Monday, October 15, 2012
Jon Stewart was a bit more impressed with crazy old Joe Biden than he was with President Obama. But while MSNBC could admit that the president had a bad night, Fox News couldn't find it in them to give Biden any credit.
Piers Morgan shows Mitt Romney's sons the scene from New Girl where Schmidt poses as "Tugg Romney" and gets their reactions.
Paul Ryan is really good at pretending to wash clean pots for soup kitchen photo ops. ᔥ Washington Post Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are holding a private fundraiser tonight and we're not allowed to see what goes on inside. ᔥ Salon Joe Biden will be all over your television the morning after the second presidential debate. ᔥ Buzzfeed Michelle Obama leads by example, casting her vote early by mail for her husband. ᔥ Huffington Post Elizabeth Warren is living proof that you can alienate Wall Street and still do massive fundraising business. ᔥ TPM Koch Industries has some thoughts about who their employees should vote for. ᔥ Gawker I'm a guest editor on Tumblr's Election blog this week, so you should probably check that out. ᔥ Tumblr
Barbara Walters seems pretty disappointed that Mitt Romney won't be joining his wife on The View this week. He's probably having brunch with Benjamin Netanyahu or something.
Andy Cobb as Paul Ryan shows us what was happened behind-the-scenes at his Time Magazine workout shoot.
"This hat to me says I'm a politician you want to shroom your face off with at Dave Matthews."
If you thought Martha Raddatz was tough in the vice presidential debate, wait until you see Candy Crowley. When this year's moderators were announced, there were many pundits who cheered the equity of the gender balance of two men and two women. But as Carole Simpson, the last woman to moderate a presidential debate in 1992, pointed out in The Atlantic, the women still are still not getting their fair shot. While Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer get to moderate the first and last one-on-one presidential debates, Martha Raddatz got the vice presidential debate and Candy Crowley was given the job of the "lady with the microphone" at Tuesday night's town hall-style debate. We can only hope that Candy Crowley gets to do more than just point her microphone at undecided (read: uninformed) voters in the audience. Since she took over as host of CNN's State of the Union in February of 2010, she's shown an unparalleled tenacity when it comes to holding politicians accountable for their talking points and refusing to let anyone get away with dodging her questions. Here are five of her more memorable encounters with politicians and spokespeople from both of the aisle over the last year. After her high from winning the Iowa Straw Poll had long-since faded, Michele Bachmann was brought back down to earth by Candy Crowley who asked her what it felt like to watch her campaign "implode."
Herman Cain went on State of the Union to try to get out a hole he dug for himself on Piers Morgan Tonight, but Candy Crowley didn't let him get off that easy.
One of the hardest jobs for any political talk show host is getting her guest to give a "yes or no" answer. In June, Crowley fought hard to get David Axelrod to agree or disagree with his boss President Obama who said the "private sector's doing fine."
In the midst of the attacks on Mitt Romney for shipping jobs overseas while at Bain Capital, Candy Crowley pushed Ed Gillespie to help explain the elusive difference between "outsourcing" and "offshoring."
Joe Biden's admission that he personally embraced same-sex marriage on Meet The Press forced President Obama's hand on that issue. A few month's later, Candy Crowley backed Robert Gibbs into a wall on letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those making over $250,000 and it just happened that the next day the president announced he was pursuing that policy.