Tuesday, September 27, 2016

First Debate: Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto

English v. Word Salad: By the Numbers


Time speaking: 41 minutes, 21 seconds
Words spoken: 6,181
Questions asked: 17
Questions dodged: 0
Interruptions by opponent: 29
Fact-checks by moderator: 0
Assertions that opponent was untruthful: 10

Donald J. Trump

Time speaking: 44 minutes, 23 seconds
Words spoken: 7,870
Questions asked: 15
Questions dodged: 4
Interruptions by opponent: 9
Fact-checks by moderator: 5
Assertions that opponent was untruthful: 26
(above data copied from the New York Times today)

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