YouTube, ABC News partner to stream US presidential debates live

Shawn Knight

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YouTube has announced plans to stream all three US presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney live. The video sharing service will also stream the vice presidential debate live from their Elections Hub – part of the politics channel...

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VitalyT

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Something tells me that either Mr. Obama has supreme confidence in beating his opponent, or this broadcast will be a fix, carefully dressed up as a real debate.

Otherwise it is doubtful such broadcast would be sanctioned.

Open debates tend to become hysterical sometimes, and USA wouldn't want that out before the entire world. That's why I'm skeptical in it being genuine.
 

ReederOnTheRun

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Something tells me that either Mr. Obama has supreme confidence in beating his opponent, or this broadcast will be a fix, carefully dressed up as a real debate.

Otherwise it is doubtful such broadcast would be sanctioned.

Open debates tend to become hysterical sometimes, and USA wouldn't want that out before the entire world. That's why I'm skeptical in it being genuine.
That is assuming it has to be sanctioned at all. Nobody can tell YouTube they can't do it. Like it or not, its a free country.
 

VitalyT

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That is assuming it has to be sanctioned at all. Nobody can tell YouTube they can't do it. Like it or not, its a free country.
Not till the government has something to say about it. Google won't put out anything against the White House will.

When it comes to the high politics, democracy is what the government tells you it is :)
 

H3llion

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''Two shits still equal to a ****''

Anyway, Romney and ***** and Obama a lesser *****.
 

ReederOnTheRun

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Not till the government has something to say about it. Google won't put out anything against the White House will.

When it comes to the high politics, democracy is what the government tells you it is :)
Nahh, its a fun conspiracy theory, but it'd be a disaster in real life. Besides how easily someone could say that big companies run the nation more than the government, the fallout for intimidating a company into not broadcasting something that they have every right to would be horrific. And to take that much risk for something that gets broadcasted anyways? Doesn't make sense
 

VitalyT

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You look at it from the wrong angle, in terms of hostility, while in reality government and blue chips deal in favors. Call it conspiracy, if you like, but it's just inevitable, both sides are too big not to respect each other's interests.

In case of disagreements taking place, corporations simply spread overseas, naming it globalization and diversification.
 
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Aww, I always find it so cute when people think they know something about politics :)
 
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Please, dont let me stop you, I enjoy a good conspiracy theory. Im sure Obama will fix the debate. so, please, pass me what your smoking
 

VitalyT

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To be calling a common sense in political arena a conspiracy theory one needs to be missing in one of those or both ;) So it's ok, you can keep on smoking...
 
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Break out the tea bags and aluminum foil, Obama's gonna be on youtube...
 

VitalyT

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I'm taking my words back about the things I suspected about the debate. After watching it I know the truth now. One of the debate participants is a muppet. I will not point out out who, to avoid political repercussions.

One sympathizes.