Those in the know are recommending that viewers watch Monday night’s first presidential debate on C-SPAN, which is free of commentary — no spin, no hype, and minute after minute of Lester Holt adjusting his microphone before go time.
Everyone complaining about the cable nets coverage is aware of CSPAN, right?
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 27, 2016
And Lester Holt knows his mic is live, right? Or not?
Lester Holt has a livemic on C-SPAN right now so nobody tell him
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) September 27, 2016
Does @LesterHoltNBC know that mic is live?
— Niels Lesniewski (@nielslesniewski) September 27, 2016
C-SPAN's feed is just a bunch of Lester Holt's body noises pic.twitter.com/44lcXSt7BK
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) September 27, 2016
Watching C-Span to avoid the pundits. On the other hand, listening to Lester Holt breathe is a little weird. #Debates2016
— Jordyne Carmack (@jordynelee) September 27, 2016
6 minutes until the debate. C-span has live coverage of Lester holt's mouth noises and mic adjustments. What I live for. #debatenight
— Matthew Moore (@MattMooreTweets) September 27, 2016
Such scintillating action: all the breathing, coughing, and sipping noises you'd ever wanna hear from Lester Holt. #DebateNight
— Trapper Sean, M.D. (@McMahonFirebird) September 27, 2016
This @cspan feed was nothing but Lester Holt stomach/throat noises for the past 10 minutes
— Yung Gary Johnson (@John_E_Smoker) September 27, 2016
Lester Holt's Mouth Noises 2016 https://t.co/M8bgv1eqoL
— Abby Norman (@abbymnorman) September 27, 2016
The awkward silence on c-span is too much to handle. #debatenight
— Kyle Pomerleau (@kpomerleau) September 27, 2016
5 mins of lester holt coughing and sitting silently is the most riveting thing CSPAN has ever broadcast
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 27, 2016
Truth. Your move, NPR.