SFDebate Asks: Is the Media to Blame for Incivility in American Politics?
"When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government -- the anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous," says Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. His opinion joins a growing group of critics who deplore what they say is the worsening incivility in American politics. They claim that the level of discussion and courtesy in public affairs has fallen to an all-time low. What do you think? Has American politics sunk to unprecedented depths? Have demagogues and sophists captured the public discourse? Is the media to blame? What should be done about it?
INFORUM’s SFDebate is a member-led debate and discussion group that meets every 2 weeks. To learn more about this group and the forthcoming debate visit: www.meetup.com/sfdebate
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7-8:30 p.m. debate
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $5 non-members