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CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him

CNN debate tonight: Here's hoping Wolf Blitzer won't let Newt Gingrich bully him

Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy.

I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates. But I am dismayed by some of the show biz priorities the cable channels are surrendering themselves to in hopes of getting a piece of that tasty Nielsen pie.

I am thinking here of CNBC using Jim Cramer as a moderator, and him sounding like Gilbert Gottfried in his first screaming, squawking question to the candidate. I was ready to tune out at that point in shared embarrassment for the entire realm of journalism, but then, I...

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