Iowa Caucus - Cable News Coverage

  • Aired:  01/04/12
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The Fox News team soldiers on in its Iowa caucus coverage despite the loss of basic mental functions, and CNN debuts its tricky flick technology. (3:42)

PRINCESS BUTTERCUP.

OF COURSE, FOLKS, LAST NIGHT WAS

A MARATHON FOR MY COLLEAGUES IN

CABLE NEWS.

FORTUNATELY THEY WERE UP TO THE

CHALLENGE.

ESPECIALLY MY FRIENDS OVER AT

THE FOX NEWS TEAM, LED BY HUNKY

QUARTERBACK BRETT BAIER AND

BEAUTIFUL BIRD OF PREY MEGYN

KELLY.

>> IT IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL RIGHT

NOW AT THIS MOMENT.

WE'RE STILL WAITING ON SOME

VOTES.

ACTUALLY FROM STORY COUNTY.

WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS WHAT IS

TAKING SO LONG.

>> WE'RE NOW IN HOUR FIVE, JUST

FOR THOSE OF YOU COUNTING AT

HOME, HOUR FIVE AND STILL NO

WINNER AND NO EXPLANATION FOR

WHY THERE ISN'T A WINNER.

>> WE'RE GETTING INTO THE WEE

HOURS OF THE MORNING, AND IT'S

OBVIOUS THAT THEY DON'T SEEM TO

HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE THESE

BALLOTS ARE.

>> HOW WILL THIS GO AND HOW LONG

WILL THIS GO?

AND WHAT ARE WE TO MAKE OF THE

FACT THAT IT'S STILL GOING?

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: BUT DEATH WOULD

NOT COME, SO THEY SOLDIERED ON

DESPITE THE LOSS OF BASIC MENTAL

FUNCTIONS.

>> LOOK HOW CLOSE IT IS.

RICK SANTORUM NOW IN SECOND

PLACE ONLY BY A FEW... LET'S

SEE... ABOUT 60 VOTES.

NO, NO, NO, ABOUT 100 VOTES.

>> THE TOP TWO BATTLING IT OUT,

AND THE DIFFERENCE IS... AGAIN

WITH THE PATH.

>> I THINK IT'S ONLY 13 VOTES.

>> OKAY.

SO JUST TO MAKE CLEAR, AS WE

LOOK AT THE NUMBERS HERE, 28,

201 MINUS 28...

>> REALLY?

REALLY?

>> OKAY.

I DID IT WRONG.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU KNOW WHAT, LET'S GO TO

BREAK.

>> FOX WERE NOT MY ONLY

COLLEAGUES SLOGGING THROUGH THE

CAUCUS SWAMP.

CNN DEBUTED THEIR NEW FLICK

TECHNOLOGY, WHICH ALLOWED THEM

TO THROW CHARTS AT EACH OTHER

ACROSS THE STUDIO WHEN IT WASN'T

CONFOUNDING ERIN BURNETT.

>> BEFORE I SEND IT BACK TO YOU

ANSELMISON, WE'LL DO A REVERSE

FLICK.

>> OH.

>> OH, NO.

>> ARE YOU READY?

>> YES, YES.

VERY GOOD.

>> THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM.

EXCELLENT FLICKING GOING ON.

>> Stephen: ERIN, YOU CLEARLY

NEED A LESSON IN ADVANCED

FLICKOLOGY, SO JOIN ME NOW AT

"THE COLBERT REPORT"

FLICTRONIC-TRON 5600.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[SIREN BLARES]

WELCOME TO THE FLICTRONIC-TRON

5600, WHERE THE NEWS WILL NOT

STAY IN ONE PLACE.

OKAY.

NOW, LET'S BRING UP ERIN

BURNETT'S LOVELY PHOTO AND

FLICK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[FLUSHING]

>> Stephen: WHERE DID SHE GO?

WHERE DID SHE GO?

WHERE IS ERIN NOW, YOU ASK?

LET'S SEE.

I'M SENSING A PRESENCE

SOMEWHERE, SOMEWHERE IN THE...

IT'S IN THIS AREA.

YOUNG LADY, HOLE STILL.

ARE YOU... WHAT'S, WHAT'S THIS?

CNN?

IS THIS YOUR GRAPHIC?

POW.

STHAT'S HOW YOU REPORT AN E,

GUYS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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