Spinning Around After Wednesday’s Debate

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FORMER GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE, R-ARK.

I took this photo and the ones below in the spin room after the CNN/YouTube debate last night and wrote this piece about journalists’ thoughts on debate coverage. It was fun dodging under armpits and peeking over shoulders to try to work my way into the action.

One man ended up falling over onto his back during the rush to interview Chuck Norris. It’s interesting that the reporters seemed to follow Norris more closely than they did the actual candidates. I’ll admit, though: I was just as excited to see Mr. Walker Texas Ranger himself, who was there hearting Huckabee. Romney, Giuliani and McCain didn’t make it into the spin room, so I got what photos I could.

I’m curious: What did you think of the debate? How well do you think journalists covered it?

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REP. RON PAUL, R-TEXAS

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REP. DUNCAN HUNTER, R-CALIF.

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CHARLIE CRIST, GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA

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RICK BAKER, MAYOR OF ST. PETERSBURG

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REPORTERS HARD AT WORK

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and here he is … CHUCK NORRIS, HUCKABEE SUPPORTER


Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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