All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Debates’

Celebrate Election Day with a Bad Lip Reading of the Debates

Hopefully, by the end of the night (or early tomorrow morning), we’ll know who won the 2012 Presidential election. Even if something strange happens and we have to wait a little while for the official results, one thing is certain: the campaigning is over. The ads are done, the debates are done. America, it’s over. In celebration of that, Bad …

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Ann Coulter Calls Obama “Retard”, Called Out By Special Olympics Athlete

When Ann Coulter has something to say, chances are she’s going to anger a lot of people. The use of social media allows her to do that very quickly, and when she tweeted some very controversial posts after the most recent Presidential debate, she caught the attention of someone who was able to see past her affinity for ruffling feathers …

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The Debates Drew 24 Million Streams, Says YouTube

With the Presidential debates in our rear-view mirror and the election less than two weeks away, YouTube has taken some time to reflect on the viewership numbers from their live streams. 2012 was the first year that YouTube streamed the debates, and according to them, they had a pretty successful debut. According to YouTube, the four debates had 24 million …

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Lohan Obama Tweet Has Been Deleted

Lindsay Lohan has been doing a bit of what those in the political world would call “flip-flopping”; after tweeting to Obama last month that he should lower taxes for “those that are listed on Forbes as millionaires” as well as the middle class, she told reporters at a launch party for a new drink that she supported Romney and would …

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Foreign Policy Debate Gets the NMA Treatment

You can always count on the folks over at Next Media Animation to put a unique spin on current events. This month, they’ve been animating the Presidential debates – much to our delight. Last week’s town hall debate animation featured calculator violence, a literal interpretation of Candy Crowley, and an appearance from angel-Steve Jobs. This time around, we see Bob …

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Horses and Bayonets Line Wins Twitter During Third Presidential Debate

Last night’s third and final Presidential debate set out to focus on foreign policy, and despite a few detours into domestic policy, moderator Bob Schieffer managed to keep President Obama and Mitt Romney on that track. This morning, Twitter has once again unveiled their statistics from the debate (which they’ve done for every previous contests). According to a blog post, …

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Watch the Third Party Candidates Debate Live on YouTube

Tonight, the final Presidential debate takes place between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. And although those are the two candidates for America’s highest office that you hear about the most, there are actually other people running to be President. You won’t see them at tonight’s debate (third parties haven’t been invited since Ross Perot in …

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Jimmy Kimmel Proves Our Electorate Is Made Up of Liars

Who do you think won this year’s First Lady debate? Ann Romney? Michelle Obama? I’m sure whoever came off as more knowledgeable and agressive without being condescending is the victor in the eyes of the public. Oh, there’s no such thing as a First Lady debate? Right. Don’t tell that to these liars. Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to …

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Town Hall Debate Gets the Taiwanese Animation It Deserves

Did you miss last night’s town hall Presidential debate? Not to worry, our favorite wacky animators over at Next Media Animation have you covered. NMA scored the debate for Obama, although he appears battered and bruised by the end of it. “The president also described Romney’s plan to cut taxes as “sketchy.” He said the math didn’t add up. But …

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Second Presidential Debate Sees 7.2 Million Tweets

Last night’s town hall debate saw the two Presidential candidates go at it for a little over an hour and a half on topics both foreign and domestic (mostly domestic). We’ve already told you how the Twittersphere reacted to one particular moment involving binders full of women, and now we have the official tweets statistics from Twitter themselves. According to …

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Vice Presidential Debate Saw 3.5 Million Tweets

Last week’s first Presidential debate broke a Twitter record. With over 10 million total tweets coming in from start to finish, it became the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. Could the Vice Presidential debate live up to that sort of social media chatter? Not quite. But it did draw an impressive crowd. Twitter confirms that last night’s VP debate …

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Joe Biden Won the Debate If You Ask the Xbox LIVE Community

