Comedy gold: New York Times declares ‘unhelpful debate’ pretty much a draw!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/253823181364793344

Ladies and gentlemen, the comedy stylings of the New York Times editorial board. Try the veal! And don’t forget to tip your waiter!

The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, so long anticipated, quickly sunk into an unenlightening recitation of tired talking points and mendacity. With few sparks and little clarity on the immense gulf that truly separates the two men and their policies, Wednesday’s encounter provided little guidance for voters still trying to understand the choice in next month’s election.

This piece is titled “An Unhelpful Debate” and might just be enough to reunite Chris Matthews and his runaway tingle.

But there’s more where that came from.

NYT: Okay, We'll Call It a Draw

— AoSHQ (@AoSHQ) October 4, 2012

That scale-tipping moment didn’t happen,” writes Alessandra Stanley in “The Choirboy and the Headmaster, and a Faceoff Without Fireworks.”

And of course, Gail Collins got in on the action.

NYT's Gail Collins: "Do debates really matter? The experts say that, barring total disaster, the answer is actually no. "

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 4, 2012

This is what you're paying for, NYT subscribers. Something I predicted last night is now in print in the very-astute NYT.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 4, 2012

Spin, fishwrap, spin!

If you're an experienced parser of the @nytimes editorial page, this piece is a cry for help:

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 4, 2012

Nom. Nom. Nom.

Breaking: New York Times declares Battle of Minas-Tirith basically a draw, because Eowyn blinked a lot while slaying the Witch-King.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) October 4, 2012

Coming soon?

Breaking: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says the Israeli ambassador told her debate was a draw; voices in Harry Reid's head agree

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) October 4, 2012