Saturday, April 19, 2008

If Lincoln And Douglas Debated on ABC

The idiotic questioning, baiting and nonsense of the last debate hosted by ABC gets ripped apart in this post from Obsidian Wings. They present the transcript of a debate between Lincoln and Douglas if ABC had been in charge. The idiocy on display this week from ABC offered us a glimpse of a presidential campaign debate run by Ryan Seacrest and E!, a hard-hitting example of just how shallow and aimless television can be.

A Sample:

STEPHANOPOULOS: I’m sorry to interrupt, but do you think Mr. Douglas loves America as much you do?

LINCOLN: Sure I do.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But who loves America more?

LINCOLN: I’d prefer to get on with my opening statement George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: If your love for America were eight apples, how many apples would Senator Douglas’s love be?

Go read the whole thing.

1 comment:

  1. This sort of shows how shallow a society we have become.