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Debunking the Presidential Debate Part 2

October 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1. expose the falseness or hollowness of (a myth, idea, or belief).
“the magazine that debunks claims of the paranormal”
o reduce the inflated reputation of (someone), especially by ridicule.
“comedy takes delight in debunking heroes”

Presidential debates do as much to illustrate corporate media priorities as they do to showcase the candidates. Looking back on the last debate is proof that Comcast-owned NBC’s generic pre-announced topics: “Achieving prosperity,” “America’s direction” and “securing America,” led to a generic debate that focused mostly on horserace disputes and vague, open-ended questions about taxes and jobs. Join us for the second presidential debate that will “take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator” and a pre-debate conversation with a panel who can give the audience insight on what to listen for, what to expect,etc.

Co-sponsors: IPS with Busboys and Poets.


  • Steve Cobble is an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, a Co-founder of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and a Co-founder of the website, which is now .
  • Phyllis Bennis a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies who directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues.


October 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Netfa Freeman, IPS


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