At the end of last night’s Democrat debate, moderator Rachel Maddow gave hugs to both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton:

Was it a first?

Considering it was a Dem debate being broadcast on MSNBC, maybe it’s not too surprising a moderator leaned forward for a couple of hugs from the candidates:

But not surprisingly, others saw no problem with it:

  • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Yeah, this is pretty standard, right? I mean, Megyn gave hugs to EVERYbody after the first GOP debate…

    [/sheesh]

    • RJLigier

      Megyn was arranging BDSM dates with the 2-3%er GOPe……..who, but a bimbo, makes sadomasochistic hand gestures during a photoshoot for distribution?

      • ricoliv

        “BDSM dates” and “bimbos” appear to be areas in which you have considerable experience. Since those– and “the 2-3%er GOPe,” of course— are evidently the only subjects you know anything about, and since all of them are so limited in their appeal, there is no need for you to further enlighten us with your expertise..

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy!

    Not a smidgen of bias AT ALL!!!

    • Kevin Giltrud

      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

      • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        We’re all doing that, more and more often as this cavalcade of stupid continues…

        • Mark Dwarvin Jester,..

          ZenPop @ZenPopArt

          Well, being an unfeeling automaton, you’re probably unfamiliar with human emotions like “kindness” and “happiness” https://twitter.com/brithume/status/695458804041908224 …———————
          Well……. being a filthy left wing authoritarian hack and propagandist…… you’re probably unfamiliar with journalistic standards like “ethics” “unbiased treatment”.. and “fairness”..
          .
          I’m sure you got LOTS of stroke value from the media emotional appearance of endorsement…
          .
          whereas… if Madcow were ever caught on film “hugging” Ted Cruz.. you’d be branding her a traitor and demanding her immediate execution..
          .
          You idiot progs are nothing if not wholly predictable in your knee jerk reactionary positions…
          .
          now you can go fuck yourself… seeing as how that was the whole incestuous media democrat love fest’s point.. wasn’t it?..
          .
          Prog porn…

      • syvyn11

        I threw up in my mouth a lot.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      They are not even TRYING to hide it any longer….but I still hear and see libs scream that there is no bias in the media (except FOX)….

  • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Wait, this is Rachel Madcow we’re talkin’ ’bout here. I’m surprised she didn’t give commie talking points to Bernie and tell Hillary that she knows somebody who could set her up with some really “unique” earrings…

  • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

    Once again the old song pops into my head:

    Feeeellllinnnnggs! Nothing more than feeeeeelllllliiinnngggs!

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Certainly no facts or logic in use or evidence…

      • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

        Nope. ‘Cause they know they wouldn’t stand a chance against either.

    • bluewaternavy

      Great. Now I’m not going to get that song out of my head. ?

      • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

        Here. Maybe this’ll help.

      • Comrade Hadenov
        • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

          That you even knew that existed makes me question your sense of taste and decorum.

          • Comrade Hadenov

            Why, thank you. LOL It was the most obnoxious song I could come up with on the spur of the moment.

        • Darth Venomous✓unmedicated

      • Mark Dwarvin Jester,..

        or… a web song writer, musician who made a custom song for Fallout 4 for another guys Youtube video series on Fallout…. it.. just works for me.. knocks everything else out of your head. The guy usually does celtic music.. so this is a change for him…
        .
        I just like it…
        .

  • journogal

    No one hugged Chuck Todd? Oh, and those defending it are the ones that screech about “biased Faux News.”

    • The Dragon

      Which is their go to attack. Changing the name of the only right leaning news network. Utterly childish.

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Well, Chuck has “hygiene” issues, shall we say…

    • Mark Dwarvin Jester,..

      When they are faced with an actually fair and balanced take on the news.. leftists go apeshit in full blown denial… ‘how DARE you break their narrative”… HATER!!!.. SHEEP…
      .
      let me get my preprinted from Soros funded operations left wing talking points.. my corporate printed anti-capitalist protest signs.. and my mass emailed tips on how YOU are a delusional lemming who lives for spoonfed narratives…. usually emailed to you,.. (sneer.)…
      .
      oh wait!…….

  • journogal

    Y’all didn’t add in Ben Howe tweet about this ? His was gold, albeit it gag-worthy.

  • Comrade Hadenov

    Suppose it is better than the normal media-Demonrat relationship…

    • journogal

      We don’t know what happen once the cameras were off, or during breaks. Thank goodness.

      • Comrade Hadenov

        Gaaah!!! Lol

      • The Dragon

        Sanders took Maddow and pushed his agenda if you know what I mean

    • san rafael blue

      The dog owner is just a passive victim, no fight back, no squirt guns or shout outs.
      Maybe she’s listening to her Ipod.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Well @maddow is an uncommonly warm and decent person. Didn’t surprise me. @brithume @brianstelter”

    Maybe when it comes to Islam…..

