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The Big Loser of the Night: CBS
The Corner ^ | 11/12/2011 | Marc A. Thiessen

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 CBS’s 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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CBS won't be doing another debate... Good. Their handling of this one was god-awful.

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...

1 posted on 11/12/2011 7:17:20 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Enjoyed Newt’s smackdown but to be honest I had a feeling CBS would muck it up


2 posted on 11/12/2011 7:18:49 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: TBBT
Article's spot on. Ridiculous debate production. The moderators need an attitude adjustment among other things.
3 posted on 11/12/2011 7:20:00 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: TBBT

“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?


4 posted on 11/12/2011 7:20:18 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: TBBT

yes.

pelley gave romney lots of questions and follow-ups that the others did not get.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 7:20:56 PM PST by ken21
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To: TBBT

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).


6 posted on 11/12/2011 7:22:40 PM PST by montag813
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To: TBBT
I was able to watch the last 30 minutes of the feed without interruption. I was able to see what an anal retentive Pelley is.
7 posted on 11/12/2011 7:24:46 PM PST by hope
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To: dsc

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?


It’s disgusting.


8 posted on 11/12/2011 7:25:29 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: TBBT
Cain: Obama 'on the wrong side' of Arab Spring Saturday, November 12, 2011 9:46:33 PM · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies Associated Press ^ | Nov.12, 2011

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.

9 posted on 11/12/2011 7:25:29 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Vision

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.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 7:25:43 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: TBBT

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.


11 posted on 11/12/2011 7:26:08 PM PST by greene66
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To: montag813

“.... saying it was all “deniable” (very bad).”

Thought we were after someone who told the truth?


12 posted on 11/12/2011 7:28:06 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: TBBT

Glad I missed it.

I’ve already picked my ticket anyway.

NEWT/CAIN!!!


13 posted on 11/12/2011 7:28:41 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: ken21

pelley gave romney lots of questions and follow-ups that the others did not get.”

To the favorite of the media go the spoils....


14 posted on 11/12/2011 7:30:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: dsc
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?


Apparently so. Can't figure out the GOP on this one.

So far the best debate has been one that was setup by a Tea Party organization, that Newt and Cain participated in. It's unfortunate that other candidates turned them down on a similar debate.
15 posted on 11/12/2011 7:30:59 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: TBBT

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..


16 posted on 11/12/2011 7:34:27 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: dsc
"Are they really that stupid?

Yes they are really that stupid.

17 posted on 11/12/2011 7:34:45 PM PST by jpsb
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To: TBBT
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.”

I have to wonder if Scott Pelley ever has made or would make that point to Obama, who actually has killed terrorist suspects.
18 posted on 11/12/2011 7:34:45 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: TBBT
Man, the CBS streaming sucked deluxe.

Cain looked like a man asea talking about foreign policy . . . again. He seems to be befuddled on international affairs. Perry looked pretty good in comparison, but no one can match Newt.

CBS deserves nothing but criticism and that Scott Pelly . . . what a jerk.
19 posted on 11/12/2011 7:35:20 PM PST by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: TBBT
Pelly did his career no good tonight.......

8:}

20 posted on 11/12/2011 7:35:42 PM PST by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: TBBT

Pelley was the loser, barely edging out Garrett for last place.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 7:35:59 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: TBBT
I didn't have a problem with the feed at all. You need a good Internet server and I have Verizon FIOS. Maybe some of you need to update. Second, CBS did not lose. It was never going to be a rating bonanza and CBS knew this so they made a business decision and put NCIS after the debate to get some eyeballs. You guys know it is all about money. CBS is a business. You really think that this debate made them any money???? Heck no! Probably what they should have done was do the entire debate on line and not have the debate on TV. If you think this hurt CBS at all, you all are crazy!!! Number one network on TV does not make mistakes.
22 posted on 11/12/2011 7:37:22 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Palladin
difference between Newt and Cain on Pakistan "GINGRICH: I don’t think you should negotiate with the Taliban. This is so much bigger and deeper a problem than what we have talked about as a country. Guerillas always survive with a sanctuary and that sanctuary is Pakistan. It needs to be a much larger discussion. Pakistan and Iran are the problems and Afghanistan is the least important of the three. CAIN: We don’t know if Pakistan is a friend or foe. Pakistan is where Osama was found and eliminated. Pakistan has talked to Karzai and Afghanistan is going to side with Pakistan. There is a lot of clarity missing here in this whole region. Our relationship with Pakistan needs to be re-evaluated. What commitments is Pakistan willing to make to prove it is a friend? What commitments will it make regarding its military? What sort of regional agreement and strategy is possible? We need our allies to work together for things mutually beneficial to everyone. Read more http://hillbuzz.org/republican-south-carolina-debate-live-blog-transcript-cbs-debate-111211-111211
23 posted on 11/12/2011 7:39:13 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Sudetenland

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.


