Kurtz: Why CBS 'repeatedly' letting debate get 'out of control' really matters

>> FIRST OF ALL, FIRST OF ALL — >> FIRST OF ALL, FIRST OF ALL — >> LET ME TALK >> LET ME TALK

>> SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT MY >> SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT MY PLAN, NOT YOURS PLAN, NOT YOURS >> I THINK WE WERE TALKING >> I THINK WE WERE TALKING ABOUT MAFMGT IT DOESN’T TAKE ABOUT MAFMGT IT DOESN’T TAKE TWO HOURS TO DO THE MATH TWO HOURS TO DO THE MATH >> LET’S TALK ABOUT MATH

>> LET’S TALK ABOUT MATH >> LET’S TALK ABOUT MATH >> LET’S TALK ABOUT MATH HERE IS THE MATH HERE IS THE MATH

YOU — YOU — >> BERNIE SANDERS, YOU ARE >> BERNIE SANDERS, YOU ARE ALLOWED A QUICK RESPONSE ALLOWED A QUICK RESPONSE >> THE FACT IS — I’M NOT OUT >> THE FACT IS — I’M NOT OUT OF TIME OF TIME YOU SPOKE OVER TIME AND I’M YOU SPOKE OVER TIME AND I’M GOING TO TALK

GOING TO TALK HERE IS THE DEAL HERE IS THE DEAL >> Ed: THE DEBATE REPEATEDLY >> Ed: THE DEBATE REPEATEDLY GOING INTO CROSSTALK GOING INTO CROSSTALK

HOWIE KURTZ IS HERE HOWIE KURTZ IS HERE MY HEAD HURTS JUST WATCHING IT MY HEAD HURTS JUST WATCHING IT >> I’LL BE GOING OVER MY TIME

>> I’LL BE GOING OVER MY TIME I WANT TO KEEP ON TALKING I WANT TO KEEP ON TALKING I WANT TO INTERRUPT YOU NOW I WANT TO INTERRUPT YOU NOW

IT WAS UNWATCHABLE AT TIMES IT WAS UNWATCHABLE AT TIMES IT IS HARD TO REIN IN IT IS HARD TO REIN IN CANDIDATES ON A STAGE IN SUCH A CANDIDATES ON A STAGE IN SUCH A MAKE OR BREAK DEBATE MAKE OR BREAK DEBATE GALE KING, NORA O’DONNELL AND GALE KING, NORA O’DONNELL AND CBS COLLEAGUES REPEATEDLY LET CBS COLLEAGUES REPEATEDLY LET IT GET OUT OF CONTROL

IT GET OUT OF CONTROL WATCHING NBA PLAYERS FOULING WATCHING NBA PLAYERS FOULING EACH OTHER AND NO REF EACH OTHER AND NO REF THEY NEEDED A BUZZER, A WHISTLE THEY NEEDED A BUZZER, A WHISTLE

THE PEOPLE WHO INTERRUPTED KEPT THE PEOPLE WHO INTERRUPTED KEPT GETTING REWARDED WITH MORE AIR GETTING REWARDED WITH MORE AIR TIME TIME THE REASON THIS MATTERS IS THAT THE REASON THIS MATTERS IS THAT IT HAD THE NET EFFECT OF IT HAD THE NET EFFECT OF DILUTING THE SCRUTINY OF BERNIE DILUTING THE SCRUTINY OF BERNIE SANDERS WHO IS NOW THE SANDERS WHO IS NOW THE UNDISPUTED FRONTRUNNER IN THIS UNDISPUTED FRONTRUNNER IN THIS RACE RACE >> Ed: A VERY IMPORTANT POINT

>> Ed: A VERY IMPORTANT POINT THE FIDEL CASTRO THING FIRST OF THE FIDEL CASTRO THING FIRST OF ALL WHICH TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS ALL WHICH TOOK ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN ON CBS NEWS, 60 MINUTES, OWN ON CBS NEWS, 60 MINUTES, THE ANDERSON COOPER INTERVIEW THE ANDERSON COOPER INTERVIEW WITH BERNIE SANDERS WHERE HE WITH BERNIE SANDERS WHERE HE WOULD NOT BACK DOWN FROM HIS WOULD NOT BACK DOWN FROM HIS PREVIOUS SUPPORT OF FIDEL PREVIOUS SUPPORT OF FIDEL CASTRO AND THE NEXT DAY HE CASTRO AND THE NEXT DAY HE DOUBLES DOWN AND ALL THE REST DOUBLES DOWN AND ALL THE REST HERE IS CBS NEWS AND THEY DON’T HERE IS CBS NEWS AND THEY DON’T ASK HIM ABOUT IT ASK HIM ABOUT IT

IT COMES UP VERY LATE IN THE IT COMES UP VERY LATE IN THE DEBATE DEBATE >> RIGHT, LATE IN THE DEBATE >> RIGHT, LATE IN THE DEBATE MOSTLY RAISED BY OTHER MOSTLY RAISED BY OTHER CANDIDATES

CANDIDATES LOOK, THERE WERE GOOD QUESTIONS LOOK, THERE WERE GOOD QUESTIONS FROM THE MODERATORS FROM THE MODERATORS NORA O’DONNELL SAID YOU HAVEN’T NORA O’DONNELL SAID YOU HAVEN’T EXPLAINED THE $60 TRILLION IN EXPLAINED THE $60 TRILLION IN NEW PROGRAMS YOU’RE PUTTING NEW PROGRAMS YOU’RE PUTTING FORWARD FORWARD

