- Making News: Stage Is Set for Third and Final Debate
With polls still showing a virtual tie, President Bush and Senator Kerry face off in their final joint appearance of this year's campaign. If the first two were practice runs, they have now honed their strategies, according to Ron Brownstein of the Los Angeles Times and CNN. Brownstein expounds on the candidates' strategies which pit ideology and ideas -- and on tonight's second game of the American League Championship series!
- Reporter's Notebook: Blogs and Rumors over the Bulge under Bush's Jacket
On Friday, Salon.com reported that a bulge under President Bush's jacket in the first debate could have been an electronic receiver feeding answers into his ear. When bloggers jumped on the story, it moved to the mainstream press and cable TV. After joking, the White House denied the allegation, even for security reasons. Howard Finberg of the Poynter Institute School says it's crucial for journalists to source rumors and verify facts.
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