Gee if it was so defective how did it pick up every sniffle and snort that issued from his fat orange face?
It also was not so defective that it did not pick up on every lie that tumbled out of Trump's anus shaped maw either.
Courtesy of Forbes:
During the first 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Huffington Post kept a tally of the lies that each candidate told in their responses to Lester Holt’s questions. The final HuffPo tally? Donald Trump: 16; Hillary Clinton: 0.
Although the media have made much of Clinton’s “trust problem,” data even beyond this debate tally suggest that Trump has a solid pattern of lying pretty much all the time, about any situation, especially those that might cast him in what he perceives as a negative light.
His reputation is such that this debate, like no debate before it, had every news media outlet promising intensive fact-checking of every assertion. Fact-checkers have probably never before been this employable and may be the true winners in this election.
Actually the Trump lies came so hard and fast during last night's debate that anybody participating in that take a drink for every Trump lie drinking game would most likely have woken up in the morgue this morning.
The mic also picked up every time Trump interrupted Hillary as she was talking:
At Monday night’s presidential debate, by our count, Donald Trump interrupted Hillary Clinton 25 times in the first 26 minutes of the debate.
By the time the debate was over, Trump had interrupted Clinton 51 times — whereas Clinton had interrupted Trump just 17 times.
Trump's performance by every non-Republican bubble measure was extremely poor, while Hillary essentially landed devastating blow after devastating blow.
If this had been a boxing match Donald Trump would have ended up on the canvas crawling around looking for one of his eyes.
However let me say this.
After the debate last night I was feeling pretty good so I let my curiosity get the better of me and took a trip over to the Sea O'Pee. And to be blunt it was a shit show of reverse logic and magical thinking.
They celebrated every bad answer that Trump gave as positive, and found every one of Hillary's responses as somehow weak and misleading. In short it was the Bizarro version of reality.
Of course that is to be expected because those people are crazy.
However they also had a link to Breitbart, and a visit over there showed exactly the same point of view.
So what that says is that partisan opinions are baked in now, and none of these debates will change a damn thing among the faithful.
Really the only reason to even have any more of these debates is in the hopes that there are still a few folks out there who, for whatever reason, remain undecided and who still recognize a fact when they see it.