Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Political Debate Wisdom

Newton Minnow, former head of the FCC, has been involved in some way in all of the Presidential Debates since the first in 1960. In an Op-Ed in the New York Times he reviews the history of these debates and why they are important events in our democratic process. He ends his essay with this excellent piece of advice.

"Let me suggest that after you watch the debate on Wednesday night, you turn off your television set and do your best to avoid the spin that will follow. Talk about what you saw and heard with your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. You are smarter than the spinners. It’s your decision that matters on Nov. 6, not theirs."

Read his entire essay here.

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