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Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:10 PM

Anderson Cooper is coming off like an ass.

What an ass he is.

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Reply Anderson Cooper is coming off like an ass. (Original post)
Solomon Oct 2015 OP
MADem Oct 2015 #1
pacalo Oct 2015 #5
underpants Oct 2015 #10
laundry_queen Oct 2015 #14
MADem Oct 2015 #15
laundry_queen Oct 2015 #21
MADem Oct 2015 #22
laundry_queen Oct 2015 #27
RoccoR5955 Oct 2015 #2
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2015 #3
RandySF Oct 2015 #4
KeepItReal Oct 2015 #6
MADem Oct 2015 #16
KeepItReal Oct 2015 #20
MADem Oct 2015 #24
hrmjustin Oct 2015 #7
redstateblues Oct 2015 #8
TransitJohn Oct 2015 #9
onecaliberal Oct 2015 #11
yeoman6987 Oct 2015 #12
Snotcicles Oct 2015 #13
hollowdweller Oct 2015 #17
ronnykmarshall Oct 2015 #18
jack_krass Oct 2015 #19
tawadi Oct 2015 #23
tblue37 Oct 2015 #25
bklyncowgirl Oct 2015 #26

Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:11 PM

1. He's asking the questions that "the other side" wants asked.

He's not being terribly nice to anyone, and that is his job.

I think he's doing fine.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:12 PM

5. I see it that way, too.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:22 PM

10. Agreed

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 09:04 PM

14. Why does that only seem to happen in one direction though? nt

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 09:54 PM

15. I think where you stand depends on where you sit.

He's been pretty pointed with all of them.

And he's also thrown all of 'em a few bones, too.

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Response to MADem (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:07 PM

21. I meant with republicans

They never get asked pointed questions.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #21)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:10 PM

22. There's too many of them--it's like a shitfling with those guys and will be for awhile.

They need to get rid of at least half of them before they can have a conversation.

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Response to MADem (Reply #22)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:15 PM

27. True enough

but those journalists should be able to hack it. Aren't they supposed to be the best?

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:11 PM

2. And you were expecting something different? n/t

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:12 PM

3. Yup. You're right.

It's hard to watch.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:12 PM

4. I was about to post the same thing.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:13 PM

6. He's doing all the GOP dirty work for them

It's opposition research based questions and follow ups.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 09:55 PM

16. "Asked and answered" is a GOOD thing.

The GOP can't play "gotcha" if the matter--whatever it might be-- has already been discussed.

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:05 PM

20. Where's that sh*t when the GOP is on the stage?

The double standard is obvious.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:11 PM

24. The GOP hasn't narrowed their field, yet. It's still a beauty contest with them.

They haven't gotten to the "spokesmodel" portion with the GOP at all--it's still "How does that one LOOK?" with those guys.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:14 PM

7. Yes.

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:15 PM

8. He is trying to be a hard ass

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:17 PM

9. Meh, he's doing okay

You have to understand that the campaigns have been muscling CNN about how the debate will go down, and he is doing what he is able to elicit genuine, non-canned responses. It's just part and parcel of this sham debate system.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:23 PM

11. The contrast between the republican CNN debate and this one.

The one who shall not be named is lying like a rug. She actually said TPP was just negotiated last week.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:43 PM

12. I think she's winning

 

Sanders wasn't even paying attention and was spooked when asked to rebuff a question.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 08:44 PM

13. I agree he thinks it's all about him .nt

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 09:56 PM

17. I think he's really been cutting Jim Webb off and giving Hillary and Sanders plenty of time.

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 09:58 PM

18. I think he's doing good

He's throwing out questions to ADULTS.

Speaking of ass, if I was single I'd throw my ass in front of Andy Coop in a minute.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:03 PM

19. Why? I think he's doing great

 

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:10 PM

23. He did the job he was supposed to do

He didn't let them avoid the questions either.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:12 PM

25. No, actually, I think he was doing what a debate moderator should do--but mot never do.

He proved he is no lightweight in this role. I also think he gave our candidates a lot of good opportunities to confront and defang the inevitable questions and accusations that the Republicans will throw at them.

We always complain when a journalist allows a politician to slip out from under answering a question, or when a journalist fails to ask follow-up questions. Cooper did exactly what we always say we want the interviewers to do with politicians, and I think he did a fine job--and in doing so allowed our candidates many opportunities to shine, to prove themselves so much more serious than any of the Republican candidates.

Oh, and I absolutely loved it when O'Malley smacked DWS upside the head for her rigging of the debate schedule.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Tue Oct 13, 2015, 10:13 PM

26. I thought he did a good job. Made them answer the questions and was pretty even handed.

You want softballs? That would make for a really boring debate.

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