MEDIA WATCH: Cheney and Edwards put on heated debate

On October 5, Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards squared off in the most widely watched vice presidential debate in 12 years.

On October 5, Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards squared off in the most widely watched vice presidential debate in 12 years.

Focusing primarily on Iraq, the debate picked up where the first presidential debate left off, but also touched on topics like the economy, healthcare, and gay marriage. Post-debate fact checkers were quick to note mistakes - the most erroneous being Cheney's inadvertently directing viewers to an anti-Bush website funded by billionaire George Soros. Most frequent messages 1. Cheney and Edwards hold their own in tough debate 2. Debate dominated by Iraq, attacks on each other 3. Bush attacks Kerry the day after vice presidential debate 4. Cheney directs surfers to website with anti-Bush message 5. Vice presidential debate most widely watched since 1992

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