ABC is being roundly criticized for the line of questioning at last night’s Democratic debate, with 11,032 comments on ABC’s website, the majority of which criticize the network for not dealing with substantive issues.
Above, a clip of some of the questions (these are questions only, not answers), via Crooks and Liars and Pam’s House Blend (she also has a transcript of these questions) regarding electability, Reverend Jeremiah Wright (3 questions!), Clinton’s Bosnia trip, flag lapel pins, and radicals from the 1970’s. Below, Talking Points Memo’s round-up:
A transcript of the debate can be found here.
I didn’t watch the debate, but I’m not upset I didn’t at this point. I’ll add any interesting clips I come across to this post as they come in.
AFTER THE JUMP, Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos are turned on by an audience who wants to know, ‘where’s the beef?’ as they go to yet another commercial break…
The HuffPo writes: “Reflecting what seemed to be the main consensus of the night – that ABC botched this debate, big time – Charlie Gibson tells the crowd there will be one more, superfluous commercial break of the night and is subsequently jeered.”