Monday, July 23, 2007
CNN Youtube Debate
Tonight, Democrat Presidential nominees will face questioning from the general public as asked by users of Youtube, followed by similar treatment for Republican nominees in the coming weeks. There is obviously praise for this new outlet for debate, personalising the questioning while also broadening the opportunity for a greater range of people to contribute and take part. Any potential for a bunch of crazies to go asking random or obscure questions is being curtailed, as CNN, presumably quaking in their boots at the thought of having their hold over debates eroded will be filtering the questions, ensuring the seriousness of the debate. The article I have attached here lists some of the types of questions logged to date as of course does the Youtube page, the link to which is here. Considering the crazy stuff up on Youtube this debate smacks of missed opportunity for some classic meltdowns.