Each panelist has inside experience with presidential debates moving the needle -- how Reagan passed his 'Commander-in-Chief' orals and how Gore won on points but, sigh, lost politically. Since Trump, Clinton & Holt each benefits from a calm persona, the Host thinks this debate may be far more about policy than personality. Isn't that a good thing?
The audience, when the debate actually happens, will be huge. Tremendous, in fact. Some (we won't say who) are even predicting it could be a bigger television event worldwide than the 1969 moon landing.
If Donald Trump wins the presidency, it will be due in no small part to the media valuing ratings over integrity. And, if he wins, the media will largely cease to exist as a relevant sector.
It's time to strike up the band and break out the champagne because on September 22nd Mercury retrograde is officially over. Say hallelujah! The plan...
The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.
This weekend I am going to one of my best friend's weddings, which happens to be located in Pennsylvania. In the swingy part of a swing state (not in the key party sense, I don't think). I am going to canvass with some friends while we are there. This makes me very uncomfortable.
Well we finally know about Hillary's health and we find out like so many other women she's super human. On Friday we saw Hillary at a meeting with adv...
Before "deplorables" and pneumonia, Shrum & Frum discuss who gained and learned the most from the NBC Forum (seen by 14 million) before the first Debate in two weeks (70 million). Agreement: Trump is nearly "unfactcheckable" given his niagara of lies while Clinton has to get off defensive and tell swing Rs that he's too dangerous.
The other night, like 14.7 million other people, I tuned in to NBC to watch Matt Lauer conduct a 'Presidential Forum' with, in turn, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Vast Right-Wing Anti-Clinton Conspiracy is now operating at full steam, pushing the theory that Hillary Clinton is liable to drop dead before she can even take office, because she is so ill. How do they know this? They don't.
With the presidential debate just a couple of weeks away, Lauer's performance serves as a teachable moment for the moderators as they prepare for the mammoth event. First, though, let's examine why Lauer was so roundly criticized.
Wow. We now know Colin Powell lied about giving advice on avoiding FOIA requests and public scrutiny of her emails to Hillary Clinton.
Anyone watching last night's MSNBC "Commander In Chief" presidential forum must have felt pretty perplexed on the conduct of host Matt Lauer.
We are in the midst of watching humanity awakening to what it is and is not true: what is and is not valuable; what is and is not sustainable; what is and is not worth a moment's thought.
For some unfathomable reason, Matt Lauer moderated the event. Lauer is not exactly the first person on the NBC bench I would pick to host the kickoff political event of the campaign season's homestretch, to put it mildly.