September 8, 2016

h/t Driftglass for the video.

In case you missed it, last night's Commander in Chief forum was so bad, its badness is being covered this morning by People Magazine.

Matt Lauer interrupted most of Clinton's answers in order to "move on." He was so nice and condescending to Trump, that EVEN the New York Times noticed. That's pretty bad.

@RealDonalDrumpf created the hashtag #LaueringTheBar which immediately started trending.

Because the problem is the media. The Problem. Is the media.

And Matt Lauer is singled out because it was one event with both candidates and the immediate comparison could be made. But it's being going on this way for months. Trump lies about everything. But emails! Trump actually paid a fine to the IRS for falsely reporting a contribution to Florida's AG. But Clinton Foundation Optics! Trump's 'doctor' is a pothead hippie who wrote Trump's "health report" without the patient present. But Hillary coughed!

Let's start with the basics of what Trump's performance was at last night's event:

And Lauer's performance:

Not ONE question about his tax returns. Not ONE about birtherism. Not ONE about his bribe to Pam Bondi.

And for Clinton? Matt Lauer spent 11-13 out of 30 minutes of the Clinton interview on emails and then felt rushed to talk about ISIS.

Today was a wake-up. Let's keep the horns blowing so they don't go back to sleep.

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