King of the touch screen Aaron Hutchins on John King’s magic touch Aaron Hutchins November 6, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 0 [View the story “The King of the touch screen” on Storify] The King of the touch screen Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Tue, Nov 06 2012 19:33:34 Tracking the electoral vote count for the U.S. election can be tricky. Luckily, CNN’s John King was there with his touch screen. For many however, the moving map and changing predictions caused only confusion: John King at CNN is back on his multi-touch screen and Viz Engine to talk about exit poll results http://t.co/d9HU3qAbVizrt CNN’s John King has altogether too many stats about how undefined people feel about nebulous things. #cstelectRoger Ebert John King also has things to say about NE Ohio. #CLE #lovemycity http://pic.twitter.com/xIOgkD6YGrace Crosby OK, John King is just showing off now.Jeff Passan In fact, John King working the map became a reason to watch CNN over any other election coverage, partially for the jokes. CNN’s Magic Map has just filed a harassment lawsuit against John King. #election2012Rex Huppke Latest numbers at CNN: Romney – 82, Obama – 64, John King magic walls – 2.jian ghomeshi If Romney wins then John King and The Magic Wall will have to cancel their wedding plans.Rob Tilberis I bet John King really knows how to touch a woman, then slide her sideways, then touch her again.scottfeschuk Judging by John King’s use of the touchscreen, he has no idea how to run a Princeton offense.Jason Taningco However you fill out your touch screen power rankings, John King has to be #1. #CNNElectionTom Cooper John King’s rules for using the big board: 1. Thoroughly wash and dry hands. 2. Touch with one finger at a time. 3. Never EVER say Joumanji.Matt Crossman I bet John King is really good at Fruit Ninja.Jeff Passan And John King’s right hand looks like an amputee’s prosthetic. Until it moves like a normal hand. Is he a robot? http://pic.twitter.com/7wEXCq22Rover My daughter says that John King needs to work on drawing circles.Jim Naureckas John King has just disappeared into his video wall, Poltergeist style. Shamans needed.Arianna Huffington Do you think there was a moment when John King was like: I’m going to be THE Touchscreen Guy!!Isabel Wilkinson I was an engineering major — 21 units of math and physics, and I still can’t follow John King’s calculations at that CNN Board.Garry Shandling I really love John King on magic board. I do. But when they go to him it’s usually code for "we got nothing left to report for now". #CNNjian ghomeshi John King loves his touch screens. http://pic.twitter.com/FaGQhQjcjoe granato Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: Maclean's Politics U.S. election 2012 Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Confessions of a bad singer Trudeau versus the experts: Quantum computing in 35 seconds + 1 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Trevor Greene: ‘I am still alive. This is my thank-you letter.’ Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.