Instant Winner or Loser22.10.2008 | Kategorie: Fernsehdebatten
Barry Levinson über die Übertragung der diesjährigen US-amerikanischen Fernsehdebatten auf CNN:
At one point I realized I was no longer listening to what was being said by the candidates. All the bells and whistles had my attention. Who was going to win was my focus now. Content be damned. Little beeps on the screen as points were added or subtracted. And that graph, rising and falling. Half way through the debate it seemed it was a tie based on the points as I counted them. “What if there is a tie?” I thought. “Will there be overtime? Maybe sudden death?” I was completely hooked. This was the sporting event version of a political debate, and it was alive. There was momentum. There was going to be a winner and a loser by the end of the debate. No need to wait until later for the verdict to be determined. No need to digest what the candidates just said. No need for reflection. Instant winner or loser, in real time.
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