Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Instapundit had a link last night suggesting that the Clinton/Dole Count-Pointercount [anybody get it?] wasn't getting good reviews. Well, here is the linked NY Times review, and it isn't that bad. It even says
Both men are intellectually agile and quick witted, so it is regrettable that they did not sign up for a spontaneous debate. But by limiting their remarks to prepared micro-essays, the format keeps the discussion tethered to the issue at hand. The "Point-Counterpoint" format may be creaky, but particularly compared with what passes for serious discussion on cable news programs, Mr. Clinton and Mr. Dole proved it is a historic landmark worth preserving.

On the other hand, Tom Shales at the Washington Post has apparently had his attention span so shortened that he was bored by the 45 second exchanges.

I did see the segment, and it was OK, but nothing to write home about. So why I am I blogging home about it?

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