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Jon Stewart slams Obama: His problem wasn't body language, but 'mouth language' -- VIDEO

Sorry, Big Bird: Jon Stewart thinks Mitt Romney unquestionably won last night’s first presidential debate. “I’m sure President Obama now realizes, ‘Oh, preseason’s over. I should probably familiarize myself with my presidency, and learn some of the various numbers and things that go along with it,’” the Daily Show host told Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer today.

And Stewart didn’t stop there. “It wasn’t so much [Obama's] body language as the mouth language that he was using,” he explained, citing the president’s frequent pauses as a tic that made Obama not seem “present” in the debate. He compared Obama’s strategy to the tactic Muhammad Ali famously used in his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” match against George Foreman: “It’s the rope-a-dope, but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out, you just get beat up.” READ FULL STORY

'Good Afternoon America' premiere: What did you think?

ABC, I think you have something here.

Monday marked the debut of Good Afternoon America, a chat show/news program hybrid that plucked Good Morning America personalities Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott from the background and tossed them into the forefront. The result? A fun, fresh-yet-familiar daytime program that was pretty successful, considering it was the first show.

Sure, it was rocky. (They cut off guest Liza Minnelli!) Sure, the segments need refining. And sure, they were clearly a little nervous, But I adore this pair. As on GMA, Elliott’s laid-back demeanor and Spencer’s bubbly (but not overbearing) personality complemented each other. Once they have time to get comfortable in their new roles, I think this GMA cousin will really click.

What can I do without? The lame, View-like roundtable, which was complete with a “Hot Topic”-like theme. I mainly took issue with the topic — Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ reported conflicted spiritual beliefs. The subject seemed a little low-brow for the pair, and I didn’t buy that the hosts were interested in it either.

GAA is currently slated for a limited run (until Sept. 7), but I saw potential for more. With Katie Couric’s self-titled talker debuting in fall and General Hospital planned for 2 p.m., would you like to see room made for more GAA? Did you like it better than The Chew? The Revolution? Nevermind. Of course you did. READ FULL STORY

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