Sunday 17th of January 2021

the trump/biden debate: a shit-show that tells the world about the sewer the US is and will be...

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash unapologetically called Tuesday evening’s chaotic presidential debate a “s— show” live on the air.

The veteran cable network anchor was lost for words as she and her colleagues tried to dissect the shambolic 90-minute debate which frequently devolved into chaos as the two candidates spoke over each other and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace unsuccessfully tried to maintain order.

“You used some high-minded language, I’m just going to say it like it is: That was a s– show,” Bash said to an equally shocked Jake Tapper who called the Cleveland, Ohio showdown “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.”

“And you know, we’re on cable, we can say that,” Bash continued of her colorful language.

“Apologies for being maybe a little but crude, but that is the phrase that I’m getting from people on both sides of the aisle on texts and it’s the only phrase that I can think of to really describe it,” she went on.

“The people who have been hurt the most by that are the people who are genuinely looking to see what each candidate stands for and who they should vote for,” she added.

“There are still people out there who haven’t made up their mind,” Bash said, speculating the clash could even discourage undecided people from voting, calling it a “bad reality TV show.”

 

Read more:

https://nypost.com/2020/09/30/dana-bash-calls-the-first-presidential-deb...

 

no blows below the belt allowed... only punches to the face...

The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to ensure the remaining two encounters between Donald Trump and Joe Biden are more orderly.

One new measure could be to cut the microphones if the candidates try to interrupt each other, US media report.

The statement followed Tuesday's ill-tempered debate that descended into squabbling, bickering and insults.

President Trump's team has already criticised the commission's plans.

The tone and tactics of the first presidential debate were criticised across the US and around the world.

The fallout, however, has also been dominated by remarks Mr Trump made about a far-right group called the Proud Boys.

On Wednesday he sought to clarify his comments, but his critics maintain he has refused to condemn white supremacists.

What are the plans for the next debates?

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) said in a statement that the debate "made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues".

 

Read more:

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54366618

more outrageous, grotesque and ludicrous....

The British satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image is returning this week - on streaming service BritBox.

Comedian Matt Forde is the voice of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump's puppets.

He told BBC World News America that the show is "just as outrageous, grotesque and ludicrous" as it was in the 1980s.

 

Read more/see more:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-54380644

 

The only problem is that present politics are now more outrageous, grotesque and ludicrous than a rubbery-fgure show could ever be... We, the satirists, have been beaten by reality...