Journalist 1: "Did you see those protesters outside? There were some really wild signs they were waving around."
Journalist 2: "Apparently the people want to hear how the candidates would substantially cut military spending."
Journalist 3: "No—that is a non starter—they both want to increase military spending."
Journalist 1: "Yes—and there are some people that want them to debate how to break up the too big to fail bank."
Journalist 3: "Again- smell the coffee people. No difference between them there."
Journalist 2: "What about breaking up the big media companies?"
Journalist 1: "Are you crazy? That is how we got this gig."
Journalist 3: "Exactly."
Journalist 2: "Should we ask them to debate the restrictions on liberty and the invasions of personal privacy?"
Journalist 1: "Well isn't trampling on the Constitution justified by the war on terror?"
Journalist 3: "It's doesn't matter—they both agree on it."
Journalist 2: "Should we have them talk about the outsourcing of jobs and tax avoidance by multinational corporations?"
Journalist 1: "Who do you think is sponsoring this debate?
Journalist 3: "And candidates? And our networks?"
Journalist 2: "I guess we should get the appearance of a different point of view in here."
Journalist 1: "With leaders of the two parties co-chairing the debates? That is never going to happen."
Journalist 3: "It clearly seems to be two parties with one owner."
Journalist 2: "Well my concern, from the perspective of television ratings, is how do we make this interesting when there really isn't much difference between them?"
Journalist 3: "Stick with the social distraction topics. We've been talking about that for 30 years. Sex and sexuality—and that is always a good with viewers for ratings."
Journalist 1: "Exactly: gay marriage, abortion,, pedophilia, birth control"
Journalist 2: "and don't forget legitimate rape."
Journalist 3: "Oh, good one, we can spend at least 15 minutes on legitimate rate alone."
The Man With The Crown: "If you want to change the direction and future of this country then we need a different point of view. The two candidates are not going to be talking about the real issues: exploding debt, unfair taxation, two standards of justice, and corporate control of what used to be our democracy. If you want to see these and other issues fixed : Occupy the debates."