Episode 97: Hosts Introduce 2020 Candidates

We are 19 months away from the 2020 presidential election. Approximately about a year away from the primaries and almost two months away from the first Democratic primary debate. 

But with 20+ Democratic candidates, news organizations are making conscious choices about which candidates to introduce to the American public and how rigorous to make those those introductions.

Today on Polilogue we look at four different candidate introductions and ask ourselves, what is the journalist trying to do— and do we, as potential voters, learn anything new?

  • Introduction

  • Highlight/Lowlight

  • Andrew Yang pushes UBI

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg 

  • Mike Bennet pushes Medicare X 

  • Tim Ryan 

  • Biden drops the ball

  • Changes in Polilogue

  • Show Rankings

  • Closing

The shows we focused on today include:

We found this explainer about the Federal Reserve is helpful.  

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