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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:04 PM

Commentary: We need debates; just not these free-for-alls

By Margaret Sullivan / The Washington Post

There was one particularly cringe-inducing moment at the end of the Democratic debate Tuesday night that summed up all the embarrassments of the previous two hours.

“CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell, with a palpable sense of relief, announced that the debate was over. But her co-moderator, Gayle King, immediately jumped in to correct her: “Time for one more break, Norah. Time flies when you’re having fun!”

O’Donnell looked surprised and none too happy. Then the commercial break took place and the moderators reappeared; only to say that, yes, the show really was over.

And while the two-hour debate in Charleston, South Carolina, had its enlightening moments, a viewer couldn’t help but feel that the whole thing had careened, more than slightly, out of control.


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msongs Feb 27 #1

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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 02:10 PM

1. considering they are not really debates at all this is unlikely. they are just a series of gotcha

questions designed by the hosts to generate ratings. sorta like the apprentice without the host

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