In order to get a balanced, well-rounded, and actually helpful analysis of a debate, panels should include thoughtful proponents of each side and those in the middle for balance, but broadcast news isn’t interested in providing that type of analysis. Rather, the intention of most post-debate panels are instead to push the desired narrative and sway viewers towards the pre-approved positions.
How else can it be explained that out of 26 post-debate analysts across five panels, there were only two open Trump supporters, and seven that are not publicly hostile toward the president? This blatant bias is not just misinforming, but also does viewers on both sides of the aisle a great disservice.
The enjoyment and importance of a post-debate analysis is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates’ performances and how it will be viewed by supporters, undecided voters, and supporters of their opponent. Without a voice for the one candidate’s supporters, the panels are left