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January 22nd, 2012
01:46 PM ET

Debating the GOP Debates

Jennifer Rubin, Ryan Lizza, Terence Smith and Howard Kurtz discuss the GOP debates from the week – CNN's John King and Fox News debate moderator Juan Williams both asked Newt Gingrich questions he wasn't very happy with.


Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Media • Newt Gingrich
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  1. raphael a

    I'm going to agree with Jennifer Rubin in that John King should have anticipated Newt's response based upon previous dust-ups with the media, and tailored his question less broadly, in order to give Gingrich less of a chance to lecture him, (and apparently load his lecture with falsehoods.)

    January 23, 2012 at 6:05 am | Reply
  2. Stephen Fairbairn

    Maybe I'm missing it but the videos of Reliable Sources don't seem to be displayed in a manner to offer easy access. Logging in today around 3 PM EST to watch I find only two clips of the show. In fact this is more then I usually find on Sundays. Sometimes no clips seem to be available.

    CNN/Reliable Sources should check out either Meet the Press or ABC's This Week and see how they do it. Each segment of the show is clearly displayed and almost always available within a few hours of the original broadcast.

    I no longer watch TV. I access the news shows over the Internet. I think this will become much more prevalent as more of us realize what a rip off cable TV is. So CNN should get on board with making their broadcasts easily accessible via the Internet.

    January 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Reply
    • Andrea

      I support your basic simetnents, but I don't quite agree with:(5) Find a way for politicians to run for office without paying anything. The ones who donate the most to politicians get the most back from them.The problem is that taxpayers would be subsidizing campaigns, and you can be sure that politicians would continually expand what campaign aid the taxpayers give. I would prefer to: Only allow campaign contributions by individual citizens. (Not corporations, special interest groups or political PAC's) Keep the current maximum campaign donation limit, (If campaign contributions are free speech the wealthy should not be able to use their free speech to buy a politician.)(8) A politician will be declared a business. They will pay their own expenses. They will be under the same regulations they make for businesses and have to pay unemployment, Social Security, and file the same paperwork the other businesses have to.Correction: Political Campaigns should be run as a business. We already have politicians operating their offices as a for profit semi-private business, with cushy business wheeling and dealing, while giving taxpayers the business.Reply

      March 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply

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