May 5, 2022 7:51 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads- Thursday, May 5, 2022 Morning Reads- Thursday, May 5, 2022 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 2 Comments Peaches Georgia association bans trans athletes from high school teams that match gender identityThe empty podiumHice is like fishing in a barrel for CNNStacey Abrams hauls in the cashHow very on brand: Carr’s office to appeal decision in retrial of murder Asking for an absentee ballot is too burdensome Jimmy Carter Don’t Prosecute the Supreme Court LeakerModerna has a lot to show for the COVID vaccine What Star Wars Taught Me About War, Liberty, and Human NatureMcCarthy said 25th Amendment ‘takes too long’ and wanted to reach out to Biden after January 6 attackArmy officer convicted in first known COVID court-martialSteak Prices Will Keep Rising, Major U.S. Meatpacker Says Sweet Tea People outraged over possible fee to use…private service.Can America still laugh?‘Buy now, pay later’ is sending the TikTok generation spiraling into debt Share this:TumblrFacebookRedditTwitterEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 2 Comments xdog Jody Hice is a liar and a worm and would like nothing better than a Georgia where all our actions are determined by what he says God thinks. SoS is his next step to become governor. With a win he’ll be there in four years especially if Kemp is finishing a second term. I wish Hice would go find Tom Price and Doug Collins and stay well away from public life. May 5, 2022 8:35 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I have, when I could, suggested that the debate formats get stricter in some ways- with the power of the microphone on/off button right at the fingertips of the moderators. You hit the 60-second time limit? Microphone off. ‘Nuff said. As for lies and misinformation? There are 2 ways I can see- the microphone goes off- or- penalize the next response or more. So if you state a known lie, the moderator would stop the process, state the correct facts, and then the speaker of the lie will not get to answer one, two, or three subsequent rounds of Q&A. Obv it’s more contentious to cut off or exclude certain perspectives, even if those perspectives are lies. But it is a disservice to all Georgians to allow lies to just repeated on public stage, unpunished. Hice’s comments also echoed the other ways the lies are spread by all proponents of the Big Lie- saying of course there’s evidence, it just hasn’t been able to be produced. (Lawyers have a saying, btw, that the absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence). So, another method could be that the contentious topics can be produced to candidates ahead of time, with a debate rule saying that if you invoke a point on one of these topics, you will also be required to produce evidence or suffer the penalty. Then, upon the lie, the moderator can give the speaker an opportunity to prove it, or shut the candidate up. More like a courtroom, maybe, but freedom of speech has boundaries, and on of those boundaries is, broadly, truth. Also the right of others (here, the moderators) to cross-examine, if you will, should be embedded. You wanna spout unsubstantiated allegations? Be prepared to be embarassed and penalized. Would any of that work? Who knows, but we should try. The general in Nov., and 2024, at least, will have the same issues, so why not try to improve somehow. The people of GA deserve not to be publicly defrauded by a huckster. May 6, 2022 12:43 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.