Debates Past

Friday, June 13, 2008


This isn’t the first time the presidential candidates and the TV networks have disagreed on the debates. Presidential debate historian Alan Schroeder describes a long and contentious history.

Comments [3]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

While I am no McCain supporter, the issue of what he may or may not have said to his wife is entirely irrelevant. So, he may have once been intemperate with his wife in a fit of pique. How is this an incendiary matter? We already know he has a temper.

What is his platform? That is what must be judged more critically.

Jun. 19 2008 12:19 AM
Cant leave name from New York

In this story, you cited the case of a Town Meeting where a participant asked if John McCain had ever called his wife, in public, a 4-letter word beginning with the letter C. McCain didn't answer. If this is false, you're negligent in not saying so (and thereby are perpetuating an internet rumor). If this is true, I think you owe your listeners the fact that it is true.

You can't just raise an incendiary issue like this in passing without giving the background.

Jun. 15 2008 03:21 PM
Penny Spugnardi from PA

Your discussion today centered on the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune. Mr. Zell's influence is felt in Allentown with his paper The Morning Call. ( Today's headine (above the fold): Rape suspect says penis cast woud acquit him.
When this paper was owned by the Miller Family, there was a sense of decorum. I guess the troops are just following orders.

Jun. 14 2008 11:27 AM

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