Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pacifica's Post Debate Analysis on WBAI

A little ray of light slipped onto the Blue Board this morning. (click to enlarge image)
The above is from one of the more intelligent posters who still post over there. I couldn't have said it better! 
After watching a bit too much of the MSNBC post debate cheerleading rally, it was refreshing to be able to turn to the radio for some astute analysis that was not as one-sided. On Pacifica's Presidential Debate Coverage with Mark Bebawi and Robert Knight, which aired on WBAI, we heard a variety of assessments that differed from the rah rah on MSNBC and Fox News.
In addition to instant debate analysis from  Mark and Robert, we also heard from Peter Van Buren, a 24-year veteran Foreign Service Officer at the State Department, and author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, from Dennis Kucinich, former Senator from Ohio and Presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008, from John Glaser of antiwar.com, from Glenn Ford of Black Agenda Report, from Alice Slater, NY Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and from Robert Naiman, Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy.
The debate moderater Bob Schieffer said that the questions "are all mine", but what bothered me was questions not asked, like I wish he had asked Mitt Romney about the bombshell that Greg Palast released this week that Governor Romney, who criticized President Obama's bailout of the auto indusry, personally made millions from that very bailout!  I have not heaard one word about this on TV since I heard about it on Amy Goodman's Democracy Now! and Robert Knight's Five O'Clock Shadow, after The Nation Magazine broke the story on their web site.
 I heard nothing about it in the major media, although there were people from The Nation appearing on MSNBC. I guessed this was not an "ok'd" topic? Maybe The Nation needs to protect their Most Favored Nation status on MSNBC!
Well thank goodness for the Internet then. And thank goodness for  Pacifica radio and WBAI. Where would we be without them?
You can find the post-debate show as well as audio of the entire debate on the WBAI archives: http://archive.wbai.org/ 
Just scroll down to Monday and click on the shows between 9pm and 11pm.
Or you can get the commentary minus the debate here:
Also, tune in tonight when WBAI will be airing the Third Party Debate with Larry King at the Hilton Chicago at 9pm! 

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