That Debate Tho

CNN reports that this week’sdebate may have been the most-watched in U.S. historyBrian Stelter, who wrote the piece, tweeted, “Last night's debate was far higher rated than the first debates in 2008 and 2012.” He added: “Important detail: there was no dramatic ratings drop-off between 9 & 10:40pm. Viewers were glued to entire #debate.” Which, wow.

Jonathan Mahler at the New York Times watched the debate, but he writes I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score. Quoting the piece, Ashley Parker tweeted: "It is no surprise to learn that Trump is loud even w the sound off."

According to the New York Times, Donald Trump has a new debate strategy: “Practice, Practice, Practice.” Blake Hounshell tweeted, “Looks like Trump’s aides are blaming the candidate for not practicing harder.” WhileShirley Zilberstein wondered, “Could it land him at Carnegie Hall?”

And in other election news, the Times published Shamed and Angry: The Beauty Contestant Donald Trump Mocked for Her WeightMichael Barbaro, who contributed to writing the piece, called it, “The story behind ‘Miss Piggy.’”

While elsewhere in the Times, we learn that it’s because “Trump is off balance & on the defensive,” at least according to how Alex Burns tweeted that story.

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