Arguably, the biggest takeaway from the Democratic debate on Tuesday was that CBS News didn’t know how to moderate. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and This Morning co-host Gayle King had almost no control as the debate would often descend into a cacophony of shrieking candidates. Their incompetence was so blatant that the panel on CNN’s AC360 couldn’t help but periodically mock the spectacle. Including one who playfully suggested they “all talk over each other.”
MSNBC was a better mood following Tuesday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate, expressing hope going forward because former Vice President Joe Biden “looked presidential,” “had his best night,” “had his act together,” and came across as “substantive.” Further, the panel seemed giddy at the fact that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finally faced more than an occasional jab and some boo’s, making for what they deemed not exactly his strongest performance.
CBS’s Democratic debate on Tuesday was a confusing, tumultuous mess with the candidates repeatedly screaming over each other and co-moderators Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell seemingly unable to keep the event from devolving into chaos. Yet, the moderators deserve some credit for occasionally and surprisingly asking a few tough questions. Here’s the questions you might not have expected (and the one you definitely did).
Tuesday was the big night over on CBS where they would hold the final Democratic debate before the primaries South Carolina and the Super Tuesday states. And with socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) occupying the frontrunner’s podium for the first time, one would think the host network would apply a little more scrutiny. But their pre-debate newscast on CBS Evening News completely skipped over the Senator’s recent controversy of praising the murderous regime of Fidel Castro, and his double down.
On New Day, senior Bloomberg adviser Tim O'Brien said that Bernie Sanders had advocated that "toddlers should run around naked and touch each other's genitals to insulate themselves from porn." "What, what??!!" a shocked, astonished, and utterly gobsmacked Camerota exclaimed. But yeah, Sanders did say it, which Camerota would have known had she or anyone at CNN read articles about it at Mother Jones or the Inquisitr.
On her Friday afternoon show, MSNBC host Katy Tur was again beating the climate alarmism drum as she devoted a segment to fretting over the fact that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate advocating all 10 action items called for by the left-wing environmental group, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund.
Was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s inability to identify Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador a limited Latino-interest issue or a moment that warranted broader coverage as a campaign-defining “deer-in-the-headlights” gaffe? The liberal media, hamstrung by soft bigotry and blinded by double standards.
CBS contributor and former Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas once again displayed her penchant for portraying immigration as the top priority for the eternally discriminated (in her view) Latino voters in the United States, bolstering her claim with the results of a Univision and Latino Decisions poll.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle on Thursday, RealClearPolitics associate editor A.B. Stoddard labeled the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas an “unmitigated disaster” and warned that if socialist Senator Bernie were to win the nomination, “it would be the end of the Democratic Party.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got the gooey treatment by the hosts of The View Thursday, who all were smitten with the presidential candidate’s performance during last night’s democratic debate. While Joy Behar gave the candidate high marks, she couldn’t help but be miffed by Warren going after fellow Democrat Michael Bloomberg, saying she should’ve “gone after Trump more.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) appeared on The View Thursday to get the usual disdainful treatment that every Republican guest gets on the liberal talk show. It wasn’t the questions he was asked, but more so the rude outbursts, interruptions and snarky comments that came at every turn in the brief interview that displayed the hosts’ contempt for Trump supporters.
While discussing Wednesday night’s contentious Democratic debate, on Thursday morning, NBC’s Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie worried that the “non-Sanders” candidates were in a “circular firing squad” and wondered if the “moderate lane” would start to consolidate in the coming weeks.