“Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer faced a clash of facts versus flourish this month when he squared off with Glenn Beck in a boxing ring to debate progressive and conservative ideologies as part of DISH Network’s “Election 2012: War of the Words” event in Denver, Colo.
The challengers had distinctly different approaches to convincing the crowd of their views. Following the debate, Spitzer emphasized his substantive strategy of “facts matter” and reflected on the charged environment he encountered in his “My View” the next day.
“Of the several hundred people in the audience, a not insubstantial number were devout Beck fans, many of them card-carrying members of the tea party. And what I realized during my exchanges with them and Beck was that these folks operate in a fact-free zone.”
Will a similar “fact-free zone” benefit Mitt Romney as he crafts his closing arguments in the final weeks before Election Day? Will the election be decided on the basis of style over substance? Stay tuned!
You can view the full Spitzer/Beck DISH debate here: