Pop-Up Debates

I was talking to a friend on Saturday and we decided that the public would be better served by political debates if there was some real-time fact checking.

I propose that we make them like VH1’s pop-up videos, where little bubbles pop up with fact checks on each statement the candidates make. We could tape the debates and release them about three hours later, after a non-partisan committee has written up the text for the bubbles and sprinkled them throughout the recording.

During a lull, the bubbles could say little funny, snide remarks like, “this is the 897th time that he’s said ‘my friends,'” or “please notice the panic ensuing as the teleprompter goes dark.”

4 Responses to “Pop-Up Debates”

  1. cascadingwaters

    The NY Times does a feature the day after each debate that fact checks cited stats. The T&G has been carrying it, which is useful. And it would be fun, too, if they did a Pop-Up Video thing with it!


  2. Rachael Starke

    Yeah – the NYT is such a bastion of truth. :)(Please note that my snideness is directed entirely toward the NYT and entirely not at you, CW (Kelly’s sister?).I say we let Kelly write them. 🙂


  3. laura

    i used to LOVE pop up videos! I think more people would watch the debates if they were that entertaining! Great idea!


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