THE BETTER QUESTION ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
NBC could have asked Democratic candidates 1,000 smarter questions on climate change than this.
Rebecca Leber, January 17, 2016 (New Republic)
“The Democratic base cares about climate change, so unlike at the GOP debates, networks have usually given Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley a throwaway question [about climate change but it] couldn’t be clearer on Sunday night that NBC considers it irrelevant. The network] gave only Sanders and O’Malley less than two minutes combined to answer a question, after playing a lengthy cartoon video that explained climate change…There are real policy differences in the Democratic field that are important to tease out. At the very least, there is an interesting question to pose to the candidates about pursuing progress without a cooperative Congress…Sanders answered the question forcefully, though not substantively…O’Malley challenged his fellow candidates to adopt his plan to pursue 100 percent clean energy-powered electricity by 2050. We didn’t get to hear Clinton’s answer, because the network cut to a commercial break.” click here for more