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It was "one of the best," said The Times. Perhaps its editors were watching Three Stooges reruns instead of demagogic blather.

"".real differences on public policy (were) discussed with fervor, anger, laughter and real substance."

Each candidate recited his lines. They were prearranged, prescripted well in advance.

"Martha Raddatz".was both entertaining and enlightening." Perhaps The Times meant someone else by the same name unrelated to politics, America's imperium, and media propaganda.

"Both candidates".demonstrated real engagement on issues that matter. It was a real change for voters starved for substance."

They won't find it anywhere on corporate-run television or in broadsheets like The Times. Managed news, opinion, and analysis substitute for the real thing.

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Peggy Noonan is one of many Wall Street Journal right-wing ideologues. Headlining "Confusing Strength With Aggression," she called the theatrics a "draw on substance, but the vice president loses on style."

"For the second time in two weeks, the Democrat came out and defeated himself. In both cases, the Republican was strong and the Democrat somewhat disturbing."

"Another way to say it is the old man tried to patronize the kid and the kid stood his ground. The old man pushed, and the kid pushed back."

"And so the Romney-Ryan ticket emerged ahead. Its momentum was neither stopped nor slowed and likely was pushed forward."

What else could be expected from one of Murdoch's staff. He calls the shots and demands obedience.

Los Angeles Times contributor Doyle McManus headlined "Vice presidential debate: Biden's mission accomplished."

He said vice presidential debates don't matter and called Thursday night "a draw."

Reuters quoted University of Miami communications professor/debate coach David Steinberg saying:

"If you had to call a winner right now, I'd say it's a draw. But a tie goes to the incumbent."

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When the "debaters" are following a pre-written, p... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 2:36:52 PM
Demagoguery disguised as an OpEd Article.  No... by Gusto on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 6:31:36 PM