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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 07:59 AM

BTRTN: POTUS Interruptus... NBC Hits the "Moot" Button In a Debate that Changed No Minds

Born to Run the Numbers provides its debate analysis in “POTUS Interruptus… NBC Hits the 'Moot' Button in a Debate that Changed No Minds.”


Excerpts: "Ironically, in some ways the “mute” button actually benefited Trump. Instead of re-enacting his role as the screaming, impulse control-challenged “POTUS Interruptus” of the first debate, the mute button forced Trump to appear more civil. But at a different level, the mute button gave America a wide open, uninterrupted opportunity to listen to a proud, patriotic, and passionate Joe Biden tell the truth about our national nightmare and what we must do to fix it. Biden made the most of it...
"Trump’s problem this time was not tonality and behavior, it was substance. When the audience at home could actually hear the candidates answer the questions, Trump’s responses amounted to a familiar journey through his phantasmagoria of alleged accomplishments, portraying a perversely inverted universe in which COVID-19 is vanquished, the economy is thriving, global admiration and respect for the United States is at its apex, and the current President is the “least racist person in the room,” who has “done more for Black Americans than any president with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln...
"In the end, silence of the 'mute' button was pivotal. At the most basic level, it made for a more civilized debate.But on a more substantive level, the sound of silence was deafening. After four years of listening to this man try to shout louder than the truth, screaming to change the subject away from reality itself, and crudely running roughshod over anyone who dare oppose him, we suddenly saw what happens when the emperor has no microphone. Call it POTUS interruptus…it is what happens when one of the most dishonest, corrupt, and soulless men ever to have walked the planet tries to continue his crude assault on the truth, and he is cut off."

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tgards79 Oct 23 #1

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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 03:44 PM

1. kick -- great read!

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