Thursday, April 17, 2008

Let Them Know. Hold Them Accountable.

Here's a form you can use to send complaints to ABC News. Please use it.

Here's what I said -- wasn't I ever so civil, and within the character limit.

The performance of Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos in last night's Obama-Clinton debate was deplorable. Should ABC News sponsor future presidential debates, please instruct the moderators to focus their attention on the pressing issues facing this country and its future: the war in Iraq, the economy, health care, the environment, torture and human rights. Very important matters are at stake and you do a disservice to the country to neglect them in favor of personality-driven junk.
You can also call them if that's more your speed. Here's a tip or two from Sadly, No!:
Main ABC switchboard: 212-456-7777

Please be polite. Let the people at the ABC switchboard know that you are not upset at them. Ask them politely if they would convey to someone in charge how deeply displeased you were with the questions in tonight’s debate. Let them know that you are distressed that it took the “reporters” moderating the debate a full 45 minutes to ask one single question about substance.
If you find yourself waiting on hold, you might use the time to read Glenn "Glennzilla" Greenwald's excellent remarks on how last night's shameful clowning pleases exactly two constituencies: the right wing and the elite political press.

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