By Cassie Spodak, CNN
More than 58 million people tuned in to catch Mitt Romney and Barack Obama sparring in the first presidential debate Wednesday night. Domestic topics ranged from Medicare to tax cuts to green jobs – but everyone seemed to agree Romney came out on top. For Obama, you know it’s bad when even MSNBC’S Chris Matthews says Romney “dominated.” But are the pundits going too far – was Obama really that bad?
Sirius XM radiohost Julie Mason, former PBS journalist Terence Smith, and Roll Call’s David Drucker take a look at media reactions to the debate as well as criticism of Jim Lehrer’s performance as moderator.
The week may have been dominated by news coming out of the debate but on Tuesday, Fox News and other conservative media outlets, trumpeted a “new” controversial video of a speech made by President Obama in 2007. The speech was covered by many outlets back when Obama made it, but there are portions of the speech that were not reported on. Sean Hannity and others argue it’s a “bombshell” – are they right?
Dana Milbank, of The Washington Post and Amy Holmes, of The Blaze discuss whether the unearthed video is legitimate news or just conservative hype.
It may not be the great debate of our time but it’s sure to be entertaining – Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart face off Saturday night in a mock debate. Politico’s Patrick Gavin will talk about the friendly fire between the two media figures, and their rabid fan bases.
This Sunday at 11am ET.