Holy cow. The CNN Dem Debate just looks worse and worse, the more sunshine is shined on the event. First we have the student questioner claiming to be a plant for the stupid pearls or diamonds question. And, by the way, why are all these planted people agreeing to be planted people in the first place? Have they no minds of their own?
Today while reading a daily favorite, blogger Rick over at Rightwing Nuthouse, the story continues. We already heard yesterday that CNN insisted on screening and approving all questions to be asked. We heard that the Clintonistas were told to loudly boo Obama and Edwards if it seemed they were challenging Hillary. Rick mentions that fact that of the 1,000 tickets made available to UNLV, the site of the debate, only 100 went to students, who by common theory are predisposed to be supportive of Obama and Edwards. The facility and staff, however, Hillary fans, were given the lion's share of the tickets. The other 1,000 tickets went to the Nevada Democrat Party.
Seems a couple of the 'average' people, the questioners, were not so 'average' after all. One man asked a question after declaring he is profiled all the time after 9/11 and thinks his civil rights have been taken away by the evil Bush administration and the Patriot Act. Turns out he is the President of the Islamic Society of Nevada and has been a guest on CNN shows during their whines about the evil Patriot Act. Wolf Blitzer, head cheerleader for Hillary, didn't bother to say who Khalid Khan is or that he has been a CNN guest talker before. And, of course, no one bothered to challenge his lack of understanding of the Patriot Act. The Dems are, after all, still the party of victimhood and count on those voters.
The other 'average' questioner has been identified as La Shannon Spencer, the former Arkansas Democrats Director of Political Affairs in 2003. Probably just an innocent oversight.
And, during the post debate analysis, James Carville was never identified as a Clintonista either. Sure, most people interested in politics know who he is but still, common ethics would determine that he be identified as a Clinton team leader.
Now, explain to me again about the awful bias on Fox News Channel and how they tout candidates? CNN is so 'worldly' and so very sophisticated. They'd never outright push one particular candidate for the office of President, would they? This blatant rigging of a debate may backfire a bit on their beloved Hillary, though. Americans don't like to be taken for fools. Americans like to make their own political decisions.
America just may not want another 8 years of Clinton drama. The lies, secrecy, Asian money scandals, Bubba abusing women while Hillary is the darling of the old feminists. Makes Hillary's Bush bashing appear almost comical, doesn't it?
Wolf Blitzer should be drummed out of the business. Shame on him.