It took some pretty serious editing jujitsu to make Mike Bloomberg’s widely-panned performance at the Democratic debate into a video spot that helps the campaign.
With tongue not very firmly in cheek, Bloomberg’s digital staff cut together selected pieces of the debate to portray Bloomberg posing a question so profound and revealing as to leave the other candidates speechless. Bloomberg’s question? “I’m the only one here that, I think, that’s ever started a business, is that fair?”
He did ask that during the debate, but the response he got wasn’t quite this:
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 20, 2020
Anybody who actually watched the debate knows that Bloomberg was targeted from the very start, attacked skillfully and savagely by Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others, and had a hard time defending himself.
When I first watched the video, I didn’t notice the crickets in the background, but they do establish a…