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How John King lost the GOP debate
Hot Air ^ | June 14, 2011 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 06/14/2011 4:56:31 PM PDT by EveningStar

...While I will force myself to play the pointless game of picking “winners and losers” among the candidates in a game which can not be conclusively scored, I should start by pointing out the real losers in last night’s affair… John King and CNN...

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; johnking
Video: John King: The grunting moderator
1 posted on 06/14/2011 4:56:38 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I didn’t see the debate, but all day the excerpts were being broadcast on the radio and I kept hearing that “er” “um” “eh” thing. I though it was just background transients in the recording until one of the broadcasters (Rush?) pointed out it was Mr. King.

Is it Tourette’s syndrome? No joke, I really have to ask (and I am sure I am not alone).


2 posted on 06/14/2011 5:01:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: EveningStar

I listened to the whole thing on the radio and was thoroughly annoyed at the constant grunting.


3 posted on 06/14/2011 5:03:41 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: EveningStar

The whole debate had the forced rushed pacing of a TV game show, made only worse by the tweaked out spazz King.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:29 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: EveningStar
This quote is a comment from an unrelated article on the CNN website (Report: "Many Weapons used by Mexican Drug Gangs Originate in U.S."):

Hey Client Nine Network, has John King finished his bath room break? He was grunting all night during the debate!

5 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:57 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: EveningStar

FNC or CNN?


6 posted on 06/14/2011 5:08:22 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: EveningStar
CNN did something last night at the end of the debate that others should take serious note of.

Did you notice the bar code that CNN splashed on the corner of the screen after the debate, and King mentioned to people to use to get additional information? That's a neat trick to get the younger tech-savvy viewers to deep-dive into your content.

Today's smartphones have barcode scanning capability built into the phones that use the cameras to read the barcodes and look up UPC codes over the internet for comparison shopping.

CNN must have some kind an iPhone/Android app that will let people scan the barcode off of their TV screens using their phones, and then link to additional CNN content from their websites.

I can see FNC doing this. I can see candidates doing this from their TV or print ads. Just scan the barcode for more information.

Very clever.

-PJ

7 posted on 06/14/2011 5:11:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: freedumb2003; cotton1706; wolficatZ; sportutegrl; McGruff
Did you read Iowahawk's sendup?
8 posted on 06/14/2011 5:12:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

John King: Idiot or Hack?


9 posted on 06/14/2011 5:16:06 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: wolficatZ

I agree. The format was retarded and King was an annoying punk.


10 posted on 06/14/2011 5:36:22 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: EveningStar

I never heard of John King before last eve, and hope to never hear about him again. But, anybody that’s seen him before - does he grunt uhh errr bah normally? Or was it a special performance just for the “debate”?


11 posted on 06/14/2011 5:57:44 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: EveningStar

King Interruptous Spasmodicous.


12 posted on 06/14/2011 6:07:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: freedumb2003

I watched the debate and I couldn’t figure out why he was grunting all the time. Why ask them questions if you’re not going to give them time to answer? What a jerk he was.


13 posted on 06/14/2011 6:10:53 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: samtheman

Whats with the stupid choices? Deep Dish or Thin Crust? What’s with that? I am surprised they didn’t ask Cane “Fried Chicken or Watermelon?”


14 posted on 06/14/2011 6:32:39 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Very clever of CNN; John King — what a jerk. By the end he had given me a headache.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 6:55:23 PM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: freedumb2003
I kept hearing that “er” “um” “eh” thing. I though it was just background transients in the recording until one of the broadcasters (Rush?) pointed out it was Mr. King.

Another liberal trick to make the listener feel irritation while listening to conservatives.

16 posted on 06/14/2011 7:11:36 PM PDT by aimhigh (True bitter clingers cling to their guns AND their bibles.)
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To: aimhigh

>>Another liberal trick to make the listener feel irritation while listening to conservatives.<<

Now THAT is an interesting. Send it to Rush and if you can, call in and discuss it!


17 posted on 06/14/2011 7:14:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: EveningStar

Was King the guy who was grunting all the time while the candidates were speaking? I wasn’t sure at first is someone was grunting or farting.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 7:29:18 PM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: EveningStar

Did Politico change the title of the article after you excerpted it? Or did you just make it up?


19 posted on 06/14/2011 7:39:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
This is the article I originally posted - and I proofread it before I sent it.
20 posted on 06/14/2011 8:22:15 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Really? Did the Mods completely rewrite the post? I don’t trust that one....


21 posted on 06/14/2011 8:37:45 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: EveningStar

OK, now the links go to the Hot Air article. I don’t get it, but I guess I owe you an apology or something...


22 posted on 06/14/2011 8:39:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I have no idea what happened. I’ve screwed up several posts lately, so perhaps it was my fault after all. In any case you owe me no apology.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 10:52:58 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I wish one of them would have had the balls to say:

“Back to you, John King... this or that... Vladimir Lenin or Leon Trotsky.”


24 posted on 06/15/2011 4:16:54 AM PDT by samtheman
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