This was the defining moment – the thing that told us more than anything else there had to be an alternative to old media.

October 03, 2015 7:30 AM
The Conversation
By D.R. Tucker


It was fifteen years ago tonight that then-Vice President Al Gore and then-Texas Governor George W. Bush met for their first debate on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The event, moderated by then-PBS Newshour host Jim Lehrer and watched by an estimated 46 million viewers, would be remembered as a low point in US mainstream-media false balance.


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