The Borowitz Report

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of the Borowitz Report on, is back to talk about how Joe Biden and Paul Ryan performed in the vice presidential debate. He’ll also look at Mitt Romney’s post-debate bump and what it means for President Obama’s campaign. 


Andy Borowitz

Comments [14]

"PS" for this segment.

Published: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:54 PM ET -

" . . . ADP's new calculations put the monthly job creation at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month. . . . Economists expect Friday's (11-2-12) report to show 125,000 new jobs and the jobless rate to hold steady. . . "

Oct. 31 2012 08:13 PM

O.K. People

Move along -

Nothing to see here

" . . . Marty Morgenstern, the secretary of the California agency that substantially under-reported unemployment claims last week, contributed to President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election campaign, The Daily Caller has learned. . . ."

Oct. 19 2012 12:59 PM

when romney was asked about women equal pay. he responded with a story about a womman who worked for him and not real fact or what his plan for women equal pay. also, when you let romney talk and talk for more of what has been asked...we can find the real romney...He is constantly changing sides on important issues, is to quick to arrive at conclusions for example his rash comment on "Obama Healthcare" commenting that he will abolish immediately if he is elected. the attack on the Libyan embassy- used as a political ploy. A time when all Americans should unite for the loss of our own.

Oct. 17 2012 10:07 AM

Does anyone have the report showing that Jack Welch ever raised any questions about Obama's birth?

Here's what he had to say about the August 2012 Unemployment Statistics.

"Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, is elaborating on his tweet last week voicing suspicion that the Obama administration is manipulating U.S. employment data for political advantage. . . . "

Oct. 12 2012 02:39 PM

Mr. Lopate:

It's nice to be "pretending" that you're "playing" "truth patrol",
especially when it allows you to endorse the untruthful statements of
you guest, Mr. Borowitz.

Mr. Borowitz's allusion to Jack Welch's comments on the August 2012 were untruthful. Mr. Welch's statements contained no reference to Obama's place of birth. Mr. Borowitz is at least misinformed if he thinks otherwise.

You are at least careless in you obligation to your audience not to ask a follow-up question when such a charge is made. But hey, Borowitz is hitting for your team, why should you care?

Would it be O.K. to compare Borowitz,s perception of reality, or yours, to Jerry Sandusky's?

Oct. 12 2012 02:02 PM
Henry from Manhattan

After I watched the Romney/Obama debate, I didn’t come away with this feeling that Romney decidedly won or Obama lost or whatever. I was still weighing the facts of what they claimed and even some of their basic logic and assumptions. In that respect, I didn’t think Romney was bad, I just though Obama explained his positions better.

Even if someone didn’t know the details of the candidate’s policies beforehand, Obama seemed to rely on history and other real world models as guides, where Romney seemed to believe that he was doing something “new” especially concerning his prescription for the economy. Obama was fine with detail, Romney’s details were wait and see, which I don’t necessarily disagree with, but still, it makes his platform less clear. Obama made a point of distinguishing the differences in polices between him and Romney as well.

But then everyone was just harping on how Obama looked, etc. and I guess I wasn’t paying as much attention to the reality show spectacle of the event. I wasn’t watching the debate on the channel with the split screen view, so I missed the nuance of Obama’s perceived reactions.

So I think it’s more the media that feeds into this “how they looked” concept of the debate instead of treating it as “whose facts are closer to reality,” "do the conclusions follow logically" sort of debate.

Oct. 12 2012 01:44 PM
Henry from Manhattan

Amy from Manhattan said:
“You're reminding me about how Mitt Romney said his "47%" comments were spoken "inelegantly." I wonder what would have the elegant way to say them?”

Stephen Colbert can answer that:
(Video link)

Oct. 12 2012 01:29 PM
Mike from Tribeca

For what it's worth, Bob Dole did Viagra commercials, not Bob Dylan. Dylan appeared in a Victoria's Secret commercial.

Oct. 12 2012 01:26 PM

Don't forget Stacey Dash! (Dionne in Clueless, Clueless the TV show, etc.)

Oct. 12 2012 01:25 PM
Elle from Brooklyn

"This wasn't a debate; it was a reality TV show performance."

That may be the most accurate comment anyone has yet made.

Oct. 12 2012 01:22 PM

I think something happened to Andy since he became an employee. He still makes me laugh in his way - and the Onion in theirs. But I wanted to talk about Joe Biden - he's a great politician with a great long history and he was really on top of his facts and figures - very few talking points there.

Oct. 12 2012 01:22 PM
Amy from Manhattan

You're reminding me about how Mitt Romney said his "47%" comments were spoken "inelegantly." I wonder what would have the elegant way to say them?

Oct. 12 2012 01:21 PM

Hear him! Hear him!

I had to spend an afternoon in a FoxNews household fixing their laptop. And the pre-debate commentators would have us believe that the President lowered his pants and took a dump on the stage last week. C'mon guys, he wasn't *that* bad...He just wasn't that good, either.

We decry the inability of the Congress to set aside their differences and work together for the good of the country yet we build up these contretemps like they mean something. The fault is not in our politicians but in ourselves.

Personally, I would rather have Biden as President over Ryan. For that matter, I would rather have Biden over Romney. I would love to see Reid start impeachment of some Senators for putting their signed pledge to Grover Norquist over their oaths of office and filibustering everything they can.

Oct. 12 2012 01:18 PM

Andy Borowtiz is less funny, insightful or clever than the worst Onion writer.

Oct. 12 2012 01:10 PM

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