Frank J. Fallenkopf, Co-Chair of the Debate Committee (Fr J. “We don’t want Chris or our other presenters to be fact-checkers. The moment the TV is turned off, every newspaper and TV station in the world will Fact checker. That is not the role of our moderator, but the main role.”
Some media experts called on TV networks to check their facts in real time through graphics on the screen, and clarify subtitles or cross-sectional views to reporters who provided background information. At the Republican National Convention in August, CNN and MSNBC hosts occasionally made speeches, pointing out false or baseless accusations.
Several television network executives and producers believe that this interventionist approach is unlikely to happen on Tuesday. Executives said that, unlike the convention, the purpose of the debate is to put an unfiltered test on the talent, endurance, and ability of candidates to persuade voters.
“The debate is one of the rare opportunities. The public meets the two presidential candidates at the same stage. They not only have the opportunity to respond and speak to each other, but also have the opportunity to have a direct dialogue with the American public,” Caitlin Co. Nantes said. “We don’t want to intervene between voters and candidates.”
This does not mean that Ms. Connaught or other executives plan not to avoid correcting false facts. For example, Major Margarett, a Washington correspondent for CBS, waits for a fact-check during primetime broadcasts. CNN internal Trump fact-checker Daniel Dale (Daniel Dale) will appear in the network’s report. Many television news media provide real-time fact checking and analysis on their websites.
Wallace stated on Fox News on Sunday that he would have “heavy coverage” within 90 minutes, citing coronavirus, ethnic tensions, economic issues and protests across the country. Just this weekend, the President nominated Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett) as a judge, and the New York Times published a major investigation revealing Trump’s 15 years before 2017. Has not paid federal income tax within 10 years.
How many viewers could even be shaken by the Tuesday show is an open question.
A poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News this month showed that about 70% of Americans said that the debate has little to do with the final vote. The survey found that 44% of respondents said that the debate has nothing to do with it.