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  • All those debates: Reality TV for the political masses

    The Recorder - 03/09/2016

    “Certain candidates who looked good on paper — Scott Walker, for instance — could not translate that appeal through the lens of a camera,” Northeastern University professor Alan Schroeder, the author of a book on presidential debates, wrote in an email, citing the Wisconsin governor who dropped out. “In the case of Donald Trump, we have learned that debates can be reduced to the level of reality TV, leaving the more traditional contenders ill-equipped to react.”

     

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