Post-debate coverage & spin
Liberal media shocked by outcome?
- Duration 7:00
- Date Oct 6, 2012
Liberal media shocked by outcome?
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Wouldn't you love to know what the cartoon thought bubbles above their heads woods today that was the scene at the end of the presidential debate between governor Mitt Romney and President Obama.
And this is some of the coverage that followed.
He was a lot like the President Obama were used to hearing I don't -- he seemed rusty he seemed comfortable discussing the subject but I don't think he had this park.
For the energy for the 26 finally tonight the governor Romney -- the president tonight was disappointing when he allowed Mitt Romney to talk about 716.
In Medicare and the president did not come out and explain it and go after it appeared that an energetic.
Mitt Romney showed up.
This facetime tonight for -- I think you're gonna see team Obama buckle down more and went through a lot of mock debate supposedly but he did seem to come out.
And wasn't crisp and instead -- you some ironic he looked like a credible alternative tonight.
I don't see any knockout punches don't see any breakthrough moments -- made mistakes by either can't I think governor around -- -- If you look at the Twitter verse it is clear that the Republicans are very very very happy at this moment including the top team around Mitt Romney lot of liberals complaining about the president's performance.
-- Obama tonight.
So there you go -- the mainstream and liberal media are just shocked shocked.
The President Obama -- -- that -- rated Chris Matthews went on to say I think on that segment is that it only the president been watching my show.
Q&A minute -- and Ed on -- he would do it listen this was one of those epic.
Political masters if you will Jay leno's had a best and only the replacement refs.
For the NFL I think I have a present Obama had a good night.
You know that comment to their that challengers always get a boost I mean.
Nobody seemed to want to say that.
Mitt Romney won because Mitt Romney what.
It was amazing I mean when even even MSNBC.
Had to carry on as if someone in the family die.
It was an astonishing performance but I think it was a rare moment of consensus John and the press speak this.
The press basically green Romney had won and must and very painful for some of them to admit that but it was.
-- the media ahead of this we're waiting for a Mitt Romney gaffe or -- misstep they were gonna pounce upon that.
And it didn't happen no it certainly did not I was wanna be not mainstream liberal media but the little stream -- laughter.
And the liberal media that was very upset with how the president and I actually have a theory.
About why he didn't do as well as he -- and that is that this White House as opposed to the bush White House in the Clinton White House has been much more protective.
Usually only got five or six television mainstream people get questions he doesn't engaged in the sort of back and forth.
Even President Bush had off the records with radio people.
And so therefore he doesn't get to hear what some of the little stream media have to say well that would -- event.
We put together a list of the recent interviews the president has done I mean hard hitting -- -- like People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight and glamour he's he's had some.
Still it that's pressure I I actually think it's a little bit even deeper than that and that we saw Obama without a teleprompter.
And the media.
Are jumping to say oh Obama just wasn't himself I think he was himself he wasn't -- when he doesn't have a teleprompter and Mitt Romney was himself to.
He this is the exact Mitt Romney that the media have not -- and -- Ecstasy.
Or where a bit up until now if not amazing endurance here and buried -- tired of this -- Tuesday -- Washington Post before the -- realization of the debate -- That headline is the staying power of 47%.
Now why -- 47% staying because the media are putting on the you know the puck well -- every part.
President Obama did not mention that he didn't go on the five trillion dollar detective he did.
Nothing to come back and it was I gotta tell you I I've watched all these debates since Clinton's first debates.
And I was in shock and again the reason why he didn't bring it up it wasn't on the teleprompter well that I see -- press room at a.
And -- just I actually -- that -- -- saying I'm Matt Latimer in the duties and Anderson draws -- -- -- both said look after.
Four years of fawning press coverage he's not ready for anything resembling a tough question or even as -- is suggesting.
A -- opportunity.
There is just an attitude by Obama of aloof just staying.
I it was supposed to be part of a strategy of not being overly aggressive and it just looked like condescension.
And it felt terrible -- would.
Elena had her theory about why the president came off the way he did we've compiled a few -- I I just love these on MSNBC.
Michael Eric Dyson claim that in his opinion the president was overly deferential to Mitt Romney because he was concerned.
That he would come across as an angry black man that's what he said on MSNBC.
Michael Moore you know Michael Moore he blamed the president -- -- lackluster effort on.
The coaching or the debate sparring that he got from John Kerry and Al Gore this my personal favorite being from Denver Al Gore on his current TV.
The channel that nobody watches said that Obama's poor performance could be blamed on Denver's altitude.
So there you go -- he's been on the planet without -- How are -- excellent wasn't wearing enough earth tell us yeah I get the thing is is -- Obama has been to Colorado so much that even if that will hunt is the case.
That a little altitude sickness.
He certainly has adjusted he's been campaigning more than he's been governing and and -- -- Bill Maher if you throw him in there and said it was like Michael Jackson tranquilizers.
-- -- that this has been a brutal brutal time where that I think the left is afraid of what they're guns in national -- -- Andrew celebrate you know what is called the disaster.
I act Adelaide I actually think that he will do quite well in the next two debates.
But can he do what he can't to heights that I'm gonna have to helicopter.
Don't you know you get -- the -- -- because if you really covered and he really -- quite -- off the cuff he just doesn't get are you I had.
Four minutes more speaking time during those ninety minutes than Mitt Romney does did and he made far fewer.
Points -- punches.
You're asking this part of the head of the -- to comment I mean I gotta tell you.
It was not the best at it but I also have to say that that.
Part of it I think.
Was that if she didn't you know we always say you invite you -- -- invite the person in your living of the next four years that's you're gonna vote for president.
And the -- course -- sun also said.
Mitt Romney won the debate because he talked a little bit about his personal journey the president did talk about --