Google, Fox News to host Republican debate

September 1, 2011
Internet giant Google is teaming up with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News to host a debate among the Republican candidates for US president and giving the public the opportunity to ask questions.

Internet giant Google is teaming up with Rupert Murdoch's Fox News to host a debate among the Republican candidates for US president and giving the public the opportunity to ask questions.

The Fox News/Google Debate will be held in Orlando, Florida, on September 22 and will be hosted by Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Google and News Corp.-owned Fox News said Thursday.

The debate will be broadcast live on Fox News and live-streamed on Google-owned .

Questions for the Republicans vying for the party's 2012 can be submitted by video or text at

Users can vote on the submitted questions and those receiving the most votes will be asked at the debate.

"The Fox News/Google Debate will combine the questions you submit on YouTube with maps, facts and information to enrich and guide the discussion," YouTube's head of news and politics Steve Grove said in a blog post.

"Throughout the evening, we'll use Google’s public data and search trends on air to give greater context to the questions, and help you make a more informed decision at the polls come November 2012," Grove added.

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1 / 5 (3) Sep 01, 2011

Congratulations to Google and Fox for helping us find a way out of the mess politicians created by molding science into a stream of consensus scientific opinions in ~1971 [1]:

a. CO2 from fossil fuels causes global warming.
b. Earths heat source is a steady H-fusion reactor.
c. Steady H-fusion reactors will meet future energy needs.
d. Radioactive waste from fission reactors can be safely stored.
e. Windmills and ocean waves are safe, reliable energy generators.

A face-saving exit strategy [2] might avoid more grief for society and save the politically powerful from their scientifically indefensible position.

1. Deep Roots of Climategate

2. Harmony from Climategate

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo

not rated yet Sep 02, 2011
Questions for the Republicans vying for the party's 2012 presidential nomination can be submitted by video or text at

so they can be cherry picked out by fox news to make the republicans look good and say the same old talking points that dont make sense if anyone does any critical thinking on what they say and what they do. I have lost a lot of my respect for google, how could they degrade themselves so badly?
not rated yet Sep 02, 2011
I agree with isd... But I'll bet the google overlords will demand a 50/50 split on question choices.
Good luck, Rupy baby....

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