HE THREW OUT NUMBERS HOW HE THREW OUT NUMBERS HOW MEDICARE FOR ALL WOULD SAVE MEDICARE FOR ALL WOULD SAVE MONEY MONEY THEY MOVED ON THEY MOVED ON THERE WAS NO SUSTAINED THERE WAS NO SUSTAINED FOLLOW-UP ON THESE KINDS OF FOLLOW-UP ON THESE KINDS OF QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS LOOK, THE PRESS COLLECTIVELY LOOK, THE PRESS COLLECTIVELY MISJUDGED AND MISCALCULATED ON MISJUDGED AND MISCALCULATED ON THE BERNIE SANDERS’ CANDIDACY THE BERNIE SANDERS’ CANDIDACY THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT HAPPENED THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015 AND 2016 WHEN SO MANY IN 2015 AND 2016 WHEN SO MANY SAID DONALD TRUMP COULDN’T WIN SAID DONALD TRUMP COULDN’T WIN IT IS NOW TIME TO HOLD THIS GUY IT IS NOW TIME TO HOLD THIS GUY ACCOUNTABLE ACCOUNTABLE

IT DIDN’T HAPPEN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN BERNIE GOT RATTLED AT TIMES BERNIE GOT RATTLED AT TIMES FROM OTHER CANDIDATES AND HAD A FROM OTHER CANDIDATES AND HAD A BAD VOTE ON GUN CONTROL BAD VOTE ON GUN CONTROL MEASURES MEASURES BY AND LARGE THE MODERATORS BY AND LARGE THE MODERATORS WERE DROWNED OUT BY ALL THE WERE DROWNED OUT BY ALL THE CHAOS ON THAT STAGE

CHAOS ON THAT STAGE >> Ed: A MOMENT AGO YOU SAID >> Ed: A MOMENT AGO YOU SAID THE MODERATORS NEEDED A BELL, THE MODERATORS NEEDED A BELL, WHISTLE, REFS WHISTLE IN AN NBA WHISTLE, REFS WHISTLE IN AN NBA GAME GAME MEGAN MCCAIN MEGAN MCCAIN

THIS IS WORSE THAN ANY BAD DAY THIS IS WORSE THAN ANY BAD DAY AT THE VIEW HOT TOPICS TABLE AT THE VIEW HOT TOPICS TABLE AT LEAST WHOOPIE HAS THE BELL AT LEAST WHOOPIE HAS THE BELL WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> THAT’S SAYING A LOT

>> THAT’S SAYING A LOT THERE IS A FINE LINE HERE THERE IS A FINE LINE HERE FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN ELIZABETH FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN ELIZABETH WARREN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WARREN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WERE GOING AT IT AFTER WERE GOING AT IT AFTER TREATMENT OF WOMEN AT HIS TREATMENT OF WOMEN AT HIS COMPANY COMPANY

IT OBSCURED EVERYTHING ELSE IT OBSCURED EVERYTHING ELSE I DO THINK THERE IS AN ART I DO THINK THERE IS AN ART CBS WAS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CBS WAS THE SPONSOR OF THIS DEBATE

DEBATE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTROLLING WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTROLLING IT IT THE MORE WE HAD THE CROSSTALK THE MORE WE HAD THE CROSSTALK IT WAS JUST VERY HARD TO LISTEN IT WAS JUST VERY HARD TO LISTEN TO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WERE TO TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WERE SAYING SAYING

THAT HURT ALL THE CANDIDATES THAT HURT ALL THE CANDIDATES AND AGAIN, A MISSED OPPORTUNITY AND AGAIN, A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO HOLD BERNIE SANDERS TO HOLD BERNIE SANDERS ACCOUNTABLE WHEN HE DOUBLES ACCOUNTABLE WHEN HE DOUBLES DOWN AND TRIPLES DOWN ON CASTRO DOWN AND TRIPLES DOWN ON CASTRO RATHER THAN SAYING HE DOESN’T RATHER THAN SAYING HE DOESN’T LEAD WITH A CRITICISM BUT THE LEAD WITH A CRITICISM BUT THE WONDERFUL THINGS THE CASTRO WONDERFUL THINGS THE CASTRO REGIME DID REGIME DID IT WAS A PRIME OPPORTUNITY FOR IT WAS A PRIME OPPORTUNITY FOR CBS TO PRESS HIM

CBS TO PRESS HIM AS YOU SAY IT CAME UP LATE AS YOU SAY IT CAME UP LATE >> Ed: MAYBE THE VOTERS LOSE >> Ed: MAYBE THE VOTERS LOSE

WE’RE THE EVE ON THE FIRST IN WE’RE THE EVE ON THE FIRST IN THE SOUTH PRIMARY AND YOU HAVE THE SOUTH PRIMARY AND YOU HAVE SUPER TUESDAY COMING UP SUPER TUESDAY COMING UP THERE WASN’T A LOT OF LIGHT THERE WASN’T A LOT OF LIGHT SHED LAST NIGHT SHED LAST NIGHT >> WHICH IS GOOD FOR BERNIE

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