Biden says he’s preparing for the debate by going over everything the President has said and the lies he’s told. He goes on to say it would be great to have fact check ticker at the bottom of the screen pic.twitter.com/NVHMUV9Kw2
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 2, 2020
Courtesy of The Independent:
Democratic candidate and former vice president Joe Biden said he would like an onscreen fact check ticker to counter Donald Trump’s “lies” during the upcoming debates.
Speaking at a campaign event to lay out his plan for reopening schools in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Biden said he is preparing for the debates by going over everything the president has said and the “multiple lies” he’s told.
He then went on to say that it would be great to have a fact check ticker at the bottom of the screen.
“It would make a great debate if everything we said was instantly fact-checked by an agreed to group of people,” he said, before conceding that it probably wouldn’t be possible.
He added: “I’m looking forward to debating the president, and I’m going to lay out as clearly as I can what I think we have to do to bring this country back and build it back better, and I’m looking forward to the debates.”
Cable news shows have in the past live fact-checked presidential speeches, but a debate format might prove more challenging.
God, how great would it be to see Trump fact-checked in real-time during these debates?
I mean, to be honest, there is every chance that Biden will be called out a few times as well, but there would be a near-constant ticker running under Trump’s image essentially calling him a liar during the entire debate.
Of course, as Biden pointed out, there is virtually no chance that the Trump campaign would agree to this.
But hey, maybe Biden could offer to have the stupid drug test that Trump was pushing for if Trump will agree to this fact-checking thing?
It’s worth a shot.