which is also Brian Williams’, Tim Russert’s, Chris Matthews’….
Debate moderators overlook key questions
by Jamison Foser
Through 17 debates this year, roughly 1,500 questions
have been asked of the two parties’ presidential
candidates. But only a small handful of questions have
touched on the candidates’ views on executive power, the
Constitution, torture, wiretapping, or other civil
liberties concerns. (A description of those questions
appears at the end of this column.)
Only one question about wiretapping. Not a single
question about FISA.
There has, however, been a question about whether the
Constitution should be changed to allow Arnold
Schwarzenegger to be president.
Not one question about renditions. The words “habeas
corpus” have not once been spoken by a debate moderator.
Candidates have not been asked about telecom liability.