Jim Lehrer's Moderating Style Was Basically Free-Form Jazz (With Memes!)

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Old man ain't care.

Whether you think Obama was replaced by a sock puppet or Mitt was a mound of horse poo or have declared the election a landslide for Romney based on one debate, one thing we can all agree on from last night: Jim Lehrer sucked.

Between getting bullied by Mitt and letting Obama ramble and mumbling his questions and shuffling his papers... it was as if Lehrer was all, "The debate is this Wednesday? You mean tonight? Shit." 

And then went off and got himself a bottle of Hennessy. 

And then took a nap.

During the debate.

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Or maybe Lehrer's moderating was based on free-form style Jazz.

Bee-bop boop... YOUR TURN TO TALK... Skee-dat boop... ONE MORE MINUTE... yiddiddideeee skeedoooweee... NEED ANOTHER TEN MINUTES? FINE... skeedat doo...

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The Washington Post's Aaron Blake thinks Jim's you-go-no-don't-wait-I'M-TALking-ok-fine-zzzzzzz style actually helped Romney win the debate.

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TV pundits pretty much took a dump all over Lehrer.

Meanwhile, Slate's David Weigel says everybody take it easy on the old man, bayabayy!

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However you slice it, if you're moderating a presidential debate, you're dealing with two big assholes who have egos the size of the Grand Canyon's gash. So you need to be strong. Assertive. Basically, out-asshole the assholes.

Or, be Jim Lehrer and let it flow, man....

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(Thanks to the brilliant @ThisIsChucker for this last one)





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6 comments
UptownReport
UptownReport

@byChrisJoseph @ThisIsChucker it reminded me of the scene in Pulp Fiction when Sam.L.Jackson tells the restaurant manager to STFU

MrBill11
MrBill11

@byChrisJoseph No idea how you deal w/ the unwashed masses in your comments, but you do it well. Well done.

ErnieCRK13
ErnieCRK13

LOL RT @byChrisJoseph Jim Lehrer's Moderating Style Was Basically Free Form Jazz (With Memes!)Thanks to @ThisIsChucker: http://t.co/ARRP01Tr

ThisIsChucker
ThisIsChucker

@UptownReport @byChrisJoseph admittedly I’ve only seen parts of Pulp Fiction…I know, I’m ashamed

byChrisJoseph
byChrisJoseph

@MrBill11 haha! The internet is such a wonderful place! Also, Dolphins Zombies and Heat Haterz have helped in my training.

byChrisJoseph
byChrisJoseph

@ThisIsChucker @UptownReport Get on that shit. This weekend. Do it.

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