Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
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Youtube suggested to me the first Kennedy vs Nixon debate from 1960, which PBS published on its youtube channel on September 26, three days before the clash of dotty septugenarians. The contrast is phenomenal. The 1960 debate looks almost like a Munk debate now — an intellectual appeal by two intelligent, eloquent, well-mannered contestants to well-educated, contemplative audience:

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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