October 12th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

After last week's presidential debate everyone seemed to agree about who won– but the vice presidential debate Thursday was a toss up. Pundits on the right claimed Joe Biden was disrespectful, while on the left some claimed Paul Ryan was dominated by the more experienced Biden.

But almost everyone seems to agree that Martha Raddatz of ABC News was an effective moderator who moved the conversation along with substantive and provoking questions.

Political correspondent for The Root.com Keli Goff, media professor of George Washington University Steve Roberts, and Daily Beast/Newsweek contributor David Frum discuss how media judged the performance of Biden and Ryan.

They’ll also discuss the continued political use of Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Is the feathered giant (who’s now being used in Obama campaign ads) a great big distraction? Or is it an effective attack on conservative talking points?

CNN’s Candy Crowley talks about the upcoming presidential town hall debate she will be moderating Tuesday – how she prepared and what she expects as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off again.

Vanity Fair contributing editor Buzz Bissinger talks about the heated backlash he has faced for a column he wrote about switching his vote from Obama to Romney. Is this proof that many journalists are biased?

This Sunday, at 11am ET.

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  1. diane

    Mr Kurtz, you might want to ask the CNN staff why the comments sections on the CNN stories are becoming so transparently false, filled with insult and spelling so poor that only MSM could be at fault. Best media of the last week or so was the ad taken out by the Hungarian oppressed by Socialism. When you start covering anything but liberal info-stories, you'll get your credibility back.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  2. Madelin

    Mr Kurtz please, did you just say that Wolff Blitzer's politics are not written on his forehead? Wolff belongs to Chris Matthews CHILL UP MY LEG CLUB. The media is totally biased and liberal

    October 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
  3. George

    Please have a serious discussion about liberal bias. You have to first ask a basic question, “why does it seem that the media is trending toward a liberal view point?”. It may have something to do with the fact that journalists are well trained in researching details and getting facts in a story. So when dealing with fact is it not surprising their view becomes more progressive. Conservative thinking reside an more established ideas, less in new research or understanding.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
    • james1776

      You have to be kidding...If they actually did more than simply reprint the DNC's talking points as fact, the public would not year after year report a clear leftist bias in the media.

      October 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
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    October 14, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
  5. james1776

    Mr Kurtz...come on, do you really believe folk buy into the 'I cannot tell a reporters politics' line...Good heavens! Was there anyone on this list, including yourself who will not vote Obama? Anyone? Didn't think so.

    October 14, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
  6. Renee

    To your question about why the media is not covering the inconsistencies in Romney's many policy positions, the simply answer is that the media, like CNN, is giving him a huge pass to bolster his chances against the President.

    October 14, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply

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