Rate the Debates in Real Time
Dear Maria L Therese,
While pollsters and pundits concentrate on how to spin the candidates' performances in Miami tonight, MediaChannel.org and the Tyndall Report have created the Citizens Debate Scorecard so viewers can respond in real-time to the format of the presidential debate and the performance of the media moderator.
The Scorecard asks which issues and candidate aspects were glossed over, which were examined in excess -- and which were just right. We rate the questioning skills and style of PBS moderator Jim Lehrer. And we respond to the debate format and whether it encourages a frank discussion between candidates.
More than one thousand Americans of every political stripe have already agreed to participate TONIGHT by rating the debate as soon as it is completed, and before the partisan spin doctors and Big Media pundits can (mis)interpret the event for their mass audiences.
Results from citizen monitoring are fed back within hours to the moderators, media outlets and the campaigns as a voter-driven guide to covering the issues that matter to Americans most.
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