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What They Are Saying About The Contentious Democrat Debate

- April 14, 2016

"Seems Safe To Say That Tonight Is Going To Be A Bad Night For Dem Unity"

CNN's Dan Merica: "No Chit Chat Between Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders As They Walk Off Stage During The First Commercial Break." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Politico: " There's A Lot Of Shouting Going On In Brooklyn." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Associated Press' s Lisa Lerer: "It Really Is Striking How Much The Tone Of This Race Has Shifted Since Last Debate. Every Q Has Become An Confrontation." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

NPR's Domenico Montanaro: "Great, So It's Not Clear Clinton Or Sanders Thinks The Other Has The Judgment To Be President. Same Party Right?" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

  • Montanaro: "[Bernie Sanders] Paints Democrats Like Hillary Clinton] As Unpalatable. Very Potentially Damaging To Healing The Party." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Washington Post's Rebecca Sinderbrand: "All The Attacks. All Of Them. All At Once." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Political Analyst Geoffrey Skelley: "Seems Safe To Say That Tonight Is Going To Be A Bad Night For Dem Unity." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal's Damian Paletta: "The Two Candidates Are Really Going For The Jugular Out Of The Gate." ("Brooklyn Democratic Debate: Live Coverage," The Wall Street Journal, 4/14/16)

The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery: "This Is Intense." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

BuzzFeed's Darren Sands: "Haymakers." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

CNN's Jeff Zeleny: "The Disdain And Tensions Between These Two Have Steadily Grown." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

USA Today's Susan Page: "Night And Day: Compare The Difference In Tone Between This [Dem Debate] And The First One They Held." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone: "Things Getting Spicy Up Top Here With Sanders Having To Address His Comments Last Week About Calling Hillary Clinton 'Unqualified' To Be President." (FiveThirtyEight, 4/14/16)

Political Analyst David Axelrod: "Not A Really Compelling Or Specific Response From [Hillary Clinton] On Why She Won't Release The Transcripts Of Her Paid Speeches." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti: "You Can See Both Candidates' Frustrations Breaking Through, Nowhere Clearer Than When Clinton Pointed Out They've Debated Nine Times Now." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Washington Post's EJ Dionne: "Well, The Gloves Are Off. #Bernie Hits #Hillary Hard On #Iraq Disaster. She Hits Him On His Difficulties Explaining His Policies. #Demdebate." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Political Analyst Susan Page: "Night And Day: Compare The Difference In Tone Between This #Demdebate And The First One They Held." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "The Reason Hillary Won't Release Speech Transcripts For 1 Reason: It's A Lock She Praised Them And Knew Execs By Name Etc." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The New York Times' Maggie Haberman: "That Was Quite A Moment, Folks In The Debate Hall Calling Clinton Out For Inconsistency On The Minimum Wage." ( The New York Times , 4/14/16)

Politico's Glenn Thrush: "Same Debate As The Other 8 - Except They Are Shouting, Not Talking." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Politico's Gabe Debenedetti: "Is This The First Time Everyone Expected "Tensions To Boil Over" In A Democratic Debate, And Then They Actually Did, From The Start?" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal 's Byron Tau: "Mr. Sanders Attacks Mrs. Clinton Back Over The Minimum Wage - And It Quickly Devolves Into A Shouting Match." (The Wall Street Journal, 4/14/16)

Yahoo News's Garance Franke-Ruta: "Clinton's New Technique Is To Just Talk Over Sanders So He Can't Get His Accusation Out. #Cnndebate #Brooklyndebate." ( Twitter.com , 4/14/16)

The New York Times' Maggie Haberman: "But I Find The Yelling By Both Sort Of Hard To Take, And I Have To Imagine Viewers Do, Too." (Democratic Debate Live Coverage, The New York Times , 4/14/16)

David Axelrod: "During Break, Corner Men Were Working On Debaters, Binding Up Cuts And Toweling Them Off. And Another Half To Come! Whoa. #Demdebate." ( Twitter.com , 4/14/16)

Washington Post's Dave Weigel: "OH SNAP HE HIT HER WITH THE FRACKING." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Bloomberg 's Mark Halperin: "If You Had 'Finger Wag' In Dem Debate Drinking Game, You Will Need A Designated Driver To Take You Home." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Slate's Jamelle Bouie: "Illustrates The Extent To Which HRC Is Basically Running As Incumbent." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal 's Byron Tau: "Clinton Squirms Out From Under The Carbon Tax Question. Sanders Doesn't Use His Next Answer To Press Her." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal 's Rebecca Ballhaus: "Mrs. Clinton's Incrementalist Approach Is A Challenge For Her Against The Energy Of Mr. Sanders And His Supporters." "Mrs. Clinton's incrementalist approach is a challenge for her against the energy of Mr. Sanders and his supporters. She defends U.S. support for fracking in other countries as a first step away from coal and toward cleaner energy. Mr. Sanders was ready to pounce: 'Those little s for fracking in other countries as a first step away from coal and toward cleaner energy.'" ("Brooklyn Democratic Debate: Live Coverage," The Wall Street Journal, 4/14/16)

Los Angeles Times' Chris Megerian: "Bernie Sanders To Hillary Clinton -- Do You Support A Tax On Carbon? Hillary Clinton -- Words That Don't Answer The Question." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Roll Call's Jonathan Allen: "Hillary Clinton Still Has An Unwillingness To Start Her Answers With A Simple Yes Or No. It Hurts Her Credibility." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Bloomberg 's Sahil Kapur: "Clinton Defends Libya War: Helped Libyan People Hold Elections, Chart Their Future; Deserve A Chance At Democracy. All Could Apply To Iraq." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

David Axelrod: "Unless She Genuinely Feels None, Shouldn't @Hillaryclinton Express Some Regrets Or Lessons Learned On Libya? #Demdebate." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Cook Political Report 's Amy Walter: "Nine Debates Later & HRC Still Doesn't Have A Good Answer On Libya." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal 's Rebecca Ballhaus: "Mrs. Clinton Says The Decision To "In Any Way Use American Military Power" Comes Down To The President-Effectively Blaming Mr. Obama For Regime Change In Libya.Ime Change In Libya." ("Brooklyn Democratic Debate: Live Coverage," The Wall Street Journal, 4/14/16)

 


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