Not gonna watch. I know they’ll be gunning for Sanders and Warren, in that order. Lots of “gotcha” questions and an effort to stir up a fight.
We have public broadcasting. There’s no goddamn reason why CNN should make a bundle of money airing our debates. There’s no fucking reason why they should be in control of the moderators and the basic tone of the discourse.
Ten people are going to be on that stage forced to compete for two-hours of air time that will be about 25% to 30% commercials. It’s absurd, and I can’t believe nobody talks about it. At best, one lucky candidate might get 15 minutes of air time to talk about all of the policies that need to be addressed. Some candidates will be lucky if they get two minutes of time.
I’m sick to death of the corporate manipulation that we see constantly in our politics. Corporate manipulation is effectively an effort by rich people to put their thumbs on the scales, because when we speak of the rich and of corporations, we are talking about the same thing.
I know this for a fact: whoever the corporations like the most (Biden & Buttigieg as of this writing) then those are the candidates that we the people should avoid like the plague.
Conversely, the candidates most despised by the corporate wing (Sanders & Warren) are the most deserving of our support.