24 September 2008

We Interrupt This Meltdown To Bring You....

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If you feel that pigs with lipstick and Paris Hilton have hijacked our political debate this election season, you’re not alone.

This Friday, you can help get the media back on track when PBS's Jim Lehrer hosts the first presidential debate. We need 3,000 people to use our online tool to instantly rate how well the media moderates and reports on the debates.

Your ratings will be immediately reported back to members of the press as soon as the debates are finished -- allowing you to weigh in before the spin cycle gets out of control.

Will the media cover the issues that are most important to you? Will they focus on trivial issues? Will they ask tough questions?

RatetheDebates.org will help reporters focus on real issues like the economy over campaign gossip and candidate gaffes. Now more than ever, we need the media to be the watchdogs of our democracy.

Debates are marquee moments in American elections. The few journalists selected to participate -- and the media narrative that follows -- will play a defining role in determining our next president.

Go here to sign up. And, just because you don't have a teevee doesn't mean you can't join in. cspan.org is livestreaming the debates.

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