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We were talking last about.
President Obama's claim that -- Romney's tax plan.
Five trillion dollars.
To the deficit.
I looked up to fact check sexually three fact check dot org.
Looked at that and said quote unquote not true of president Obama's claim it'll be five trillion dollars ABC's Jonathan Karl.
I rate that is mostly fiction he does the fact checking for ABC the Associated Press wrote of that claim by -- Obama.
President Obama's math does not take into account Romney's entire -- -- April and that was just one of the factual disputes wasn't.
Yeah I you know I like to see -- -- -- did the debate format what about a debate format where.
You know they're such -- fact checking going on throughout this and and I not only journalists -- You know what real hardcore political junkies I think a lot of voters spend their time sort of watching these debate split screen where they're looking at some of these fact checking sites and and then they may be looking at.
At -- and consuming this Ed by more than just viewing a television.
I'd love to see presidential debate where you had some fact checking.
-- bodies fact checkers actually -- you know.
Intervening into the debate sure I don't think we'll ever see something well I -- it's a great idea because you could do would instantaneously.
Now I Interfax.
We I was looking at my Blackberry the whole time and our fact checkers were instantaneously.
Same year -- so it can be done.
Right I mean they convincing the Commission on Presidential Debates to do something newer intrastate gas is probably impossible but I'd love to CNET you know.
You you have a feeling on this country.
-- -- you know am I really you think that getting the presidential commission to do that is is going to be a long shot I think it is really time that we need to rethink the presidential debate commission I think it has run its course a long while ago tell me why can't I believe that these debates that have happened this year in particular in last -- as a key example.
Have been debates where you have the parties agreeing to things you have moderator is not proceeding in the way that that agreement has been put forward.
I'm not so certain this is the bottom line -- -- serving the interests of the American public.
I agree Candy Crowley is daisy she is a top notch journalists -- that's sad to say he came back last night after and try to correct the record it's far too little too late.
He can't work that way -- you're gonna half -- checker checker is happened if you're not gonna have a left the candidates fight it out -- and put their best foot forward to the American people let the American people decide.
These debates are supposed to be informing the American people and I think there's a real question today as to whether fact that it's happening you know you can see that quite clearly in the choice of moderator stingy in Laramie to moderate his -- Sydney.
Did he does not keep -- need to do with her this Candy Crowley do women have to be relegated to the vice presidential into the town hall style debate sure these are real quest.
Let me I'm recent chats.
Concerning the presidential debates last night.
And Johnny -- -- says.
Obama did mention terror in his speech after.
The 9/11 Libya attacks but he was talking about 9/11.
In fact -- -- is correct I've got the transcript of the rose garden and will be talking about that would Judy Miller coming up.
In very clearly.
He did not say the thing -- attack was an act of -- but rather at the end of the address in the Rose Garden you stalking the broader 9/11 anniversary.
When you excuse the term acts of terror.
So this'll be Parse you can bet over the course of the next several days.
All the way to the election want to play.
Can we skip two thirds sound bite to folks this is about Mitt Romney's investments.
Let's take a listen to this.
Now I can only every minute of it coming and everybody -- that made it short and see all these people they've been waiting that we could just get a make or pointed.
Any investments I have over the last eight years have been managed by a blind trust.
And I understand they do include investments outside the United States including eight in Chinese companies.
President if you look at your pension there have you looked at your pension I've got to start at mr.
-- -- if you look at your pension.
You know I -- on what democracy is not a -- -- -- -- good well I think the biggest.
The biggest of an eye -- -- -- let me give -- some -- have -- look at your pension you also investments in Chinese companies -- also investments outside the United States.
You also have investments through a key must trust where.
It's Cheney April I guess that to -- goes to governor Romney and Alan.
I think half I think that was it really really good exchange I think it was one of the best that night and I and I think it -- it.
You know it's this town hall format -- sort of thrusts these candidates sometimes.
Into these exchanges that frankly your old little uncomfortable and you can tell that you're -- outside your comfort zone because it's a question though.
How forcefully do you go after the other candidate.
You know how do you know where is that line between.
You know being aggressive and forceful.
By day you know not looking overly aggressive or you know perhaps not coming across as a bully.
You know I think those are always hard questions in these types of debates and I think that last night.
It was actually a lot less town hall in that town hall debate than I had expected.
And some of the questions from some of the voters.
I was really wondering whether they were actually undecided.
Behind given the nature of one -- -- of those questions nice.
You know I get back to the format it's just I mean -- I think this town hall format in particular.
-- is really tired yeah.
I have I -- -- sorry I happen to agree with that you look at those questions they weren't lined up for President Obama and -- thank the voters were giving out on purpose.
But what if that was by coincidence that every single one of those issues from you know equal pay.
To the energy issue -- you mean you look down a list those are things he wanted to take off.
Me you know beaten the disparaging remarks about the Bush Administration -- you know you have none -- -- on the other side and it does really raise a question that's how those voters were chosen.
GE's sale -- you know thank you very much for being with us who -- -- into -- Dean at this I go to college of the arts and sciences department and -- April always great to see if thanks so much for your insight.
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