Experts Critique the Presidential Debate

  • Aired:  10/17/12
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John Oliver recruits his own diverse panel of experts to analyze the second presidential debate in real time. (5:25)

NOW OBVIOUSLY THE DEBATES ARE

UTTERLY OVERABLE ID BY THE

MEDIA.

EACH NETWORK SPENDING COUNTLESS

POST-DEBATE HOURS WITH PUNDITS

AND BODY LANGUAGE EXPERTS AND

SCIENTISTS USING WHATEVER THE

HELL THAT IS ON THAT GUY'S FACE.

IT MADE US THINK HERE AT "THE

DAILY SHOW," WHY CAN'T WE GET IN

ON SOME OF THAT SWEET, SWEET

ACTION?

JOHN OLIVER JOINS US.

JOHN?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> HI, JON.

LAST NIGHT I ASSEMBLED MY OWN

PANEL OF EXPERTS THE WATCH THE

DEBATE, A BODY LANGUAGE ANALYST,

A PAGEANT JUDGE, AN EXPERT ON

AURAS, A MAN WHO WORKS AT A TIE

STORE, A YENTA, A WOMAN WHO

DOESN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, SOMEONE

WHO RECENTLY HAD KNEE SURGERY

AND AN EASILY BORED TEENAGE

GIRL.

>> Jon: THAT SEEMS LIKE A

RIDICULOUS GROUP OF PEOPLE TO

PUT TOGETHER TO ANALYZE THE

DEBATE.

>> THAT'S BECAUSE IT WAS, JON,

SO TO GIVE THEIR EXPERT

ANALYSIS, I GIVE TO OWE THE JOHN

OLIVER FOCUS GROUP.

I'M HERE WITH A DIVERSE PANEL OF

EXPERTS TO GAUGE IN REAL-TIME

THEIR REACTIONS TO THIS DEBATE.

LET THE DEBATE COMMENCE.

>> WELCOME.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY.

>> OKAY.

SO LET'S STOP IT RIGHT THERE.

WHO DO WE THINK IS WINNING SO

FAR?

>> OBAMA.

>> OBAMA.

>> PAGEANT JUDGE?

>> RIGHT AWAY OBAMA CAME UP WITH

A HI, HELLO, THE HAND UP HIGH

WITH A BIG SMILE.

>> AURA EXPERT?

>> JUST YOU COULD FEEL FROM HIS

VARIOUS BODY LANGUAGE.

>> SO FAR IT'S EQUAL.

>> THEY BOTH WALKED ON TO THE

MIDDLE OF THE STAGE AND SHOOK

HANDS AND LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE

HAS HAPPENED SO FARR.

>> EXACTLY.

>> THAT'S FASCINATING.

BUT KEY DEBATE ANALYSIS IS MUCH

DEEPER THAN HOW YOU WALK INTO A

ROOM.

MAN WHO WORKS AT TIE STORE, WHO

DO YOU THINK IS WINNING SO FAR?

>> GOVERNOR ROMNEY HAS A TIE

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH WITH A

STRIPE.

IT'S ACTUALLY AN ENGLISH STRIPE

AS OPPOSED TO AN AMERICAN

STRIPE.

IT SEEMS TO ME SOMEONE RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

ADVISED TO WEAR AN AMERICAN

STRIPED TIE.

>> I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU.

>> PAGEANT JUDGE, YOU AGREE WITH

THAT?

>> I AGREE.

FOR THE OVERALL PACKAGE, YOU'RE

REPRESENTING AMERICA.

MANY PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE THAT

KNOWLEDGE, BUT NOW THAT I DO

HAVE THAT KNOWLEDGE, IT JUST

MADE ME FEEL LIKE, WHY WOULD YOU

DO THAT?

>> EVEN THOUGH YOU LITERALLY

LEARNED THAT FACT 30 SECONDS

AGO?

>> ABSLIGHTLY.

IT DID BOTHER ME.

>> AS THE DEBATE PROGRESSED, THE

ANALYSIS BECAME EVEN MORE

SOPHISTICATED.

