John King Turns GOP Debate Into Bigger Joke Than It Already Was With 'This Or That' Segments

CNN's John King decided to turn the second GOP Republican debate in New Hampshire, and I use that term lightly, into an even bigger joke than it was already with his "this or that" segments at the beginning and end of every commercial break during
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CNN's John King decided to turn the second GOP Republican debate in New Hampshire, and I use that term lightly, into an even bigger joke than it was already with his "this or that" segments at the beginning and end of every commercial break during their broadcast.

John King asked such hard-hitting questions as Leno or Conan to Rick Santorum, Elvis or Johnny Cash to Michele Bachmann, Dancing with the Stars or American Idol to Newt Gingrich, Blackberry or iPhone to Ron Paul, deep dish or thin crust to Herman Cain, spicey or mild wings to Mitt Romney and Coke or Pepsi to Tim Pawlenty.

What was actually more pitiful was the complete lack of follow up during what was supposed to be some of the more "serious" discussions during this "debate" where the candidates were allowed to lie continually without being called out for it. Think Progress did a live blog of the debate that included some much needed fact checking that CNN's John King was apparently unwilling to do during this fiasco here -- Live-Blogging The GOP Primary Debate.

King also inadvertently turned this into a running joke on Twitter where users there were posting their own questions as a substitute for King's under the hashtag #thisorthat.

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