No, I didn't see the debate, but I'm not surprised. The MSM knows that the only hope of their corporate masters to keep Republicans in the White House is to constantly ratchet up the fearmongering to a fever pitch over the next 10 months. If they allow the Democrats to talk about health care and jobs, they are finished.
As far as the treatment of John Edwards, he has committed the cardinal sin of calling for a class war against the all-powerful global cartel. Therefore, he must be destroyed immediately, before they take on the lesser threats represented by Obama and Clinton.
John Edwards' Fighting Words
"There are very powerful forces, well-financed forces, standing between you and the future your children should have. That's what this election is about. Unless and until you have a president of the United States who's willing to stand up with some backbone and some guts and fight and stand up to these corporate interests there will never be real change."
"I think most Americans see that corporate power and corporate greed are keeping the American dream from getting to their children. We have a fight on our hands."
"I think the difference between Wal-Mart making $12 billion and making $3 billion is a lot of people who could lead better lives and provide for their families better."
"You cannot bring about, in my judgment, the change this country so desperately needs, either if you take their money, or if you say, 'We're going to sit at the table with insurance companies, drug companies, and they're going to compromise their power away'. It is a fantasy. It will never happen. I'll tell you when they'll give away their power: When we take their power away from them."