  • reddarin

    The Party of Hugs™ For example: Bill Clinton, Bob Filner, Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Anthony Weiner, Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Gary Condit, Jim McGreevey, etc.

  • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

    Joan Walsh just called Rachel Madcow an “uncommonly warm and decent person”. Has Joan ever left the NYC/DC area? Been to Flyover Country? Been to the South? Because Madcow is an uncommonly frigid and evil person to people living in the real world.

    • journogal

      She would never lower herself to be among what she considered the pleebs. Probably only time she’s been in the South is when she has to catch a connecting flight in ATL.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS8RjCRolSM Sanchez

    If either of those Bolsheviks win I am retiring earlier than planned and going to live on all those free giveaways.

    • journogal

      Same here.

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS8RjCRolSM Sanchez

        I’ll do all I can to stop funding the Democrat gov.

  • NoJanie

    I think Rachel and Hillary have something special between them. And, Bernie was just there…….so what the heck, hug him too.

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Does that mean Mrs Weiner is going to get jealous that someone’s horning in on HER woman?

    • bobodoo

      You bet Maddow and Clinton have something in common, and it’s not hard to figure out.

    • syvyn11

      They are both members of the Sapphic Sorority. And the number one reason why men no longer watch lesbian porn.

  • unknown

    Did she whisper this to both of them? https://youtu.be/PGcTX1uDWAw?t=6s

    • ToyZebra

      It was probably Hail Karl Marx, but the same intent.

  • kennyraisin

    Did Hildabeest stick her tongue in her ear?

    • CrushAllDems

      You just know he’d have loved that.

      The strap-on in his purse was just waiting in anticipation…

  • padraic 91244

    Hey, when the debate is over, they’re all on the same team.

  • TCDave

    Neutral and objective journalist? So sick of these frauds in the media.

  • LucienCordier

    Nick Searcy called it a Democrat human centipede. LOL.

    Yes, Nick $earcy! ‏@yesnicksearcy 6h6 hours ago
    Yes, Nick $earcy! Retweeted Brit Hume
    I think you misspelled “segment in the Human Democrat Centipede do that before.” @brithume

    • syvyn11

      So who is which segment? My call would be Bernie in the first segment, Hillary in the second and Maddow at the end. And they’ll all being feed cuddle-fish.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Picture Megyn Kelly going up to hug the GOP candidates. The left would be screeching about her being in bed with the candidates and crying about “Faux News” being biased. Rachel Maddow and MSNBC do it? Meh how sweet.

    • journogal

      If it wasn’t for double-standards….you know the rest.

    • syvyn11

      Sorry, the only thing I saw was ‘Megyn Kelly’ and ‘Being in bed’.

  • CobraJet428

    MSNBCLSD moderated a Socialist Debate and a Love-In broke out.

  • Arttie the Deplorable

    Being the lap dog she is, I’m surprised it wasn’t a total tongue bath.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I can’t find the video, but I’m pretty sure Chris Cuomo kissed Hillary at the debate he “moderated.” Chris Plante played audio of it on his radio show.

  • Duane Savage

    Think Madcow would give Trump or Cruz a hug?

    • marcus tullius cicero

      …Only if they were Lesbians…

      • RJLigier

        ROFLMAO

      • syvyn11

        That’s a stumper. I mean if you going to date a woman who looks like a man, just date a man.

  • Stephen

    It’s all one big circle jerk.

    • syvyn11

      And it will be named “THE CIRCLE OF JERKS!”

  • grais

    What? No group hug?

  • Dan Abbett

    It would seem that the left is clueless as to the signal it sends to the viewers and the voting public when a debate moderator hugs the candidates. Democrat candidates get hugs from the liberal media. Republican candidates get slugs.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Hug old people day !

  • John Galt

    What the world needs now…is hugs, sweet hugs…that’s the only thing, that there’s just too little of.

    That, and a competent chief executive. And an honest, unbiased MSM.

  • Newportcarl

    Had to turn it off so I missed the hug-a-thug moment

  • The Dragon

    I’m just shocked she didn’t bow down and kiss their feet

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    “Now Rachel, show everyone what a good girl you are and hug Nan-Nan and Pop-Pop…”

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      “Noooooo, they smell of vitamins, pee, and desperation…”

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    They are not ever pretending to be fair and unbiased anymore.
    The fix is in.

  • Tony

    Didn’t even know MSNBC was still on the air…….blocked that pathetic channel years ago.
    Liberals really are pathetic……

  • NannoH

    The most astounding thing about Brit’s comment is that so people think that the hug was sweet and appropriate. Is it any wonder many intelligent Americans are thoroughly disgusted with the MSM and sycophants on the news channels?

