Viewers flood Twitter condemning ABC for "abysmal," "garbage" live-stream of Democratic presidential debate

Users reported widespread issues with ABC's web broadcast, after it unexpectedly pushed the debate back 30 minutes

Published December 20, 2015 2:42AM (EST)


Critiques of ABC's internet broadcast of the final Democratic presidential debate before the primaries flooded social media on Saturday night.

Journalists and progressive public figures already criticized the DNC for holding the critical New Hampshire debate on the Saturday night before Christmas.

ABC also unexpectedly pushed back the debate from 8pm to 8:30pm, despite advertising the former time for days.

When the debate finally started, users across the U.S. reported widespread skips and freezes in ABC's web live-stream.

By Ben Norton

Ben Norton is a politics reporter and staff writer at AlterNet. You can find him on Twitter at @BenjaminNorton.

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