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Barack's Whining Over Debate Shows Why Hillary Is Best to Beat McCain

Larry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The unaccustomed pressure of the last couple of weeks has already caused Obama to shed his image as a "new" type of politician.

Nico Pitney

Debate Analysis: ABC Asked Most Scandal Questions, Obama Was Clear Target | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama has received the overwhelming majority of scandal questions over the course of the four debates, by a margin of 17 to 4. Clinton has received only four such questions.

Frank Rich: Shoddy! Tawdry! A Televised Train Wreck!

New York Times | Frank Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"THE crowd is turning on me," said Charles Gibson, the ABC anchor, when the audience jeered him in the final moments of Wednesday night's face-off bet...

The 23/6 Network News Apology-o-Tron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

China has angrily rejected an attempted apology from CNN for their commentator Jack Cafferty saying the Chinese were "goons" and that their products w...

NYT Editorial: ABC Debate "Roundly Panned, And Rightfully So"

New York Times | Charles M. Blow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The questioning at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate has been roundly panned, and rightfully so. The moderators spent about 40 minutes on a t...

The Leak: John McCain's Stopover In New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The scandal this time is that there's no scandal. The leak John McCain should be addressing in New Orleans is the one at the 17th Street Canal Floodwall, the same one that was leaking before Katrina.

Jon Stewart Rips ABC Debate

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With just about every media critic weighing in on ABC's much derided Democratic debate, it's no surprise that Jon Stewart would take his turn. On Thur...

Journalists Slam ABC Debate Tactics

The Nation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We, the undersigned, deplore the conduct of ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson at the Democratic Presidential debate on April 16. The deba...

Making Lemonade From Lemons After Debate

Carlotta Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carlotta Cooper

Obama's politics of change is just a more subtle version of the same. He said the debate was all about "gotcha games" and "slash-and-burn politics." Then he said Clinton "looked in her element" on stage there.

Jason Linkins

Stephanopoulos Once Criticized The Tactics He Put To Use In Debate | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos can continue to defend his decision to lead off his debate with an hour's worth of questions that mined the electoral ...

George Stephanopoulos Defends ABC Debate Peformance

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite criticism, ABC's George Stephanopoulos defended his performance in last night's Democratic debate, which he co-moderated with Charles Gibson. ...

Et Tu, ABC?

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

For months, now, there has been an effort to frame the Democratic front-runner not just as a bad candidate, but as a potential violent threat to the American public.

ABC Debate: High Ratings, Critics Give Broadcast Poor Reviews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"ABC World News with Charles Gibson" featured a segment from correspondent David Wright on the "debate" over last night's debate. The network portraye...

Record 10 Million Tune In To ABC Debate

New York Times/TV Decoder | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

More than 10 million viewers tuned into Wednesday's Democratic debate on ABC, making it the most-watched debate of the primary election season. The d...

What Passes For Debate

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry and Joe Long

Instead of sonorously intoning various articles of the Constitution when returning from an ad for bowel cleansing yogurt, perhaps Gibson and Stephanopoulos could have focused just one question on the administration that has been shredding it section by section.

ABC News Discusses The "Debate Over The Debate"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following what many news outlets and viewers labeled a disaster of a debate, ABC News decided to address its critics by discussing the "debate over th...

Your Debate Review In ABC's allotted 30 Seconds

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Uptake

ABC News told news organizations that they can only use 30 seconds of video from Wednesday night's debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Is that all we need?

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Praises ABC, Debate, Because He Lacks The Good Sense God Gave A Box Of Tulip Bulbs, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Brooks appears to be one of the few people nonsensical enough to actually laud ABC's mix of jive-ass wankery that was on display in last night's absurd debate.

ABC's Democratic Debate: HuffPost Bloggers Respond

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huffington Post

Jerry and Joe Long: What Passes For Debate: Back in the days of our radio show, our standard name for the media was one taken from Jerry Lewis..."pim...

Sam Stein

Questioning Obama, Neither ABC Moderators Nor Clinton Wore Flag Pin Either | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underlining the inanity of last night's Democratic debate, at the same time that Senator Barack Obama's patriotism was being questioned because of his...

What If ABC Held a Debate, but Forgot to Show Up?

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

This was ABC's old, flimsy history with threadbare sizzle packaged as news. It was a tabloid debate with tabloid questions. Matt Drudge come to life on a respectable stage.

Obama Criticizes Debate, Attacks Clinton For Being "In Her Element"

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dismissively talked about his debate with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and the line of questioning f...

David Brooks Praises ABC Debate: "The Questions Were Excellent"

New York Times | David Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three quick points on the Democratic debate tonight: First, Democrats, and especially Obama supporters, are going to jump all over ABC for the choice...

The "What He Said" Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

This game sickens me. All I want to know now is whether the so-called news folks are in on it or if they are fools being played like clueless puppets.

ABC Tells Media: You Can Only Use 30 Seconds Of Tonight's Debate

New York Times/TV Decoder | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maybe Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton can sum up their policy differences in 30 seconds or less on Wednesday night. They will have to if they...