"Unintelligible yelling": CNN's closed captioner is fed up with tonight's GOP debate and doesn't care who knows it

This is just beautiful -- just beautiful

By Scott Eric Kaufman
February 26, 2016 9:09AM (UTC)
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GOP Debate (Credit: CNN)

It's an open secret that I'm legally and for all practical purposes deaf, and watch Fox News every day with the closed captioning on, so as I was covering tonight's Republican debate, I watched as I always do -- and about two hours into it, I was rewarded for my deafness as the person responsible for captioning the debate just threw his or her hands in the air and surrendered, as any rational person would do.

The cover image on this story says all that needs to be said. Here is video of the moment that spurred the caption.


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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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