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TomCat S (128)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 1:30 pm
Last night’s political forum between Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican, had two distinct halves. In the first, Matt Lauer pilloried Hillary. In the second, he showcased Trump. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. You can watch the forum here, but you’d better pack several cases of barf bags.

Kathleen M (210)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 1:38 pm
Grimly noted. Thx TC. A blue pox on Matt Lauer and the rest of corporate MSM toadies!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 1:44 pm
So easy for us to forget there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.

David C (80)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 1:45 pm
I was pleased to hear at least one NPR radio personality admit this was not a good format to hear differences and that Matt Lauer seemed out of place

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 2:16 pm
I thought he gave Hillary a chance to clear up some more questions about the email. I don't think he showcased Trump at all. He gave Trump a chance to look goofy. I did leave several times to take things in and out of the washer and dryer but the laundry room is on my floor.

Pat B (356)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 2:47 pm
Would have loved for Rachel to moderate. I think she would have got the job done.


Carrie B (306)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 4:05 pm
Everyone warned that as long as Trump didn't drool all over himself it would be considered a good night for him. Of course, Matt Lauer certainly did his best to help Trump! Why doesn't anyone EVER stand up to the continuous stream of lies he tells? And by the way ~ doesn't anyone know it  would  be illegal to steal Iraq's oil? Good heavens guys ~ if I know that why doesn't anyone else. I have only heard two people point that out.

As far as Hillary's performance and treatment ~ I'm with Bernie ~ I'm sick of hearing about her damn emails! Time for the media to be honest and get over the emails ~ nothing there folks!  Start making Trump accountable for his lack of knowledge and constant lying! 

Jim P (3247)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 4:43 pm
Matt Lauer may have hosted thousands of episodes of the "Today" show and has considerable interviewing skills. But, last night at the Commander-in-Chief Forum, he blew it completely. Even the NBC execs concede Matt Lauer forum performance was "disaster".

Matt Lauer should never host another political forum or debate with political candidates ever again in the future.

What others are saying about Matt Lauer's performance can be googled and read with interest, provided one has a barf bag nearby.

Rachel Maddow should have been the host for this event and should be one of the hosts in the upcoming presidential debates. Rachel does her homework and has an excellent support staff, second to none. No Faux Noise person should be allowed to be a host in the upcoming debates as they are too biased. Who cares that The Drumpf does not want Rachel to be a host. What is The Drumpf afraid of...

The VA should not be privatized at all. Look at what has happened with the private for profit prison debacle. It is the same with the privatizing of public schools around the country. Bad news.

Walter F (129)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 4:57 pm
Noted. Thanks Tom.

pam w (139)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 6:36 pm
Makes me glad I'm BOYCOTTING all political news.

Winn A (179)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 6:58 pm
I'm just about at the edge of my ability to watch any political programing. I'm going to watch the debate (s) but quickly mute or turn to another station when I see "his" face. I doubt there is anything about him that is redeemable . . . . .

Chris C (152)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 8:20 pm
This is why I only watch Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC. I DO have a really hard time when Trump comes on - he is such an ignorant asshat!

Chris C (152)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 8:26 pm
I simply cannot believe that Trump used the intelligence meeting to politicize his campaign...I guess nobody should be surprised. Howard Dean called him a "crackpot" and also said Gen Flynn wasn't operating with a full deck.

Vivian B (169)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 8:42 pm
This is why I don't watch the basic channels on satellite!

Edith B (146)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 8:56 pm
I watched it and quarrelled the whole hour.  Matt Lauer should never call himself a journalist.  He is a paid shill.  He let Trump ramble on and on and never called him out on any of his lies.  He started with the email question, then interrupted Clinton every time she spoke.  I almost felt that I was watching faux news.  Then, tonight, Lawrence O'Donnell praised Lauer's performance, and that did not set well with me.  If Trump wins the election, he should donate zillions to the media because it will be their doing. 

