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Subject:  Re: Meaningless Debate Date:  10/4/2012  11:28 PM
Author:  PolymerMom Number:  1821293 of 2211111

The new format failed, not the moderator.

Given that Jim Lehrer is 78 and didn't really want to moderate the debate in its new format, I wouldn't land on him too hard. He did encourage a decent back and forth.

fwiw, some were calling for the moderator to call each participant's answers in cases of "factual impairment". That sounds like a recipe for each side to cry foul over any interaction.

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