Vice Presidential Debate: How Do You Fact-Check a Headshake?

October 5, 2016 3:36 PM

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Vice Presidential Debate: How Do You Fact-Check a Headshake?

On Tuesday night, the vice presidential nominees, Senator Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence, held their only debate of the 2016 campaign, moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS. Our chief television critic, James Poniewozik, and our media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, caught up with each other on Wednesday morning to discuss how the bottom-of-the-ticket debate played onscreen.

James Poniewozik Before the first Clinton-Trump debate, we were all at Defcon 1 over fact-checking. There was pushback against the idea that moderators should fact-check at all — some of it from the Commission on Presidential Debates itself — and a lot of agitation for fact-checking, especially from...

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