(PRWEB) October 19, 2004
An article entitled ÂThird Presidential Debate Substantive, If Not Exactly EntertainingÂ in the October 18, 2004 issue of the weekly web magazine News Informant details the differences between the two 2004 presidential candidates, Republican President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger, Sen. John F. Kerry, as expressed in the third presidential debate last Wednesday, October 13. The article explains that both candidates carefully outlined their positions on a broad range of issues. These included foreign policy, immigration, social security, education, affirmative action, the economy and taxation. The result were not ÂgaffesÂ or Âknockout punchesÂ that the media believes make good entertainment. But the issue differences, if properly explained, allow the voters to make informed a decision.
ÂThe broadcast media had grudgingly come to the understanding that the debates would not be great drama,Â according to News Informant editor, Bernard Perlstein. ÂYet they still spent more time trying to ask, after the last debate, Âwho won?Â rather than flesh out the stated differences of the two candidates,Â he added.
The News Informant article, instead, analyzes the contrasting positions of the two candidates over the spectrum of issues. The article clarifies, in particular, the problems with the two candidatesÂ proposals for maintaining the current level of social security benefits, and takes much of the media to task for failing to evaluate the PresidentÂs same proposal when he was a candidate in 2000.
ÂThe media provided Âfact checkersÂ to dispel individual incorrect facts mentioned by either candidate during the debate,Â commented Perlstein. ÂBut there was no discussion of the ramifications of stated policies for the benefit of the average voter, who has little time to spend in thinking through these issues. ThatÂs a shame,Â according to Perlstein.
The News Informant article in its entirety, and its sources, can be found on the web at: http://www.newsinformant.com/articles/2004_10_18/000838.php. A free registration is required to view the article.
To request a free copy of the article, or to obtain reprint rights or other use of the article, please contact Media@newsinformant.com.
About News Informant:
News Informant, a publication of News Informant Inc., is a weekly electronic magazine focusing on news analysis of important domestic and global issues that are not sufficiently covered by the U.S. media. The magazine uses respected worldwide online source material to render original information and perspectives. The periodical follows the slogan, ÂItÂs Not Just the News Â ItÂs WhatÂs Behind the News.Â
News Informant, founded in 2003, was the brainchild of Bernard Perlstein, who believed that broadcast and electronic journalism too often focused on the excitement of immediate events, to the detriment of analysis of causes and possible solutions.
The magazine is the premier electronic source for news analysis on issues significant to U.S. residents. Making use of features that can only efficiently be provided through the Internet, the magazine, in addition to articles, provides immediate links to additional sources of information concerning the topic at hand.
About Bernard Perlstein:
Bernard Perlstein, founder and editor of News Informant, as well as regular contributor, has had a life-long interest in what is known in the social sciences as Âpolitical economy.Â Mr. Perlstein established this magazine in order to provide, Âthe depth of coverage of the vital political, economic and social issues, in a concise format geared for the information age.Â His specialties are in Politics, Economics and Foreign Relations. Mr. Perlstein majored in Government and minored in Economics at Oberlin College. He earned his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from De Paul University.
For additional information on News Informant or Mr. Perlstein, or for media inquiries, please contact:
Tonya D. Hottmann,
News Informant Inc.
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