October 16, 2012
George Farah, author of No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control Presidential Debate , was on Democracy Now! this afternoon. With two presidential debates left before the election, hear what Farah had to say about the secret debate contract.
Watch it here!
Broadcast to tens of millions of Americans, the presidential debates are the Super Bowl of politics. A good performance before the cameras can vault a contender to the front of the pack, while a gaffe spells national embarrassment and can savage a candidacy. The slim margin for error has led the two major parties to seek—and achieve, under the aegis of the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates—tight control through scripting, severe time limits, and the exclusion of third-party candidates. In No Debate, author and lobbyist George Farah argues that these staged recitations make a mockery of free and fair presidential elections.
To learn more about Farah and the truth behind the debate, read this article by CBS featured Farah.