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Filibustered: Clinton vs. Trump: Whoever wins, the debate moderator loses

Filibustered is Alex McCown’s column about the overlap between politics and pop culture. A specter was haunting the first 2016 presidential debate. A disembodied voice, veering in and out of the sound system, disturbing the stentorian remarks of the candidates and pleading for time—just a little more time—if only the people in front of the camera would listen. And at the very end of the proceedings, it materialized: A man, dignified and elegant, nattily attired in a gray suit, who had done his level best to keep this rhetorical freight train on its wobbly tracks.
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