Preview of Fox News/Google Debate
Chris Stirewalt and Steve Grove discuss the debate
- Duration 9:36
- Date Sep 16, 2011
Chris Stirewalt and Steve Grove discuss the debate
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During the debate I didn't make these statements that would indicate that I -- I'm a scientist -- that I making any conclusions about the -- one way or another I didn't make any statements about that.
That was congresswoman Michelle Bachmann answer reporter questions about her -- Monday -- -- post debate interview on the record with Greta Van -- that vaccine injections cause mental retardation.
And this is power play with evidence they -- that did they have a long after lives and as congresswoman Bachmann went from -- to loss on that issue.
We are preparing.
Next week for the big.
Fox News from Google debate down in Orlando we're going to be their power players it's going to be pretty dead on on some.
And probably be.
Coolest thing that we've got going on.
Our our partners -- Google brings a lot to the table.
And they're one of the things that -- brings to the table.
Very happily is Steve growth now He is the head of news and politics for YouTube and Google and he's with us from New York today Steve how we don't.
Do well Chris -- actually refer to your original title for me tech wizard.
Tech wizard yeah indeed we can go with that yeah.
I -- actually let the -- Google to bring in regular.
Can't you can't be a wizard if you don't have -- that everybody knows that OK so first of all let's explain to the folks out in the Internet world.
-- know what Google and YouTube are bringing to the party for Fox News what are you guys -- it could be dazzling us with next weekend in Orlando.
Well -- -- -- -- bringing the American people because anyone who wants didn't go to YouTube dot com slash Fox News and submit their own question for the debate.
Not only can they submit a question -- -- -- -- that they can also vote on their favorites.
And then -- Fox News team -- Orlando next week will be looking at all those votes -- you know those questions and using lots of them for the candidates in the debate.
And then you're also going to be able to show us more about the state of affairs in the -- -- As we ask the questions you have and I've seen some of this stuff that's pretty awesome you guys have some amazing ways to look at how the national discussion in the national political atmosphere is right now it's really cool.
Yeah -- really need to see within and I can tell us about the candidates about the issues.
When you look at the search data for example what are people searching for on Google to find out about in terms of the issues they care about -- candidates that would learn more about British show a lot of that data next week I will also shows sort of where the questions are coming from which categories are most popular for example so far jobs and the economy and government debt and spending at a two.
Highest -- categories.
And that's a real interesting -- like for example the city with a most questions submitted so far is -- still Arkansas.
They do what they're good at basal life.
I've been I've been through there I haven't.
I don't I don't know why they they -- so interested but we we welcome their participation in different.
Steve let's let's not waste another minute and let's get right into.
I love these questions that keep coming in one of the best parts of my -- is just looking through these admissions and seeing the discussion America's haven't.
Let's start out -- one of my favorites which is -- of course we should point out.
This is no guarantor that these are rations that are gonna end up in the debate this is just we're just had a little talk here.
But first let's look at AJ Rossi from -- for Vermont.
Americans have watched as large corporations use lobbyists.
And the revolving door between corporate personnel and government positions to gain access the policy.
We -- their balance sheets and then received bailout money.
While the average American and small business owner have to rely upon their wits and supply and demand just to survive.
-- you his case intend to do.
To shoot some of that power away from the corporations.
Give it back to the American people and small business owner so we dig ourselves out of this recession -- go back to work.
Now Steve that's a very powerful kind of question because it's obviously.
Rooted in his experience.
It's deliver forcefully and passionately.
And is right on right on topic it is when you look through.
All that bandwidth that they're all these people are putting in you -- jobs in the economy are really what people are most interested and.
Yet is I -- I think I think your right to say that that the personal stories of personal passion behind these questions are really make them unique.
And I think one of the trends we're seeing is that a lot of people are pretty frustrated with the gridlock in Washington a lot of the -- coming out and -- questions are you know what is congress.
Doing for me lately.
