Here’s something you don’t see every day: A full-page ad in the New York Times challenging the moderator of tonight’s presidential debate to ask a question from the special-interest group that bought the ad.
“How do you cut income taxes for people who don’t owe them?” it offers to CBS News’ Bob Schieffer.
The group, IncomeTaxFacts.org, is a front for somebody, but I haven’t yet figured out exactly who. Some of the threads point back to the Heritage Foundation.
The ad virtually guarantees the question won’t be asked.
Tonight’s presidential debate begins at 8 p.m. (CT). I hope you’ll join me here for the live-blogging and online discussion.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website.