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Working in unison to seize control of the debate process, top aides to the Republican candidates are hammering out final details of a letter they’ll send to the television networks scheduled to host the remaining GOP primary debates. The letter outlines a series of demands — touching on everything from how the moderators discuss bathroom breaks to the camera angles and graphics — and marks candidates’ most serious effort to wrest control of the debate process from the Republican National Committee, just days before the next debate, hosted by Fox Business Network on Nov. 10.
The candidates also have some director’s notes, too: The letter makes specific demands about the cameras angles, shots, and graphics in the televised debates. The letter asks networks to vow not to show reaction shots of the audience or moderators, describe how far the bathrooms are (or show an empty podium after a break), or use shots of candidates’ notes. The campaigns also want to pre-approve the graphics and bios used in the broadcasts.
If the networks don’t agree to the campaigns’ demands, Bennett said some of the more popular campaigns would consider boycotting.
“A couple of us are the ones that are generating the ratings for these debates — if we don’t come that’s a big bargaining chip,” he said.
So, basically the entire thing is going to be scripted like reality TV
and the GOP is setting all the ground rules to make sure it all goes smoothly
Media bias is unacceptable to many others as well.
It's their campaign
Let's see the results, then criticize.....
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: introvert
Sorry, but this seems to me nothing but left spin.
originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
I wish the debates included a chess tournament, a talent competition, and a swimsuit competition. Then I'd watch.