If -- the story last year was main street vs Wall Street I think these questions so the story this year is increasingly more mainstream vs congress so questions like they did really get that.
How are we gonna get you know the growth of our economy back in the hands while designers an American people and that's as one example of a great question that really delivers that I think and -- unique way.
Okay now let's hear from Joshua Firestone.
-- want so Oklahoma.
Republican presidential candidates seemed to agree that the government is too large.
Resulting in huge deficits and a weakening stagnant economy.
Would you support the elimination.
Of government agencies or departments.
As -- means to reduce our government's size and spending.
If so which agencies or departments -- you eliminate we're substantially down.
So I like that did well she got yeah yeah exactly like that question is it puts him right on -- bind -- -- -- -- -- What making specific because politicians love to be general.
I notice in this I don't know -- -- -- through videos.
People ask questions and a more direct way that -- -- so called sophisticated journalists.
Often -- -- declined to do because we don't wanna be blunt we wanna be KG and creative.
Yeah people are really direct I think what journalism brings to debates is is context and knowledge of the issues and on the docket.
-- citizens and crowds are assuming the debate are a greater sense for what people want to know about.
And then just very specific questions where an answer is required I think you're right these guys they don't want any -- around they don't want talking points they wanna hear straight from.
The candidates what they're gonna do.
Let's go straight to Kevin Thomas.
-- -- Maryland.
Hello my name is Kevin and my question would be.
Would you support the notion that there should be term limits to the members of congress similar to the one representative Jim -- -- proposed.
That -- represented to us to three terms and senators to two terms.
Thereby creating true stewards of the people's voice -- obvious choice.
Now I like what Kevin is doing there in the sense that he's made -- -- he's done all of that.
But being computerized voice is a little awkward and I've got a little like -- will be debated -- -- But people do get creative with this stuff.
-- -- wonders what her tips basically when you say you're making a video for maximum impact.
What kind of things should people who were submitting questions due to really make a -- Yeah look -- -- the question is great I think what one of the beauties of the Internet as it does allow for anonymity if you don't want your name out there -- -- -- your voice of their you can you can mask it.
I will say that we we preferred it to have people give us their name and their hometown.
We preferred it to hear your personal story a little bit in the -- -- yourself on camera.
And it is really basic stuff that folks don't think about so much just you know speak clearly.
Eliminate background noise -- your question now first to know exactly what to say.
-- a lot of users do this so far and nothing and in the week.
The week from yesterday yes what did it mean debate next Thursday -- a lot more questions flooding in both Nvidia and actually you know what.
If you don't want to submit a question evidence of his too much for you think -- -- just go vote because there's a lot of questions already out there.
So -- early.
That's fascinating and that's right you can just take -- spin through all your questions -- act on YouTube dot com slash Fox News and go through go through what you'd like to see what people are talking about and basically I've even seen some questions that it looks like.
That folks -- kind of inspired by each other and hanging in taking energy -- anybody else and it sort of expands the universe so it's great.
Now one other thing we should warn the Internet about Steve is that you and I.
We'll get to be together down in Orlando with our friend Shannon -- Helping with the live stream on foxnews.com.
Which is going to be great and I'm very much -- fortunately.
Yeah we are it is not a fun -- will be talking in the commercial breaks -- that before and after and you know what are they will be doing is during the debate will be asking for feedback from people online so.
You know -- watching on TV or on YouTube dot com slash fact slash Fox News and well polling questions -- you really get real time feedback.
So -- really clear sense for what the viewers out there think about candidate answers and think about what's going on in and -- -- talk about that next week in Florida.
That is awesome okay thanks very much Steve grove have a great -- Brad thanks Chris Pakistan.
Okay Internet we've got to go I'm sorry to tell you that we don't have a word from Charles today He was dead dead on sabbatical yesterday but hopefully I will be hearing from him soon and remember get your questions in YouTube dot com slash Fox News it's awesome will be back -- we start counting began to this historic debate season.