Sep 22 1992

Counterspin No 13: September 22, 1992

A Memo on Campaign Coverage From FAIR

DEBATE EVASION: Bush’s debate-avoiding strategy extends to public television–and PBS is letting him get away with it. Last night, PBS ran the second part of an innovative two-part special called Voices of the Electorate, based on town meetings in black and Latino communities, where voters indicated the issues they wished candidates would address. The producers of the program then presented these concerns to the two major candidates, and offered them a chance to respond. Clinton took them up on the offer, and was taped in two segments totaling seven minutes; Bush declined the offer to participate. From a journalistic perspective, […]