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that they would live-stream all three Presidential debates and the sole Vice Presidential debate via their new Elections Hub inside the Xbox 360 dashboard. But unlike YouTube, who’s simply streaming the events, Xbox is asking (Xbox LIVE Gold) members to provide feedback during the contests. “Throughout the debate, the Xbox LIVE community will be able …

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Only 3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate

Despite the fact that the first Presidential debate was available to be streamed live, for free, on YouTube (and other outlets), only a small fraction of American chose to watch the contest live on their computer or mobile device. Out of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll, 56% said that they watched the first debate between President Obama …

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Vice Presidential Debate Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]

If you want to see the current Vice President of the United States and the man that could assume that role battle it out face-to-face, tonight’s your only chance. At 9 pm ET, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will meet for the only Vice Presidential debate of the campaign season. The debate will take place at Centre College in Danville, …

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First Presidential Debate Undergoes a Bad Lip Reading

If you missed the first Presidential debate, don’t worry – there are still two more to go. And even if there were no more televised contests it would be cool, because Bad Lip Reading has you covered. The folks at BLR have tackled the debate, putting their spin on the Denver showdown between President Obama and Mitt Romney. As a …

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Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That)

Political junkies, members of the informed electorate, concerned citizens: YouTube isn’t the only place to watch a live streamed version of Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. Those of you with Xbox LIVE can also stream the first debate of the season – and you can even participate if you want. Xbox LIVE members can watch the live stream via the Election …

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Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]

Today, we begin the last full month before election day. And as we turn our calendars to October, the first Presidential debate is only a couple of days away. University of Denver will host the first debate of the season, and it will air across the country at 9 pm ET. Along with traditional broadcast channels, you can also watch …

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Jon Stewart & Bill O’Reilly to Hold Live-Streamed Debate

Two of cable TV’s biggest personalities are set to square off in a online debate of epic proportions. “Bill O’Reilly. Jon Stewart. 2 podiums. 1 Air-Conditioned Auditorium.” That’s the pitch for The Rumble 2012, set to stream on the interwebs on October 6th at 8 pm ET. Already the participants in some memorable showdowns on each other’s primetime shows, Stewart …

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Gun on Live TV: Jordanian Lawmaker Threatens Opponent

Pulling a gun on live TV is certainly a good way to get people interested in politics, though I’m sure it doesn’t settle very well with the individual who is staring down the barrel of said weapon. This is precisely what happened during a recent debate on a Arab-language television talk show, according to the Associated Press. When things got …

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GOP Florida Debate: Twitter Responds

Last night’s GOP debate in Florida will be the last debate for almost month. With a win apiece for 3 of the 4 candidates (Santorum in Iowa, Romney in New Hampshire, Gingrich in South Carolina), it was gloves-off time heading into the Florida primary. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have been giving each other body blows, sometimes through surrogates, all …

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Rick Perry’s Debate Performance Finds Ridicule On The Internet

Last night, the Republican primary candidates gathered for one of many debates taking place this election season – this time for the CNBC network. And by all accounts, it wasn’t a great night for Texas Governor Rick Perry. While discussing what “agencies of government” he would eliminate if elected to the nation’s highest office, Perry had a bit of a …

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Fox News / Google Debate Available on YouTube, Asking For Your Feedback

Last night’s Fox News / Google Debate featured questions from YouTube users all over the country. The candidates were asked more than a dozen of the top-voted questions throughout the night, which saw Bachmann and Perry spar on the HPV vaccine, Ron Paul talk about abortion and Herman Cain talk about overcoming colon cancer. All of those exchanges are now …

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Fox News / Google Debate Live Tonight, Still Asking For Your Participation

UPDATE: Remember, just in case there’s any confusion, you should direct any questions to the Fox News YouTube channel. At the beginning of the month, partners YouTube and Fox News announced the interactive Fox News / Google debate that would feature the Republican Presidential Primary candidates answering questions from the online community. Tonight’s the night for the debate. It will …

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