Just a bunch of links I’ve collected for my American Dialogues course:
The first round. I’m mixing commentary from bloggers with that of columnists for the “traditional media,” as well as overview news articles. More later, ac (after coffee).
- Michael Berube, Debate summary (in which, for once, I do not pretend to be a Republican)
- Andy Cline, It’s not a game, Not just another day, Mr. Lehrer.
- Dan Froomkin, The President Gets Defensive (WaPo)
- Howard Kurtz, Spin the Battle (WaPo)
- Lawrence Lessig, Reporting the debate
- Michael Powell, The Battle, If Not The War, To Kerry; Bush Hit Off-Notes With Debate Viewers (WaPo)
- Dana Milbank, Reaction Shots May Tell Tale of Debate; Bush’s Scowls Compared to Gore’s Sighs (WaPo)
And a second round of links to post-debate commentary:
- David Broder, Bush’s Real Opponent (WaPo)
- David Brooks, Sense and Sensibility (NY Times)
- Richard S. Dunham, Kerry Lands the First Punch
- Jim Lindgren, A Comment on the Debates (Volokh Conspiracy)
- Lots of comments at Little Green Footballs
- Michelle Malkin,
Random Post-Debate Thoughts
- Media Matters, After “make-or-break” buildup, CNN commentators downplayed debates’ significance
- The First Debate, staff editorial at NY Times
- Several letters to the editor at the NY Times: “After the First Debate, Americans See a Winner“
- Andrew Sullivan
- Ciro Scotti, See Bush Debate. See Him Squirm.
- Talking Points Memo, Now comes the hard part: winning the spin
- The First Debate, staff editorial at WaPo.