Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preview of DuVal/Ducey debate

To hype viewership and boost ratings of its broadcast of the gubernatorial debate tonight (which apparently will exclude Libertarian Barry Hess), posted,
Well, I don't know who is right and who is wrong either, but if you plan to vote based off the 30-second advertisements, you could be a little bit confused on election day.
Good news! Tonight on 12 News and streaming online at, we will be hosting a debate for the two candidates running for governor of Arizona. Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal will be answering questions and giving opinions that you can't see in those commercials.
For this viewer, I think there is plenty to be learned from those 30-second video spots. Whether or not you can take them at face value is a different question. There has been and will continue to be plenty of commentary from people who look beneath the surface of those videos to flesh out what's true and what's not. Viewers with critical thinking skills can learn a lot from them, but tonight's debate will still be illuminating.

Here's a recent clip supporting DuVal for Governor:

You say this is hyperbole? I say, yeah, Ducey's claims are exaggerated quite a bit. The double exposure of sorts shows that this apparently has been the script of his stump speech and he has repeated it to groups all over the state.

Tonight should be entertaining even if somewhat nauseating.

Channel 12 is encouraging viewers to participate by posting questions on Twitter using the hashtag, #azgov. The debate will begin (hopefully very soon) following President Obama's address at 6 pm. For people who have shaken the addiction to television, 12News says it will livestream the debate at

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