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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:40 AM

The media needs to cancel the next two debates with Trump

He is using them as a platform to foment violence. Any future debates will only enable him. The Commission on Presidential Debates has been neutered.

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Reply The media needs to cancel the next two debates with Trump (Original post)
dlk Sep 2020 OP
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #1
exboyfil Sep 2020 #4
RazzleCat Sep 2020 #13
TreasonousBastard Sep 2020 #15
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #17
dlk Sep 2020 #2
consider_this Sep 2020 #3
dlk Sep 2020 #7
The Genealogist Sep 2020 #9
Buckeyeblue Sep 2020 #5
TigressDem Sep 2020 #6
dlk Sep 2020 #8
Ferrets are Cool Sep 2020 #10
Ohiogal Sep 2020 #11
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #19
DemsIn2020 Sep 2020 #12
dlk Sep 2020 #20
dlk Sep 2020 #14
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #16
dlk Sep 2020 #18
TigressDem Oct 2020 #21
dlk Oct 2020 #22

Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:41 AM

1. Just a kill switch for his microphone will do.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:44 AM

4. You can't kill on content

So he can still call for violence. So long as Biden has equal time, I don't have a problem with him spouting whatever he wants (he will anyway on Twitter or his "briefings"/non-"press conferences".

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:59 AM

13. Yes, but he will shout over we need a "zoom" debate

put each one in a separate room. Moderator has the mute, ask question, un mute, start clock after time mute and so forth.

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Response to RazzleCat (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:08 AM

15. I like it. Both of them in soundproof booths. Like some 60s quiz shows. Even better...

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:09 AM

17. +1000 It's so damned simple.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:43 AM

2. The debate commission won't allow it

Good idea but it wonít happen. Any future ďdebatesĒ with Trump will be more of the same ranting monologue to agitate for violence.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:44 AM

3. 'the media' will not be the ones to cancel it

they make $$$ shitshow or not.
they air his damn pressers, which are usually nothing newsworthy, just a free platform for him to bloviate - this has been going on for far too long. At least a few outlets have smartened up and skipped them or cut away, but it is insane how much time he is given for his own personal whining, etc.

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Response to consider_this (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:46 AM

7. True, they could refuse to participate and in essence cancel the debate but they won't

Too much money to be made.

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Response to consider_this (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:51 AM

9. This. Right. Here.

Money, money, money. To many media outlets are focused on those fat stacks of cash. What is right, decent and just matters little.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:45 AM

5. I agree. There is really no point in having a debate with Trump.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:45 AM

6. How about a 15 minute delayed ZOOM debate?

So moderator asks the question and each candidate answers but their answer is delayed 15 minutes and given one each at a time. That way, Trump can think he is still the center of the universe and Joe gets to say his peace/piece.

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:48 AM

8. The Debate Commission isn't That flexible, unfortunately

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:52 AM

10. You are correct, but why would they? They LIVE for shitshows.

Why do you think the Weather Channel gets it's best ratings during hurricanes? America loves to watch disaster shows.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:52 AM

11. If the next two debates are cancelled

Then you for sure will hear the MAGAts crowing about how Biden is afraid to debate Trump again.

They need to be able to cut off their mics.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:12 AM

19. But Trump is the one who will cancel. His handlers won't let him commit suicide again.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:53 AM

12. NOOOOO

 

The next debate is townhall with questions from the public.. I can't wait for trump to get shitty with a voter.

Must see tv.

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Response to DemsIn2020 (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:15 AM

20. Trump will do a repeat of last night with voters and with Biden

No one will be able to get in much of a worse edgewise. Trump canít help himself. Heís too impaired. I donít see how that helps Biden.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:01 AM

14. There should be a different format to avoid a ranting monologue of Trump's lies and vitrol

His nonstop spewing of poison is damaging to our country. Trump is actually afraid of Biden and any discussion of his long list of failures. Thatís why he interrupts & shouts down any substantive discussion. The debate commission wonít take corrective action so, in my view, better to cancel Trumpís noxious diatribes.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:09 AM

16. Trump will cancel; no way his handlers will let him commit suicide again.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 10:11 AM

18. Bully that he is, Trump will demand more debates

Trump needs the camera; itís his lifeblood and I think his handlers will ultimately cave. Trump steamrolls everyone. I hope you are right, I have my doubts, though.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:15 PM

21. My boss, a Libertarian, says neither candidate won the debate, but the real loser was America

We the People got denied an honest debate about real issues.

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Response to dlk (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:27 PM

22. If Joe had been able to get a word in edgewise...

Iím not sure bothsiderism is useful in this instance.

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