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Here's the Thing - Commentary by Jaci Clement, Fair Media Council

Here’s the Thing About Political Debates

Finally. After years of outsized spectacle theatre masquerading as political debate in this country, the modest staging for the Cuomo-Nixon debate at Hofstra University provided the perfect backdrop to witness a journalistic renaissance. Debates aren’t supposed to be about hooplah and merchandising. They’re supposed to be about questions, asked by journalists who press for direct answers. …

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