NO NEITHER MAN SO FAR HAVE PUT

THEIR HANDS IN THEIR POCKETS.

APART FROM NOTHING, WHAT DOES

THAT MEAN?

>> IT MEANS THEY'RE MORE OPEN.

THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.

THEY'RE LETTING IT ALL OUT.

>> LADY WHO DOESN'T SPEAK

ENGLISH, TELL ME IN YOUR OWN

WORDS WHO IS WINNING THIS

DEBATE.

FOUL

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> LOUDER: TELL ME

IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHO IS WINNING

THIS DEBATE?

>> SAY AGAIN PLEASE.

>> MAN WHO RECENTLY HAD SURGERY,

BOTH HAVE THEIR KNEES UP.

AS SOMEONE WHO SUFFERED AN ACL

INJURY, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU

FEEL?

>> THAT JUST REMINDS ME OF WHAT

I CAN'T DO.

>> BUT AS ALL THE EXPERTS ASSURE

US, THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY TELL

WHO WINS THE DEBATE IS TO WATCH

IT WITHOUT AUDIO.

NOW, WITHOUT THE SOUND, WHO DO

WE THINK IS WINNING?

>> BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT?

>> ROMNEY.

ROMNEY?

>> YES.

HE'S MORE OPEN.

HE'S MORE FLUID IN HIS GESTURES.

HE'S LESS ANGRIMENT

>> EASILY BORED TEENAGE GIRL,

ANYTHING?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

[LAUGHTER]

>> SEE IF THIS AFFECTS YOUR

RESPONSE.

FOR THIS NEXT SEGMENT WE'LL KEEP

THE PICTURE UP BUT WE'LL PLAY

THE AUDIO FROM AN EPISODE OF

"CSI: MIAMI."

>> LIKE 2,000 CASES.

>> 2,000 CASES AND NOW 2,000

SUSPECTS.

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING]

>> DID THAT AFFECT YOUR

ENJOYMENT OF THIS DEBATE?

>> MADE IT MORE ENJOYABLE.

>> YEAH.

>> YES.

>> IT'S FUN.

>> IT ACTUALLY DID.

>> THAT IS HYPOTHETICALLY

FASCINATING.

THIS WAS GOING GREAT, BUT THERE

WAS ONLY ONE WAY THE MAKE SURE.

HI.

SO YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THE

PANEL, WATCHING THIS DEBATE.

BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT, WHAT IS

YOUR REACTION TO HOW THE OTHER

BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT IS DOING?

>> I LIKE THE FACT THAT SHE'S

PHYSICALLY... HER FACE

EXPRESSING THAT SHE'S NOT

AGREEING WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE.

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MAN WHO

WORKS AT THE TIE STORE.

EDUCATED LADY, HOW IS WHAT HE'S

WEARING AFFECTING WHAT HE'S

SAYING ABOUT WHAT ROMNEY IS

WEARING?

>> I WOULD SAY THAT IT DOESN'T

SIGNIFY THE BEST TASTE REALLY

FOR OCTOBER TO BE WEARING LIME

GREEN.

>> THE LADY WHO DOESN'T SPEAK

ENGLISH, SHE'S NOT SAID MUCH.

IS THAT POLITE OR IMPOLITE?

>> WELL, YOU SEE, IT'S ALMOST

LIKE SHE'S A NON-PERSON TO ME

BECAUSE SHE'S SO QUIET.

>> DO YOU THINK THAT HAS HIGH

NO-TO-DO WITH THE FACT THAT SHE

CAN'T SPEAK A CONSIDERED OF

ENGLISH?

>> POSSIBLY.

SHE COULD AT LEAST SMILE.

>> RIGHT.

>> BUT OF COURSE IN THE END

THERE'S ONLY ONE PANEL THAT

REALLY MATTERS.

SO OHIO VOTER, WHO DO YOU THINK

WON TONIGHT'S DEBATE?

>> I THOUGHT OBAMA WON.

>> OBAMA IT IS THEN BECAUSE YOU

ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO COUNTS.

[LAUGHTER]

WHAT A WASTE OF TIME.

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