Instigator / Pro
10
1518
rating
3
debates
66.67%
won
Topic

President Trump does not understand what "Fake News" is.

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
3
12
Sources points
2
8
Spelling and grammar points
4
4
Conduct points
1
4

With 4 votes and 18 points ahead, the winner is ...

RationalMadman
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
30,000
Contender / Con
28
1615
rating
365
debates
65.21%
won
Description
~ 606 / 5,000

I look forward to the coming debate and I hope my opponent will be at least somewhat interested in having a real debate. The Proposition will be attempting to prove that President Trump does not, in fact, understand the issue of fake news and he is having a negative impact on a fundamental part of the United States. The Negation will be attempting to prove that President Trump does, in fact, understand fake news and that he is not having a negative impact on the United States. The first round will be open to questions and concerns regarding the debate, be it definitions or formatting. Best of luck.

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

In Round 2, Pro forfeited the debate.

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Con had more sources than pro (pro having none) and even though con forfeited one round, pro forfeited two

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Conduct for forfeit - arguments and sources as pro offers no arguments at all.

Given multiple forfeit rounds, lack of any arguments by pro, and the apparent near-concession offered by pro- I count this as a full win for con

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

I didn't see much of an argument on either side. But Con followed through on the whole debate and tossed in a few sources, while Pro forfeited the last few rounds without explanation. Conduct and sources to Con.