Cumberland Times-News

October 7, 2012

Media didn’t get the message, even though the people did

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Even though the teleprompter malfunctioned, most of the media realizes that President Obama won a narrow victory in the debate.

They are instructing us, the jury, to strike what we saw from our memories, as it inadmissible. Jim Lehrer failed to contain Romney and probably will hear criticism from his peers for allowing spontaneity and inadvertent facts into the dialogue.

Why do so many people have the wrong impression about the debate in Denver?  Apparently, 67 percent of CNN viewers either never got their scripts or aren’t smart enough to understand the enlightened concept of leading from behind.

Edward De Vore

Oldtown