Wednesday, July 18, 2012
#BeloDebate: Rare praise for the Legacy Media
Conservative bloggers are often critical of the media, with good reason. That's why it's important to give the media credit on those rare occasions when it's due. Last night's Texas U.S. Senate debate was one of those rare occasions.
The debate, hosted by WFAA in Dallas, actually allowed the candidates to mix it up with each other, instead of the stale media-driven Q and A of most televised debates.
Substantively, the debate was a rout for Ted Cruz, but that rout was enabled by the moderator and questioner relinquishing the spotlight; David Dewhurst self-destructed on his record.
My only small complaint is that the section on border security focused too heavily on fencing. While fencing is an important component, it's secondary to boots on the ground. Still, that quibble is minor compared everything they did right.
It's rare that I say this, but well done legacy media.