CNN Was Ill-Equipped for This
During the debate it hosted yesterday, the news network made its best effort to convert discussions of policy into the thing it knows best: punditry.
Swati G. Sharma
piece on CNN's handling of the debate is worth reading now.
"Here were matters of life and death, framed as fodder for manufactured melees."
on CNN's debate-hosting style
punctuated by post-game interviews and punditry
Superb on CNN's default to sports spectacle, by the always incisive
Hard to tell the difference between CNN and Fox News these days.
"There is a revealing absurdity to CNN’s repeated attempts to reduce a 10-person event to a series of highly targeted duels."