Great – it looks like the networks are parceling out speaking time in the debates according to candidate’s poll standings, adding yet another layer of “The rich get richer” to American politics. I’m going to go to bed and cry and leave you to learn more on your own:
- Political text analysis: The Times counts debate words
- Democratic Debate: Analyzing the Details
- The cynical take on the debate speaking times
- Debate Time Follow-up: The CNN debate
The “Greatest Democracy On Earth” (or whatever we call ourselves these days) needs to have elections based on good information and honest debate and discussion. That doesn’t happen if we only pretend to give voice to all the candidates.