World In the spotlight: US presidential, critics fuse after the first debate

23:45  01 october  2020
23:45  01 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Majority of Americans Want Debate Moderator to Fact Check Candidates: Poll

  Majority of Americans Want Debate Moderator to Fact Check Candidates: Poll Out of the registered voters surveyed, 63 percent said that the moderator should also serve as fact-checker for the debate. Those who believed that each candidate was responsible for pointing out any incorrect information shared by the other numbered 30 percent. Interest in the Tuesday debate from registered voters appears to be high. Nearly three-quarters of those polled planned on watching the event live. While 74 percent of those surveyed said they would tune into the debate, 20 percent said they would not watch the live broadcast.

Le premier débat télévisé des candidats à la présidentielle américaine avec Donald Trump (G) et Joe Biden, le 29 septembre 2020 à Cleveland, dans l'Etat de l'Ohio. © REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst The first televised debate of the American presidential candidates with Donald Trump (L) and Joe Biden, September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, in the state of Ohio.

"Arguing with Donald Trump is like confronting 'a chimpanzee with a machine gun,'" said the columnist for Duty , who uses the expression used by a reporter for the New York Times. A debate that was a real "session of mental torture", even headlines the Canadian daily. The columnist also explains that he did not expect anything else from Donald Trump: "we suspected that he would attack Joe Biden shamelessly, with a tenfold contempt and unreason" can we read in particular. A debate that does not bode well according to Le Devoir: "the post-November 3rd will be complicated and tense. Dangerously tense, ”announces the daily.

Who Is Chris Wallace? Fox Anchor, a Registered Democrat, First Asked Trump About Presidential Ambitions in 1988

  Who Is Chris Wallace? Fox Anchor, a Registered Democrat, First Asked Trump About Presidential Ambitions in 1988 Meet the Fox News anchor moderating the first presidential debate of the 2020 election.Wallace is no newcomer to the national stage. He became the first Fox News journalist to moderate a general election presidential debate in 2016.

An analysis that does not share the moderator of this debate, the journalist of the Fox News channel Chris Wallace. At least, that's what he confides in an interview with Los Angeles Times . Even if he admits that this was not the debate he envisioned, according to him, this first verbal game will still have been revealing, especially of what the candidates really think. A debate permanently interrupted by interventions by Donald Trump who has repeatedly cut off his opponent Joe Biden. On this aspect, Chris Wallace admits to throwing in the towel quickly, seeing that it was impossible to call Donald Trump to order. Finally, concerning the controversy sparked by the words of the president who refused to condemn a group of white supremacists, Chris Wallace believes that he gave Donald Trump the opportunity to take a stand, which he was unable to do. . A controversy, details the LA Times, that the White House has since tried to extinguish.

Here's What the Polls Say Ahead of Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate

  Here's What the Polls Say Ahead of Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate Averages of national polls on Tuesday showed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump by 7 percentage points. Tuesday's debate makes the first of three presidential debates expected to take place before the November election. Generally, Biden has been ahead of Trump in national polls since becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate in June. President Trump's campaign has alleged that Biden could be taking performance-enhancing drugs to improve his clarity during the debate. Biden has declined to take a pre-debate drug test.

Quebec is tightening the screw in the face of the increase in Covid-19 cases

Since midnight, new measures have been in force as part of the fight against Covid-19 in Quebec, since this province has passed into the red zone. Bars, dining rooms, cinemas, performance halls and several other gathering places are now closed, explains La Presse . Measures that were further strengthened yesterday for the police to enforce health instructions in a context where the pandemic is accelerating according to local authorities.

"Quebec tightens the screw with the recalcitrant", explains the Journal of Quebec : fines of 1000 Canadian dollars will henceforth be distributed on the spot in the event of prohibited gathering at the house, as well as to the demonstrators who refuse to wear the mask and to residents of red zones who gather with friends in parks. "We are not doing this for fun, the situation is critical," said the national director of public health yesterday. "If people do not understand and put the lives of others in danger, then they will understand", we can read in the pages of La Presse .

When Is the Second Presidential Debate Between Trump and Biden?

  When Is the Second Presidential Debate Between Trump and Biden? The second of three presidential debates will take place in Miami-Dade County, Florida.The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The debate will air on ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX and NBC, and it will also be live-streamed on CBS Radio and NPR, according to the debate organizers. Steve Scully, the senior executive producer and senior editor at C-SPAN Networks, was named in early September as the host of the second debate.

Argentina mourns the disappearance of Quino

News of the death of cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, Mafalda's father, is making the headlines of much of the Argentine press. And not only. Because the stories of Mafalda, a mischievous little girl, were followed throughout the continent and even beyond, details Peru21 . The Argentinian daily Pagina12 dares a comparison with an anecdote about Picasso. During the occupation in France, German soldiers reportedly searched the Spanish painter's home and asked him if he was the author of Guernica. To which he reportedly replied, "No, you did it."

For Pagina12, the vignettes of Mafalda's stories also represented the eternal evils of humanity. The daily La Nacion is posting online today on its site a series of cartoons made by daily comedians and cartoonists who pay tribute to Quino and Mafalda, a character out of time and who was a real social phenomenon, says columnist Clarin

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The Debates Still Matter .
In a fractured media environment, it’s rare when Americans of all persuasions are watching the same thing.During the debate, Donald Trump had relentlessly interrupted and talked over Joe Biden and the moderator, Chris Wallace. In media coverage, a consensus quickly formed. Yesterday’s episode of the podcast The Daily came with the warning “This episode contains strong language.” The host, Michael Barbaro, reported that his own mother—“not someone who curses in text messages”—had texted to say, “This is a shitshow.” A teaser for a BuzzFeed News story read, “DEBATE NIGHT: THE GREAT AMERICAN SHITSHOW.

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