For those who have not had the pleasure of watching this BBC program, it involves a panel made up individuals of all of the major parties, as well as commentators, pundits or minor-party members, taking questions from an audience. It also allows members of the audience to challenge what the panelists say and to take part in the debate.
Would a program like this help to restore a positive image in American Politics, or are we at a point where nothing can save it?
We already have a few shows like that.
The people, not the politicians, are going to have to demand logic. It they would do that, as a whole, the circus would quickly quiet down.
This means an end to stereotyping, defaming, respecting others who have different beliefs (an issue with liberals in America), and calling out members of your party who don’t behave. No bad names. No melodrama.
But, who would do that? They’re too desperate for political brownie points not to take even the vilest shot. Look up statements by Ed Schultz, Bill Mahar, and Louis CK, and the appalling lack of public disgust at their words.