Your Hidden Gems of Election 2012!
CNN definitely coordinated its “true blue state” shade with the exact color of Anderson Cooper’s icy hot eyes, right? RIGHT?
Who says EW.com’s Hidden Gems franchise needs to be limited to Dancing With the Stars coverage? Usually me, but I’m feeling democratic today. I’ll be compiling fun screenshots of election coverage throughout the night, so go ahead and send in the screen gems — noteworthy quirks that are not necessarily the main focus of the telecast — you notice yourselves.
I’ll probably stick to watching CNN as a home base because I do whatever the top of the Empire State Building tells me to, but I’m open to flipping channels. FOUR MORE CHANNELS! MAYBE EVEN MORE!
Don’t leave your image urls or attatchments in the comments because they might get flagged. Email them to me with a brief caption or tweet them to me @EWAnnieBarrett. To be clear, I am indeed encouraging readers to send in random photos of their televisions, probably taken from their phones. Eh, it’s an experiment. We’ll see what happens. Let quality control fly out the window in the interest of top-notch mining!
HERE WE GO:
Wolf Blitzer’s hipster glasses. Obviously.
BROKAW’S hipster glasses?!
John King’s hands seem to get bigger every time they’re featured….
What is that American flag piñata in the background in Henrico County, VA? Igloo? Triumphant hand? JOHN KING’S HAND?
Update: Reader Josh Legette, who lives there, says it’s an American flag rooster. Duh!
Meanwhile, Barbara Wawa’s politically neutral golden baubles are very Chico’s chic.
Romney better watch himself ’cause someone’s about to shave his neck.
What Bill O’Reilly said: “The Romney campaign took no chances.”
What it looks like: ?!?!
That guy yawning in the bottom left corner seems especially excited about Lincoln. And update a few seconds later: Could be a giant mustache, not a yawn.
Beware, little old lady in Boulder County. She’ll take your eye out!
NEXT PAGE: The gems really heat up with Ice Team Zero and a Breaking Bad cameo
Brian Williams calls the crew putting in the red Arkansas for Romney “Ice Team Zero.”
McDonalds. A polling place. In Hollywood. Of course.
BREAKING: Mike from Breaking Bad has been resurrected as a Fox News analyst!
How many electoral votes does Jonathan Karl’s cheek mole carry? (Calling this as the MVG — most valuable gem — from @EWLynette)
ABC’s running its ticker through all the commercials, including this one (appropriately enough) for a heartburn medicine.
9:30 p.m. update: Aaaaaand this is the gem-miest CBS has gotten.
“President Cory Booker? One day this will be true…” –reader Martin Lieberman (@martinlieberman)
“2000 Redux!” –reader Ashley (@AEMash)
Is Chuck Todd’s facial hair “Porn Star” or “Satan”? –reader Brigette (@LadyBrizzlebee)
NEXT PAGE: A brutal Balance of Power Graphics face-off
Wow, Fox really went all out with this stardust graphic.
Battle of the Balance of Power graphics! Fox News…..
…..vs. CNN. “The shapes and colors in this one are the same!” determined Professor Big Bird.
#firecat4prez2016″ –reader Jennifer Fancher (@jnfancher)
Obama to BBC America anchor: “What the HELL is that on your chest?”
Dude behind David Axelrod, checking himself out on TV but not wanting to look like he is.
“Just wearing my Capitol Hat for election night.” –reader Duane Zoldak (@Duane_Zoldack)
“Sarah Palin is rockin’ some country music style hair.” –reader Matthew Timmons (@M_Timmons)
“Note the fireplace.” –@DarrenFranich
Entertainment at Romney HQ is illuminated in BLUE. Was that the only way the campaign could get this young band to perform there?
“The TV has spoken….” –reader Ryan Fecskovics
LEAVE OUR TEARY-EYED PRESIDENT ALOOOOOOOONE!
“Hmm… my local station has problems with the maths.” –reader Susanah Crowder
“On one TV, John King plays with magic technology. On the other, John Oliver makes fun of magic walls.” –reader Chris Dockum (@TheChrisDockum)
LOVE the woman on Obama’s left with the flag perfectly situated in her hair!
Just expand this and look closely at his freaking neck! #GLITTERATI
He is *Glitterally!* our next president.
EW.commers Adam B. Vary, Laura Hertzfeld, Darren Franich, Lynette Rice, Erin Strecker, Mandi Bierly, and Denise Warner contributed to this “report.”