View Full Version : Did Russert have more speaking time than Paul?

01-25-2008, 04:43 PM
If Russert had more speaking time than Paul, it is powerful evidence that can be used as evidence of media bias.

If Russert had less speaking time than Paul, a nugget like "Ron Paul only got two more minutes of speaking time than moderator in recent debate" is still decently telling.

01-25-2008, 04:45 PM
lol its a close call, Rp only got like 5 minutes of speaking time that whole night.

01-25-2008, 05:10 PM
LMAO I never thought about this

Goldwater Conservative
01-25-2008, 05:22 PM
The total speaking time for all the candidates was about 70 minutes. The debate ran a little over 90 minutes, commercials included. A normal 90 minute block of television usually comes with about 22 minutes of commercials, but I think these debates have far less. The numbers are probably very close.

01-25-2008, 05:48 PM
the whole debate was setup to limit and stifle Ron Paul.

at the beginning he mentioned that the candidates requested it not be 2 hours but 90 minutes. then they had 2 commercials along with RP speaking only once every half hour. the most absurd point of the debate came 15 minutes from the end when Romney had 6 minutes to himself when that should have been RP's turn.