Things aren’t looking good for CNN…
It’s funny. Before anyone even asked a question, CNN is already being criticized for the style of the debate:
Problem: Too many candidates, not enough time.
CNN Solution: Burn 10 minutes over-produced pageantry, immediately take a commercial break, kill another 12 minutes with needless opening statements, ask first actual question @ 8:23pm.
Other than that off to a great start.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) July 31, 2019
I’m so glad I’m at a ballpark and not watching CNN pretend our democracy is a game
— jay 🔩⚾️ (@jaydestro) July 31, 2019
Debate going the full CNN: action-movie trailer, election-night bass ‘n drums … now a color guard, national anthem, and don’t forget opening statements.
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) July 31, 2019
People were comparing it to the WWE:
Yes. We could have done without the WWE opening. https://t.co/cD7ce2EIHL
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) July 31, 2019
And it took them around 25 minutes to get the first question in:
First question… 25 minutes in. CNN is bad at TV.
— John Hammontree (@JohnHammontree) July 31, 2019
The audio was out of sync as well and the people watching online could not watch at all. Everything was pretty much a mess.
— Mimi Kennedy (@MimiKennedyLA) July 31, 2019
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) July 31, 2019