In case you don’t recall, this handsome ex-Boy Genius was one of the chief architects of Bill Clinton‘s 1992 Presidential victory, and later went on to become Clinton’s Communications Director.
As a journalist (and current Communications Director), I’m outraged by this flagrant conflict of interest. By allowing Stephanopoulos to question the candidates, ABC completely abandoned any pretense to the principles of ethical reporting. I’d expect this shit out of Fox News, but not the network that gave us the venerable Ted Koppel.
What a joke this debate was. They even brought up Barack’s supposed refusal to wear a flag pin. This was a non-issue six months ago, when it was first put forth by an opportunistic media looking to fill airtime. I don’t even want to get into the rest of the ludicrous questions. Isn’t there a war on? Isn’t the economy in the shitter? Isn’t our education system a shambles? Say, maybe we should talk about Rev. Wright some more!
I wonder what Hillary promised Stephanopoulos in exchange for these tabloid-worthy attacks on Obama. Given that he quit Bill Clinton’s White House due to stress and depression, I doubt it was a position in a new Clinton administration. My guess is that an old favor was repaid on this shameful evening.
In other news, the Pope is in DC. I’m sure it’ll make Holy Hell out of my morning commute.