How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates
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With urgency and clarity, this book reviews the history of presidential debates, the impact of the debates since the advent of television, the role of the League of Women Voters, the antidemocratic activity of the CPD, and the specific ways that the Republicans and Democrats collude to remove all spontaneity from the debates themselves. The author presents the complete text of a previously unreleased secret document between the Republicans and Democrats that reveals the degree to which the two parties—not the CPD—dictate the terms of the debates. In the final chapter, Farah lays out a compelling strategy for restoring the presidential debates as a nonpartisan, unscripted, public events that help citizens—not corporations or campaign managers—decide who is going to run the White House.
Praise For No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates…
“No Debate … exposes just how far the Republicans and Democrats have sold out the American people in suppressing vital issues which need to be examined by the discerning voter. It is shocking but maybe this book will shock citizens into action.” –Paul M. Weyrich, co-founder, Heritage Foundation
“No Debate exposes how behind-the-scenes wheelin' and dealin' inside the Beltway wrecks our most valuable political forums—the presidential debates—turning them into cures for insomnia that prevent the American people from hearing about issues they want to hear about.” –Jim Hightower
“George Farah argues persuasively that the presidential debates are organized almost entirely to serve the interests of the two major party nominees and not the public interest. If you want a behind the scenes look at candidate negotiations, backstage maneuvering, and the machinations involved in dealing with major 3rd party candidates, No Debate is the book for you.” –Nancy M. Neuman, former president of the League of Women Voters
“George Farah examines one of the biggest blasts of arrogance in the history of U.S.—the collusion between the Republicans and Democrats to manipulate the public by manipulating the Presidential debates. Every American citizen, regardless of party affiliation, should rise up against this un-American strategy. It's not just the White House that's at stake, but democracy itself. Read this book, get angry, and rise up.” –Phil Donahue
“At last, a full-scale, documented report on how the Commission on Presidential Debates rigs the process to prevent the public from hearing independent voices not connected with the Republican and Democratic parties.” –Nat Hentoff
Seven Stories Press, 9781583226308, 232pp.
Publication Date: April 6, 2004