Andrea's Pro-Obama Editor's Cut
And so it was that Andrea treated us to McCain's difficulties in pronouncing "Ahmadinejad." But the eight times Obama abjectly agreed with McCain? Not a one made it into the Mitchell editor's cut. Then there was Andrea's parting shot:
The only question is whether in some of the reaction shots [McCain] looked too angry and dismissive of an opponent who seemed determined to remain cool.To his credit, co-anchor Lester Holt later raised with NBC News political director Chuck Todd the matter of Obama's multiple agreements, even playing the web ad on it that the McCain camp had up within minutes of debate end. Todd was agnostic as to whether Obama's serial acquiescence would help or hurt him, while wondering whether voters would approve of McCain's more aggressive tone that Todd described more than once as "disdainful."
But in Today's show-starting video summary of the debate, Mitchell made sure that viewers never saw how much Obama had to agree with McCain.