Presidential Debate Article

I found this article on the Slate magazine website pretty entertaining just like I found the debate. In this article, Slate awards the best and worst lines of the night, and I found it particularly accurate in the way that it treated the debate as no more than a show. In an awful way, it does seem like no more than a performance, and not a very good one. I understand how this can mobilize voters,  but its unfortunate that a lot of important issues get put on the back burner. It was more about fancy language and persuasion than the issues, which is pretty sad.  Anyone else feel like the debate is no more than a performance?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/10/presidential_debate_awards_slate_hands_out_the_awards_for_best_zinger_best_false_praise_best_statistic_and_much_more_.html

 

 

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