How moderator Schieffer can best serve the public interest

New York Times
Bob Schieffer should ask open-ended questions at tomorrow’s debate, says Poynter’s Chip Scanlan. “Unlike its rhetorical opposite, the closed-ended question, which limits possible answers to yes, no and ‘I don’t know,’ open-ended questions require an expansive response,” he writes. Tough-sounding closed-ended questions are favored by journalists, “but they also seem biased to many ears. Their narrow focus implies that the questioner believes there is only one truthful answer. Their abundance helps explain why so many Americans are critical of the press and accuse reporters of playing “gotcha’ journalism.”
> Everyone has a debate question suggestion for Schieffer (Inquirer)
> Prediction: Schieffer will be firm and fair without grandstanding (DN)
> Ifill, Lehrer and Gibson had it easy; Schieffer has a tougher task (WSJ)

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