  • RJLigier

    Hugs? You know you’re around batshitcrazy 2-3%ers in the public and private sector when professionals are hugging each other. Please affirm me……..gross.

  • dabhidh

    It pleases Democrats and their supporters to see how completely the media is in love with them. It makes their hearts swell.

  • JCS

    Why not? They’re on the same team. I’m surprised that wasn’t a tushy tap, in there somewhere.

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    I thought it was “rape” when a man like maddow…inappropriately hugged a woman like Bernie…

  • Acuda4me ✓Please!

    If Maddow hugged Cruz, “she” would surely burst into flames.

  • san rafael blue

    Men hug too, but women get away with more gratuitous hugging w/o raising eyebrows.

    • RJLigier

      You’re right, 2-3%er men and women hug in the public and private sector. Please affirm me………gross.

  • https://twitter.com/_donaldson Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Bernie tried to slip a quarter into Maddow’s pockets, because that’s what people who are 214 years old do.

    • RJLigier

      He should have offered her some candy because that’s what rape fantasists do.

    • algonquinmatt

      Nah.. he would do the old grandpa trick where he reaches behind their ear and comes out with a quarter.

  • Archons

    Madcow is just relieved that neither candidate burst into flames right there on stage.

  • JenniferP

    Just another example of unprofessional behavior from that woman. I know that I do not bother to hear her opinion…it is just whatever the current talking points are, so….

  • yestradamous

    And every single one of them thinks Fox News is the biased network!

  • The Marathon Man

    “Well @maddow is an uncommonly warm and decent person.” – more evidence that Joan Walsh is a delusional libturd canary, as if we needed more…..

  • bobbyt1964

    Stockholm Syndrome…

  • lesterwink23

    Rachel settled for a hug because pom-poms would’ve been too over the top

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Uh, we’re talkin’ MSNBC, remember?

  • http://www.paulengemann.com/ Paul Engemann

    Because she not a moderator. She’s a facilitator-promoter-sycophant-hack.

  • Whoaboy

    That was Rachael? I thought that was Chris Hayes

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Geez, can’t you tell the difference between a chick (Chris) and a dude (Rachel)?

      • Whoaboy

        Right I think the xtra slim cut suit threw me off, my bad.

        • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Here’s an easy way to remember. Rachel dates girls, Chris dates boys…

    • syvyn11

      For a second, I thought that MSNBC rehired Keith Olbermann.

  • Suzyqpie

    Just one big happy family expressing their love for one another. At this point we can just trash any semblance of impartiality.

  • syvyn11

    I would rather hack my own arms off than get a hug from Maddow.

    • Oysteria (I won)

      Really. I heard smarm is really hard to wash off.

  • Dawn Crawford

    Meygyn Kelly looks eerily like Nicole OJ’s wife it is down right creepy similar.

  • globalcrap

    Maddow, and Clinton, hugging each other, isn’t that what wo–men do

  • rodlang

    Not a huge deal but I never thought of Maddow as a warm and fuzzy person. She doesn’t give that impression. Granted, neither does Megyn Kelly.

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      It stands to reason, then, that she was perhaps overwhelmed by emotion…

      Bias? Nope!

  • mblack

    “there’s a reason you’ve never seen that. It’s not journalistically appropriate.” MSNBC and “journalistically appropriate” are mutually exclusive.

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  • mrs_oerebts

    OMG, why wasn’t there a trigger warning!? The tweets at the end were vomit-inducing.

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  • toddm123

    The Democrats and the Press are one big, happy family. Why shouldn’t they hug?

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    “See? See that? They’re hugging! That means they have to be human, right?”
    –drooling lefty drones

    • https://disqus.com/by/DocFarmer/ Doc Farmer✔ᶜᵒᵛᶠᵉᶠᵉ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      “Yeah, yeah, I was ‘hugging’ DiCaprio in that scene…” — Rape-Bear

  • Tom

    I’m surprised Hillary and Rachel didn’t do a little tongue wrestling up there.

  • © Sponge

    Remember: THERE IS NO BIAS IN MEDIA.

  • Fingolfin

    Well the ideal goal of objectivity is to be unfeeling.

  • Fingolfin

    So Rachel Maddow is uncommonly decent? And that is supposed to equal hug-happy? Do uncommonly decent people spew venom towards Republicans?

  • HuandaRulz

    Maybe she needs to feel human again, to bad she chose the wrong people to do it with.

  • Linda

    You can bet that Mitt Romney never hugged Candy Crowley

  • Rogue Cheddar

    I guess a messy threesome on a tarp is just not ready for ‘PrimeTime’.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    “Rachel Maddow embraces both Clinton and Sanders at end of debate.”

    I suppose that is less troubling to television audiences than her flicking her forked tongue across her thin cruel lips, unhinging her jaw, and proceeding to swallow whole a live wriggling guinea pig.