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La_Serpiente Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:49 AM
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Poll question: Who ran the WORST debates this primary season?
choose wisely
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:52 AM
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1. this debate is fucked up
and this is THE WORST PIECE OF SHIT DEBATE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:05 PM
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6. Clean it up please.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:07 PM
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9. there is no other way to describe this debate
and i'm being pretty kind with my description. that's how horrible the debate was.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:00 PM
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17. That was better.
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:55 AM
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2. Teddy Kraphole, definetely the worst Corporate Media Whore moderator
When Dennis called him on his mouthjob to Corporate America and got a standing ovation it put corporations on notice that we are watching. That's one reason they had to take down Dean - he was saying on TV he'd break up the media monopolies. Oops, can't have that.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:55 AM
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3. Gotta be FAUX
Not only have they aired far too many of them, but at least one of them, they cut off entirely because the candidates spent more time attacking Junior than they did each other.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:01 PM
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4. Today's was particularly bad
the NY Times woman is a shill and so is her counterpart. They sounded like Karl Rove or Ed Gillespie questioning the candidates and turning the conversation to what a great leader Bush is. It was sickening.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:04 PM
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5. I thought, they hung in there as a party but got across their
differences very well.

It was one of the better...more exciting ones. Hey but that is just my opinion.

They certainly covered more issues.
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:42 PM
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11. are they re running it later on
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MAlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:06 PM
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7. Such a bad debate
The woman moderator was SOOOOO Effing bad and rude and disruptive.
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union_maid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:07 PM
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8. CBS, hands down
I didn't think that anyone could come from behind to beat out Judy Woodruff's embarassingly bad performance, but I was wrong. This thing was hysterical. The candidates did fine. They were forced to take the reins, though, because there was no one driving the wagon.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:05 PM
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19. Judy is so stiff and unexciting is she not?
She's had lots of plastic surgery and comes across as plastic. She pretty old is she not?
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:38 PM
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10. Larry King on CNN, but today's was bad too.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:55 PM
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12. Faux News.
They SUCKED! Peter Jennings sucks too!
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TheDonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 12:57 PM
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13. Faux: Horrific moderators, LaRouche zombies out the woodwork, no audience
it was pitiful even the name

THE DEMOCRAT DEBATE.

ok democratic much sound too positive? wtf.
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mac2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:03 PM
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18. I have come to the conclusion that the propaganda people in the
White House are supporting these stations to get out their message...using our public money. How else can they stay on the air?
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mgarretson Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 01:41 PM
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14. ABC and FAUX News
To me, the worst debate was the ABC debate... It started off wrong and it never got much better. I couldn't believe they started by asking the candidates to raise their hands if they thought Dean could win after recieving Gore's endorsement the day before... Kucinich, Sharpton, and Mosely-Braun all faced leading questions that assumed they'd drop out. I heard ABC wanted to inspire a little contreversy to make the debates more interesting but I completely disagree with the way in which they did it.

A close runner up, would be the FAUX news debate... While I say this primarily as a Clark supporter, for any Democratic debate to be done on FAUX News is just stupid... Let's have a whole bunch of Repugs ask questions of Democrats running for President so that it can be broadcasted to a largely hostile TV audience? It's almost like having Bob Dole and Robert Novak commenting on Dem primary returns... Why give those windbags the time of day, let alone airtime to talk shit about our candidates?

That's my take...

Best,
Mike
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 02:34 PM
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15. Larry King n/t
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cbua34 Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 03:30 PM
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16. Ted Koppel was awful, he didnt care about the issues....
just about Dean walking away with the nomination. Which of course, didn't come close to happening
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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 11:56 PM
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20. yo man....
Edited on Sun Feb-29-04 11:57 PM by flaminbats
attitude and face is all you need now to do dat journalist thang.

cut off those primary candidates..make them know who de boss really is, and then scream "why don't ya answer, why don't ya answer???" :crazy:

what was up with dat reliable source jive anyway? :puffpiece:
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minkyboodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 01:46 AM
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21. I thought
that Ted Koppel and Larry King were the worst of all the anchors but really there are no winners that I can think of. A couple of the early debates were OK. It seems like they've gotten progressively worse though...
Scott
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