Wednesday | October 23, 2002
Reaction to final Bush/McBride debate
In this horribly mislabeled "news analysis" (it's a freakin' opinion column -- call it one!), a Miami Herald reporter bashes McBride's performance in last night's final debate between the two Florida guv candidates.
With the race for governor coming down to a handful of waffling voters, the most widely viewed televised debate of the campaign offered the Democratic nominee a prime-time stage to make a compelling pitch for ousting Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.Then read down to the bottom of the article, where the author hands over the piece to Jeb's media consultant. If this is "news analysis", then Fox News is fair and balanced. Jesus, is it asking too much to ask that opinion pieces be relegated to the opinion pages?
On the other hand, this article tread closer to the middle, and viewed through impartial eyes, McBride had his best performance of the three debates.
It was the best performance yet for both candidates. Bush portrayed a sense of control, showing that he is comfortable at the state's helm and understands the varied issues facing Florida.Posted October 23, 2002 12:25 AM | Comments (15)