Peter Jennings is spinning in his grave
Never mind whether it was Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama who did better in tonight’s Democratic presidential debate on ABC.
The real story was the amazingly awful performances by moderators Charles Gibson (above) and George Stephanopoulos, who spent the first 45 minutes belaboring the campaign’s sideshow issues — and didn’t raise the level of discourse by much after that. It was truly embarrassing.
It was so bad, in fact, that the crowd booed Gibson at the end.
UPDATE: I like THIS GUY’s take.
UPDATE II (Thursday morning): The Washington Post’s Tom Shales, the nation’s preeminent TV critic, SAYS Gibson and Stephanopoulos “turned in shoddy, despicable performances.”
UPDATE III (Thurs.): THIS ONE tells you a lot about the myth of the “liberal” media.