pin during the “debate”?Was George Stephanopoluos wearing a flag pin during the “debate”?Was Hillary Clinton wearing a flag pin during the “debate”?No, no and no.Why then, was it an issue as to whether Barak Obama wearing one?Since when did ABC become a subsidiary of FOX?
I take this “debate” charade as an insult to my intelligence and a terrible disservice to the American viewing audience that is trying to understand the positions of candidates on the real issues. I know that I can turn it off if it is offensive, but this is too damn important to be left to the major networks any more. ABC abdicated its responsibilitie. Time to return to the League of Women Voters doing the moderating with exclusive broadcast rights to PBS. This needs to happen for the general elections, in what is likely the most important presidential election of our generation.
I think it’s fair to say that the people are pissed off, eh? If you missed it also take a look at this video for the allegedly “important” questions put to both of them during the first hour of the ‘debate’: