June 5th, 2007
05:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Debate coverage makes strange bedfellows

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Journalists from across the country are filing into the filing center. All the usual suspects are here - respected columnists, veteran political reporters, local, national and international media.

But you might be surprised to know that rubbing shoulders with them are publications like Elle Magazine and Playboy.

Before you start cracking jokes about playmates and running mates, remember that magazines like these often publish long and insightful articles on politics -– as well as "those" photos.

In fact, those with very long memories might recall that it was a Playboy interview with Jimmy Carter in 1976 that made quite an impact on the presidential campaign, in which he acknowledged he “looked on a lot of women with lust.”

–CNN's Steve Brusk and Paul Steinhauser

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Curtis Gidding Champagin IL

    Are you willing to admit that George W. Bush has made serious mistakes in judgement while in office by getting this country involved in Iraq?

    June 5, 2007 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  2. Warren, Michigan

    How or what will you do to hell the poor, jobless and homeless in America? What will your policies be that will help former students with staggering debt of student loans, who can't find jobs to pay them? Why are their homeless vets? What will you to help the older workers who can't find employment mainly those in their Fifties who can find work, we always hear about the younger workers but the older workers have children to feed,cloth and shelter and sometimes there parents?

    June 5, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Charlotte Chamberlain, Gadsden, Alabama

    What is your relationship with the National Rifle Association of America?
    If elected President, what would you do to reduce gun crimes? Do you favor
    outlawing ownership of certain weapons?

    June 5, 2007 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  4. Ralph J. Fiorita

    My question for all candidates on the issue of immigrants can you defind the word illegal since so many do not know the meaning.

    An when or if illegal's get citizenship in the United States of America will they be eligible for social security checks an for a extra 12-20 million people where does that money come from and at who's cost?

    Thank you

    June 5, 2007 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  5. Bill Kosloskey

    The world is watching closely, this debate process, paying close attention to how the mainstream U.S. media is treating veteran Congressman Ron Paul. Congressman Paul's experienced a huge surge in popularity on the internet since his performance in the last two debates, yet has been given very little mainstream coverage. When will the internet be factored into the political process in determining a candidates true popularity, and how can one explain what's happening online with Ron Paul?

    June 5, 2007 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |