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Well, to tell you truth, I have learned a long time ago that the trick when doing a debate, any kind of debate, is to…
Well, I don’t know about objectivity, but I know for certain that it’s always possible for a professional journalist who understands what he or she’s…
The best moderators are the moderators who are essentially invisible. A moderator who is there to be seen and heard and to be talked about…
Preparation is based on one driving force for me and that is to be relaxed enough to be able to listen to what the candidates…
On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all…
I’ve traveled around the country and I read local newspapers and all of that, and it’s a sad, sad thing to go from city to…
If people want bells and whistles and all of that, there are bells and whistles available. If they don’t want bells and whistles there are…
Everyone should get their news however they want to and in whatever form they want. I’m not going to sit back in judgment of other…
Best I can do for them is to give them every piece of information I can find and let them make the judgments. That’s just…
One of the problems is that everybody is used to the old-fashioned debate system, which is very controlled, and where the moderator plays a more…
I’ve always said this and finally I had a chance to demonstrate it: The moderator should be seen little and heard even less. It is…
Those who know me know I won’t hesitate to turn around and point someone out.
We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat.
No two people see things the same way.
My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been.
My writing is extremely important, so I write every day. I just enjoy it. I get a kick out of it.
My conscience is clear.
Most of the gaffes I’ve made have not been funny – they’ve been stupid.
Most of the stories I have covered in 45 years have been gray stories.
There’s always a germ of truth in just about everything.
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