Skip to comments.The Big Loser of the Night: CBS
Posted on 11/12/2011 7:17:18 PM PST by TBBT
f there was a loser on the debate stage tonight, it was CBS. First, they scheduled their debate on a Saturday night between two major football games. Then they decide to only broadcast the first hour of their 90-minute debate. Then their Internet feed failed for the final 30 minutes. This was CBSs first and only debate and it showed.
Scott Pelley was a terrible moderator. He treated the men who might be the next commander in chief like schoolchildren, cutting them off in mid-sentence, lecturing them to answer his questions. He even lectured Newt Gingrich on policy, telling him that killing terrorist suspects is not the rule of law. Big mistake. Newt smacked him down, explaining that we are at war and in war we are allowed to kill the enemy without a court order.
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At least foreign policy won't go totally into the trash heap... AEI/Heritage/CNN debate on November 22 will be on this topic.
Oh. And so as not to disappoint. I agree with Thiessen's assessment of Cain's performance.
Better keep studying Herman... Next time folks might actually be watching...
Enjoyed Newt’s smackdown but to be honest I had a feeling CBS would muck it up
“CBS won’t be doing another debate... Good”
I don’t understand why the Stupid Party allows their enemies to run and control their debates in the first place.
Are they really that stupid?
pelley gave romney lots of questions and follow-ups that the others did not get.
Newt did well in that Pelley exchange but really messed up when he detailed potential covert action in Iran (fine), saying it was all “deniable” (very bad).
I dont understand why the Stupid Party allows their enemies to run and control their debates in the first place.
Are they really that stupid?
So NRO and the rest of GOP media can spin as hard as they want about Cain, here is the impression that is going to stick in most Voters minds.
Again, the biggest issue I had with this whole debate was the fact that there was a cut-off, both for the answer as well as for the overall debates. The last 30 minutes might have actually meant something too.
Didn’t watch it. I’m still boycotting everything on CBS ever since that degenerate bastard Letterman made that ‘rape’ joke about Palin’s 13-year-old daughter, followed by his grotesquely insincere ‘faux’ apology. Still makes my blood boil thinking about it.
“.... saying it was all deniable (very bad).”
Thought we were after someone who told the truth?
Glad I missed it.
I’ve already picked my ticket anyway.
pelley gave romney lots of questions and follow-ups that the others did not get.”
To the favorite of the media go the spoils....
CBS wins if very few turn in to watch the republican debate..
They ARE the other team.. not kinda like the other team but full out enemies of republicans..
The republican idiot that allowed CBS MSNBC or CNN to host these events should be SLAPPED HARD... then spat upon..
Yes they are really that stupid.
Pelley was the loser, barely edging out Garrett for last place.
Perry looked pretty good in comparison, but no one can match Newt.”
THAT is the simple truth. If we started working on it now and gave him a decent running mate, he would kill Obama by the end of the campaign. I think he has got to be the one to take him on. No one else on that stage can win.
Bachmann actually won the debate in my opinion. Too bad she can’t be President. She would be incredible. Cain came in second. Cain will be the President of the United States in January 2013.
I love it when I read smart posts like yours on FR...
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How badass would it be if Rush Limbaugh hosted an online debate? I bet EIB would have the bandwidth!
He could have some of his radio fill-ins assist with the questions; Mark Steyn would be worth the price of a Rush Premium subscription for access. Heck, Rush could have unique access codes printed on the bottom of Two If By Tea cases as well.
Anything to free us from the liberal mass media hosting these things!
There is no `I’ in team, but there is a `You’ in Suck.
Bad news all around for the lefties!!! “Politico” has now become significantly diminshed as objective, and is now seen strictly as an “Obama” rag, resulting in dropping readership substantially, other then the left-wing, Democrat nutcases!!! CNBC with Harwood, the liberal whimp, Maria, the evil witch, and....Jim Cramer, the raving maniac is also not objective, but crass. And....CBS has managed to fall even lower then Politico and CNBC combined, into its left-wing cesspool iof total imcompetence across the board. What a joke!!!
As for the current status of the GOP group of POTUS potential nominee, IMHO, this race is just getting started. Hang on folks, this run is just getting fired up!!! The debate this evening was terrible. One minute per candidate response is not even close to conclude a candidate;s position. What CBS should have done, was stated that this debate would stricly cover, only the Middle East, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan & Afghanistan. As such since many of these are hooked together, each candidate would be given three minutes to respond per question asked, with no rebuttal!!! And.....the CBS TV breakaway after one hour has destroyed the idiots at CBS forever!!! Worst debate, ever presented in my fifty years of viewing debates since the first Kennedy/Nixon debate in 1960!!! CBS is done. The left-wing, Obamabot media sinks lower into the cesspool where it so rightfully belongs!!!
As for the Pubbie candidates, IMHO, all lived well to fight another day!!! Like I said, folks, this battle is just getting undeway. My advice, ignore the lamestream media totally, and wing it on your own. There are plenty of fair/objective alternate communications sources to refer to and heed, if you so desire!!!
Herman Cain’s answer is far more realistic. Pakistan is ruled/controlled by 4 factions as most people in the know are aware. It is an unstable country ruled by dictators, corrupt politicians. It has the highest number of religious schools (madrassa) churning out hatred of ALL non-islamic people. Iran OTOH has at most 2 factions, the Mullah’s and the military. Worst of all Pakistan has 100 times more OPERATIONAL nukes versus Iran trying like hell to get their 1st.
We have around 18% real unemployment. When we have an election based on foreign policy let me know. That is the summary of the debate. It is the economy stupid, is still true.
If this had somehow been a “show” highlighting Obama....there would have been a full orchestra, ethereal lighting, Greek columns, adoring crowds, laugh tracks, digitally-created huge crowds....you name it.
God how I hate the MSM.
Newt was stellar as always. I’m very unhappy that I missed most of the last half hour thanks to cBS’s screwed up LIVE feed.
Well, at least Cain didn’t say he could see Pakistan from his front porch.
Bachman said she would continue giving money to Pakistan...
CBS was HORRIBLE. High School kids would have done better.
Bears repeating....and may I add....drawn, quartered, burned, then punished.
“Newt was stellar as always. Im very unhappy that I missed most of the last half hour thanks to cBSs screwed up LIVE feed.”
Couldn’t agree more. Wonder how he would do with a serious full court press, 50 state campaign, baiting Zro all te way? I would love to see that.
I enjoyed seeing Scott's smug grin disappear as Newt slapped him down.
Once again SEE-BS confirms what a joke of a network it is.
Agreed, CBS was tonight’s Big Loser
Internet streamed Like 1999
The sound you hear is the Death Knell of the MSM...good riddance!
Edward R. Murrow is rolling over in his grave, and somehow perky Katie Couric failed to bury CBS Evening News during her tenure, but the Low Rent Bean Counters in charge now have tossed the first few shovelfulls of dirt on the casket.
MSM, when you find yourself in a hole...
“I dont understand why the Stupid Party allows their enemies to run and control their debates in the first place.”
I have been asking that question for several election cycles.
When are our Presidential candidates gonna say “Wait a minute! Anderson Cooper and the network he works for have a track record of anti-GOP bias. Why are we allowing him to host a debate?”
This is beyond sickening.
Why would anyone want to watch CBS denigrate GOP candidates for office when there are some very good football games to watch?
that village idiot is going to appear with Rachel Maddow at Ball State University (His alma mater)...can you imaging the intellectual level of that pair??????????
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