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Memo to CNN's John King: You stank last night...really..bad...
one man's opinion...

Posted on 06/14/2011 5:13:09 AM PDT by ken5050

OK, here's a REALLY GREAT idea for future debate moderators: Take 45 or more seconds to ask a question, and usually it's a multi-part question, with anywhere from 3-5 topics in it, and then, give the candidate only 30 seconds to answer. But wait, everytime the candidate nears the 30 second mark, start breathing deeply/grunting into your microphone, trying to get their attention.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; cnn; johnking; vanity
It was just plain awful, not to mention stupid. King sounded like he was doing a 2 hour commerical for an acid reflux medicine.

We are going to have a full stage of candidates for several months, and the RNC needs to exert influence and/or set up their own debates, to allow these candidates to present their viewpoints to the American people in a better setting.

1 posted on 06/14/2011 5:13:10 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
It's a CNN thing...and it was deliberate.

Why the Republican Party keeps allowing Lucy to hold the football is beyond me.

2 posted on 06/14/2011 5:18:46 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: ken5050

His grunting drove me crazy - and his bottom lip doesn’t move when he says the letter M.

He could have left out the coke or pepsi questions and had more time.


3 posted on 06/14/2011 5:19:49 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: ken5050

I noticed one obvious question King failed to ask in his This or That:

CNN or FoxNews?

lol


4 posted on 06/14/2011 5:19:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ken5050

Agreed. We was the Biggest Loser. Goodbye.


5 posted on 06/14/2011 5:20:58 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: ken5050

Horrible.

King sounded like a Tourette’s sufferer. (My apologies to Tourette’s sufferers.)


6 posted on 06/14/2011 5:22:24 AM PDT by maggief
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I meant to say,

He was the Biggest Loser


7 posted on 06/14/2011 5:22:24 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: ken5050
"Acid reflux" is one way to put it. His grunting was perverse.

He was inept at managing the clock, inept at directing the questions and couldn't help but lie when "repeating" what a candidate had just said and loved to hear the sound of his own voice.

And, finally, who can forget the asinine "this or that?"

8 posted on 06/14/2011 5:23:40 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Just say no to "the grunter" John King moderating future debates.)
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To: ken5050
THAT is why TV is NOT the place for a candidate to make himself/herself understood.

Technology is such that, facts may be, and often ARE deliberately withheld misrepresented. There is too much opportunity for unscrupulous and unprincipled clowns to misrepresent what takes place. Too much is permitted to interfere and too many ‘hands in the soup’ manipulate the facts and events. A perfectly credible and capable candidate is made to appear as a bumbling idiot. A bumbling idiot is made to appear as though he/she is EXACTLY the man for the job.

I will NEVER watch a TV political debate.

9 posted on 06/14/2011 5:24:49 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: ken5050

This or That? Did he stank or stunk?


10 posted on 06/14/2011 5:28:35 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: RckyRaCoCo
"It's a CNN thing...and it was deliberate.

Why the Republican Party keeps allowing Lucy to hold the football is beyond me."

Dude: What you said. Why are we so smart yet our leaders so stupid and gullible?

11 posted on 06/14/2011 5:33:15 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (You bring the traitor. I'll bring the rope.)
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To: ken5050
Suffice it to say that most of the questions would not have been asked of Dem candidates.

Were there any questions about the economy? I only caught the latter part of the debate.

12 posted on 06/14/2011 5:33:38 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: ken5050

I didn’t watch the debate on CNN since I refuse to watch anything that network has to offer.We know they have a history of biased reporting and then we expect them to give us an even break,Not likely.

That go’s double for the rest of the Old MSM.


13 posted on 06/14/2011 5:36:27 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: ken5050

WHY DID ANY ONE OF *OUR* CANDIDATES LINE UP TO GO ON CNN???

Just don’t go on CNNBCBSMSNBCPBS ANYMORE!!


14 posted on 06/14/2011 5:45:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: ken5050

I think it was his big nose making all the ruckus.
Either interupt or shut the hell up, king.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 5:46:55 AM PDT by lwd
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To: ken5050

I’m waiting for Rush Limbaugh to moderate a debate. It seems like the only folks allowed to moderate are dyed-in-the-wool Liberals.


16 posted on 06/14/2011 5:48:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ken5050
King wanted the whole thing to be about King.

I noted that he would jump in with even more enthusiasm if the candidates were slamming obama.

The whole thing was a farce, at least from his performance.
17 posted on 06/14/2011 5:50:33 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Speaking of Rush, I hope he puts together a clip of all the King burps. It would last several minutes, for sure.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 5:56:35 AM PDT by randita
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To: ken5050
STINK. STANK. STUNK.

