In an open letter to ABC, journalists and media commentator condemn the network's poor handling of the April 16 Democratic presidential debate.Howie P.S.: The key point
We the undersigned deplore the conduct of ABC's George Stephanopoulos andat the Democratic Presidential debate on April 16. The debate was a revolting descent into tabloid journalism and a gross disservice to Americans concerned about the great issues facing the nation and the world.
We hope that the public uproar over ABC's miserable showing will encourage a return to serious journalism in debates between the Democratic and Republican nominees this fall. Anything less would be a betrayal of the basic responsibilities that journalists owe to their public.Barack Obama