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CNBC's on-air talent tried in the moments before the third televised GOP presidential debate Wednesday evening to fill the airtime with trenchant political analysis, and the press absolutely hated it.

For the press, CNBC's pre-debate show was inane, insipid and entirely boring. It also didn't help that the debate didn't start exactly at 8:00 pm, as advertised, and instead started after about 15 minutes of unscripted CNBC analysis.

Commentary's John Podhoretz said in a note of desperation, "WHY ARE THEY STILL TALKING THE DEBATERS ARE OUT ON THE STAGE SHUUUUUUUUUT UPPPPPPPPP!"

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