Let's begin by saying I DO NOT want political takes on who won last night --this is not a political forum, we talk and comment about 415 Media (and beyond too occasionally) I realize it's inevitable that politics enter the equation but let's keep it on message and TV/Radio thoughts.
*Lester Holt: Trying to be as unbiased as possible --I think Holt was tougher on Trump (as he should be) than Hillary. I don't think he was as bad as the right-wing echo machine made him out to be but I also thought he was slightly above average, not at all great in any way. He lost control early on and allowed the two to drone on without interruption. That can work well in some debates but not really well last night. This is a tough job and give Holt credit for making the most of a difficult situation. He passed the test but with some glaring issues.
*Locally, I watched KTVU's post election analysis with two of the most boring "political insiders"--they provided nothing new and their analysis were so extraordinarily average at best I didn't remember their names. One guy giggled a lot. That was the most compelling thing I witnessed.
*The Cable Networks--
A breath of fresh air (I can't believe this take) from, of all people, Judge Andrew Napolitano from of all places, Fox News who flat out said this: "She (Hillary) 'clobbered him!" I give this normally blowhard pundit a lot of credit for his take and not succumbing to Sean Hannity disease --in which no matter what, Trump can do no wrong. Not according to the judge --watch.
*CNN does a great job of mixing up its various roundtables and while some drive you crazy it's all for the most part, entertaining and compelling. I like and enjoy listening to Anderson Cooper and Van Jones. I'm not crazy about David Axelrod but he has interesting takes. Gloria Borger says the same thing over and over. Paul Begala is a Democratic operative but tells it like it is and will call out stupidity on both sides of the aisle. John King is good but can't stand his