Tom Scocca
tom-scocca
Deputy executive editor, Special Projects Desk
9/15/17
4:36 PM
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Marchman’s quest for his One True Worst Take may have finally been completed here. “A steak is not food.” “An eyeball is not a body part.” “An eagle is not a bird.” “Chess is not a board game.”

10/26/16
3:36 PM
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Arthur Rhodes had a good baseball name, even better in full-length form as Arthur Lee Rhodes, Jr.

10/19/16
10:58 PM
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On abortion, Clinton’s assurance and Trump’s blather produced an impressive reversal. Usually there’s a Republican boldly and simply declaring that life begins at conception and abortion kills an innocent human being, while a Democrat apologetically says that yes abortion is bad but but it still, technically, is a Read more

10/19/16
10:43 PM
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I thought Clinton was more aggressive and demagogic than in the previous two debates, like she’d measured Trump and wasn’t worried about losing a slugfest to him anymore.

10/19/16
10:38 PM
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Trump looks beaten. Extremely low-energy slouching off the stage.

10/19/16
10:38 PM
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So Trump’s closing statement was to promise that electing Hillary Clinton means four more years of Obama—i.e., the thing the majority of Americans would take right now if it were on the menu.

10/19/16
10:32 PM
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Trump does the public service of pivoting away from Wallace’s plea for entitlement cuts to rant instead about Obamacare.

10/19/16
10:26 PM
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The only interesting thing to say about the national debt in this election is that a million years ago Trump was floating the prospect of defaulting on it.

10/19/16
10:25 PM
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Chris Wallace lost control of the schedule, so he’s dropping the discussion of Obamacare he’d promised before to jabber about the national debt.

10/19/16
10:22 PM
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Trump just Froggered his way from being completely wrong about the situation in Aleppo to denouncing the Syrian refugees as ISIS sleepers.

10/19/16
10:07 PM
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“They’ve poisoned the minds of the voters,” Trump says of the media, asked about his election-fixing claims.

10/19/16
10:03 PM
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Trump just falsely claimed that he contributes to the Trump Foundation.

10/19/16
9:53 PM
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Trump just said the groping accusations have been debunked and pivoted to the Project Veritas ratfucking violence-at-rallies tape.

10/19/16
9:51 PM
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Trump is on a riff about six billion missing dollars, which is his first real flight so far in this debate into the stratosphere of things that are only intelligible if you read the comments in the deep right blogosphere. Till here, he’s been pretty grounded.