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When Women Brought Journalism Back to the Debates

By Chris Lombardi
In the second 2012 Presidential debate, Martha Raddatz asked multiple follow-up questions and, when unsatisfied with an answer, signaled so: "No specifics, I see." CNN's Candy Crowley was explicit in planning a similar pattern for the third debate. The pundit crowd was aghast. It's perhaps appropriate that two seasoned women journalists were the ones to flip the script on the kind of low-profile-moderator debates that the League of Women Voters has called "campaign-trail charades."
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