Friday, April 18, 2008

Enough is Enough :: Sign a Petition

I missed the debate (I don't get the big three networks with DirectTV - satellite), but my sister sent me this...from

Subject: Enough is enough


If you missed the Democratic presidential debate on ABC Wednesday night, Editor & Publisher called it "perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years."

Moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson spent the first 50 minutes obsessed with distractions that only political insiders care about--gaffes, polling numbers, the stale Rev. Wright story, and the old-news Bosnia story. And, channeling Karl Rove, they directed a video question to Barack Obama asking if he loves the American flag or not. Seriously!

I just signed a petition to ABC and other media that says: "Debate moderators abuse the public trust every time they ask trivial questions about gaffes and 'gotchas' that only political insiders care about. Enough with the distractions--ABC and other networks must focus on issues that affect people's daily lives."

Want to sign it too? We need a bunch of signers for ABC to take this concern seriously.

Click here to sign:



tangobaby said...

Hell yeah. Even though I doubt the mainstream media will ever get its act together because that's not what the advertisers are paying for...

Thanks for the link.

studio wellspring said...

that debate was pathetic ~ not because of the candidates but because of the mediators. it was very frustrating to sit through. i hope the actual presidential debates are bit more intellectually engaging and focused on the real issues. i hope!