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One Opinion: Cut the applause

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Elaine Kolodziej is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or

January 24, 2012 | 1,479 views | 4 comments

Perhaps we should take a lesson from NBC. NBC restricted the audience participation in last night's debate with Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. All clapping, cheering, and booing were stricly forbidden.

Some, including Gingrich, protested that was restricting free speech. Not sure about that, but I do know the debate was excruciatingly boring.

On the other hand, perhaps restricting audience participation is a good idea. I suggest they not have audience participation during the State of the Union speech. ... See what a difference that would make.
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JC Hrubetz  
Stockdale, TX  
January 26, 2012 4:03pm
I think the real problem is that "Hot Air", regarless of party, is hard to hear. Conversely, we can all recognize the sound of applause.

New Guy  
Wilson County  
January 26, 2012 10:44am
Elaine: The reason it was boring is the GOP does not have anyone worth listening to. Bring on Sarah!!

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
January 25, 2012 10:53am
If there were no audience participation, the state of the union would finish in about 15 minutes or less. Those pauses for everyone to stand and applaud really break up the speech. This has been true for the last few presidents. Here's ... More ›

Elaine K.  
January 24, 2012 8:47pm
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