19 posted on 06/14/2011 5:59:23 AM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: ken5050

the grunting and the constant reprimanding to keep answers short. Give me a break. As long as the candidate isn’t running out the clock with BS like Obama, let’m finish their answers. At least it was nice to see the 7 ignore King for the most party and talk over him. Newt was particularly impressive at pushing back. there was also a lot of correcting by the candidates so that King didn;t miss-quote them as he tried numerous times.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 6:09:15 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ken5050

No questions on the economy or energy, just liberal issues about homosexuals, abortion, God and gummit, then Paulson got all the questions even though nobody will vote for him.

Then of course the Tea Party is too extreme question.

Pray for America


21 posted on 06/14/2011 6:09:45 AM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's jacket while she kicks his ____.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
That's a good idea, kinda like that "preacher" who set one up for McCain and Zero.

Except with Rush, ZERO would not come. hahahahaha

22 posted on 06/14/2011 6:18:56 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: ken5050
KINGJOHN
23 posted on 06/14/2011 6:19:21 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: ken5050

Frankly, and a big shout out to every commenter on this thread up through 21, after about 2 minutes, I wanted to punch the interrupting multi questions within a question preceeded by a vague reference to something put forth by one of the other candidates, SOB right in the mouth.

I attempted to make this post in the same vein as one of King’s questions. I believe I succeeded. Kudos to the contestants for being able to understand what he was getting at. He left me wondering half the time, what the heck he was talking about.


24 posted on 06/14/2011 6:28:24 AM PDT by wita
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To: TomGuy

I noticed one obvious question King failed to ask in his This or That:

CNN or FoxNews?

Which means they knew the answer in advance, which proves again that what they do and say is deceptive, deliberate, and dangerous.


25 posted on 06/14/2011 6:33:37 AM PDT by wita
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To: ClearCase_guy; annieokie

Interesting idea..Rush has 3 hours..maybe eliminate most commercial breaks..except for top and bottom of the hour..have all the candidates in..sit around the EIB ,mikes and have an intelligent discussion. It would be an open invite


26 posted on 06/14/2011 6:34:50 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050

I DVR’d the debate and watched part of it later in the evening. 15 minutes of King was all I could take. The GOP never fails to impress with their choice of debate venues and moderators.


27 posted on 06/14/2011 6:38:21 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: ken5050

John King has Tourette syndrome

eh ur em uh ...

The prick tried to start a food fight and failed!


28 posted on 06/14/2011 6:39:58 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: ken5050

I liked the debate.

The somewhat odd fact it was on CNN in my opinion, means some people who otherwise would only ever listen to Obama, got to hear facts for a change.

Thinking there is a tiny bit of cognitive dissonance happening over in CNN viewership land today.


29 posted on 06/14/2011 6:42:56 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: wilco200

Even Sister Mary Elephant was embarrassed.


30 posted on 06/14/2011 6:44:11 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Liz Cheney/Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: SMARTY

Agreed! They are a farce.


31 posted on 06/14/2011 8:27:36 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: 30Moves
He could have left out the coke or pepsi questions and had more time.

I think whichever candidate answers such a question the following way would score big points with voters: "We're facing unprecedented danger to our nation and our way of life from Obama implementing tested and failed socialist and environmentalist policies and you waste time asking us a totally dumb-ass question like that? Get serious, buddy!"
32 posted on 06/14/2011 8:34:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ken5050

The 30 seconds gave enough time to start a reply and by the time the candidate got to an Obama comparison, the 30 secs were conveniently up. I think this was by design. Not enough time to state a position AND contrast with Obama. Can’t have criticism of the one.


33 posted on 06/14/2011 8:37:47 AM PDT by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: ken5050

I think that would SELL, would be the greatest 3 hours in Radio. I just know he would invite ZERO. rofl


34 posted on 06/14/2011 3:45:48 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: aruanan

I agree. I’d have thrown in, “seriously John? No wonder CNN’s ratings are in the dumps.”


35 posted on 06/14/2011 3:53:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Mitt Romney makes Nelson Rockefeller look like Ronald Reagan. NO MITT 2012.)
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To: ken5050

You know who stank more than John King? That stupid mooing line of RIN0’s standing there being “nice” We’re being fed a diet of pablum. We’re being offered a choice between baby shit and bull shit.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 6:48:11 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: ken5050

“Next question: Boxers or briefs? Let’s start with Michele Bachmann.”


37 posted on 06/17/2011 7:02:03 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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