A petition at the Economist’s View accuses ABC of insulting the intelligence of the American people. I’d like to respond by accusing the petition’s signatories of complimenting the intelligence of the American people. And at least ABC seems to have truth on its side.

Of course, I could be wrong. Perhaps some of the eminent petitioners would like to sponsor a rematch where they ask the questions. 100% substance. No demagoguery allowed. It would be the Lincoln-Douglas debate of the 21st century. And the only people watching would be a few eggheads who know what the Lincoln-Douglas debates were.

HT: Alex Tabarrok