CNN/YouTube Debate Question – Global Poverty

July 20, 2007 at 10:35 pm 3 comments

I am fascinated by the CNN/YouTube presidential debate and their solicitation of questions from the general public. Not so much because I think that this format will change the way that debates are usually handled, though I do have hope that the questions asked will be more interesting than the stale and predictable questions that are usually asked. What I find really interesting is the possibility that online video along with blogs have to slice through the superficiality of the mainstream media which seems more focused on the cost of John Edwards’ haircut or Mitt Romney’s makeup than really examining issues like healthcare, global poverty, the erosion of civil liberties in America and the widening gap between the rich and poor.

The folks from CNN and YouTube will be choosing the questions that are eventually asked of the Democrats on Monday, July 23 and Republicans on September 17. That means that we could still come away with the same old boring questions. To help bring to light what I consider to be some of the most compelling video questions to the presidential candidates from people around the globe, I am going to featuring questions from now until Monday.

If you have video questions that you think should be spotlighted, please send me a link at bloggernista@gmail.com.

To get things started, here is a question about what the candidates would do as president to end global poverty:

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Entry filed under: 2008 Election, Advocacy, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Campaigns, Chris Dodd, Democrats, Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards, Liberals, Media, Mike Gravel, New Media, Politics, Video, YouTube.

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  • 1. Bostonian Queer in Dallas  |  July 21, 2007 at 6:11 am

    You can bet that the MSM and Mega Telecons and the GOP are freaking out about this concept. Rest assured that by the 2012 election cycle, we will have no blogs or YouTube or any open free speech left on the net. The MSM corporate pigs need to keep the voters young, dumb and fulla cum, to steal a porn term. Anna Nicole Deadslut news will always rule. It is time to begin making email chain systems for all of us to keep in touch because the power structure is NOT going to allow this open free debate much longer.

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  • 2. phil_in_ny  |  July 21, 2007 at 8:25 am

    I agree. I think its a great way for new media to force the establishment to listen to our thoughts and views. Political candidates now have to come off their paltforms and face the crowd.
    By the way BQD, the Republicans are having the same debate via YouTube in late August.

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  • 3. bloggernista  |  July 21, 2007 at 9:05 am

    And the more questions that are asked, the more pressure there will be on candidates and elected officials to respond.

    The Republican debate is scheduled for September 17th.

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