Do you ever wonder why . . .

@GardenGerty (86121)
Marion, Kansas
October 15, 2008 10:11pm CST
They televise something like a debate, then they have the commentators tell us what was said in the debate, then they have coverage of the debate on the evening news, and then the morning news? Do you suppose they think we missed it? Do you think that they think we are stupid? Does this bother you at all?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I have always wondered the same thing whether it is the debates or when the president talks. Why not let the commentators watch then tell us what all was said so we don't have to sit there and watch or let us watch then not have to listen to them. hahaha
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
Either one would be fine. I walked during the commentators.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
16 Oct 08
A one hour debate turns into 3 hours of TV time. Give me a good movie instead of the play by play report afterwards. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Oct 08
Yes thats the best grand pa bob, sometimes i dont understand what they are talking about.LOL Id rather sleep.
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I think they think a lot of us get too bored to watch the whole thing so we need them to tell us what was said. And they would be right about that. LOL Seriously, I tried to watch all of the first debate this year and the VP one but I realized all I want to do is wait until it's over then turn on the news and get the reaction from people who managed to sit through it.
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
I am getting ready to hear the late night talk show version as well. I do not often watch things like that, but I have it on and listen while I do other stuff. Have no choice, really.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36492)
• United States
16 Oct 08
they wear me out with all the blah, blah. i'll be so glad when the election is over but don't guess it will stop all the blah.
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
16 Oct 08
You are right, Antiquelady! Somebody is going to be saying, "I told you so." It won't stop until the next election.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36492)
• United States
16 Oct 08
it sure gets old to me.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
Yes, yes, yes! I hate it. I dread every 4 years when we get bombarded with debates, news coverage and especially those dreaded COMMERCIALS! Can't wait to vote and move on with it already. And yea, I keep up with the debates and the issues, but enough is enough.
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
They just start the campaigning and hype so soon and it gets to be very wearing. I do learn new stuff, but some of it I may not have wanted to know.
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@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
16 Oct 08
No I think that is a little harsh It doesnot bother me as a matter of fact I am happy to hear their analysis and take it from there I donot know what else to say accept I like it ,Good Luck Have a great day
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
It is okay for you to like it, I do not mean to sound harsh. I probably would appreciate it more if we had the debates, then had an hour or so to digest it and then had the comments. I want some time to process what I heard myself. I guess the late night comics have to have something to talk about as well.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I wish they would let us have time to make up our own minds and to debate it amoung ourselves. It bothers me because so many people are easily led. As far as missed it. If someone was working, esp. a double the day before, they may have missed it. When I was working doubles every other day, I felt like I missed out on life entirely. Imagine doing that for two weeks at a jail. Take care
@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
So you used to work in a jail? I think double shifts are mind numbing, wherever you work. It takes that next day to recover from the double the day before.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
16 Oct 08
I think they assume that some people have other things to do or are not inclined to sit through the entire thing. So they offer a compacted version of what was said or done. It doesnt but me...because i just change the channel when i'm not interested.
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
I do not have cable, so I am pretty well stuck on the newsy evenings. I listen better than I watch. I think I am less distracted. Therefore, I listen to the TV in the other room, while I compute.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
16 Oct 08
I'm lucky and have satellite (shared off my parents account I pay for it june july auugst september and they pay for it the rest of the year - my 4 months are what my dish and package choices add onto their normal package) If theres nothing that interests me i usually turn it to one of the radio channels and listen to music.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I was kind of aggravated at Brit Hume's group tonight after the debate! This afternoon they were talking about this very thing on the radio. Someone suggested watching one of the channels that doesn't debate AFTER the DEBATE.
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Oct 08
I like that, no after debate debate. Hmmmm. Is anyone listening?
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Well, we won't have to worry about it for another 4 years. And hopefully, then there will still be debates.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Yes, it does! I cant see why we need a million opinions on something we just sat and watched. I also do not agree with all the polls that said Obama won tonight's debate. I really dont understand that! It wasnt the impression that I got at all!
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@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
I do not think we will really know until after the votes are all counted.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
16 Oct 08
eaforeman, I agree with you. Seems that everyone thinks he did win; I do not. They seem not to want to give McCain even the benefit of the doubt. I heard Rasmussen and another poll guy talking today on talk radio and they seem to be really close in their polls - 5 and 4 points ahead or behind and they agreed on 4 1/2 points. That is within the margin of error. And they said those are the two you can watch, not these that say Obama is SO far ahead like one had him 15 points. Those are usually more liberals than conservatives, giving him an unfair advantage. I guess we will know on November 4th.
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@coolseeds (3925)
• United States
16 Oct 08
What if a person got home at 10:15 and didn't see all of it? However I do agree with you and was wondering how long can they can they make it last. I turned it off after the debate. The rest of it is biased. Not that I support him I saw commentators pointing out Obama's lies but not McCain's. Maybe McCain didn't lie. Who knows.
@GardenGerty (86121)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 08
I can see have a commentator, for those who missed it, or a news report, but not to the extent that we have.
@drannhh (14999)
• United States
16 Oct 08
It bothers me a great deal because they are thinking they can erase the truth of what happened with their spin and have us leave with the impression they want us to retain and not the truth, which seems to be irrelevant to the commentators.
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Yes it does annoy me. The fact that they think I am so stupid I need it explaned 4 or more times is insulting.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
1 Nov 08
It's just like the presidentail speaches. They figure we're not intelligent enough to understand what was said so they have to reiterate it a thousand times to us. I wonder why they even broadcasting it if we don't understand it in the first place...
• United States
17 Oct 08
They figure most of their audience at about a sixth grade reading level. They actually have contempt for "you people". When I was in sixth grade I tested at a 12th grade reading level. My mother taught me to read when I was 4 years old. In fact, I turned 4 in August, and started Kindergarten in September. I graduted High School at 17. When the spinning heads came on, I changed the channel. George Lopez was on.
@AmbiePam (43981)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Oversaturation. Yes, the media does that well. And if we didn't see it on the news, hear it on the radio, or read about it in the newspaper, we can always have it on the internet to drive us batty. I hear some people get addicted to the coverage, but I am not one of those people. Please move on and find something more worthwhile to tell me about! I'm not playing down the importance of this election, but c'mon, there is more out there I'd rather know about. I have heard everything I can stand about these debates already.
• Ireland
16 Oct 08
Yes, it certainly bugs me. I don't watch too many debates but I watch some football matches and they do exactly the same thing. They have the commentors on after the match and they discuss every move that was made on the playing field. They also draw the white lines and say what the players should have done. If I had my way, I would just switch to another channel but my husband is always dug into it so I leave it be.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
16 Oct 08
There was a debate tonight? I don't watch them as I know the canditates stances on most issues and do not need to hear the bickering, debating back and forth really. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~