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I'm a grad student and adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York. I am instructing and will continue to instruct all of my students in English and Media Communications (film, advertising, public relations, journalism) to study the performances of Gibson and Stephanopoulos in last week's Democratic debate as a textbook example of the decline of the Fourth Estate in America into the sewer of stupidity and gossip, and a stern warning of the perils of allowing major media outlets to be owned by large corporations who prioritize profit over public service. And I use much more colorful language in class.