After listening to the questions asked by Brian Williams in South Carolina at the first debate of announced Democratic presidential contenders, one has to wonder how much worse the moderation would have been if it had been on the Fox Network.Howie P.S.: The "debate" reminded me of the time I saw one of the Beattles on The Tonight Show (a long time ago, when they still were the Beattles). The format of that network show shrunk their stature way down to a small size. Between the "cattle call" size of the group and the problems addressed above, I think the event diminished the candidates, as a group and individually.
What we NEED to do is take the debates out of the hands of right wing spin kings and get some moderators who aren't so bent on warping the whole affair. It's hard to imagine as long as self-interested corporations are the sponsors. But at least tonight our candidates were able to hold their own.