For the Today Show co-host a funny thing happened at the Commander-in-Chief forum

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“[Matt] Lauer’s handling of the NBC News ‘Commander-In-Chief Forum’ with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night was widely panned by journalists and pundits.

┬áThe ‘Today’ show co-host was criticized for spending too much time on Clinton’s emails, lobbing softball questions to Trump, and neglecting to fact-check the Republican nominee when he falsely claimed to have opposed the Iraq War in 2002.” [money.cnn.com]

 

To show why they should lead our forces

Each candidate had a half-hour.

Whoever did win, most news sources

Said the loser was really Matt Lauer.

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  • There are also reports that it is strange that Trump turned up on Putin's propaganda arm, RT. That was the same organization that fired their U.S. correspondents when they said they couldn't put the Kremlin line about the Ukraine invasion.

    RT is occasionally on Channel 20.3, along with other foreign programming, such as China's CCTV. I wonder what the alt-Right and Tea Baggers would have done if Obama showed up there.

    In the meantime, I mentioned on HHH that Lauer was afraid that blood would come out of his hemorrhoids. Or maybe Comcast was trying like CNN to tighten the race. NBC News site is basically aggregating tweets on what a good job it did.

  • He was the loser indeed. While I was watching it I thought that he was pretty aggressive with Hillary and I was surprised that he spent so much time on the stupid emails.
    When he interviewed Trump I was shocked at the difference in his demeanor.
    Another mediocre talent who thinks his worth is as high as his salary.

  • In reply to Kathy Mathews:
  • Poor Matt, he has joined the Dr. Drew club of career death. He strayed from his orders to ask Hillary about her plane and the weather and her recent mini-vacation. For this he will pay, as the progressives (see above) snork in outrage over his daring to disobey orders.

    How dare he ruffle the persumptive Queen of the United States? Off with his hair. Oh, wait. Off with his career. Hope he likes public access.

  • In reply to Chef Boy RD:

    Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry, whom your candidate called a loser, just brokered with Russia a truce in the Syria Civil War.

    While Trump was appearing on Russian television, unbeknownst to him.

  • 'Widely panned by journalists and pundits'?!?...yes, liberal journalists and pundits...My Gawd, has any candidate in the history of the world taken a bigger thrashing than Donald J. Trump!!!!

    Lauer was hard on her!? She's a giant walking Scarlet Letter! There's no where to turn without scandal.

    Now she's just called a quarter of the voting nation a bunch of deplorable racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic people and another quarter a bunch of downtrodden maybe worthy of her pity.......no surprise that Chef turns to ridicule, there's almost too much absurdity here to untangle with discussion.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Are we watching the same presidential race? BTW, his own party won't defend his worship of Putin and when she was asked about whether her candidate still is a birther, his campaign manager responded with a quizzical "Ask him?"

    4zen, aren't you embarrassed yet by your support of someone who is being called an "unhinged lunatic" by Lawrence O'Donnell and Rick Wilson and is despised by some many Republicans?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Calling for an accord with Russia over Syria and ISIS is not worship, it's called sanity. And it appears the President just took his advice. Thanx Obama!

    The 'egg on the face' of nevertrumper's pride is not an embarrassment for me, it's a never ending source of joy.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Yeah, Trump had a lot to do with it. I imagine he's preparing for the debates by sedulously reading "Profiles in Courage".

  • In reply to 4zen:

    It seems pretty twisted that someone would believe that "the President just took his advice. Thanx Obama!"

    This was supposedly going to fall apart because Putin wouldn't back down on Assad. Maybe we should say "Putin just took Hollande's advice. Thanks, NATO."

  • In reply to jack:

    Ok, but explain the optics of the media trashing Trump for 2 or 3 days because he says he can get along with Putin, then this breaking news that the U.S. is striking a deal with Russia....it looks ridiculous to anyone not married to a party.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Trump just didn't say he could get along with Putin. He responded to what he thought was a compliment from Putin, but was---due to a mistranslation---not one at all, by saying he admired Putin because he was a stronger leader than President Obama. A comparison that even Paul Ryan found odious and an affront to our country.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    The mistranslation I found was 'colorful' or 'bright', that's what you call 'not one at all?'...I'll have to give you two Pinocchio's for that, maybe 2.5 because I knew something was wrong when you weren't specific.

    Let's get this straight, Paul Ryan is odious and an affront to our country IMO. Have you done your research on his and Obama's TPP? Bernie was staunchly against it and so is Trump, and now like a good 'parrot' so is Hillary.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Let me be specific. Putin did not mean to call Trump"brilliant" as Trump has said, but "flamboyant". Putin clarified this when asked about this in Russia.

    Whether Ryan is odious is a matter of opinion. But he represents what most of the Republican establishment think of Donald Trump.

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