An essay by J. Paul Duplantis
As I have watched the 2020 Democratic Party presidential debates I have been struck by three realizations.
#1 - In a hyper-connected world, an audience has no place in a presidential debate.
#2 - A for-profit media company has no place in sponsoring a presidential debate
#3 - Presidential debates should never be hidden behind paywalls or subscription services during or after the broadcast.
Why is this important? Because the alternative either manipulates or withholds participation of the electorate in the choices they make in the voting booth.
Read the full essay: https://emergentweb.org/2020/03/31/time-to-clean-up-american-presidential-debates/