THE NEWS WARS

ON TV AND RADIO, IN PRINT AND OVER THE INTERNET, NEWS IS EVERYWHERE. BUT ARE WE BETTER INFORMED OR JUST OVERWHELMED?

Last Sunday's presidential debate was something of a dud in the ratings, drawing only three-quarters of the audience that saw the first Bush-Clinton-Perot encounter in 1992. But no one who missed the event could possibly have felt left out--not if they glanced at a newspaper the next morning, or watched television news, or listened to a radio talk show, or tapped into any one of dozens of computer Websites. In fact, for the next 24 hours they could hardly escape the darn thing. Just a random sampling:

Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhart and Dole counterpart Nelson Warfield debated the debate on ABC's...

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