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Debate’s Omissions Highlight Skewed World View

posted on October 24, 2012

At The New York Times, Steven Erlanger provides a news analysis on Monday night’s presidential debate, which he writes, “presented a skewed vision of the world, even one defined by American national interests.” He continued: “Iran was mentioned more than 45 times, Israel and China more than 30 times each, Afghanistan 29 times and Mali at least four times. NATO was not uttered, and Europe was referred to only once … and the euro and its crisis were not mentioned at all.” Both candidates did express profound support for Israel, presumably hoping to influence the Jewish vote in Florida.

Read at The New York Times