Heading into last night’s presidential debate, former PBS anchor Jim Lehrer anticipated some criticism. “It’s a rough, rough world — I know that,” he told the NYT. “I’m susceptible to the same smears as anyone else.”
But holy sh*t.
For whatever “smears” Lehrer was ready for, it’s hard to imagine he prepared himself for the avalanche that came from his own colleagues in the media. Below are the top 11 ass-spanking headlines and tweets Lehrer took for his seeming inability to control the candidates.
Tweets after the jump…
— ben schwartz (@benschwartzy) October 4, 2012
Lehrer has all the administrative control of a replacement ref.
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) October 4, 2012
Is Lehrer going to ask an actual question at some point? #debate2012
— Paul D. Shinkman (@ShinkmanWTOP) October 4, 2012
Jim Leh-down-and-roll-over-er, amirite?!
— Brian Fung (@b_fung) October 4, 2012
These Qs are so open-ended…Lehrer seems a bit overwhelmed…kind of like Obama if he were asked to read a spread sheet.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 4, 2012
I’m waiting for one of them to throw a spitball at their teacher… I mean Jim Lehrer #debates
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) October 4, 2012