Pre-debate advice…

…from me. The progressive blog Left Call has just posted an essay I wrote that further develops some of the themes I’ve been discussing recently here at The First Casualty:

When Joe Biden and Paul Ryan leave the stage in Kentucky tonight following their vice presidential debate, do yourself a favor: turn off the TV. The singular element that makes such events so unique – the utter unpredictability of what will happen for those 90 short minutes – evaporates the moment the channel switches from the debate floor to the spin rooms.

There is virtually nothing as tired and repetitive as television debate coverage. I know this because I’ve seen plenty of it.

Read the rest of it at Left Call.


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