24 posted on 11/12/2011 7:40:37 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Sudetenland

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.


25 posted on 11/12/2011 7:41:04 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Sudetenland
Herman needs to study up on the issues or he'll lose support to candidates who have. I'm holding off on further donations until I see some improvement.

And if it doesn't come, I may be forced to give my support to Newt, as much as I hate his track record.
26 posted on 11/12/2011 7:42:16 PM PST by Cato in PA (The Herminator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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To: jessduntno

I love it when I read smart posts like yours on FR...


27 posted on 11/12/2011 7:42:21 PM PST by ToxicMich (We don't want a bozo to replace Obozo... (Yep, I am talking about you Perry, Cain and Mitt...))
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28 posted on 11/12/2011 7:44:11 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TBBT

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!


29 posted on 11/12/2011 7:44:58 PM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: TBBT

Dear CBS:
There is no `I’ in team, but there is a `You’ in Suck.
Sincerely,
td


30 posted on 11/12/2011 7:46:43 PM PST by tumblindice (The day ain't over yet)
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To: TBBT
Scott Pelley - So that's his name. What a p^*!k. Thanks Newt for bringing him down a peg or two.
31 posted on 11/12/2011 7:52:24 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: TBBT

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!!!


32 posted on 11/12/2011 7:54:39 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: katiedidit1

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.


33 posted on 11/12/2011 7:55:28 PM PST by federal__reserve (Dr. Paul Volcker, the best Chairman of federal Reserve in half a century.)
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To: Cato in PA

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.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 7:55:57 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: TBBT

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.


35 posted on 11/12/2011 7:57:47 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: katiedidit1

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.


36 posted on 11/12/2011 7:58:16 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: katiedidit1

Well, at least Cain didn’t say he could see Pakistan from his front porch.

;)


37 posted on 11/12/2011 7:58:44 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: TBBT

38 posted on 11/12/2011 7:59:21 PM PST by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: napscoordinator

Bachman said she would continue giving money to Pakistan...


39 posted on 11/12/2011 7:59:24 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: TBBT

CBS was HORRIBLE. High School kids would have done better.


40 posted on 11/12/2011 8:00:03 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: hosepipe
"The republican idiot that allowed CBS MSNBC or CNN to host these events should be SLAPPED HARD... then spat upon.

Bears repeating....and may I add....drawn, quartered, burned, then punished.

41 posted on 11/12/2011 8:00:46 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: GreenAccord
Wonderful marketing thinking. You are right, Rush would have been the best. Moreover ha would have made it work out for himself too!

Go Rush!
42 posted on 11/12/2011 8:02:19 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: onyx

“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.”

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.


43 posted on 11/12/2011 8:03:56 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: TBBT
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.

I enjoyed seeing Scott's smug grin disappear as Newt slapped him down.

44 posted on 11/12/2011 8:06:31 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: TBBT
Worst debate thus far and I am one of the few who didn't have the broadcast end part way through.

Once again SEE-BS confirms what a joke of a network it is.

45 posted on 11/12/2011 8:06:56 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: Amagi

lol!


46 posted on 11/12/2011 8:09:25 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Agreed, CBS was tonight’s Big Loser

Tiffany Network=LazyBS

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...

Keep Digging!


47 posted on 11/12/2011 8:15:37 PM PST by M_Man
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To: dsc

“I don’t 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.


48 posted on 11/12/2011 8:17:34 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: TBBT

Why would anyone want to watch CBS denigrate GOP candidates for office when there are some very good football games to watch?


49 posted on 11/12/2011 8:18:05 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: greene66
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.

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??????????

50 posted on 11/12/2011 8:18:25 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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