Thursday, September 30, 2004
US: fact-checking or theater criticism?
Here in Paris, we have to wait a bit for having the honour to see the first Bush-Kerry debate (after midnight, French time). It's also the first time a French network broadcasts "live" such a debate. The proof that what happens in America is now of the upmost importance for a French/European audience. To finish, just a quote from Howard Kurtz, Washington Post: "We know that the media verdict is as important as what millions of Americans think they see on the screen--that is, until we tell them what they really saw--there's naturally lots of interest in what how the Fourth Estate will handle the aftermath. Substance or suntans? Fact-checking or theater criticism?"
Source: WaPo, Media Notes
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