Bridge will Truth Squad gubernatorial showdown on Sunday

In the only event that resembles a debate in the Michigan race for governor, Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer will appear together Sunday evening at a Town Hall in Detroit. The one-hour event will be televised at 6 p.m.

There will be no shortage of pundits to tell you how they performed. But if you want to know the facts behind the candidates’ words, come back to Bridge Monday morning for a special Michigan Truth Squad. We’ll cut through the rhetoric and tell voters who is playing fast and loose with the data, and who is shooting straight.

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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:00pm
If the Bridge is truly nonpartisan, then please explain why the Truth Squad is not giving a Flagrant Foul to Detroit Public TV station WTVS for excluding the other three candidates for governor? In the 1994 debate of Senate candidates, Libertarian John Coon sued Public TV station WKAR to be included and won the right to join the debate. All publicly funded stations should be held to the same standard, which is the Michigan Constitution. DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Article 1, Section 1, of said document: "All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection". Approval of the two-party system is at its lowest point in history and 60% of the public wants a third party. This debate violates the rights of equal benefit and protection. Unconscionable.
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:12am
I suspect not many people will see the debate (if you can call it that), at 6 PM on a Sunday a lot more people are going to be watching whatever NFL game is on at that time. The timing always seems to be poor on these things.