The Vice Presidential Debate: Joe Biden Was Right to Laugh | Matt Taibbi

The load of balls that both Romney and Ryan have been pushing out there for this whole election season is simply not intellectually serious. Most of their platform isn't even a real platform, it's a fourth-rate parlor trick designed to paper over the real agenda – cutting taxes even more for super-rich dickheads like Mitt Romney, and getting everyone else to pay the bill. Full Story »

Posted by Tanya J. Maurer
Tags Help
Editorial Help
Posted by: Posted by Tanya J. Maurer - Oct 12, 2012 - 1:29 PM PDT
Content Type: Article
Edit Lock: This story can be edited
Edited by: Tanya J. Maurer - Oct 12, 2012 - 1:31 PM PDT
Randy Morrow
4.4
by Randy Morrow - Oct. 14, 2012

The load of balls that both Romney and Ryan have been pushing out there for this whole election season is simply not intellectually serious. Most of their platform ... More »

See Full Review » (11 answers)
Dwight Rousu
4.3
by Dwight Rousu - Oct. 14, 2012

The Ryan and especially the Romney debate seem to be following the Gish Gallop strategy: throw lies out there so rapidly that in a largely unmoderated debate the truth-teller is swamped and looks overwhelmed. The strategy is especially useful if your platform, postions, and history of statements are all horses**t.

See Full Review » (11 answers)
Tanya J. Maurer
4.0
by Tanya J. Maurer - Oct. 12, 2012

MS. RADDATZ: No specifics, yeah. Raddatz did exactly the right thing. She asked a yes-or-no question, had a politician try to run the lamest kind ... More »

See Full Review » (2 answers)
Chelsea Crews
3.2
by Chelsea Crews - Oct. 12, 2012

I believe this was good journalism if you are looking for a relaxed and comedic report on the vice presidential debate. The article is coming from the Rolling Stone and when you think of reading this magazine you need to know what kind of information you are getting. You are not going to get information like you would from a newspaper or national news website.

I thought this article was good because it went right to the point about who did what wrong in the debate and what could have gone better. He talks about Ryan and his faults from the debate and what Biden did right. He says that he was/is not a Obama and Biden fan but he did not say why. It is definitely being one-sided and there were no other sources besides what he saw on the debate.

See Full Review » (5 answers)

Comments on this story Help (BETA)

NT Rating | My Rating

Ratings

4.2

Good
from 4 reviews (33% confidence)
Quality
4.3
Facts
4.0
Fairness
4.0
Sourcing
3.5
Style
4.5
Context
4.5
Depth
4.0
Enterprise
4.5
Relevance
5.0
Popularity
4.0
Recommendation
4.3
Credibility
4.0
# Reviews
2.0
# Views
5.0
# Likes
1.0
# Emails
1.0
More
How our ratings work »
(See these related stories.)

Links Help

  • Gish Gallop - RationalWiki Pending

    Posted by Dwight Rousu