The Lincoln-Douglas Debates drew such enthusiastic crowds that some journalists found it difficult to report on them. In this Chicago Press and Tribune article, the writer levied complaints about the lackluster accommodations made for the press. He felt the debates lacked proper provisions for the media when it came to chairs, a table for writing, proper security and a space that only the journalists and VIPs could access. The editorial requested that the upcoming Galesburg Debate address these issues for they “are absolutely essential to the accuracy of the reports.” (By David Park)
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Galesburg Debate," October 5, 1858
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