YouTube Presidential Debate; the people have spoken

By The News Jul 24, 2007

By a show of hands, who else didn’t tune into the historical YouTube Presidential Debate Monday night in South Carolina where candidates fielded questions from YouTubers via their home videos. One of the YouTubers, for example, asked about college and health insurance. See: A question of health. Any particular reason why you didn’t watch the debate that for the first time harnessed the power of YouTube to present a somewhat broad survey of voters’ concerns? For those who watched, how correct is the NYTimes, that reported the debate skewed left, touched on race, education, and gay rights issues. Were YouTubers of color representin’? Were questions about Africa, communities of color, and the issues framed progressively? Thoughts?