30 March 2000
The Howler reader: When pundits agree
Synopsis: One of our workers holds court in CapStyle. We present his incomparable text.
The Gore-Bradley debate from October 27 is the setting for
our analyst's observations. We treated this debate in great detail
at the time. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 10/28/99, and see other DAILY
HOWLERS for the two weeks following. Our treatment of the first
Dem debate continued through November 11.
As the Capital Style article relates, pundits gave startlingly
similar reviews to the performances of Bradley and Gore. But a
second major pundit theme grew out of this debatethe idea that
Gore was too aggressive as a campaigner. By Saturday night on
Capital Gang (10/29), that theme was being set in stone.
But that was not what pundits said in real time. Next Monday,
we'll file a sequel to the CapStyle piece, showing scribes'
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