5 October 2012 5:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney cut off moderator Jim Lehrer 30 times during Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver, a newly released study shows. The candidates interrupted the veteran PBS newsman three times as often as Obama and Sen. John McCain did during the first presidential debate in 2008, when they interjected just 10 times, according to the study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Lehrer was widely ridiculed -- even by fellow news anchors like NBC's David Gregory and Fox's Chris Wallace »

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