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 10:08 pm

My goodness...Noted and it made me shudder at the thought of trump winning. I get the feeling he wants a world war 3. God help America and the world. He is dictator material.

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 10:09 pm

❤️Thanking you kindly TomCat for sharing this information ❤️

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Rose Becke (141)
Thursday September 8, 2016, 11:41 pm
Saw some of this on the news in OZ all I can say is I hope the Debate will be better

Edwin M (346)
Friday September 9, 2016, 12:20 am
Another pathetic display by the putin cheerleader. I hope chump supporters are finally realizing what our Country would be like with this man as President

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday September 9, 2016, 12:28 am
I have not watched the forum, however with any luck, I'll be able to do so tomorrow or Saturday.
I do however feel that the fix was in for Drumpf when he was given so much control over moderators etc.  Again, Drumpf the bully!

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday September 9, 2016, 5:21 am
If this Commander in Chief forum on NBC is in any way foreboding the next three debates, things are looking rather glum for the saner part of America. The way it was handled by Matt Lauer was a disgrace and really begs the question if America has any network left that is objective and independent enough to host a fair debate between candidates. It doesn't really matter whether they are governed by either the 1% through their owners or by the ratings and the subsequent profits, as you claim TomCat, both are disastrous to Democrats, a Democratic candidate and the nation as a whole.

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday September 9, 2016, 6:01 am
I actually managed to make it through the whole, disgusting, revolting (place adjective or verb here:____) embarrassing spectacle. Without 1) Pulling a Linda Blair on steroids at the flat screen, 2) Throwing any nearby heavy object at the flat screen or 3) Having a massive coronary. Derr Sphincterface used up a lot of valuable oxygen to vomit forth absolutely NOTHING of substance. Even Captain Obvious would be embarrassed at that performance. But, we all know, his demented, deluded minions lapped it up like Manna from their Fascist Fundy Heaven. Beyond disgusting to me.

If this was a test run for the actual debates....Dawg help us all.

Arielle S (313)
Friday September 9, 2016, 6:04 am
Watched this attack on Hillary/simpering for Trump and lost all respect for Matt Lauer. At no time did Trump actually say anything that was factual or important and Lauer just smiled and kept on pandering to the idiot. Hillary handled herself as well as could be expected with this moderator…..Boo Hiss to the whole event.

Mark p.muc (31)
Friday September 9, 2016, 8:28 am
thank you sharing info

Peggy B (43)
Friday September 9, 2016, 10:11 am

TomCat S (128)
Friday September 9, 2016, 2:27 pm
Thanks all!! Tired hugs!! Stars all around!!

Dot A (179)
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:01 pm
- I didn't see this, don't have access - but,... I've heard so many derogatory comments from this sham labeled a forum, that it scares me more because those in the media such as the once respected Matt Lauer of morning news broadcasts could finagle this interview to screw viewers to judge The DeRump as a legitimate POTUS,... !!!! WTH? I see that Hillary is up against "the wall" of blithering CON(s) and ne'er-do-well(s). This entire presidential election year stinks beyond any previous "rat" I've ever caught scent of in my entire life! I think there's much more going on under the "mat" of this rug of scoundrels~

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:34 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:36 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday September 9, 2016, 3:37 pm
Sorry for above

Noted only, Thank you

Julie W (33)
Friday September 9, 2016, 6:24 pm
From the way it has been described (I didn't see it, not in US) it all sounds horribly biased. Seems like really bad interviewing, but not everyone is capable of analyzing what they see and hear. Trump supporters probably thought it was all fine and dandy.

Janet B (0)
Friday September 9, 2016, 7:26 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday September 9, 2016, 9:11 pm
Thanks TomCat

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday September 9, 2016, 9:52 pm
Rachel is great digs deep to ask questions.
Thank you TomCat

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:41 am
Thank you

Jae A (316)
Sunday September 11, 2016, 12:26 pm

Make Russia Great Again ! Vote Trump !
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