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. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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